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DMAC 2010 Schedule (5.24.10)

Thursday, 3 June
Readings:  Thinking about Multimodal Composition

   Focal Reading:  Daley, Elizabeth (2003) “Expanding the Concept of Literacy,” EDUCAUSE Review,           p. 33-40.

   Focal Reading:  Brandt, Deborah (1995).  “Accumulating Literacy:  Writing and Learning to      Write in the Twentieth Century,” College English, 57(6), p. 649-668.

  1. Solomon, John. "Pulling Back the Curtain."   On the Media, from NPR.
  2. Tagg, Philip.  “Reading Sound"
  3. Valerie Lee video: "The Changing Nature of Literacy"
  4. Selections from the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives:

  5.       Sky Wang's "My Multimodal Literacy Narrative Remix" (video)
          Viral Patel's "Literacy Soundtrack" (audio, rap)
          Keunho Shin's "Studying with TV"  (video, claymation)
          Darius Streets "My Introduction to Love" (audio)
          Lauren Elder "Literacy of Recipes" (audio)


    8:30-9:30 am            Welcome and DMAC introduction (DE 311) {Cindy, Scott}
    9:30-10:30 am          Why multimodal? composition? (DE 311) {Cindy}
    10:30-10:45 am        Break
    10:45-11:30 am        Introduction to Institute assignment:  Thinking about Multimodal Composition                                           (DE 311) {Cindy, Scott}
    11:30-12:00 pm        Introduction to the DALN and Literacy Narratives {Cindy}
    12:00-12:30             Audio Assignment Task 1: Literacy Narrative Assignment (DE 311) {Cindy, Scott}
    12:30-2:00              Lunch.  Brainstorm on literacy narrative!
    2:00-2:30                 Recording Audio: Lesson on Edirol (DE 311) {Scott}
    2:30-3:00                 Recording: record your literacy narrative!
    3:00-5:00                 Editing your Audio: Using Audacity and Uploading to the DALN (DE 343) {Scott}

Evening:              Lab open 6pm-10pm (DE 343)

Homework:              Continue working on literacy story


FRIDAY, 4 June

Readings:  Using Audio and Video to think about multimodal composition

  1. Focal Reading:  Takayoshi, Pamela and Selfe, Cynthia L. (2006) "Thinking about Multimodality"  
  2. Focal Reading:  The New London Group, (1996). “A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures.” Harvard Education Review 66.1: p. 60-92.
  3.  “A Vision of Students Today” by Michael Wesch
  4. "Web 2.0...The Machine is Us/ing Us"  by Michael Wesch
  5. Concept in 60 Examples:


8:30-8:45am            DMAC business (DE 311)
8:45-9:15 am           Discussion of daily readings for yesterday and today (DE 311)
9:15-11:45 am         Audio Assignment Task 2: DALN PSA:  Editing Audio (DE 343) {Cindy, Scott}
11:45-12:00pm        Using Video to tnhink about Multimodal Composition: Introduction to Concept in 60                                 {Scott}
12:00-1:30 pm         Lunch
1:30pm-5:00pm       Using video to think about multimodal composition (DE 343) {Scott}


Readings:  Using video to think about multimodal composition, con't.


9:00am-9:30am            DMAC business (DE 311)
9:30am-10:30am          Using Video to think about Multimodal Composition: Discussion of Creative Commons,                                      public domain (DE 311) {Scott}
10:30am-10:45am        Break
10:45am-2:30pm          Using video to think about multimodal composition, con't. (DE 343) {Scott}
2:30-3:30pm                 Video Captioning Demonstration (DE 343) {Melanie}

Evening:         Enjoy Columbus!
                        Arts Festival
                        Gallery Hop

Homework:    Finish Multimodal in 60 seconds videos by 10:15am Monday, 7 June

MONDAY, 7 June

Readings:  Using design to think about multimodal composition

    1. Focal Reading:  Journet, Debra, Tabetha Adkins, Chris Alexander, Patrick Corbett, and Ryan Trauman.  “Digital Mirrors: Multimodal Reflection in the Composition Classroom.”  Computers and Composition Online
    2. Focal Reading:  Lorca, Garcia.  Sophie Demo Book.
    3. Focal Reading:  Journet, Debra.  Sophie book:  The Shape of Words and Music in Mann's Faustus --BOOK ON YOUR HARDDRIVE
    4. Focal Reading: Sullivan, Kristin.  Sophie book.--BOOK ON YOUR HARDDRIVE
    5. For Dianna's lunch talk:

    Baldwin, Dianna. "What can Second Life Teach Me about Me?: Writing our Identity in Second Life."

    DeWinter, Jennifer and Stephanie Vie. "Press Enter to 'Say': Using Second Life to Teach Critical Media Literacy."


8:30am-9:00am            DMAC business (DE 311)
9:00am-10:00am          Discussing Daily Readings (DE 311)
10:00am-10:15am        Break
10:15-12:00pm            Sophie workshop I: Sophie Postcard Task (DE 343) {Cindy and Trauman}
12:00pm-1:30 pm         Lunch
12:30pm-1:30 pm         Brown bag: Teaching in Second Life (DE 311) {Dianna}
1:30pm-3:30pm            Sophie workshop II (DE 343) {Cindy and Trauman}
3:30-5:00pm                 Turning the corner: Focusing your project (DE 343) {Cindy}

Evening:  Party at Scott DeWitt’s house (184 E. Blake Ave Columbus, OH 43202) (Google Maps Link)


Readings:  Thinking about multimodal composition rhetorically


8:30am-9:00am            Work and Consultation time (DE 311)
9:00am-9:30am            DMAC business (DE 311)
9:30am-10:30am          Discussing Daily Readings (DE 311)
10:30am-10:45am        Break
10:45am-12:15pm        Design Principles in Sophie (DE 311) {Cheryl}
12:15pm-1:30pm          Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm          Brown Bag: Digital Publishing (DE 311) {Trauman}
1:30pm-2:30pm            Storyboarding (DE 311) {Scott, Cindy}
2:45pm-3:45pm            Small Group Review (DE 311) {Scott, Cindy}
3:45pm-5:00pm            Studio Time (DE 343, DE 311)
4:00pm-5:00pm            Breakout: Wikis (PC room)  {Dickie}
Evening:             Lab open 6pm-10pm (DE 343)



Readings: Thinking about multimodal composition rhetorically

  1. Focal Reading:  Cope, Bill and Mary Kalantzis.  “Design for Social Futures.”  Multiliteracies:  Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures.  Ed. Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis.  Routledge:  New York, 2000.  203-234.
  2. Please review the Lorca and Journet Sophie books
  3. Grad Workshop Readings: Silvia, Paul J. “Specious Barriers to Writing a Lot.” How to Write a Lot. pp. 11-28.; Rabiner and Fortunato. “How to Write a Proposal.” Thinking Like Your Editor. pp. 61-96.; Other Readings TBA

8:30am-9:00am            DMAC Business (DE 311)
9:00am-10:00am          Discussion of Daily Readings (DE 311)
10:15am-11:15am        Demo of Advanced Sophie Book Techniques (DE 311) {Cindy and Trauman}
11:15am-12:30pm        Sophie Workshop III (DE 343, DE 312) {Cindy and Trauman}
12:30pm-5:00pm          Lunch and Studio Session (DE 343) {Cheryl}

3:00pm-4:00pm            Breakout Session: Graduate Workshop (DE 311) {Joe and Debra}
                                     Breakout Session:  Blogs (DE 312) {Annie, Elizabeth, and Lauren}

Evening:             Lab open 6pm-10pm (DE 343)

THURSDAY, 10 June 

Readings:  Assignments and Assessment

  1. Focal Reading:  Huot, Brian and Borton, Sonya C.  (2006). “Responding and Assessing.” In C. Selfe’s Multimodal Composition:  Resources for Teachers.  Hampton Press.
  2. Yergeau, Melanie. “aut(hored)ism.” Computers and Composition Online. Spring 2009. <>.

8:30am-8:45am            DMAC Business (DE 311)
8:45am-9:45am            Discussion of Daily Readings (DE 311)
9:45am-10:00am          Break
10:00am-11:00am        Literacy Narratives (DE 311) {Cindy, Brenda}
11:00am-12:00pm        Lunch
12:00pm-5:00pm          Studio Session (DE 311, DE 343)

 Evening:              Party at Cindy and Dickie's house (rain date, Friday) (map)

FRIDAY 11 June

8:30am-9:00am            DMAC Business (DE 311)
9:00am-10:00am          Discuss Daily Readings (DE 311)
10:00am-10:15am        Break
10:15am-11:15am        Studio Session (DE 311, DE 343, DE 312)
11:15am-12:15pm        Making the Case to Administrators (DE 311) {Louie, Dickie, Tony, and Scott}
12:30pm-1:30pm        DALN Black Columbus (DE 311) {Cindy, Carla, and Allen}
1:30-2:30 pm        Brown Bag: First-Year Writing (DE 311) {Scott}
1:30pm-5:00pm        Lunch and Studio Session (DE 311, DE 343)           

Evening: Lab Hours 6:00pm-10:00pm (DE 312, DE 343)


Events around Columbus:

  1. Rose Festival

Lab Hours:    Saturday:  12pm-6pm (DE 312, DE 343)




SUNDAY, 13 June

Lab Hours:   Sunday:  12pm-10pm (DE 312, DE 343)

MONDAY, 14 June


8:30am-9:00am            DMAC Business (DE 311)
9:30am-12:00pm          Studio session (DE 307, DE 311, DE 312, DE 324, DE 343)
12:00pm-1:30pm          Lunch
1:30pm-5:00pm            Studio session (DE 307, DE 311, DE 312, DE 324, DE 343)

Evening:            Lab open 6pm-10pm (DE 316, DE 343)


TUESDAY, 15 June


8:30am-9:00am           DMAC Business (DE 311)
9:00am-12:00pm         Showcase (DE 316, DE 343)