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Alexander, J. and Rhodes, J. (2014). On multimodality: New media in composition studies.  Urbana: NCTE.


Arola, K. (2010). The design of web 2.0: The rise of the template, the fall of design. Computers and Composition 27, 4–14. 


Banks, A.  (2011). Digital griots: African American rhetoric in a multimedia age. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press.


Banks, A. (2005). Race, rhetoric, and technology: Searching for higher ground. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Bearne, E., Wolstencroft, H., and United Kingdom Literacy Association. (2007). Visual approaches to teaching writing. CA: SAGE.


Webtexts I Often Use in Undergraduate Classrooms 

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020 by Shelley Blake-Plock

This article frames digital literacies in the 21st century by discussing the ways new technological developments will leave their imprint by 2020.  This piece was written in the early 2000s.  Let’s think about how much of this has proven to be true in this second decade of the 21st century so far.


Digital Differences by Kathryn Zickuhr

This link takes you to a slideshow, created by Kathryn Zickuhr, a Pew Internet Research Analyst, for graphic representations of digital use by race, ethnicity, education, and income.


“Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” by Marc Prensky

Prensky coined the notion of digital natives and digital immigrants in 2001, terms that have been widely circulated.  Digital natives, or the Net Generation, references young people who have participated in digital cultures the entire lives.  The digital immigrants are those who learned new technologies as adults, thus, always making digital culture a new experience for them. This text will familiarize yourself with the concepts.  Join the conversation since these arguments are really about you and your peers.


The Golden Age of Journalism by Tom Engelhardt

"In terms of journalism, of expression, of voice, of fine reporting and superb writing, of a range of news, thoughts, views, perspectives, and opinions about places, worlds, and phenomena that I wouldn't otherwise have known about, there has never been an experimental moment like this. I'm in awe."


How to Get a Job at Google (Part One)by Thomas Friedman   (Click Here for Part Two)

This series of articles, written with parents in mind, stirred up quite the controversy.  Friedman interviews a Senior Vice President at Google, Laszlo Bock, who candidly tells Friedman what kind of college majors and college students he is looking for when he hires.  His comments might surprise you… and disturb you.


Latin@s Lead U.S. Embrace of Mobile Technology

This is an informative piece that offers the most current statistics proving that Latin@s lead the way in embracing handheld devices.  This kind of information is critical given the lack of diversity in who has been published and embraced as technological experts. Please click on all of the links at this webpage to understand all of the statistics and trends.


A Little Video Gaming Linked to Well-Adjusted Children

This article from the BBC News website shares the results of a recent study.  Scientists found young people who spent less than an hour a day engaged in video games were better adjusted than those who did not play at all.


“Malkia Cyril on Net Neutrality”: Interview on I MiX What I Like

Listen hear to activist, Malkia Cyril, discuss the events and court decisions that degraded net neutrality in the United States.  Make sure to listen to 12 minute interview if you are unaware of the legal issues affecting the internet, access, and content control. 

Byrne, D.  (2008).  The Future of (the) ‘race’: Identity, discourse, and the rise of computer-mediated public spheres. Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media. Ed. Anna Everett. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. 15–38.


Cambridge, B., Kahn, S., Thompkins, D., and Yancey, K. B. (2001). Electronic portfolios: Emerging practices in student, faculty, and institutional learning. Washington, DC: American Association of Higher Education.


Campbell, J. (1996). Electronic portfolios: A Five-year history. Computers and Composition 13, 2, 185-94


Clark, J. E.  (2010). The digital imperative: Making the case for a 21st-century pedagogy. Computers and Composition 27, 27–35


Everett, A.  (2002).  The revolution will be digitized: Afrocentricity and the digital public sphere. Social Text 20, 2, 125-146.


Fouché, R. (2006). Say it loud, I’m Black and I’m proud: African Americans, American artifactual culture, and Black vernacular technological creativity.” American Quarterly 58, 3, 639-661.


Hocks, Mary E. (2003). Understanding visual rhetoric in digital writing environments. College Composition and Communication 54, 4, 629-656.


Howard, R. M. (1996). Memoranda to myself: Maxims for the online portfolio. Computers and Composition 13, 2, 155-67.


Lunsford, A. (2006). Writing, technologies, and the fifth canon. Computers and Composition 23, 169–177.


Olson, L. C. (2007). Intellectual and conceptual resources for visual rhetoric: A re-examination of scholarship since 1950. Review of Communication 7, 1, 1-20.


Pullman, G. (2002). Electronic portfolios revisited: The eFolios project. Computers and Composition, 19, 2, 151-69.


Sinclair, B.  (2004).  Technology and the African-American experience: Needs and opportunities for study. Cambridge: MIT Press.


Valenzuela, A. (1999).  Subtractive schooling: U.S-Mexican youth and the politics of caring. Albany: State University of New York. 


Wall, B. C. and R.F. Peltier. (1996). Going public with electronic portfolios: Audience, community, and the terms of student ownership. Computers and Composition 13, 2, 207-217.


Whithaus, C.  (2002). A Review of electronic portfolios: Emerging practices in student, faculty, and institutional learning.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 7,1. http://english.ttu.edu/kairos/7.1/


Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research Center Collective. (2005). Why Teach Digital Writing? Kairos 10.1 (2005).


Yancey, K. (1996). Portfolio, electronic, and the links between. Computers and Composition 13, 2, 129-33.


Yancey, K. B. (2006). Delivering college composition: The Fifth canon. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2006. 

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