- Students will critically evaluate the merit of selected writing-based apps, and compose their findings in a multimedia-enhanced blog post. These blog articles would include: reflections regarding their evaluation and effectiveness of apps, writing with a mobile device, strategies for incorporating multimedia into digital texts, and tips for using different apps and tools to support and enhance student writing.
- Students will also reflect on the device’s influence on their writing, coursework and general life as a student. These reflections will hopefully give insight about how to best leverage mobile devices in an academic setting.
- Create a student-authored repository of information about pre-determined mobile devices, accessories and apps for diverse forms of digital writing (you’re looking at it 🙂 )
- Increase campus awareness of apps to facilitate the writing process.
TLT selected five students from various academic programs to participate in the project.
- Stephanie Bedard – International Business Major
- Aurora Albi-Mercier – Media Arts & Entertainment Major
- Maria Temming – Physics and English
- Amanda Cassaday – Elementary Education
- Analise Godfrey – Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
- Michael Vaughn and Dan Reis – Teaching and Learning Technologies, Elon University
- Casey Brown – Writing Intern for Technology, Elon University
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