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The V in WOVEN—Student Posters (Part 2)

When I invite students to use social media for more formal assignments, they say they find writing “definitely enjoyable” and “more entertaining” in that they bring more “academic focus” to the their digital lives. Consumed primarily for instrumental reasons (glued to their mobile devices, like the rest of us, students text, post, like, tweet, google,

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Welcome to TECHStyle - an online forum for digital pedagogy and research by the Brittain Fellows at Georgia Tech.
Who are we?
The Marion L. Brittain Post-Doctoral Fellows teach first-year composition and technical communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. In the classroom, Brittain Fellows use innovative digital pedagogy to teach multimodal communication skills. In their own research, the “Britts” work in diverse fields, from traditional literary studies to digital game studies to scientific discourse.  TECHStyle publishes contributions from all Brittain Fellows, past and present, as well as guest bloggers from all areas of academe.
What is TECHStyle?
TECHStyle is the hub of the Brittain Fellowship. Here you will find posts from Brittain Fellows on topics related to teaching, research, technology, and life in academics.  Posts range from scholarly articles in development to brief reflections on new teaching strategies.  TECHStyle is also a venue for debate on questions related to pedagogy and scholarship as well as a message board for news, announcements, committee reports, and calls for participation.  TECHStyle gives voice to a vibrant community of innovative scholars and teachers and opens up that conversation to the world.

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Virtual Worlds: The communities among us

When many of us think of virtual worlds they think of working in or doing things in them, or perhaps in some instances creating things in them. In 2009, there were over 579 million subscribers to virtual worlds (Keegan, 2009) doing things, building things, experiencing things, and playing games. Virtual worlds are computer constructs that

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Screen shot 2014-08-30 at 2.05.17 PM Why I Teach a Composition Class About College

This weekend I planned class sessions for my “Fictional Life of College” composition course, sent emails, pet my cats, talked with a friend about going to poetry readings, worked on my book at a coffee shop, and talked with my partner about a linguistic theorist. All pretty ordinary for a college teacher. Except for Saturday

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Francois Hollande and Barack Obama with D-Day Veterans in Normandy. June 6, 2014 Let Us Not Forget the Forgotten – Letter from France on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

In his D-Day speech on the beaches of Normandy, French president Francois Hollande not only paid his respects to the some 150,000 Allied soldiers who sacrificed everything to bring one of the world’s most tyrannical regimes to an end. He also declared that it was time to recognize the sacrifice of the 20,000 French civilians

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Digital Pedagogy

Using Video Games in the Technical Communication Classroom

The 21st Century developments in technology, integrated national and internal economies, and workforce demographics create the expectation that the workplace will be a space in which workers are actively learning, developing competencies, and acquiring skills throughout the duration of their professional lives. In response to this future, instructors must envision the classroom, the projects, and

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Teachable Moments

The V in WOVEN—Student Posters (Part 2)

When I invite students to use social media for more formal assignments, they say they find writing “definitely enjoyable” and “more entertaining” in that they bring more “academic focus” to the their digital lives. Consumed primarily for instrumental reasons (glued to their mobile devices, like the rest of us, students text, post, like, tweet, google,

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Britt News

Amanda Golden Publishes In Modernism/Modernity

Amanda Golden, a 3rd-year Britt, just published an article in the journal Modernism/Modernity. Her article, entitled “John Berryman at Midcentury: Annotating Ezra Pound and Teaching Modernism,” examines Berryman’s editorial and teaching notations during his time at the University of Minnesota in the 1950s and 60s.  You can find more information on Dr. Golden’s website. Tweet

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Podcasts

Rebecca Burnett on the Brittain Fellowship and Social Justice: A New Podcast Episode!

We at TECHStyle are proud to present our third episode of the podcast, starring Dr. Rebecca Burnett, the director of the Writing and Communication Program in the School of  Literature, Media, and Communication and the Director of the Brittain post-doctoral program, both here at Georgia Tech. This episode is the first of a two-part series. 

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