If you haven’t been following the Zeugma podcast out of the University of Texas at Austin’s Digital Writing and Research Lab (the DWRL), then you should. Right now. Go. I’ll wait. … Okay. It’s producers–Axel Bohmann, Eric Detweiler, Hala Herbly, Lisa Gulesserian, and Michael Roberts–have put together a useful, polished, cohesive, and relevant podcasting series. I can’t say how impressed I am. And I also hope you all know how much work it takes to effectively edit quality audio. They do a wonderful job.
To Zeugma’s latest episode, “Multimediating,” Harley Ferris and I contribute a short conversation (10 mins) about audio assignments in the writing classroom. (I’m sort of starting to feel like this is all I talk about lately.) Some theory. Some practical info. Harley argues for a focus on Rhetorical awareness, and I argue for accommodating (even encouraging) a bit of un-polish to students’ texts. Here’s the episode in it’s entirety:
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