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How Big is the Manual?

Two weeks ago, ENG 271W learned about writing usable instructions. We analyzed this manual for usability. Because it’s an online class, I needed a way to demonstrate the size of the manual. Size and design of a document or manual … Continue reading

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What feels like stormy weather?

You know what feels like stormy weather? When a class you’re taking does not go as well as you had hoped. Maybe you took so many credits, you just couldn’t keep up. Or else, you didn’t count on your roomate/best_friend/sister/spouse … Continue reading

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Yay!

They are publishing my book chapter. Yay! Squee! It’s my first official published work.

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Interventions in Online Writing Instruction

I completed a chapter about interventions for a book on Online Writing Instruction (OWI). I was inspired to write about interventions because I feel they can make an impact in the lives of students and the success of OWI and … Continue reading

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Open Source Higher Education: What Is It and Who Is It For?

These are my notes from a livestreaming event , which occurred on February 7, 2012 from 10:00am – 11:30am Attendees and Panel Introductory remarks: Louis Soares, Director, Postsecondary Education Program, Center for American Progress Keynote speaker: Martha Kanter, Under Secretary … Continue reading

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Mid-semester organizing

The Chronicle of Higher Education says it’s time for a mid-semester assessment of how things are going. As well, *I* say it’s time to organize completely, so the rest of the semester flows smoothly. The organizing inspiration comes from David … Continue reading

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ATTW 2011

Last week, I attended ATTW 2011–the conference for the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. It was in Atlanta this year. This was the first year I attended. Here’s what Atlanta looks like when you arrive on a late-morning flight … Continue reading

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