April 29, 2016
Alderman Library, Room 421
The Multimodal Millennium: The Future of Digital Publishing
This presentation will focus on the evolving landscape of digital publishing from the perspective of an editor and author of online, interactive, academic texts. The speaker will showcase digital scholarship across mediums in order to highlight innovations in interactive media (from The New York Times and Kairos), peer review (from Hybrid Pedagogy, JITP, and the Modern Language Association), and collaborative models of authorship (from JITP, Kairos, and student work). Additionally, practical advice and useable examples of effective approaches to digital writing pedagogy will be introduced and discussed, particularly concerning sample tools used to create, evaluate, and interact with webtexts. Audience members are encouraged to bring and use their smart phones or tablet devices for an interactive element of the presentation.
Amanda Licastro is an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric at Stevenson University in Maryland. Amanda’s fields of research include digital humanities, composition and rhetoric, textual studies, and interactive technology and pedagogy. Recent publications include a co-authored chapter on “Collaboration” in Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, and an article in the 20th anniversary edition of Kairos, “The Roots of an Academic Genealogy: Composing the Writing Studies Tree” with Ben Miller and Jill Belli, and her dissertation research investigates mulitmodal writing practices in open, online course environments. Amanda is also on the Editorial Collective of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, and will be teaching a course at HILT this summer on “Digital Pedagogy and Networked Learning.” You can follow Amanda on twitter @amandalicastro or check http://digitocentrism.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.