2012 Conference Schedule

Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45

Using Corpus Linguistics to Assess Student Writing

Room: Tompkins 112 Session Time: Friday Session B: 11:30-12:45 Session Type: CREATE!

Participants will learn how to use Antconc, a free online concordancer that offers systematic analysis of recurring patterns of language use in electronic versions of student texts, either participants' own or ours.  Participants will also discuss how "move analysis" and carefully developed prompts can facilitate best use of the software.

Tags: Digital Assessment, Infrastructure

Session Time: Friday Session D: 4:15-5:30

Developing Transformative Domains for Multimodal Writing Assessment: The Language of Evaluation, the Language of Instruction

Room: Caldwell G106 Session Time: Friday Session D: 4:15-5:30 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This roundtable will offer several multimodal texts, define and situate our five domains in relationship to the best practices and statements from leading national organizations and the research literature on writing assessment. We will also offer examples across k-16 and out-of-school contexts of how each domain can be used to help writers and teachers talk about composing processes and qualities of multimodal texts.

Tags: Digital Assessment, Multimodal Composition

Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00

Assessing digital writing: Opportunities and challenges for programs and instructors

Room: Caldwell G111 Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Roundtable

Our roundtable will lead a nuanced discussion about specific opportunities and challenges related to assessing students’ digital writing for instructors and programs. The five members of our roundtable bring a variety of expertise related to the assessment of digital writing at all levels from the individual course to the program to a university-wide system that serves local students as well as those from other institutions. We will highlight the concerns raised in our local contexts and facilitate an exchange of ideas, issues, and new approaches to the assessment of digital writing.

Tags: Digital Assessment, Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

Blueprints for Digital Composition Spaces: The Architextures of ePorfolios and Digital Video Compositions

Room: Tompkins G123 Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation

Three architects of compositional spaces discuss the institutional, technological, and pedagogical implications of groundbreaking curricular innovations that redefine what composition is, how it connects with others, and how digital compositions and learning records can be assessed.

Speaker 1: Walking the Tightrope: Institutional, Pedagogical, and Technological Challenges in Electronic Portfolio Development
Speaker 2: Nine Years of Successes and Challenges: A Report on NIU's First-Year Composition Electronic Portfolio Project
Speaker 3: Racking Focus on Digital Video Compositions: Student Perspectives and Pedagogical Implications

Tags: Course Management Systems, Digital Assessment, Open Source

ePortfolios and Material Practices in Writing Program Assessment

Room: Tompkins G112 Session Time: Saturday Session G: 2:45-4:00 Session Type: Panel Presentation
Tags: Digital Assessment, Materiality, Multimodal Composition

Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15

Moving Beyond Print: Connecting to Basic Writers through Digital Pedagogy

Room: Tompkins G112 Session Time: Sunday Session I: 9:00-10:15 Session Type: Panel Presentation

This panel argues that digital applications in basic writing classrooms validate and authenticate basic writers’ writing experiences by broadening the perimeters of academic writing while teaching writers standard prose that reinforces the marriage between personal experience and its affect on writing.

Tags: Community College, Digital Assessment, Pedagogy

Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop A: 9:00am-12:00pm

Using Postprocess Pedagogy to Support E-Portfolio Assessment

Room: Tompkins 110 Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop A: 9:00am-12:00pm Session Type: Half-Day Workshop
Tags: Digital Assessment, Multimodal Composition, Pedagogy

Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop B: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Screencap Your Feedback: Using Screen Capture Technology to Provide Audio-Visual Feedback to Writers

Room: Tompkins 126 Session Time: Thursday Half-Day Workshop B: 1:00pm-4:00pm Session Type: Half-Day Workshop
Tags: Digital Assessment, First-Year Writing Courses, Multimodal Composition