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DWRD Tech Updates

* 143 McGaw Open Lab Hours & Consulting

During these times, Robyn Kelley — our Lab Consultant and CDM graduate student — and Max Witherspoon, our IT Support Consultant and Computer Science major, are available to assist you and your students with technology-based projects for your courses, or electronic-portfolio development. Robyn is experienced and adept with most communication and design software, including Creative Suite programs, and has developed electronic portfolios for her own work. Max is an expert with hardware, classroom technologies, and operating systems. Both are remarkably talented with social media and other web-based applications.

  • Mondays 2:00-4:00 p.m. (M. Witherspoon)
  • Tuesdays 9:30-11 a.m. (R. Kelley)
  • Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. (M. Moore)
  • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. (R. Kelley)
  • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. (R. Kelley)
  • Fridays Noon-2:00 p.m., except when department meetings are scheduled in 143 McGaw. In May, for example, consultants are not scheduled Friday, May 14th, but can meet with you by appointment.

* Teaching times still open in 202 McGaw
There are still some open time slots for teaching in 202 McGaw this quarter, mostly Tuesdays and Thursdays — see Calendars: Spring 2010, on the right. If you want to hold your class in 202 — on a one-time basis or regularly, just let me know and we’ll sign you up.

* DWRD Working Group: Electronic Portfolios
A group of us on the DWRD Working Group have been piloting electronic portfolios in First-Year Writing:

If you’d like to join us, we meet once a month to read and share materials, ideas, and assignments. We’re meeting this month on 4/23, noon-2:00 p.m. in 143 with the First-Year Writing Committee to discuss some nitty-gritty issues:
— Do we “read” e-portfolios differently than we do more traditional, hard-copy portfolios?
— How should we grade e-portfolios?
— What happens to the selecting, designing, reflecting, and presenting processes in e-portfolio environments?

The DWRD working group also has a mailing list, if you’d like to join us there:
We discuss and share materials on technology and pedagogy issues — multimodal composing, discussion boards, blogs, audio, etc. — and we have bagels.