RMCR Paper Accepted

January 27th, 2009

I just got word that my paper “New Media in the Online Classroom: Delivering Content with Web 2.0 Technologies” was accepted (as-is) for publication in the Rocky Mountain Communication Review (RMCR) edition on “New Media, New Relations.” This online journal should be publishing around March 1.

The paper defines “new media,” considering what constitutes new media in our current age, perceived benefits new media offers, and what it means to be “new” media. The paper then focuses on the transition of a face-to-face class to an online environment and on through various iterations from delivery via Blackboard® to the addition of a supplemental Web site, and finally to its current form, which incorporates many instances of new media and Web 2.0 technologies. The paper examines the implications of such delivery methods and goes on to consider the most logical direction for additional research in this area.

Those of you that were present in my Day 2 Podcamp presentation got a snippet of what this is about. This paper represents the more thorough, formal, academic presentation of the concept/topic. Once it is live, I will add a link to it here.

ATTW Proposal Accepted

January 1st, 2009

Happy New Year, All!

Following my October 24th post of a proposal to present at the ATTW conference, I recently got word that it was accepted. I am certainly going to accept the offer, and I’m thoroughly excited for the opportunity to put out to the academic community this concept (Simulating Synchronicity in the Online Classroom Through Embedded Audio-Visual Discussions), which is a foundational portion of my dissertation research.

While the elation of ATTW acceptance has not yet cleared, I am now diving into creating a proposal to present in June at the Media Ecology Association conference. This year it is being held at St Louis University (yes, I will be in awe, basking and wallowing in the Ong archives, at every open moment). I think this is a wise venue in which to discuss my ideas on digital orality with the academe community.