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.

Dissertation Topic Detailed

December 30th, 2008

As discussed in my November 25th post on Dissertation Topic – Online Video Conversations, I have focused down the topic and am moving forward. Here is an informal proposal detailing the direction I am going. As my die-hard follower(s) might notice, some of this was a portion of the ATTW proposal – that is a portion of my intended dissertation research. Read the rest of this entry »

Dissertation Topic – Online Video Conversations

November 25th, 2008

Here is a video directed at my dissertation committee. However, as it discusses my direction, I am posting it here. Read the rest of this entry »

Back in Black… and Maroon

June 29th, 2008

OK, I’ve been away from here for a while, tending to teaching and other duties, including this new blog/Web site design, which is still not quite complete as of this date. I have not been hugely active in blogging on digital orality since last Fall. However, if all goes as planned, this blog is about to become quite active (ok, perhaps not for about two more weeks). So, to get back into it, for my readers and myself, I want to post a quick refresher of where I am and what I mean by digital orality, since that’s really the fundamental topic on which this site and my studies are based. Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Orality for the Illiterate or Sensory-Impaired (Part 2)

December 30th, 2007

“In a literate culture verbatim memorization is commonly done from a text, to which the memorizer returns as often as necessary to perfect and test verbatim mastery.” (Orality and Literacy 57).

This cumbersome memorization process is not necessary on the digital orality realm. The podcaster can use a script for verbatim recitation and an outline to stay on task and get close to the intended topic. Related to the discussion of memorization, in this post, I return to the discussion from (12.29.2007) regarding Digital Orality for the Illiterate or Sensory-Impaired. Read the rest of this entry »