Citizen Journalism: Social Media as the Writer’s Canvas
Recorded: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 11:40 am HST
Duration: 40 minutes
As teachers, we have to consider how voice and authority change in the technological realm of writing. Because students are becoming authors and generators of ideas, their voices and authority move from passive, student voices, to more active voices of experts. This change will influence the dynamic of power in the writing classroom. There are a number of technology tools available for instructors that will help them engage students in ongoing conversations about writing. These tools can be used to prepare students for writing to the wider audience provided by the Internet and enable them to be more adept at the tasks expected of educated employees in the 21st century.