Cheryl Ball Events at Emory

Thursday and Friday, February 5 & 6, 2015

The Writing Program is excited to announce that Cheryl Ball, editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy and associate professor of digital publishing studies at West Virginia University, will be on the Emory campus for the series of events outlined below.

Headshot photograph of Cheryl BallCheryl E. Ball is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies at West Virginia University and editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. She  teaches classes in editing, multimedia authoring, and digital publishing and teaches occasional seminars on academic literacies at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, where she was a Fulbright scholar in 2013-14. Ball has published articles inClassroom Discourse, Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Hybrid Pedagogy, Kairos, Programmatic Perspectives, Technical Communication Quarterly, and Writing & Pedagogy. She has also published several books, including The New Work of Composing (co-edited with Debra Journet and Ryan Trauman), which won the C&C Distinguished Book Award in 2013, and the RAW: Reading and Writing New Media (co-edited with Jim Kalmbach). Her co-authored textbooks include ix: visual exercises and Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects (with Bedford/St. Martin’s Press).

Date & Location Description

Thursday, February 5

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

White Hall 200

Building a Digital Portfolio.

Dr. Ball will discuss her own academic journey and how she has presented herself on the web and will offer suggestions for building an effective digital portfolio aimed at graduate students preparing for the job market and faculty.

Thursday, February 5

6:00 PM

Jones Room, Woodruff Library

"The Asymptotic Relationship Between Digital Humanities and Computers and Writing."

Public lecture.

Friday, February 6

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Multimodal Assessment Workshop

Registration required. (If you can’t make the full workshop, please indicate during registration which session you will attend.)

10:00 - 11:30: Large group discussion on assigning different multi- modal genres in the classroom, and on reading and evaluating strategies for new media texts.

11:30 - 12:30: Lunch

12:30 - 2:00: Small group work on assessing student multimodal projects.

Friday, February 6

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Designing Multimodal Assignments

A workshop on constructing compelling multimodal assignment prompts across a variety of genres, providing effective feedback to students during the composing process, and developing strategies for student revision.

Many thanks to the Emory Hightower Fund, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship for generously cosponsoring these events.