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Day: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm ET
Moderators: DRC Fellow Paula Miller (as @SweetlandDRC)
Hashtag: #DRCchat
Topic: Makerspaces and Digital Writing

Introduction:
Our recent Blog Carnival on Makerspaces and Digital Writing explored how a culture of making, crafting, innovating, and creating may be brought to composition classrooms, particularly in higher education.  Contributors have written about how and where making practices get encouraged, what kinds of making practices have helped composition students see valuable connections between innovation and composition, and what the implications are of bringing makerculture – often associated with neoliberal capital and start-up culture – to the university.

You can read our complete Blog Carnival CFP here, and check out our contributors’ posts. But as our Carnival wraps up, we wanted to extend this conversation to get more scholars and teachers involved. Join our Twitter Chat to share your thoughts! Over the course of the chat, we’ll plan to discuss the following questions:

  1. What’s your experience with making and makerspaces?
  2. How do you see making and writing intersecting?
  3. What do you think students gain from using makerspaces or making strategies?
  4. What’s one digital making strategy/assignment you use that has been successful?
  5. What challenges do you face when incorporating making into your classroom?
  6. What digital tools do you use to facilitate making and makerspaces?

Hope to see you on Thursday on Twitter!

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About Author(s)

Leigh is a PhD candidate in Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern University. Her research and teaching interests center on digital representation, subjectivity, and intersections between old and new media.

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