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The Broken Promise, Part 4: A New Promise?

Collectively exploring topographies of information may well solve a problem most colleges face: first year composition/information literacy training. The typical second semester composition course combines instruction in information literacy and in the rhetorical forms of argument and persuasion. We expect … Continue reading

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The Broken Promise, Part 3: Have a seat. This one. Beside me.

As teachers with advanced academic degrees, we spent years living more in the past than in the present. We acquired a body of knowledge that came from the past and we reinvested it in our theses and our course plans; … Continue reading

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More information, less stuff

There are days when I realize I am teaching the same course, no matter what classroom I am in. I’m not referring to the particular day’s content – the mere stuff on which one might examine students – but rather … Continue reading

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