Writing for the Screen

Michael Roy
Director of Academic Computing Services & Digital Library Projects
Wesleyan University


Faculty Writing for the Screen

Wesleyan Learning Objects

Music in the Afghan North, 1967-1972
Bishnupur: Cycles of Life in a Bengali Town
A Virtual Village
Unaahil B’aak: the Temples of Palenque





Hypertext Scholarship in American Studies, American Quarterly

Vectors, http://www.iml.annenberg.edu/vectors/public/about.html

Examples of Evaluation of Such Writing

Reactions to Hypertext Scholarship from American Quarterly


Student Hypertext and its Evaluation

By way of Randy Bass and the Visible Knowledge Project

Tracey Weis, who teaches history at Millersville:


She is using ppt, but she has given a lot of thought to the use of images and text, and you'll see at the bottom of her poster has a fairly systematic grid for her students to peer review use of images as expansions of meaning. This is for preservice teachers I think. But suggestive. She's very thoughtful about frameworks.

Rina Benmayor, CSUMB


She is using digital stories in a latina life history course. She has some examples of these linked. They are mostly personal identity stories. She has a very interesting rubric linked off of her poster comparing different levels of accomplishment with different genres of "writing", one of which is the digital story. Again, maybe not complete but thoughtful and perhaps suggestive.

Alice Gambrell, USC


She doesn't have anything linked from her poster unfortunately, but she is raising really interesting questions about assignments that ask students to reimagine literary stories--and their written papers about them--as multimedia projects. She has some language on her poster that gets at some of her interests. I'm particularly interested in her sense of blurring boundaries between critical and creative.

Thematic Poster for Student Multimedia Authoring



Finally, have you looked at the thematic posters? There is one for each of the three topics in the gallery. You might particularly look at the one for Student Multimedia Authoring. We haven't figured out the way to design all this information, but the content is quite rich, and the the third section is about assessment.


Hypertext Monsters: Student Web Pages and Associative Thinking



Institute for Multimedia Literacy, USC

Academic Commons