The documents for this digital essay were created for a first year composition course, ENGL101.05 “Bot or Not: Technology, Identity, Autonomy.” The course was taught in the fall of 2015 by Emily Sherwood, Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship and Faculty Teaching Associate in English at Bucknell University.
The digital essay assignment was based on Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto” in which she argues that we are all cyborgs. The students did an in class-writing exercise drawing on Haraway’s work where they articulated why they are cyborgs. This writing was revised and became the basis of the script for their digital essay.
- Assignment Description, Major Deadlines, Learning Outcomes, and Assessment Rubric
- Peer Review for Script
- Peer Review for Audio Draft
- Peer Review for Digital Essay Draft
Project Description: Create a 2 minute Digital Essay on how your identity is shaped by a variety of technologies, organic and inorganic materials, and networks. How is your identity an amalgamation of your experiences and influences up to this point?
Course: ENGL101.05 BOT OR NOT: TECHNOLOGY, IDENTITY, AUTONOMY
Instructor: Professor Emily Sherwood
Project: 2 minute digital essay
Semester: Fall 2015
Duration of Assignment: 6 weeks
Technology: iShowU, Whisper Room Audio Booth, FCPX
Class Blog: https://multimodalstorytelling.blogs.bucknell.edu
Syllabus: ENGL101.05 Syllabus
Digital Essay and Rubric
- develop your ability to think critically about multi-modal work by understanding how image and sound help impact our experience.
strengthen your written/spoken argument through visual and audio media.
- to understand how others use such stimuli in order to impact your experience and understanding.
- critical thinking
- digital literacy
- time management
- group collaboration
- multimodal storytelling
ENGL101.05 BOT OR NOT: TECHNOLOGY, IDENTITY, AUTONOMY Scaffolded Semester Calendar
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