Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Teach 'Literacy for Life': How to use to Facilitate Transfer in First-Year Composition

dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Allison en_US McNabb, Kayla Bridgette en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Barger, Julie en_US
dc.contributor.department English en_US 2014-08-28T18:42:10Z 2014-08-28T18:42:10Z 2014-07-11 en_US
dc.description.abstract Composition programs across the country have re-imagined their first-year composition (FYC) courses in response to student needs and have chosen to incorporate technology to improve transfer of knowledge and skills. Middle Tennessee State University's English department is transitioning to a revised FYC course called "Literacy for Life." As I prepared to teach this course, I consulted scholars such as Andrea A. Lunsford, Rebecca S. Nowacek, Susan McLeod, Cheryl E. Ball, Gail E. Hawisher, and Cynthia L. Selfe. These scholars had me reconsidering my pedagogy and seeing the need for improved access to Web 2.0 technologies in FYC. The creation of allows instructors and students to utilize Web 2.0 technologies within an online space which provides the instructor the ability to encourage appropriateness, manage distribution, and address any technical difficulties. On, instructors saw the greatest potential for transfer with NotaBene, WordPress, and Media Galleries, noting the transfer facets of improved meta-cognitive awareness, knowledge of real-world audiences, and assessment of new genres as particularly evident. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Composition en_US
dc.subject Mulitmodal en_US
dc.subject Multimedia en_US
dc.subject en_US
dc.subject Transfer en_US
dc.subject WAC en_US
dc.subject.umi Multimedia en_US
dc.subject.umi Pedagogy en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Teach 'Literacy for Life': How to use to Facilitate Transfer in First-Year Composition en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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