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Online Credibility And Digital Ethos: Approaches For Evaluating And Incorporating Networked Information In The Digital Age, Shawn Apostel, Moe Folk Jul 2013

Online Credibility And Digital Ethos: Approaches For Evaluating And Incorporating Networked Information In The Digital Age, Shawn Apostel, Moe Folk

Shawn Apostel

With the near-ubiquity of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, access to acquiring and publishing online information has never been easier; however, with this advance in information technology comes new challenges for content providers to establish credibility and for students, researchers, and consumers to develop effective ways of evaluating online credibility. For example, students and instructors in writing classes across the world face challenges in creating research projects that did not exist even a decade ago. These issues are not just affecting American universities; therefore, this book addresses an international audience by offering approaches to evaluating the credibility of digital sources, including ...


Teaching Creative Thinking: A New Pedagogy For The 21st Century, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter, Hal Blythe, Charlie Sweet Jan 2013

Teaching Creative Thinking: A New Pedagogy For The 21st Century, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter, Hal Blythe, Charlie Sweet

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Digital Ethos In Research Writing, Shawn Apostel Sep 2012

The Role Of Digital Ethos In Research Writing, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Avoiding Prezilepsy: Organization Strategies To Reduce Motion Sickness Caused By Prezis, Shawn Apostel Apr 2012

Avoiding Prezilepsy: Organization Strategies To Reduce Motion Sickness Caused By Prezis, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Visual Presentation Aids In The Communication Center: Tips And Techniques For Providing Useful Design Feedback, Shawn Apostel Apr 2012

Visual Presentation Aids In The Communication Center: Tips And Techniques For Providing Useful Design Feedback, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Brainstorming In The Cloud: Using Prezi Meeting To Facilitate Feedback During The Topic Selecting And Organizing Stage Of The Composition Process, Shawn Apostel Mar 2012

Brainstorming In The Cloud: Using Prezi Meeting To Facilitate Feedback During The Topic Selecting And Organizing Stage Of The Composition Process, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Communication Center Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration, Russell Carpenter, Shawn Apostel Dec 2011

Communication Center Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration, Russell Carpenter, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

A collection that examines the centers that support communication departments or across-the-curriculum programs as higher education focuses more attention on the communication field. The authors in this text address theoretical issues covering topics such as the importance of communication centers to higher education, the effects of communication centers on retention, critical thinking in the center, ethics, and more. These essays also explore ideas about center’s set-up and use of space, staff training, technology applications, and campus advertising and outreach. Communication Centers organizes cutting-edge knowledge of the theory and empirical research so as to serve practical use to peer tutors ...


New Media Voices In The Communication Center: Engaging Voice And Multimodality In Eportfolios, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter Nov 2011

New Media Voices In The Communication Center: Engaging Voice And Multimodality In Eportfolios, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Applied Visual Rhetoric: Pairing Student Eportfolios With Peer Reviews To Foster Critical Examination And Production Of Multimodal Texts, Shawn Apostel Nov 2011

Applied Visual Rhetoric: Pairing Student Eportfolios With Peer Reviews To Foster Critical Examination And Production Of Multimodal Texts, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Integrating Research And Communication: Collaboration To Support Critical Thinking, Shawn Apostel, Terri Nowak, Russell Carpenter, Leslie Valley, Trenia Napier May 2011

Integrating Research And Communication: Collaboration To Support Critical Thinking, Shawn Apostel, Terri Nowak, Russell Carpenter, Leslie Valley, Trenia Napier

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Traversing Space And Place: Consulting New Media Texts In The 21st Century Multiliteracy Center, Shawn Apostel, Trenia Napier, Leslie Valley May 2011

Traversing Space And Place: Consulting New Media Texts In The 21st Century Multiliteracy Center, Shawn Apostel, Trenia Napier, Leslie Valley

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Presentation Aids That Move: Providing Feedback On Visuals Composed On Rich-Media Software, Shawn Apostel Mar 2011

Presentation Aids That Move: Providing Feedback On Visuals Composed On Rich-Media Software, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Noel Studio Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration In The Communication Center, Shawn Apostel Mar 2011

Noel Studio Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration In The Communication Center, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Stepping Up, Stepping Out: New Directions In The Development Of An Integrated Space, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter Feb 2011

Stepping Up, Stepping Out: New Directions In The Development Of An Integrated Space, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Unlearning Rules And Embracing Creativity: Using Prezi To Rethink Powerpoint, Shawn Apostel Dec 2010

Unlearning Rules And Embracing Creativity: Using Prezi To Rethink Powerpoint, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

As instructors, we should encourage our students to think rhetorically about visual presentation aids instead of relying on simple, prescriptive rules of design. Prezi provides us with a unique opportunity to rethink the way we use PowerPoint.


Old World Successes And New World Challenge: Reducing The Computer Waste Stream In America, Shawn Apostel, Kristi Apostel Dec 2008

Old World Successes And New World Challenge: Reducing The Computer Waste Stream In America, Shawn Apostel, Kristi Apostel

Shawn Apostel

This chapter considers the toxic waste stream our disciplinary activities have created and will create and encourages us (technology-inclined academics) to consider even more carefully what sort of environmental impact we will be making as our projects and programs succeed.

The current picture, incidentally, is both bleak and hopeful. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that from 2000 to 2007, upwards of 500 million personal computers will enter the municipal solid waste stream in America. This is a crisis not only because of the amount of computers ready for disposal, but also because of their toxic byproducts, including lead, mercury ...


Shifting Trends In Evaluating The Credibility Of Cmc, Shawn Apostel, Moe Folk Apr 2008

Shifting Trends In Evaluating The Credibility Of Cmc, Shawn Apostel, Moe Folk

Shawn Apostel

Given the rapid development and dissemination of various information types within CMC, source evaluation methodology is increasingly difficult and has been complicated further by dominant academic approaches. We trace the reification of book-based evaluation criteria and how its exalted status has been undergirded by a mentality that reinscribes old patterns of credibility onto wholly new entities such as the World Wide Web. Additionally, we trace the development and implementation of these book-based criteria from an influential article to their various incarnations in the MLA handbook, an examination that reveals how CMC has been ignored, then sequestered, and ultimately embraced, albeit ...


Thinking Through Persuasive Play: Encouraging Gaming Experience, Shawn Apostel Dec 2007

Thinking Through Persuasive Play: Encouraging Gaming Experience, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

In 2002 the US Army released a highly effective and popular recruitment device: America’s Army. This free tactical multiplayer first-person shooter has proven to be so successful that other recruitment games are being developed and released by other military branches; however the effort being made to help students think reflectively about their game playing experience is minimal at best. This webtext will address these concerns by sharing ways video games can be discussed in the multimodal composition classroom.


First Phase Information Literacy On A Fourth Generation Website, Shawn Apostel, Moe Folk Dec 2004

First Phase Information Literacy On A Fourth Generation Website, Shawn Apostel, Moe Folk

Shawn Apostel

Prevailing advice to students on how to evaluate websites (look at the URL, date of publication, webmaster, etc.) is adapted from how we evaluate books. This is an example of First Phase Information Literacy, a term we have adapted from Lankshear and Knobel's discussion of Bezos's distinction between the "first phase of automation" and the second phase. The way we as teachers have approached the evaluation of credible websites is still in the "first phase" of information literacy. In other words, we have merely adapted the methodologies we have used for books so that they apply to websites ...


Oh That Wonderful Stuff": Selected Poetry By College And Middle School Students, Shawn Apostel May 2003

Oh That Wonderful Stuff": Selected Poetry By College And Middle School Students, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

When students use poetry to imagine and explore academic subjects, they examine the topic in new, creative ways, resulting in interesting and lively writings that stimulate thought and class discussions. The following poems are examples of student poetry written in a variety of classes throughout the curriculum. I am pleased to showcase student writing in this section, and I hope reading these poems will suggest possibilities and adaptations for teachers and students elsewhere.