Multimodal Composing, Technological Wonder, and Pedagogical Risk-taking by Students and Instructors in Digital Composing Environments
Over the years, composition teachers have utilized technologies such as audio recorders and video cameras (not to mention pen and paper) and computer text to give feedback on student papers. Responding to student work is one of the key things that instructors do in order to facilitate their thinking process, their writing product, and their sense of self and well-being as a student in the class. One encouraging shift that we have seen recently is moving the technology from the teacher's hands to the students hands, making them the perpetrators of and stewards over their own teacher-student-content interactions.
For this panel, three instructors of composition provide examples which involve risk. In these courses, students utilize technology to attain more control of the work of the classroom