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February 2012

The Design of Authorship #2

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The role of reading in American society is changing. We need look no further for evidence than research studies aggregated in books such as The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupifies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) and Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses that examine the Millennial generation who neither read nor understand the fundamental cognitive structures developed by reading.

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How We May Read #1

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In August 2010, I sat down with my friend and colleague Prof. Jennifer George-Palilonis, the head of the graphics sequence at Ball State University’s Department of Journalism, and asked her if she’d collaborate with me on a book project. However, this wasn’t just a simple book project. This year long project, dubbed Transmedia Indiana, would have multiple layers.

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My Transmedia Education, Part 3

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As Prof. Jennifer George-Palilonis and I push forward with our Transmedia Indiana project, I wanted to take a moment to explain exactly why I think that what we’re doing has some innovative components to it within the classroom. In Part 1, I discussed the idea of creating a classroom where knowledge is acquired not by a single person memorizing data, but by a group collective working towards a common purpose. In Part 2, I discussed the reasons for creating group collectives in class instead of building more traditional memorize-centric classes.

Here in Part 3, I’ll address the idea of rigor and its place with the transmedia classroom, something that is woefully missing from the more traditional classrooms of today.

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My Transmedia Education, Part 2

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As Prof. Jennifer George-Palilonis and I push forward with our Transmedia Indiana project, I wanted to take a moment to explain exactly why I think that what we’re doing has some innovative components to it within the classroom. In Part 1, I discussed the idea of creating a classroom where knowledge is acquired not by a single person memorizing data, but by a group collective working towards a common purpose. In Part 2, I’ll attempt to explain the research behind that thinking.

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My Transmedia Education, Part 1

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Since I hatched this idea for Transmedia Indiana with my cohort Prof. Jennifer George-Palilonis last year, I’ve been asked to explain the project in several different venues. People aren’t necessarily interested in the project; instead, they are intrigued by the notion of how the project works because they are looking to create interesting class experiences.

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