Videos to Support Teaching & Learning

Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together. Link here to Perusall.

Instructions for joining Perusall on the Assignments page.

Writing together

We’ll use Currents to share writing. Link here (Log in to Wildcat Mail first)

Instructions for joining Currents on the Assignments page.

Welcome to English 634

Welcome to English 634

Hello everyone,

I look forward to working together this spring. As promised, here is our course website. You’ll find all the materials and links here: I don’t use Blackboard at all.

One of my absolute favorite things about teaching (besides students) is course design, which means this course is one of my favorites. I am hopeful that we can play with a range of ideas for teaching writing intensive courses. If you want to read some of my views about educational design while we’re waiting to meet next week, you might check out a piece I wrote for the Connected Learning Alliance: “No Short Cuts in Course Design” or listen to a recent podcast, EdMoves, where I talk about last semester and the problems of EdTech.

I am planning for us to meet on Thursdays from 2:00-4:50, during our regular class time. We won’t be on Zoom that entire time, but we will work together virtually; we’ll weave in and out of reading, writing, talking, and designing courses. I think we can get a lot of work done together and build our community.

We’ll start the semester by pulling back from schooling and thinking about learning more broadly. I am hoping these conversations and texts support your theories of learning and pedagogical choices as you design.

Feel free to email with any questions, of course. See you Thursday, Jan 28, at 2:00. I’ll email the Zoom link to your Wildcat Mail; we’ll use the same Zoom link for each Thursday class session.

Take good care,



Comments are closed.