Most students from the pilot program of Cultural Literacies Across Media have posted their final digital projects (or links to them) on their blogs. (Check out the links to students' blogs at the right of this frame.) The remaining projects will be available soon, as well.
CLAM students will display their work via "Digital Posters" at the Study Abroad Welcoome Back Reception on September 22 in the Flour Daniel Atrium on the campus of Clemson University. (See invitation here.) Several students will be on-hand to talk about their photography, videography, digital editing and other aspects of their cultural engagement.
Students are also joining the Facebook Group "Clemson University Study Abroad" to discuss their experiences. Plans are in the works for a related YouTube Channel as well. I encourage you to view the students' projects in some of these media (blogs, YouTube, Facebook, at the Study Abroad Reception, etc.) and learn more about their experience in the Study Abroad Program and in Cultural Literacies Across Media.
Randy D. Nichols is a life-long learner and communicator who now learns alongside college students as they engage the ever-shifting literacies of our modern digital world. He has a passion for engaging communication issues with fellow-communicators in the workplace, community, and the classroom.
His creative approach to forging communication solutions out of available (or easily obtainable) resources is part of what makes him the "McGyver of Communications." He enjoys bringing a "rhetorical imagineering" to his courses, seminars and speeches - and is happy when his ideas are adopted, modified, augmented, re-mixed and shared with others. (He wears his Creative Commons T-shirt with pride!) Dr. Nichols shares a multitude of curated resources with educators and communicators at his RhetoricSoup.com website. Randy D. Nichols, Chair of
Limestone’s Dept. of Communications, is featured in the new book, Mobile
Technologies and the Writing Classroom. Nichols worked with fellow Clemson
Doctoral Alumna, Dr. Josephine Walwema, to contribute a chapter titled
"Untangling the Web through Digital Aggregation and Curation" to this
new NCTE publication. This chapter outlines an approach to encouraging students
toward a more "critical consumption" of digital resources by using
free and popular tools for mobile devices, such as Flipboard and Pinterest, and
even includes a sample lesson as a "play exemplar" for fellow
educators to revise, rework, subvert and remediate.
Dr. Nichols is energized by communicating, not only inside the college classroom, but outside as well. He enjoys speaking to emerging young scholars at events such as the Olde English Consortium and the SC Teacher Cadets events. He also values his opportunities to speak at, and learn from, events such as the Popular Culture Association Conferences, and the Conference on College Communication and Composition.