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Research Sightings: Cloud-based Writing with Draft

September 26th, 2014

It counts more as “stumbling upon” than “research,” but this past spring I discovered Draft, the cloud-based word-processing software developed by Nate Kontny, a programmer geek who, so far, is better known as an ex-strategist and speechwriter for Obama.   I can’t claim expertise in cloud-based applications.  But when I took Draft for a spin,…

Writing and Active Learning with Social Media: A WID-ALC Workshop with Chris Buddle (McGill Natural Resource Sciences)

March 10th, 2014

Join us at in 3F.36 at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 for a WID-ALC workshop on enhancing inquiry-based learning through the use of blogging and social media.  Our guest will be Chris Buddle, associate professor in the department of Natural Resources Sciences at McGill.  Chris will outline his use of social media platforms in…

Call for Applicants: Writing Fellows W2014

October 22nd, 2013

The Call for Applicants for the W2014 session of the Faculty Writing Fellows closes on Wednesday October 30.  View the Fellows Call W2014, or get more information about the Writing Fellows.

Studio WID: The Art of the Short Writing Assignment

September 30th, 2013

We know that students would benefit from more opportunities to write in our courses — but we are also wary of increasing their workload and adding to our marking load.  WID’s Ped Day session this year will focus on how short writing assignments can help students learn disciplinary thinking, and how faculty can design those…

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