This presentation was originally delivered in Philadelphia in November 2009 at a convening for the National Writing Project’s DIGITAL IS… initiative.
My goal for the presentation was to get attendees warmed up for the amazing talking, thinking, writing, and working we did at the convening and to make a few arguments about what digital is.
In the presentation, you'll find a set of framing arguments, specifically, that digital is: now and then; networked; collaborative; multimodal; re-mediated; remixed; and policed, and requires critical thinking and can be democratic. Also included are lots of examples of exciting digital composing work that students and teachers are engaging in.
If you want to skim through the text of the talk alone, I’ve included it below.
Good morning! I am so delighted to be here today and to talk about DIGITAL IS.