In the November College English, Stephanie West-Puckett argues for “digital badges” as a means of encouraging participation among teachers and students as they design writing assessment practices that work toward social justice.
In the June issue of College Composition and Communication, Stuart Blythe and Laura Gonzales use screencast videos to track what students actually do as they compose a researched argument for an interdisciplinary biology class.
Jennifer Grouling and Jackie Grutsch McKinney investigate whether students are actually doing multimodal writing and whether they know what “multimodality” means! Computers and Composition, in press.
Suzanne Choo argues that literature can counter the pressures of “strategic cosmopolitanism,” in which education is just an economic investment and not a means of fostering ethical relationships. May Research in the Teaching of English.
In the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Joseph M. Moxley and David Eubanks report on a study of 46,689 ratings of essays to discover whether student ratings correlate with instructor ratings of intermediate drafts in first-year writing courses.
In the July College English, Casey Boyle makes a case for rejecting “reflection” as crucial to the “habits of mind” encouraged by the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing and replacing it with an “ecological orientation” appropriate to “posthumanism.”
In the June College Composition and Communication, Chris Anson explores what happens when an expert writer attempts a new genre. And Joanne Baird Giordano and Holly Hassel argue in the May Teaching English in the Two-Year College for the value of developmental work and open access, even if not every student succeeds.
Writing in the May Research in the Teaching of English, Vivian Yenika-Agbaw analyzes textbooks used to teach English in her home country, Cameroon, during the colonial, postindependence, postcolonial, and globalization periods. She is particularly interested in how textbooks construct citizenship in an emerging nation.
In the June 2016 Computers and Composition, Brittany Kelley analyzes the Ashwinder archive in the Sycophant Hex Harry Potter fanfiction site to posit that such sites function as “gift economies” rather than as “commodity cultures.”
Lisa R. Arnold, writing in the Spring issue of Composition Studies, discusses her exchanges with faculty at the American University of Beirut during a two-semester seminar on rhetoric and composition theory as it has been developed in North America for monolingual audiences. In particular, she details the responses of faculty teaching in Lebanon to the theory of “translingualism” as proposed by Bruce Horner, Min-Zhan Lu, Jacqueline Jones Royster, and John Trimbur.