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Going Wireless: A Critical Exploration of Wireless and Mobile Technologies for Composition Teachers

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Title: Going Wireless
Sub-title: A Critical Exploration of Wireless and Mobile Technologies for Composition Teachers and Researchers
Editor(s): Amy C. Kimme Hea
Publish Date: February 2009
Pages: 376
Format: Cloth
Going Wireless is the first edited collection on wireless and mobile technologies in the field of rhetoric and composition. The contributors offer rhetoric and composition teachers, scholars, and administrators a range of practical and theoretical insights on wireless and mobile technologies. This collection serves as a resource for theoretical explorations on wireless and mobile technology use as it relates to computer and composition teaching and research and acts as a reference for those in the rhetoric and composition community charged with the responsibilities of integrating, supervising, and evaluating wireless and mobile technologies. Going Wireless is organized into five major sections and an appendix of key mobile and wireless technology terms. In each section, authors represent a range of perspectives as they articulate the roles of students, teachers, administrators, and researchers working with and through mobile and wireless devices. The book provides readers with ways to understand the influence of wireless and mobile technologies by critiquing the corporate and IT perspectives that inform mobile and wireless development and integration and seeking out new tropes for learning, teaching, and researching. Drawing on interviews and surveys, rhetorical analyses, and theoretical explorations of wireless and mobile devices, the authors enact a range of methodologies to make claims for reflective approaches to research and teaching with wireless and mobile devices. The contributors share their perspectives on the impact of these technological shifts and situate their experiences in relationship to rhetoric and composition as a field. Authors in this collection argue for complex articulations of histories, deployments, integrations, and social factors affected by and affecting mobile and wireless technologies.

Contents: INTRODUCTION, Amy C. Kimme Hea. REFIGURING WRITING, TEACHING, & LEARNING THROUGH WIRELESS & MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES. The Changing Shapes of Writing: Rhetoric, New Media, and Composition, Johndan Johnson-Eilola and Stuart A. Selber. Learning Unplugged, Teddi Fishman and Kathleen Blake Yancey. EXAMINING TEACHER & STUDENT SUBJECTIVITIES IN THE AGE OF WIRELESS & MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES. “A Whole New Breed of Student Out There”: Wireless Technology Ads & Teacher Identity, Karla Saari Kitalong. ReWriting Wi-Fi: The Surveillance of Mobility and Student Agency, Ryan M. Moeller. Reterritorialized Flows: Critically Considering Student Agency in Wireless Pedagogies, Melinda Turnley. CUTTING THE CORD: STORIES ON WIRELESS TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE COMPOSITION CLASSROOM. From Desktop to Laptop: Making Transitions to Wireless Learning in Writing Classrooms, Will Hochman and Mike Palmquist. Changing the Ground of Graduate Education: Wireless Laptops Bring Stability, Not Mobility, to Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kevin Brooks. A Profile of Students Using Wireless Technologies in a First-Year Learning Community, Loel Kim, Susan L. Popham, Emily A. Thrush, Joseph G. Jones, and Donna J. Daulton. Security & Privacy in the Wireless Classroom, Mya Poe and Simson Garfinkel. TEACHING & LEARNING IN MOTION: MOBILITY & PEDAGOGIES OF SPACE. Perpetual Contact: Articulating the Anywhere, Anytime Pedagogical Model of Mobile Composing, Amy C. Kimme Hea. Writing in the Wild: A Paradigm for Mobile Composition, Olin Bjork and John Pedro Schwartz. Metaphors of Mobility: Emerging Spaces for Rhetorical Reflection and Communication, Nicole R. Brown. TEACHING & RESEARCH IN MY POCKET: MOBILE GADGETS & PORTABLE PRACTICES. The Genie’s Out of the Bottle: Leveraging Mobile and Wireless Technologies in Qualitative Research, Clay Spinuzzi. Winged Words: On the Theory & Use of Internet Radio, Dene Grigar and John F. Barber. Dancing with the iPod: Navigating the New Wireless Landscape of Composition Studies, Beth Martin and Lisa Meloncon Posner. Appendix: Terms for Going Wireless: An Account of Wireless and Mobile Technology for Teachers, David Menchaca. About the Authors. Author Index. Subject Index.

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