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ERIC Number: EJ944335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Writing New York: Using Google Maps as a Platform for Electronic Portfolios
Jacobs, Dale; Adams, Hollie; Morris, Janine
Composition Studies, v38 n2 p111-129 Fall 2010
English 302: Writing about the Arts is a practicum course offered at the University of Windsor for upper-level English undergraduate students. The course asks students to write about a variety of art forms and requires engagement with multiple genres of writing as a way for students to effectively order their experiences, reconstruct meaning in those experiences, and communicate that meaning to their readers. This version of the course involves a two-week introductory reading and writing commitment at the University of Windsor campus and then a three-week visit to New York City. In New York, the students work toward building a final portfolio using Google Maps as a showcase for their writing. In this article, the authors discuss the institutional context and theoretical rationale of the course and describe how they use Google Maps as a platform for electronic portfolios. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; New York