Presentation Title

Basic Writing: Technological Literacies for Text-Messagers, Contemporary Mythmakers, and Students from Working Class Backgrounds

Location

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Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Identify existing skill sets in learners; assess learners’ information and technological literacy development in a sixteen week semester; and postulate effective means of developing and furthering skill levels through a pre-composition course that stresses multiple literacies: Easy, right? By defining, examining, and assessing the Basic Writing Program at University of Southern Indiana, the Coordinator and Basic Writing Task Force members demystify Basic Writing Instruction pedagogical best-practices in the face of pre-college-level college students’ information literacy preparedness (or potential).

Keywords

Learner demographics, Technological literacy, Basic writing program, Pre-composition course, Information literacy

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Basic Writing: Technological Literacies for Text-Messagers, Contemporary Mythmakers, and Students from Working Class Backgrounds

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