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Introduce yourself and get to know NWP Digital Is.

The NWP Digital Is website focuses on digital writing and connected learning.

As an emerging knowledge-base created and curated by its members, NWP's Digital Is website focuses on what it means to teach writing in an increasingly digital and interconnected world. This challenge is meant to support you in creating a multimodal resource for the Digital Is website that focuses on your inquiry and practices and supports dialogue and knowledge-building in related fields.

Ready? Let's begin!

The first task is to get to know the forum and its community. What is the purpose of Digital Is? Who are its members? What content is here already? How does it work?

Here is a little video intro to Digital Is to get you started:

Once you view this, please then go directly to NWP Digital Is and browse around ... introduce yourself and then tell us a little bit about what you find and what it makes you think about.

  • What do you notice?
  • What stands out for you?
  • What questions do you have?

You are welcome to share your thoughts here or to do so by adding a blog post at NWP Digital Is.

Task Discussion

  • Tellio said:

    I noticed the mention of active blogs…and they are.  And collections and resources and discussions.  It seems like a collection of Venn diagrams with permeable, moving borders. What stands out is the care and concern for the teaching/learning business and for each other in that business.

    What are the distinctions between all of these characterizations and what is the best place for me to start sharing?

    on Dec. 29, 2012, 8:02 a.m.

    Christina Cantrill said:

    Hello Tellio/Terry! Thanks for jumping in here.

    A good place to start is by posting or responding to blogs. As you noticed, they are the most actively updated elements of the site and can be a good way to jump in and get your feet wet. Right now there is an active conversation both about the upcoming Digital Learning Day as well as Kevin Hodgson and Anna Smith talking about digital writing and composition. I know all of those folks would love to hear from you and others too.

    Then, we would love to learn from you through you creating an extended resource about your work. This challenge will support you in creating one if you keep moving forward through the steps. A resource can be highlighted in an ongoing way at the site and also can be curated into the "collections" that you mentioned. We encourage you to share inquiries into the work you doing -- and knowing your work I can imagine a range of wonderful ways that you might contribute!

    Are those helpful starting points?

    on Jan. 18, 2013, 1:55 p.m. in reply to Tellio