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  1. Hi Lacy,
    I can’t view your presentation unless I register for this platform….is there another way you can upload it so that we can access it? If not I’ll sign up but I thought I’d ask


  2. Hi Lacy,
    I created a username with this site and still can’t view your presentation. Is there a way you can export the presentation?


  3. Hi Lucy! Sorry about that! I’ll fix it after my 202 group so hopefully you can view it. Thanks for letting me know!


  4. Lacy,
    Hooray! Finally I got it to work! Great presentation, I think incorporating audio would have been cool too (though I’m not sure that this platform will allow you to do that). I really like how your challenging the scholarship in Hacking the Academy and extending it further, arguing on top of Unsworth et al. to extend their hack into more tangible exchanges between academic and the public sphere. If you think about it, we tell students that articles written by CNN and other credible sources are ok, so why are we not encouraged to participate in a didactic conversation with them directly? If you think about it from a rhetorical standpoint and how we assert our ethos in our composing, this is actually a very effective way to use secondary sources….by participating in it directly. Awesome idea. The only thing I have is that you start off talking about Twitter and then you kind of move to generally talking about SMS platforms, I think perhaps reversing it might have had a more logical effect (moving from general to specific platform) either way, it was awesome!


  5. Lacy,

    Thank you very much for sharing you “What Is Your Hack?” presentation with all of us! I very much appreciated and generally agreed with your efforts to perhaps incorporate SMS not only into the first-year writing classroom, but into the research that students engage in and with in their major inquiry projects. These are incredibly valuable and timely conversations to have as SMS platforms take more and more of a hold on our lives inside and outside of the academy. Much like Lucy, I had similar questions about how you might situate tweets and the sources that come out of them within the continuum of “scholarly” and “peer-reviewed” sources. I think there are some very interesting ways in which you can scaffold all of this into your assignment sheets and use the call for students to embrace SMS as a generative site for research in conversation, but I’d really love to see what that might look like. Also, I was curious how library instruction and library databases might fit into a larger course where an SMS-infused project is featured. I don’t ask this to discourage the SMS-infused project so much as to really inquire into the kind of ecology you might be building upon in such a course. Lastly, I was also wondering whether students would be required to compose in SMS platforms as a way of interacting with and seeking out prospective sources and individuals that might help with their projects or if they would only be asked to seek all of this information out without that dialogic exchange. I think the former opens up some VERY interesting ground that could really raise the stakes and interpersonal expectations of the work that students do in the first-year writing classroom, but I was curious what you had in mind. Thank you again for sharing all of this! Have a wonderful day!



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