Registration open for the 2017 Digital Media and Composition (DMAC) Institute

the ohio state university english department and digital media project are proud to announce the 2017 digital media and composition institute may 10-17 columbus ohio #dmac17
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Ohio State University’s Department of English and the Digital Media Project are proud to host a week-long institute on the effective use of digital media in college composition classrooms. Participants will explore a range of contemporary digital literacy practices – alphabetic, visual, audio, and multimodal – and apply what they learn to the design of meaningful assignments, syllabi, curricula, and programs. Registration is now open and will continue until February 15 (or all available seats have been filled).

Among other activities, participants will

  • design, create, and use web texts, online portfolios, video projects, audio essays, and other digital compositions;
  • experiment with different genres of digital representation (e.g. documentary, literacy autobiography, interview) and primary resources (e.g. letters, photographs, maps, sound recordings);
  • discuss the complex issues of access, equity, agency, and literacy using the perspectives of both theory and practice to unpack these important concepts.

The goal of DMAC is to suggest and encourage innovative rhetorically-based approaches to composing that students and faculty can use as they employ digital media in support of their own educational and professional goals, in light of the specific context at their home institutions and within their varied personal experience. Knowledgeable staff members will provide individualized assistance and support as participants explore digital media. Instruction and will take place in newly remodeled computer classrooms nationally recognized as models of excellence.

All faculty and graduate scholars are warmly invited to attend, and no previous experience with digital media production and/or scholarship is required. The total fee for the 2017 Institute is $1800. See the DMAC website ( for more information on registration procedures, costs, and accommodations. 

Those currently enrolled in a graduate program can receive course credit through their home institutions. Please have your advisor contact Scott DeWitt ( so that he can document the work and number of class hours you are completing.

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