creating makerspace

I’m currently teaching a capstone rhetoric class on participatory culture and social media. We’re focusing a lot on the social in social media, and what is social media. In addition to short papers for this class I’m also asking them to create a “Creative Making” project for each of the three prompts. I’m creating space in the course for creative making. I am limiting them, to digital artifacts, and I’m participating by creating memes and such on my Tumblr page too.

I added this idea to my curriculum/pedagogy to explore different argument presentations. well……now we’re starting to have too much fun with meme creation. I’m going to branch into cartoon creation to see what happens with them next 🙂 It’s really interesting to see students explore ideas of rhetorical argument of websites especially social media. Now they’re exploring agency in creating their own arguments within the structures and tools provided to them by free spaces. This is so much more than I ever expected it to be.

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