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This professional website is meant to convey a sense of who I am as a scholar. I created the site from scratch using a variety of cutting edge web development technologies.
A class website for a section of ENGL 202C (technical writing) taught at Penn State in Spring 2009. This particular class was part of a pilot project that explored the use of blogs in the composition classroom. Students were asked to blog three times a week and submit their assignments on their personal blogs.
This website began as a sample document for Penn State students in my technical writing class who were working on a procedural instruction assignment. I wrote the document to explain how to forward email from Penn State 's webmail system to Google Mail . After initially composing this document, I discovered that a number of my colleagues in the English Department at Penn State had a need for the documents. In revising this document for them, I also wrote a brief PHP application that would automatically import their contacts from Penn State's webmail into Gmail.
As an instructor in the first year composition program in Penn State's English Department , I was able to take part in a pilot program exploring the use of wikis in the freshman composition program. In the early days of such technology's adoption online, we were able to experiment with the affordances of the technology and the possibilities that exist for creating a community of writers in first year writing classrooms.