two pictures: one of a mircophone the other of an 18th century woman writing

Rhetorical Roots and Media Future:

How Podcasting Fits into the Computers and Writing Classroom


Episode 3:  Rethinking the Old in New Ways—Invention

In this episode, I address how podcasting may be used in classrooms to help students rethink the “old” writing concepts we have been teaching. I start with invention in this episode and cover the other four canons in the next two episodes.

Student Podcast Clips:


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Lemke, Jay L. (2004). Metamedia literacy: Transforming meanings and media. In Carolyn Handa (Ed.), Visual rhetoric in a digital world: A critical sourcebook (pp. 71-93). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Shankar, Tara Rosenberger. (2006). Speaking on the record: A theory of composition. Computers and Composition 23(3) [Special issue: Sound in/as compositional space], 374–393.

Warnick, Barbara. (2005). Looking to the future: Electronic texts and the deepening interface. Technical Communication Quarterly 14(3), 327–333.