Journal Publishes Digital Scholarship Produced by English Undergraduates

E-Poetry, E-Portfolio ImageThe Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy has published Daniel Anderson and Emily Shepherd's article "I Lit: An E-Portfolio,  E-Poetry Exhibit" in its latest issue. The piece was developed as part of work in an ENGL 150, Introduction to Literary Studies course in which students explored the relationships between poetry in print and electronic forms. The article provides theoretical and pedagogical background related to the uses of electronic portfolios in education and curates over fifty videos produced by students in the course. According to the journal editor, the "I Lit: An E-Poetry, E-Portfolio Exhibit" multimedia article "provides an example of the kind of scholarship we hope to see more of at JITP, i.e. scholarship that leverages the affordances of technology to present its theses, analyses and evidences more effectively."  Emily Shepherd studies history, English, and education. She wants to become a middle school teacher and is interested in literacy and working with English Language Learners. She is particularly interested in incorporating multimedia composition in the classroom, which can be an effective method of engaging ELL students. For a full-screen experience and to view these materials as they are collected as part of the class site developed for the project, please see http://ilit.altscholarship.com/.