About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Hey, let’s get back to some cool stuff I read online recently: • I really like this post from Tenured Radical, which is largely about facebook, faculty meetings, and school starting. In particular, this line is spot-on: If I can … Continue reading
If you’re interested in using Google Docs to create surveys or quizzes, I thought I’d post some helpful information here, since I’m sharing it with some colleagues as well. Here’s a (very un-edited) screencast of me explaining how to use … Continue reading
As the term begins, I thought I’d write a quick post with some useful links. • Composition instructors know it can be difficult to teach using a handbook. How do we approach the text as a useful resource for students? … Continue reading
In my technical writing course this fall, we’re using the iBooks version of Mike Markel’s Technical Communication (Amazon for the print version) — a book I’ve taught with before, and one that I really enjoy. I anticipate some problems with … Continue reading
I bought an iPad pretty much on a whim (after months of considering it) at Best Buy last week, so I’ve been carrying it around for six days now. Initial thoughts: It’s kinda awesome, but does it add much to … Continue reading