English 518 Course Blog

April 14, 2007

“Wireless Laptop Classrooms”

Filed under: Uncategorized — spiders8 @ 6:56 pm

I enjoyed reading about Melissa Graham Meeks’ reflections about  her trial and error induction into teaching her first composition course in a wireless classroom.  She defines pegagogy as the ways in which an instructor designs the material and social spaces that she, her students, and their tools inhabit as they accomplish a curriculum.  In addition, she uniquely states her definition of “instructors” as a borrowed concept which states that instructors are “architects of increasingly electronic evironments–or information ecologies–for teaching and learning.”  I do understand in her words that when the teacher is viewed as an architect, his role involves thinking about how students should experience community, curriculum, course policies and course materials in and out of the wireless classrooms within the institution.  She makes a good point when she argues and I concur that the lenses through which teachers have learned to notice pedagogy are inadequate and sometimes inappropriate for wireless spaces.  I am unsure as to how this concern can be addressed.

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