January 13 2012: Academic Technology Expo

I am pleased to announce that at OU's Academic Technology Expo on January 13, 2012, there were two student-led sessions on the topic of student web publishing, with students presenting the projects that they published online as part of MLLL-3043 "Mythology and Folklore" and/or MLLL-4993 "Ancient Indian Epics" in the Fall 2011 semester. The students provide a guided tour of their Storybook projects and tell you about their online course experience, as well as answering audience questions. Find out more about:
  • creative writing assignments and semester-long writing projects
  • using GoogleSites to create and publish websites
  • using Ning for blogging and student-to-student interaction
Below you will find specific information about the sessions, with links to the students' online projects ... along with video of their presentations! The sound quality, alas, is not very good - but if you crank the volume up, you should be able to hear most of it.

Friday, Jan. 13: 11:45-12:15 in 155 Gould Hall

Friday, Jan. 13: 2:00-2:30 in 155 Gould Hall
  • Kathleen Burns - A Town Called Diggory (plus, Kathleen is a veteran - see also: Tales from the Carnival), Kathleen is also an English Writing major and will be graduating this May.
  • Mira Thomas - Siren, City in the Clouds. Mira is a newly minted graduate of the OU Anthropology department; she wrote her senior thesis on the archaeological evidence for Greek Amazons.
  • Josh Samara - Rebirthed. Josh is a newly minted graduate of the OU English department, with a Writing emphasis.

If you are curious to learn more about the Storybook projects and these two online courses, you can find lots of information here:
If you have questions or comments and want to get in touch with Laura Gibbs, the instructor for these classes, you can use email (laura-gibbs@ou.edu) or - even better - use Google+ to connect with Laura and lots of other educators online: http://plus.ly/lauragibbs.

You can find more information at the
Academic Technology Expo webpage!