12TH NOVEMBER – BLENDED WRITING – HELEN SWORD, NZ – TIME 1.00PM AESDST
We’re all familiar with the term “blended learning,” a style of education whereby students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching. This webinar will explore the concept of “blended writing,” a mode of writing whereby writers think, work and communicate using both digital and analog tools, bringing the material affordances of pens, paper and notebooks into the virtual realm of websites, learning management systems and Zoom. What are the potential cognitive and creative benefits of blended writing for our students, our colleagues and ourselves, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? Participants will be invited to reflect on how Higher Education research might be reconceptualised and enriched within a blended writing paradigm.