Demos Chiang, Chiang Kai-shek’s Great Grandson, on the Cost of Social Media

In a BuzzOrange.com interview with Demos Yu-bou Chiang (蔣友柏), who is Chiang Kai-shek’s great grandson and  founder of the Taiwan design firm DEM Inc. (橙果設計), the interviewer asks if he uses social media: Q:你有 Facebook 或 Line 等社交通訊軟件嗎? 不開,很累,真的很累,而且 Facebook 商業行為太嚴重。我的手機是 4G 可以上網,但所有通訊軟件 、Line 都不使用,只用簡訊。我不喜歡人家可以免費找到我。 Y’s translation into English: Q: Do you have Facebook orContinue reading “Demos Chiang, Chiang Kai-shek’s Great Grandson, on the Cost of Social Media”

Social Media Workshop on Professionalization and Pedagogy, May 12, 2015, 3:00-4:00PM

Today, I’m leading a workshop on social media as a tool for professionalization and as a tool for pedagogy. I am including some of the details from the workshop flyer below. You can download the flyer here: ellis-jason-socialmedia-workshop and my workshop notes here: ellis-jason-social-media-workshop. Social Media Workshop on Professionalization and Pedagogy Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:00PM-4:00PM NammContinue reading “Social Media Workshop on Professionalization and Pedagogy, May 12, 2015, 3:00-4:00PM”

Support Files for My Module of DevLab Social Media Pedagogy and Assignments Workshop

As part of DevLab’s 2014 Workshop Series at Georgia Tech, Valerie Johnson and I will be leading a discussion today about the use of social media strategically as a part of our pedagogy and tactically in our assignments. We encourage Britts to share their approaches to social media use during the workshop, raise questions aboutContinue reading “Support Files for My Module of DevLab Social Media Pedagogy and Assignments Workshop”

Join Me and Fellow Brittain Fellows Mollie Barnes and Marty Fink for “Engaging Students via Class-Related Social Media” Brown Bag

Register at the link below to join Brittain Fellows Mollie Barnes, Marty Fink, and me at the upcoming Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) Engaging Conversation Series Brown Bag: “Engaging Students via Class-Related Social Media.” Mollie, Marty, and I have some great pedagogical stuff to share and discuss with the brown bagContinue reading “Join Me and Fellow Brittain Fellows Mollie Barnes and Marty Fink for “Engaging Students via Class-Related Social Media” Brown Bag”

Learning and Teaching New Tricks in Technical Communication: Presentations on Single-Sourcing and Digital Literacy

As a member of Georgia Tech’s Brittain Fellowship in the Writing and Communication Program, I have the tremendous opportunity to participate in seminars with my peers after the day’s teaching is done. All Brittain Fellows are required to participate in the weekly Digital Pedagogy seminar on Wednesday evenings and those Fellows who are specifically teachingContinue reading “Learning and Teaching New Tricks in Technical Communication: Presentations on Single-Sourcing and Digital Literacy”

Prepping MacBook for Digital Pedagogy Seminar

I’m prepping my MacBook for this evening’s Brittain Fellow Digital Pedagogy seminar. As you can see above, we are going to be running simultaneous backchannels–one on Twitter and one on TodaysMeet.com. Besides looking at how these technologies work, we will do other things with the words that we write with Wordle and Storify. Details ofContinue reading “Prepping MacBook for Digital Pedagogy Seminar”

Co-Hosting Digital Pedagogy Seminar on 9/12 about New Media

There are some exciting things going on in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. On 9/12/2012, Peter A. Fontaine, James R. Gregory, Patrick McHenry, and I will be hosting a seminar for the Brittain Fellows on using new media in the classroom. While discussing the theory and praxis behind new andContinue reading “Co-Hosting Digital Pedagogy Seminar on 9/12 about New Media”

Science Fiction Research Association Now on Google+, Also Connect with Us on Facebook and Twitter

Yesterday, I launched the Science Fiction Research Association’s (SFRA) Google+ page, which you can find here. Like the organization’s Facebook Page and Twitter Feed, the SFRA Google+ page is another way that we can circulate information about the organization and our annual conference (in Detroit in 2012) while also facilitating engaged discussions about research and teachingContinue reading “Science Fiction Research Association Now on Google+, Also Connect with Us on Facebook and Twitter”