CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Writing New York: Using Google Maps as a Platform for Electronic Portfolios

Department

Department of Writing and Communication

Publication Date

8-2010

Publication Title

Composition Studies

ISSN

1542-5894

Volume

38

Issue/No.

2

First Page

111

Last Page

129

Abstract

English 302: Writing about the Arts is a practicum course offered at the University of Windsor for upper-level English undergraduate students. The course asks students to write about a variety of art forms and requires engagement with multiple genres of writing as a way for students to effectively order their experiences, reconstruct meaning in those experiences, and communicate that meaning to their readers. This version of the course involves a two-week introductory reading and writing commitment at the University of Windsor campus and then a three-week visit to New York City. In New York, the students work toward building a final portfolio using Google Maps as a showcase for their writing. In this article, the authors discuss the institutional context and theoretical rationale of the course and describe how they use Google Maps as a platform for electronic portfolios. (Contains 5 notes.)

ORCID ID

0000-0002-0319-4918

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