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Below are the last five items from News. To read more, go there. To read sporadic entries on teaching, learning, writing, and using technology, go to my blog. For posts before May 10, 2014, go to Explorations in Learning.


WAC Fall Institute

AWAC is sponsoring the WAC Fall Institute, which will be held in person in Albuquerque, NM, from October 20 - 23, 2021. Website: https://wacassociation.org/event/2021-wac-summer-institute/

Sweetland DRC Syllabus Repository

The Sweetland DRC Syllabus Repository seeks syllabi contributions.

The 2021 Writing Analytics Spring Virtual Symposium

Virtual 2021 Writing Analytics Spring Virtual Symposium: Incubating Writing Analytics Research in the Time of COVID-19 (free of charge)

Dates: May 18-27

Website: https://writinganalytics.colostate.edu/

To register, djuddah.leijen@ut.ee

Symposium sessions will take place each weekday over this period (except for Thursday, May 20). Each of the two daily sessions (and one on Monday 24th) will revolve around a specific research topic that the presenter(s) have introduced on their MS Teams Channel. Their Channel in MS Teams will contain a brief video introducing their research topic, and an extended description of their research project proposal. Thus, it is highly recommended to visit the presenter(s)' Channel before their synchronous discussion.

You will then receive additional instructions on how to engage with the materials presented online, and how to join the scheduled live discussions.

Here is a link to the abstracts of the sessions


Cultural Appropriation

Amod Lele looks at cultural appropriation in depth and asks good questions about the concept. See In Praise of Cultural Appropriation.

WRAB 2021 March 5-6, 2021

WRAB 2021 March 5-6, 2021. Plenary speakers include Charles Bazerman, Qilong Wang, Montserrat Castello, Yrjö Engeström.

Registration for WRAB 2021 is $50 at: https://whova.com/portal/registration/isawr_202102/