June 16, 2017 Chapter 6 – Curiosity Created the LOLcat By kklott Collection II: Digital/Web Cit/Lit, ED 654 1 Comment Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Tags:richreflection One Comment Chris Lott Some good questions and thoughts! Re: the 5-paragraph essay… it feels to me like the explosion of expressive capability that has followed tech has made it more obvious that our understanding of writing, genre and context need to expand. I wouldn’t say the 5-paragraph essay is (more) obsolete as a teaching method, but I do think that over the course of a student’s career they need to learn how to be more facile at writing across many more contexts…which means being aware of those contexts and making appropriate choices for them. This has always been true, and always been part of the prescriptivist/descriptivist debates, but it seems even more important now. It would be interesting to follow up on the flickr story…but just as important is recognizing that if we had to anticipate every possible outcome of every contribution we would never contribute anything. So caution remains important to digital citizenship, but so does a) assessing the current state of how contributions are used/perceived, and b) the various possible approaches to dealing with (and taking advantage of) digital footprints. The web is often much MORE transitory than we think. June 16, 2017 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.