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Facing the Interface: Evolving Practices for User-Centered Teaching and Learning
Computers & Writing (2014)
  • Ronda Wery, Texas Tech University
  • Kate Crane, Texas Tech University
  • Carly Finseth, Texas Tech University
  • Ana Krahmer
Abstract

Facing the Interface: Evolving Practices for User-Centered Teaching and Learning: Interface is communication, functioning as the bridge between messenger, message, and audience. However, those who manage the interface also manage communication, creating a power imbalance within learning environments. Recognizing and interrogating power dynamics within a course interface and distributing power among interface designers, teachers, and students can enhance the communication situation to support a more participatory writing classroom. This panel considers how classroom spaces and technologies serve as interfaces that mediate classroom communication between instructors and students by examining interfaces for online class discussions, modes for syllabi delivery, interactivity of game-based learning, and information architecture of course management systems.

Publication Date
June 6, 2014
Citation Information
Ronda Wery, Kate Crane, Carly Finseth and Ana Krahmer. "Facing the Interface: Evolving Practices for User-Centered Teaching and Learning" Computers & Writing (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carly_finseth/3/