University of Memphis
Original Assignment Context
I am a First-Year Writing instructor and PhD student; the original context of this assignment was a discussion activity that I led in a graduate course as a student. The purpose was to pilot this idea with my classmates and professor and to receive feedback before I lead this activity in my own First-Year Writing course in Spring 2024.
Time Frame: A full class period, or approximately 60 minutes.
Collins, Cory, and Kate Shuster. “Learning the Landscape of Digital Literacy.” Learning for Justice, Southern Poverty Law Center, 6 Nov. 2017, www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/publications/learning-the-landscape-of-digital-literacy.
Paris, Britt, et al. “Platforms like Canvas Play Fast and Loose with Students’ Data.” The Nation, 22 Apr. 2021, www.thenation.com/article/society/canvas-surveillance/.
+ student chooses one, depending on which policy/agreement they choose to analyze:
Klosowski, Thorin. “How to Quickly Read a Terms of Service.” Lifehacker, 12 Mar. 2012, lifehacker.com/how-to-quickly-read-a-terms-of-service-5892422.
Part 1: Review
Part 2: Remediate
Part 3: Reflect
Optional Part 4 (Group Component)
Byrd, A. (2023). “Truth-Telling: Critical Inquiries on LLMs and the Corpus Texts that Train Them.” Composition Studies 51.1.
Critical Digital Pedagogy: A Collection. Edited by Jesse Stommel et al., Hybrid Pedagogy, 17 July 2020.
Woods, Charles. “The Rhetorical Implications of Data Aggregation: Becoming a “Dividual” in a Data-Driven World.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, 11 May 2021.