February 23, 2010
Editors: Carolyn Bitzer, Sharon Collingwood, Alvinia Quintana, and Caroline Smith
Want to let your friends know you’re studying in the library? Update your Facebook status. Just heard a song on the radio, but don’t know what it is? Your iPhone can help you figure it out. The technological advances of today have produced a remarkably different kind of student – digital natives at ease in navigating both the real and virtual world.
This anthology will explore the ways in which new media technologies can be used in the Women’s Studies classroom. The editors are interested in articles that address the ways in which these technologies can further the goals of many Women’s Studies courses by encouraging students to examine how gender, race, and class can shape both our real and our virtual worlds. A number of Women’s Studies scholars recognize not only our students’ growing interest in digital media production but also the transgressive, political potential of new media technologies. As many colleges and universities embrace innovative media technologies to enrich learning in the 21st century, new issues emerge for Women’s Studies educators when teaching these purported “Millennials.”
· Blogs in teaching writing (RSS feeds, blog etiquette , tagging)
· Cloud computing (Google docs, Google groups, etc.)
· Feminist blogging networks
· Virtual Worlds
· Social Software for collaborative feminist work (Del.ciio.us, 43 Things, Pipes, Flickr, Facebook)
· Distance Education
· Personal Learning Environments (Netvibes, Pageflakes)
· Handhelds and the feminist classroom
If you are interested in proposing a contribution to this collection, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words as an attachment (.doc, .docx, .rtf) to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 1, 2010. Please include in the subject line the following: Feminist Cyberspaces.
Editors will send notifications of acceptance by May 1, 2010. The finished articles will be due by August 31, 2010.
For more information, please contact Caroline Smith (email@example.com).
Dr. Sharon Collingwood
Department of Women’s Studies
The Ohio State University
286 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1311
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