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Big Data and Writing Studies Colloquium

Zac and Angela

Friday, January 24, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Big Data and Writing Studies Colloquium

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In an effort to broaden the conversation about Big Data, the University of South Florida (Tampa) will host this free, one-day colloquium to explore the implications of Big Data for Writing Studies. We welcome scholars from all corners of Writing Studies who are interested in the research or pedagogical possibilities and applications represented by Big Data and Learning Analytics. As writing is increasingly translated directly from keystrokes into oceans of bytes, Big Data is opening new spaces, methods, and proof-points for Writing Studies researchers, faculty, and administration. Because of the way Big Data can digitally embody an entire writing ecology in real-time and in the real-world contexts of that ecology, it promises to give researchers, faculty, and administrators better tools and methods of understanding the connections between curricula, instruction, and learning.

Morning sessions will feature Big Data pioneer Susan Lang, Director of Writing at TTU, who will discuss “Data Mining: A Hybrid Methodology for Complex and Dynamic Research” College Composition and Communication. In addition, faculty and doctoral studies from USF will share their scholarship on Big Data.

Afternoon sessions will provide participants opportunities to learn and experiment with Big Data analysis tools and to group-brainstorm about the future of writing tools, Big Data, and Writing Studies.


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Marshall Student Center
4103 Cedar Drive
Tampa, FL 33620

Friday, January 24, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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