Opportunities for Graduate Students

Assistantships in the Digital Media Project (DMP)

Each year, the Digital Media Project hires graduate students to work in the center as consultants for the Department. Most of this work includes working with teachers interested in using digital media in their courses; priority is given to those with teaching experience in technology-supported classrooms. We have a strong commitment to instruction in digital media production in all areas of English studies. Positions open in Spring Quarter and typically begin the following Autumn Quarter. Contact Amy Spears, spears.93@osu.edu.

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives

The Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN), a publicly available archive of over 2,400 personal literacy narratives in a variety of formats (text, video, audio), offers students various opportunities to learn about conducting oral history interviews, participate in specific projects such as the Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus collection, and incorporate literacy narratives into their teaching. Contact Prof. Cynthia Selfe (selfe.2@osu.edu) or H. Lewis Ulman (ulman.1@osu.edu).

Narratives from above image:

The Eric Walborn Award: For Excellence in Digital Media and English Studies

This award, established in memory of Eric Walborn, Coordinator of the The Digital Media Project from 1987 to 1993, recognizes excellence and innovation in computer-supported teaching and/or the development of digital media instructional materials in any area of English studies.

The Walborn Award, made annually to a graduate student in the Department of English, consists of a cash award and recognition at the English Department's annual awards ceremony. We encourage submission of course materials and new course proposals. Materials and proposals that encourage student digital media production are especially welcome.

Any graduate student in the Department of English who has developed digital media instructional materials during the current academic year is eligible. A call for nominations will be made Spring Quarter of each year.

2010 Walborn award winner Tim Jensen's award-winning video application.

Conference Experience: Institute on Digital Media and Composing (DMAC)

DMAC is an annual two-week institute, hosted jointly by the OSU Department of English and the Digital Media Project. The institute focuses on the effective use of digital media in college composition classrooms. Participants design and create multimodal texts; experimenting with various genres of digital representation; exploring questions access, equity, agency and literacy in digital environments; and applying their insights to the development of meaningful assignments, syllabi, and curricula. Knowledgeable staff provide individualized assistance with digital media in state-of-the-art computer classrooms, and nationally recognized consultants lead discussions about their use of multimodal work in teaching and research.

OSU graduate students are eligible to attend this institute, which attracts faculty and speakers from across the country.

Visiting Scholars in Digital Media and Composition

Each year, scholars visit Ohio State to work with the Digital Media Studies Program and participate in the Digital Media and Composition Institute. Below, you can link to interviews with some recent visiting scholars:

Adam Banks
Jonathan Alexander
Richard E. Miller and Paul Hammond

Christine Tulley
Hugh Burns