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Listings of Past Webinar Series

The listings below document the efforts of past webinar leaders, as well as the evolving interests of online literacy educators. 

Members may watch recorded webinars by clicking on the  image accompanying each listing.  

Webinar Descriptions

Reimagining Online Technical Writing: Feminist, Disability, and Transnational Perspectives in UX/UI Design

Webinar Leaders: Jazzie Terrell

Date of Webinar: January 26th, 2024


'Reimagining Online Technical Writing: Feminist, Disability, and Transnational Perspectives in UX/UI Design,' aims to revolutionize instructional design, emphasizing inclusivity and global awareness. Aligning with the 'Instructors as Designers: Considering UX Design in OWI' series, it introduces innovative approaches from feminist, disability, and transnational studies to enhance UX/UI design in online technical writing. The session explores the challenges of integrating disability considerations into digital environments, highlighting the need for adaptable, evolving design solutions rather than fixed ones. Participants will actively deconstruct and analyze existing online platforms, applying feminist, disability, and transnational perspectives. This critical analysis aims to identify areas for design improvement. Interactive exercises include hands-on redesign tasks, focusing on technical writing assignments to apply these perspectives practically. Breakout sessions will facilitate discussions on incorporating feminist principles in UX/UI design. The webinar aims to cultivate a comprehensive design thinking approach, recognizing the synergy between feminist, disability, and transnational aspects in UX/UI design. Educators will leave with actionable strategies to create more inclusive and equitable online courses. Emphasizing the importance of challenging standard design assumptions, the webinar aims to inspire an inclusive mindset, transforming the educational landscape. Post-webinar, an online forum will provide a platform for continued discussion, sharing successes, and furthering the development of inclusive technical writing education.

Participants will:

  • Development of a Holistic Design Thinking Mindset: Attendees will learn to integrate feminist, disability, and transnational perspectives in UX/UI design, fostering a comprehensive understanding of how these dimensions intersect and influence online technical writing.
  • of Practical Design Strategies: Educators will gain actionable techniques and strategies to adapt and enhance their online technical writing courses, promoting greater inclusivity and equitable student engagement.
  • an Inclusive Design Approach: The webinar will encourage participants to critically assess and question default design assumptions, fostering an inclusive mindset that is essential for reshaping the educational landscape.
  • Establishment of a Collaborative Community of Practice: A post-webinar online forum will facilitate ongoing dialogue and collaboration, allowing participants to share implementation successes and collectively advance the field of inclusive technical writing instruction.

Webinar Leader Bios

Jazzie Terrell (they/them/elle) is a skilled researcher focusing on communal, activist, feminist rhetoric, disability studies, and gender/women's studies. Their expertise includes mixed-methods data analysis, archival research, sociocultural rhetorical praxis, and queer phenomenology, with an ongoing IRB-approved project on digital communal collaboration in first-year composition. They also prioritize feminist rhetorical theory, antiracist writing assessment, and accessibility in teaching, aiming to create an equitable and joyful learning environment.

Critical language awareness meets "The neighborhood map"

Webinar Leaders: Mary-Lourdes Silva

Date of Webinar: November 10, 2023


There have been various university digital story-mapping projects that have mapped untold stories about racism, literacy, and language use. Story-mapping predates computers and the Internet through the use of cartography and oral story-telling or travel narratives. In digital story-mapping, instructors can also apply a Critical Language Awareness (CLA) model to story-mapping to raise attention to the official and unofficial naming of regions, cities, streets, neighborhoods, buildings, etc. CLA is a commitment to linguistic diversity and the close examination of language, identity, and power (Shapiro & Leonard, 2023). In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Silva will take participants on a journey from analogue story-mapping to digital story-mapping that applies a CLA approach.

Participants will:

  • create their own analogue and digital maps and share stories pinned to specific locations on the map and in their memories
  • learn to use applications like Google street view, Google My Maps, and Knight Lab.

Webinar Leader Bios

Mary-Lourdes Silva (she/her) is Associate Professor of Writing and Director of First-Year Writing at Ithaca College. She received a PhD in Language, Literacy, and Composition Studies from UC, Santa Barbara, as well as her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Fresno State. Her past and current research examines the citation practices of first-year college writing students; pedagogical use of multimodal and multimedia technologies and practices; implementation of institutional ePortfolio assessment; gender/race bias in education; movement-touch literacy as a modality to teach reflective thinking in first-year writing; and the psychological and financial implications of faculty compelled to review biased student evaluations of teaching. She is also a community organizer and teacher in the upstate New York Argentine tango community.

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