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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Jeanne Willette: 2006 TLC Technology Grant Report


Report:

In the summer of 2006 Joan Takayama-Ogawa and I received a Fletcher Jones grant to devise new ways of supplementing education with new technology. The two of us developed a series of Enhanced Podcasts for our paired classes, Introduction to Visual Culture and English Development II. These Enhanced Podcasts were made for ESL students who need to improve their language skills in English, by listening to the Podcasts, taking notes on the information, and learning though repetition. We worked for 13 days for approximately 8 hours a day in The Teaching Learning Center with Kathleen Forrest, Coordinator of the TLC.

Otis College of Art and Design had just been accepted by Apple as an early adapter of this new technology, making Joan and myself among the first educators in the nation to create Enhanced Podcasts. What is "Enhanced Podcasting?" It is a union of an audio track with still images. “Enhanced” could also refer to the amount of time, effort, and, ultimately, satisfaction involved in the process. Enhanced Podcasting is less than a year old and enables the listener of a Podcast to also see relevant words and images, designed to reinforce the verbal script. Two different sets of Enhanced Podcasts were made. One set, connected to the Introduction to Visual Culture Course, supplements student knowledge of course materials. The second set, connected to the English Development II course, are information literacy Podcasts, used to aid in the process of researching and writing assigned papers. The Enhanced Podcasts also give the students an opportunity to review major concepts presented in the lectures and research techniques, complete with images and additional information.

--Jeanne Willette
Liberal Arts and Sciences

Further reading: "How to Podcast," As Told by a Novice [PDF]