Category Archives: Beyond Literacy

Beyond Literacy: A Class, An Event, A Conversation

Every time I teach the Beyond Literacy course (a First Year Seminar at Guelph) I am wonderfully delighted by the students. Frankly very few of them ever buy the premise of the course (“Reading and writing are doomed. Literacy as … Continue reading

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About My Ignite Guelph Talk

I did a talk for Ignite Guelph last night. It was too much fun. It was also very difficult. If you’ve already done an ignite talk (5 min. presentation, 20 presentation slides, each slide is displayed for 15 seconds and … Continue reading

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Beyond Literacy Radio

Just when you thought it was safe to go out into the literate world again …. Following from the success of Beyond Literacy (the “book-like-thing”), I’m pleased to announce Beyond Literacy Radio! Once again the topic is post-literacy; a thought … Continue reading

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Scarey – Just Like It Should Be

I’ve been teaching variations of a course called Beyond Literacy for a number of years (both to first year undergrads and sophisticated graduate students). After all this time, you would think I could teach this in my sleep, and with … Continue reading

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Writing on the Net (Writer’s Workshop Presentation)

Today I presented a session at the University of Guelph Library’s Writer’s Workshop. The topic was: Writing on the Net. Exploring Participatory, Online Writing: the Good, the Bad, and the Trolls. The workshop was focused on my experimental “book-like-thing” Beyond … Continue reading

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No Small Plans meets Less is More

Tomorrow I starting publishing the “book-like-thing” I’ve been thinking about for a number of years. Beyond Literacy has been a wonderful learning experience. Over the years the project got bigger and bigger (presentations at conferences, an undergraduate course, a series … Continue reading

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Beyond Literacy: What I’ve Been Up To …

I’m terrified. In the best way possible…. For some time I’ve been working on a project about the idea of “post-literacy.” It’s a positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic exploration of the end of literacy (and the rise of some more profound … Continue reading

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The Great Debate at OLA SuperConference

OK. I lost. It was close. But I lost the debate. Congrats to John Miedema my worthy opponent. The audience was wonderful; thanks to all who came. It was crazy and fun and worth doing again sometime. ….Mike

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