English 325: Writing in Digital Environments

While digital technologies allow us to approach traditional modes of writing in new ways – through word processing, blogging, texting, etc. – they also change what happens when we write. Social media, virtual environments, video games, A/V production tools, and platforms for designing websites open up new types of spaces and environments that in turn call for new writing practices. Through our multimedia and multimodal assignments, you will have an opportunity to develop traditional writing skills in ways relevant to your personal, academic, and professional interests. At the same time, we’ll explore what it means to write through web design, through audio and video production, through game design and code. This will also allow us to consider how digital environments transform our understanding of writing, persuasion, and self-expression.