Anne Phifer

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Name: Anne Phifer
Date registered: February 12, 2014

Biography

Anne Phifer - I am an all-around geek girl, interested in education, technology, media, rhetoric, and the amazing ways they work together. Here at A&M-Commerce, I provide technical support for our Learning Management System and teach First Year Composition classes in the English department. My goals are to one day: write a novel, have "PhD" behind my name, take over the world, cook a perfect steak, and get through every Star Trek episode ever released. Anne Phifer | Educational Technology Developer Center for Faculty Excellence & Innovation | Academic Affairs Anne.Phifer@tamuc.edu P.O. Box 3011 | Commerce, Tx 75429-3011 Tel. 903.468.3269 | Fax 903.886.5991| www.tamuc.edu Texas A&M University-Commerce

Latest posts

  1. Tweeting Responses: A Failed Experiment — May 22, 2017
  2. Upgrading the Journal: 3 Reasons to have your students Blog — March 6, 2017
  3. Reducing Plagiarism without Plagiarism Software — January 25, 2017
  4. Social Media & Commonplace Books — October 5, 2016
  5. #Activism on University Campuses — August 18, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Textbook Publishers and Learning Management Systems: Do We Even Want Them to Get Along? — 1 comment
  2. Progress Blog #1 : Composition in a Digital Age — 1 comment

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May 22

Tweeting Responses: A Failed Experiment

As a writing instructor, I am constantly working to try and get my classes to synthesize information and communicate it out as succinctly as possible. It’s one of the main parts of my job, to be honest. That’s why, when I first came up with the idea of “tweeting responses,” I thought maybe social media …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/tweeting-responses-a-failed-experiment/

Mar 06

Upgrading the Journal: 3 Reasons to have your students Blog

Blogging serves the same essential functions as journaling. It allows learners to practice their writing in a low-risk setting. In my English 1301 and 1302 classes, learners use Tumblr to blog throughout the course of the class on a variety of class-related topics. These classes are fully online, and learner-instructor interaction is key for engaging …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/upgrading-the-journal-3-reasons-to-have-your-students-blog/

Jan 25

Reducing Plagiarism without Plagiarism Software

Plagiarism is a plague on campuses across the United States, and that includes us here at Texas A&M University-Commerce. We employ several software solutions for detecting plagiarism once it’s happened, but there are ways to prevent students from plagiarizing before they even start. It’s all in assignment design. 1. Create a plagiarism contract for students …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/reducing-plagiarism-without-plagiarism-software/

Oct 05

Social Media & Commonplace Books

Social media is often brought up as the solution to disengaged students, but suggestions rarely go deeper than “Use Twitter” or “Create a Facebook page.” Simply requiring students to use social media for their class work isn’t enough to create connections – but borrowing an old assignment and giving it a new face might do …

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Permanent link to this article: http://sites.tamuc.edu/innovations/social-media-commonplace-books/

Aug 18

#Activism on University Campuses

In a recent article of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Kim E. Schatzel – the current leader of Towson University – stated that she uses social media to check in with the student climate on campus in light of racial tensions that have been brought to the forefront in the last year. Students at Towson …

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