The Writing Rhode Island Production Lab, located in Roosevelt 318 and 320, is truly a place for Writing & Rhetoric students to call their own--a hub where they can brainstorm, collaborate, and create with top line amenities. The labís design is drawn from ideas on how writers work, from how a group is most comfortable when its members collaborate to the type of space an individual writer needs to move from brainstorming, into production and revision, and finally delivery.
Initiated by grants from the URI Foundation, the Provost's Office, the Honors Program, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Department of Writing & Rhetoric, the lab is continually expanding in terms of space and technology.
Currently, the lab features twelve high-end Apple computers, all complete with various multimedia software packages, video capture capabilities, and wireless printing access. In addition, it houses a scanner, comb binder, a small library of resource materials, and several laptops, iPads and digital cameras for check out purposes. Most recently, the lab acquired enough voice recorders, flip video cameras, and tablet PCs for an entire writing class to use during field research projects.
Faculty, graduate instructors, and students enrolled in WRT lab fee courses may use the lab and/or check out equipment to prepare multimedia content for technology and field research based courses. Please visit the lab and a monitor will guide you though the check out process. All WRT students may use The Hub@LLRC for these same purposes.
For instructors who want their students to check out Hub@LLRC equipment for class projects, there is a specific procedure to follow. It requires students to complete contracts and instructors to hand deliever these contracts, complete with a cover sheet, to Nick Coulombe in Swan 302 during the first two weeks of the semester. Please refer to the following documents:
Questions about how to use the Production lab and/or its equipment? Questions about the Hub@LLRC? Please contact Joannah Portman Daley, Digital Pedagogy Specialist.
Please visit our announcements page for more details on the following news:
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Tim Amidon, who was recently selected as an Assistant Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
Professor Caroline Gottschalk Druschke was selected for a summer research position with the EPA's Atlantic Ecology Division in Narragansett. Caroline will be working with them this summer to study the barriers to and opportunities for restoration in the Woonasquatucket watershed in northern Rhode Island. She looks forward to sharing her experience and findings with the Harrington School Communicating Science Cluster in the fall.
Professor Libby Miles has been selected for a national team of curriculum developers/facilitators for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). "Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success" is a grant-funded project designed to help over 300 college and university librarians create projects to assess their impact on student learning.
Get to know graduating senior Shauntel Martin.
Get to know Sara Gilman during her junior year.
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New publications by Gavin Hurley, Tim Amidon,Jeremiah Dyehouse, Cathyrn Molloy, Kim Hensely Owens, Mike Pennell, and Joannah Portman Daley!
See a full list of recent Publications by our faculty and graduate students.