Please join us on Monday, May 22nd, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern/11:00 – 12:30 pm Pacific for the DEFCon Speaker Series: “Beyond LMSs: Artisanal Course Websites,” with Leonardo Flores, Chair of the English Department at Appalachian State University, and Jewon Woo, Associate Professor of English at Lorain County Community College. You’ll hear from these experts about how to think beyond learning management systems such as Canvas and Blackboard to develop new approaches to designing websites for your courses. We’re so excited that Leonardo and Jewon are joining us for May’s DEFCon Speaker Series!
Workshop: Beyond LMSs: Artisanal Course Websites
In this workshop, Professors Leonardo Flores and Jewon Woo share their experiences building course websites, with hands-on components to help you move beyond your learning management system (LMS). This interactive workshop will examine how to use Scalar and WordPress for creative course communication.
Professor Leonardo Flores Chair of the English Department at Appalachian State University. He taught at the English Department at University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus from 1994 to 2019. He is President of the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry, co-editor of the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, and has a Spanish language e-lit column in 80 Grados. He is currently co-editing the first Anthology of Latin American Electronic Literature. For more information on his current work, visit http://leonardoflores.net.
Professor Jewon Woo is an Associate Professor of English at Lorain County Community College. Dr. Jewon Woo teaches African American, American, and women’s literature, and humanities. Her digital project, “The Ohio Black Press,” provides access to 19th century Black-owned newspapers in Ohio. She first started to collect digitized newspapers to read with her students because they do not have access to expensive databases that offer historical newspapers online. Dr. Woo began to search Black newspapers in 19th century Ohio and found that so many of them were yet to be located and digitized as they were scattered at various historical societies and libraries. Her project’s efforts for open access correspond to the historical struggle to outreach to marginalized audiences. We applaud her work in the field of digital humanities!