I’ll continue to add to this page as the semester progresses, but here are a few to get you started:

Helpful Links

Free Programs (programs that will help you in this class)

Audacity, CamStudio, Storify, Weebly

Cheryl Ball’s Resources for “Multimodal Composition(list of readings, technical handouts, tutorials, and journals)

Help Websites/Tutorials

  • insert meta tags in WordPress
  • Lynda.com (online training library for $25/month)
  • rip YouTube videos: zamzar.com – a free file conversion website: will help you rip YouTube videos for editing yourself.
  • Instructions for ripping videos from YouTube using Zamzar (above). Follow the filetype choices in Step 2 for either Mac or PC.
  • taking screenshots: PC or Mac instructions for taking screenshots and making them into images that you can upload to your blog.
  • using MovieMaker: short, video-based tutorials that literally walk you through how to do pretty much everything in MovieMaker v.2.
  • using iMovie 09: Apple’s tutorials for using the newest version of iMovie.
  • using iMovie 06/HD: Apple’s tutorials for using an older (better?) version of iMovie.
  • WEbVPN client. Use this if the above doesn’t work or is too confusing.
  • Zotero: a free bibliographic tool that comes as a Firefox plug-in.
  • xtranormal: type in a script and use their pre-made 3D environs to create a movie.
  • http://www.storymapping.org/: creating mapping/media story mashups with web and cell phone delivery.
  • http://remixamerica.org/: Remix America gives you the tools and raw materials you need to remix America Then with America Now.

websites with accessibility tools

  • Magpie: http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/index.html
  • Subtitle Workshop: http://www.urusoft.net/products.php?cat=sw&lang=1

HTML help

Designing Accessible Websites


General Web Development and Design

Statistics about the Web and Internet use


Cindy Selfe’s Mega List ‘o Links

Topical URL Index

Annotated Alphabetic Index

(same links as above, but annotated)

Computers and Composition

Comprehensive Bibliography


The entries in this bibliography reflect works cited in
three sources:

  • Citations from
    Hawisher, Gail E.; LeBlanc, Paul; Moran, Charles; & Selfe, Cynthia L.
    (1996). Computers and the teaching of writing in American higher
    education, 1979–1994: A history
    . Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
  • Citations from
    past issues of Computers and Composition, including citation of
    every article printed in the journal since its 1983 inception and all of
    the bibliographic citations from each article appearing in the journal.
  • Citations from
    books in the New Directions Book Series.

Computers and Composition Online (Searchable) Archives


(Issues dating from 1983-April 2000)

Computers and Composition Online


General Links

Teaching Composition Online
Collaborative Site


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