One of the ways I tried to make sense of my students' video projects for my LFYT class was to think of their work as "writing," especially in that they were turning in videos as their sole academic assignments for the semester. At the Future of Writing Conference
at the University of California, Irvine, November 6-7, 2008, I attempted to name the various genres evidenced in my students' coursework. At the conference, my "paper" also demonstrated new kinds of "writing" (or perhaps speaking) as I presented most of it online—while standing but not speaking—in front of a room of live people.
, as defined by fellow-blogger
and UCSD professor Elizabeth Losh, "is not one but two literacies: a literacy of print and a literacy of the screen. In addition, work in one medium is used to enhance learning in the other."[cit]
According to John Hartley: "Public writing is produced, circulated, and deciphered or read. Each of these moments in its career has its own frequency:
* The speed of creation: how long a given 'text' of public writing takes to produce
* Frequency of circulation: intervals between publication
* The wavelength of consumption: the period a given text spends in the public domain before being superseded by later 'pulses' of text from the same source."[cit]