To demonstrate a designerly approach to teaching through critical making and design, this project presents an interactive webcomic that simulates an interface for an online asynchronous course on professional writing. In particular, I rely on the framing metaphor of the greenhouse, growing plants, and botanical diagrams to create a shared conceptual space between students and instructor. Through this project, I approach my pedagogical work as instructor in a way that reflects my commitment as a scholar to multimodal knowledge creation and to design as a way of knowing.
is Assistant Professor of Applied and Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work explores the possibilities digital technologies afford for creating knowledge and telling stories. She is managing editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy and member of the editorial collective for Filter Insta-Zine. She also writes and illustrates the ongoing webcomic Little Yellow Bird. Her digital scholarship includes publications in Kairos, Computers and Composition Online, and Enculturation, and her comics have been published by Wildstar Press, The Nashville Review, Through the Twisted Woods, and The Vermont Folklife Center.