Exploring the Hidden Contested Spaces: Challenging Multimedia Use for Students with Unique Needs by Chris Gerben

Selected as a 2011 Emerging Pedagogies Research and Travel Grant winner by Pearson Education, this movie/essay/narrative addresses issues of access and equity at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) convention held in Atlanta, GA. Using a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, Chris Gerben analyzes his own presentation, and others’, against a UDL rubric applicable both at conferences and in the college classroom.

Presenter Bio

Chris Gerben is a PhD candidate in the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan. Before returning to Ann Arbor (where he received a BA in English Language and Literature), Chris earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Notre Dame, and taught at Notre Dame and Stanford University. His research focuses on collaborative writing in online social spaces, such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. His publications and interests can be viewed at http://www.chrisgerben.com.