Digital Composition and the First-Year Composition Classroom

Technology has become more commonplace in higher education, and the first-year composition classroom is no exception. Dr. Gregory Ramirez will discuss the use of digital composition as an assignment that strengthens student writing, expands their ability to express ideas, and empowers them for the ever-changing workforce awaiting them after graduation.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Gregory Ramírez has taught at Madera Community College since 2008. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Fresno (CSUF) then earned his Doctor of Arts in English Pedagogy from Murray State University. Dr. Ramírez has presented (or co-presented) at conferences in Portland, Oregon; Atlanta, Georgia; San Diego, California; Sacramento, California; and virtually for the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference, for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), and for the Kentucky Organization for Student Success (KOSS). His poetry has appeared in journals throughout the United States and in anthologies, including Heyday Books’ reprinting of Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Great Central Valley and Corners of the Mouth: A Celebration of Thirty Years at the Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival. He lives in Clovis, California with his wife, Stephanie, and their two children.