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I ♥ E-Poetry is largely an educational project, developing into a reference of electronic literature that aims for encyclopedic scope of its coverage. It is designed for newcomers to these genres, scholars who need a quick reference, and educators interested in teaching e-lit in their courses.
Members of the digital humanities and electronic literature communities are already making strides in this direction, with digital pedagogy (read this also), critical making, and exploratory programming, to name a few. It’s time to take some of e-lit’s pedagogical potential out for a spin and see what we can do with it.
To encourage the teaching of e-lit, this project has created resources, indexes, and now seeks to expand to materials used to teach it, such as lesson plans, modules, assignments, and so on, in the following areas:
- Teaching e-lit as a subject matter, in literary, cultural, and other humanistic contexts.
- Teaching e-lit works to develop general education skills (such as critical thinking, writing, reading, and speaking).
- Teaching e-lit for ESL (English as a Second Language)
- Teaching e-lit to enhance learning in STEM fields.
Any of these areas can be defined further by target population, age group, and so on.