About Texts and Technology

The Ph.D. in Texts and Technology program is part of a growing interdisciplinary field combining scholarly study, creative production, and assessment of digital media texts. The curriculum emphasizes theory and practice in new media supplemented by historical grounding in pre-digital media studies. This innovative program prepares students for research, teaching, and program development.  Areas of research and production include digital archiving and editing, asset management, predictive modeling, information architecture, visualization, web design, distributed education, and game design.  Graduates from the Texts and Technology program have gone on to such positions as: Assistant Professor of English, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Director of Course Design and Production, Dean of Distance Learning, and Managing Editor.

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Assistant Professor of Serious Games


May 7, 2015

photoUCF's T&T Community had a chapter Teaching the Repulsive Memorial published in Pedagogies of Public Memory, a Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication anthology. Authors include Barry Jason Mauer, John Venecek, Amy Larner Giroux, Patricia Carlton, Marcy Galbreath, and Valerie Kasper. [Read More]

March 17, 2015

photoThe T&T Guest Speaker Series brought Dánielle Nicole DeVoss to campus in March to discuss innovative new directions in Digital Humanities. She conducted a workshop, "Composing Multimodal Projects,” and presented “Creative, Innovative, Digital, and Entrepreneurial: Constellating New Directions for Humanities Work. [Read More]

February 26, 2015

photoGuests from the University of Florida – Sophia Acord (Associate Center Director/Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology & Law) and Laurie Taylor (Digital Scholarship Librarian) – met with T&T students and faculty to discuss Open Access and Electronic Dissertations. [Read More]

February 24, 2015

photoApril Anderson, University Archivist at the Milner Library at Illinois State University, presented a lively discussion for T&T students, faculty, and members of the UCF Library concerning Digital Archival Exhibition in the Digital Realm. [Read More]

February 20, 2015

photoCongratulations to Donnie Merritt for successfully defending his dissertation, “The Impact Of User-Generated Interfaces on the Participation of Users with a Disability in Virtual Environments.” When discussing games and the experience of gamers those with disabilities are often overlooked. [Read More]

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Dánielle Nicole DeVoss: Digital Humanities Workshops

Thursday, March 5, 2015; 10:30am - 1:30pm

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Recent Faculty Publications

Rudy McDaniel

Fanfarelli, J., Vie, S., & McDaniel, R. (2015). Understanding digital badges through feedback, reward, and narrative: A multidisciplinary approach to building better badges in social environments. Communication Design Quarterly, 3(3), 56-60.

Rudy McDaniel

McDaniel, R., & Fanfarelli, J.  (2015). A digital badging dataset focused on performance, engagement, and behavior-related variables from observations in web-based university courses.  British Journal of Educational Technology. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12272.

Keri Watson

"There's a Game for That: Teaching Art History with 'Reacting to the Past.'" Art History Teaching Resources Journal (Spring 2015).

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T&T Student Organization Spring Lunch Social

Students, faculty, and staff enjoy time together at the T&T Student Organization’s Spring Lunch Social at the MIRC Gallery in March. The lunch provided a fun and informal way to continue discussions started in a workshop earlier that day led by Dánielle Nicole DeVoss, Professor in Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University.

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