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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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]

February 12, 2015

photoUCF Texts and Technology hosted two workshops for the program's Graduate Teaching Associates. Led by Eric Main, Associate Director of UCF’s Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, the sessions were based on the book How Learning Works: Seven Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose, et al. [Read More]

January 13, 2015

photoCongratulations to T&T student, Leandra Preston-Sidler, who successfully defended her dissertation on January 27, 2015. Leandra's dissertation is titled Watch Me Disappear: Gendered Bodies, Pro-Anorexia, and Self-Injury in Virtual Communities. [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

Bruce B. Janz

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Instrumentalization in Universities and the Creative Potential of Race”, Pedro Tabensky & Sally Mathews eds. Being At ‘Home’: Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation at South African Higher Education Institutions. University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2015: 273-296. https://www.academia.edu/8179763/Instrumentalization_in_Universities_and_the_Creative_Potential_of_Race

Tison Pugh

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Folse, K., & Pugh, T.  (2015).  Great Writing Book 5 (3rd Ed.).  Boston: National Geographic Learning.

Sonia H. Stephens

S. H. Stephens, D. E. DeLorme and S. C. Hagen. (2014) “An analysis of the narrative-building features of interactive sea level rise viewers.” Science Communication. 36(6): 675-705. DOI: 10.1177/1075547014550371

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T&T Student Picnic Photos

Texts and Technology students and faculty enjoy each other's company at the Welcome Back Fall Picnic at Jay Blanchard Park in August. The picnic provides an informal opportunity for students and faculty to get to know one another in a relaxed environment.

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