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Games Not Grades: Is Codecademy the Only Future of Online Education

Provocative title and all, this post of mine just went up at critical margins. 

If you haven’t been by codecademy, you might want to stop by there first. 

http://www.codecademy.com/

http://criticalmargins.com/2013/10/01/games-grades-codecademy-future-online-education/


Western Illinois University

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I’ve moved to Macomb, IL to teach full time as a member of the English faculty at Western Illinois University. If you happen to be in the area on October third, please come by the reading in the University Art Gallery. I’ll have CDs, jokes, and smiles for everybody. And I’ll do my best to keep it from becoming too serious. 


Twenty Avocados Published

A well-traveled poem of mine about Guatemala, the people you meet in hostels, and avocados just went up at Outside In Magazine.

I wouldn’t be mad or anything if you clicked on the link to check it out.
http://outsideinmagazine.com/issue-thirteen/poetry/twenty-avocados-jason-braun/


AUTHORS UNBOUND: THE RISE OF THE MAKER AUTHOR is up a Critical Margins

Authors like Matt Kindt, Jenifer Egan, Geoff Schmidt, Ander Monson and more are pushing past the printed page and into the third dimension.

Find out how Author’s can get in on some of that Maker action!
http://criticalmargins.com/2013/05/01/authors-unbound-maker-authors/


Edwardsville Intelligencer’s Feature Story on Homophonecheck.com

Corey Stevens had this to say:

Their is going to be a new way to edit your class assignments online. Or is it they’re? There?

Jason Braun, an English composition teacher at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has released the world’s first homophone checker.  Homophones are words that sound alike, but are spelled differently, and cause a lot of confusion for many beginning writers.

Read more at:

http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_d5ecdb8c-a6b8-11e2-b188-0019bb2963f4.html


The Belleville News Democrate Features Homophone Checker on Front Page

By JAMIE FORSYTHE — News-Democrat

A Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate student has created a website application to help other dyslexic students like himself. Jason Braun, 35, of Edwardsville recently launched an online “homophone” checker.

A homophone refers to words that sound the same, but are spelled differently, and Braun’s web application, http://www.homophonecheck.com, allows writers to proofread for errors that word processing software can’t find.

For example, spell checking a document won’t find an error if you use ‘there’ instead of ‘their’ or ‘they’re’ or ‘know’ instead of ‘no.’

http://www.bnd.com/2013/04/11/2573441/dyslexic-student-creates-website.html


Homophone Checker and the Cult of Correctness in The ALESTLE

The Alestle giving some props to the Homophone Checker and making some good points about the “cult of correctness” that follows around English professors, teachers, and majors.

http://www.alestlelive.com/news/article_e9bc89c0-9cbb-11e2-85fe-001a4bcf6878.html