The Digital Writing Studio is a media lab meant to support digital writing projects. Our consultants can offer design guidance for the creation of multimedia texts like websites, ePortfolios, presentations, blogs, wikis, posters, photo essays, smartphone apps, and more. Both students and faculty in the English Department can use the Digital Writing Studio to support their multimedia work. One-on-one or small group tutoring appointments are also available.
As the Director of the Digital Writing Studio, I am here to help support faculty in planning and designing digital writing assignments. I have been teaching in FIU’s Writing Program since I was a graduate Linguistics student in 2009, and I have been a full-time instructor since 2011. I teach various digital projects in my Writing/Rhetoric and Linguistics courses — e-portfolios, video interviews, blogs – where I emphasize rhetorically-minded design that allows students to critically examine the genre, media, and audience for their projects.
Assistant Teaching Professor / Interim DWS Director
Dr. Malesh is the interim director of the Digital Writing Studio for the Spring Semester of 2021. He has been teaching Writing and New Media, Technical & Professional Writing, Rhetoric, Writing Theory, and Composition for FIU since 2018. His courses specialize in writing in the workplace, digital communication, material rhetoric, and writing & rhetorical theory. Dr. Malesh has also worked as an editor and copywriter, and brings a professional perspective to student digital writing work including blogs, vlogs, video essays, and web pages.
Hours and Location
We are working remotely during Spring 2021.
To make an appointment or set up a class visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about the DWS
The Digital Writing Studio: Helping students with new media, by John Konapelsky for CASE News
Designing Small Spaces: A Case Study of the Florida International University Digital Writing Studio, by former DWS Director Ben Lauren
Three lessons from the bear in a flock of birds, by former DWS intern Cristina Garcia