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digital compositions weave words and context and images: they are exercises in ordered complexity (Yancey, 2004)
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Colorado State University's Composition Program

Colorado State University's Composition Program | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it
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This looks like a great programme that eases students into multimodal composition, lets them explore the gains and losses in regard to expressing meanings through modes other than language. From the teacher's point of view, the extensive teacher's resources are really great and helpful, they include not only course descriptors but also links to core texts together with reviews, discussion questions and quite thorough lesson notes explaining how to use the text with the students. 

 

A note of caution: remember the context for the above course. American approach to teaching composition may differ from the one adopted in the UK, in particular when academic literacies are at stake.

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TESOL Quarterly - Call for Abstracts: Multimodality in TESOL - Wiley Online Library

TESOL Quarterly - Call for Abstracts: Multimodality in TESOL - Wiley Online Library | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it
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Themes of interest:

 

1. The multimodality of academic texts, registers and genres and the implications for language education pedagogy.
2. Pedagogic practices that draw on multimodal frameworks to support language learning and development.
3. Ethnographic and sociocultural accounts of language learners’ multimodal practices in negotiating community membership and participation, including accounts of digitally-mediated interactions.
4. Identity as it relates to how language learners use their multimodal resources to represent their beliefs, values, and subjectivities.

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Multimodality - The Top Ten

Multimodality - The Top Ten | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it
I have had quite a few people ask me recently for key texts to get them started on multimodality, so I decided that it's high time to share a few favourites. This list is neither exhaustive nor com...
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A great start for anybody wanting to explore multimodality in education and not only. The list certainly includes the key texts, some of which are quite accessible and can ease one gently into the rich and intricate topic. The blog author's insights provide additional advice where to start and how to proceed.

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Luis F. Jaramillo's curator insight, September 2, 2017 12:08 PM
I really liked this article because it recommended many useful resources for further studies on multimodality. I am spetially interested in " Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design" "Multimodal Literacy" and "Speech, Music, Sound". I strongly believe that these books will help me a lot and I will try to get them as soon as I can. 
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Kairos 18.1: Apostel, Prezi Design Strategies - Home

Kairos 18.1: Apostel, Prezi Design Strategies - Home | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it
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A clear intro to Prezi design, showing the importance of engaging with colour, movement and other functions available in order to communicate the message. Helpful to those who would like to take their Prezi design beyond templates, for example when designing multimodal assignments.

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Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations | ADHO

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is an umbrella organisation whose goals are to promote and support digital research and teaching across arts and humanities disciplines, drawing together humanists engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, creation, dissemination, and beyond, in all areas reflected by its diverse membership. 

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"Show, Not Tell: The Value of New Media Scholarship" | Dr. Cheryl E. Ball

"Show, Not Tell: The Value of New Media Scholarship" | Dr. Cheryl E. Ball | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it

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In this article, I consider the changing nature of publications in relation to technology and tenure, presenting a taxonomy of scholarly publications: online scholarship, scholarship about new media, and new media scholarship. I offer a focused definition of new media texts as ones that juxtapose semiotic modes in new and aesthetically pleasing ways and, in doing so, break away from print traditions so that written text is not the primary rhetorical means. By applying this definition to scholarly online publications, readers can be better prepared to recognize and interpret the meaning-making potential of aesthetic modes used in new media scholarly texts. I conclude by offering an analysis of a scholarly new media text, “Digital Multiliteracies.”

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poems that GO : new media essays

Poems that Go is a quarterly new media poetry journal that explores the intersections between images, sound, text and interactivity, and the ways kinetic relationships shape language, meaning and narrative in new media spaces.
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A somewhat old collection of critical essays about the aesthetics of new media and poetry but worth exploring - some examples of multimodal compositions too.

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Digital Writing Assessment and Evaluation (McKee and DeVoss, Eds.)

If we are to resist the assessment of writing and writing programs by those unfamiliar with and uninterested in writing as a means of discovery, learning, and imagining, we need books like this one, and many more of them. We need to demonstrate that the creative environment fostered by writing in digital environments can be matched by even more creativity in the assessment of such writing. We need to show that assessment of writing in the digital age does not ignore the teachers and students in writing classes, in its attention to industrial-strength rubrics and corporate-sponsored definitions of what is important in education. I applaud the editors of and contributors to this volume, which I expect to open many avenues of exploration, experimentation, and innovation in assessment.

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Looking for Sources of Coherence in a Fragmented World: Notes Toward a New Assessment Design | NWP Digital Is

Looking for Sources of Coherence in a Fragmented World: Notes Toward a New Assessment Design | NWP Digital Is | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it

Beginning with the assumption that “coherence” is a central feature of both print and digital texts, Yancey explores what that means for digital texts, focusing on the kind of relationships that are created among various features of a text. As a foundation for assessment, she presents a heuristic to encourage an inquiry-based stance toward digital compositions that focuses on types of arrangements created, their intention, and their effects.

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Digital HSS

This site provides a guide to upcoming events and opportunities in digital scholarship for the College of Humanities and Social Science.

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MIDAS: Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences

MIDAS: Methodological Innovation in Digital Arts and Social Sciences | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it
Digital Technology and Embodiment


This project addresses a pressing problem for contemporary research: how to synthesise methods from the arts and social science to develop innovative methods of research. Interdisciplinary methods are increasingly considered necessary to understand the bodily, visual and aspects of people’s everyday worlds, particularly within the context of contemporary technology-rich environments that foreground bodily actions in new ways: a complex topic that connects arts and social science research.

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All Writing is Multimodal

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This encyclopedia-like entry on multimodality for the threshold concepts collection defines what multimodality is, why it is a useful concept for writing studies, and outlines several misconceptions about this theoretical and pedagogical approach.


Citation: Ball, Cheryl E., & Charlton, Colin. (forthcoming). All writing is multimodal. In Linda Adler-Kassner & Elizabeth Wardle (Eds.), Naming what we know: Threshold concepts of writing studies. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

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Diana Jaimes V.'s curator insight, September 2, 2017 10:34 AM
This article expanded my insights towards writing and some multimodality perceptions I had. There have been different misconceptions regarding the writing composition process and how it could be considered just as a linear activity; However, since the process of writing involves many modes to create meaning it is not proper to say that writing is a monomodal process, as well as there is not such a thing we could denominate monomodal. Humans create meaning through different modes: visual, linguistic, aural, spatial or gestural.
 
Luis F. Jaramillo's curator insight, September 2, 2017 12:50 PM
This article clarifies very well a misscomception that most people have about multimodality (I believed it myself) and it's that some written texts are "monomodal". Well, according to this text there is not such a thing as monomodal writing, all writing is multimodal in essence. 

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Creating Interactive Images with Thinglink

A great way of enriching an image with extra information, insights, links to other related resources, interpretation layers. A visual equivalent of a hypertext - could it be called a hyperimage? 

http://www.thinglink.com/

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Experimenting with it for my dissertation on multimodality - seems like a useful way to capture preliminary thoughts in the multimodal analysis of the data.

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Digital Writing Studies: A Brief History in Technopedagogies of Making - YouTube

This 17-minute screencast of a prezi was composed for the Digital Humanities 2013 conference in Lincoln, NE (for presentation on July 17, 2013). This is the ...
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I think the title speaks for itself. Worth watching!

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Takayoshi and Selfe Explain the Merits of Teaching Multimodal Composition

Takayoshi and Selfe Explain the Merits of Teaching Multimodal Composition | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it
Takayoshi, Pamela and Selfe, Cynthia L. (2006) “Thinking about Multimodality” http://dmp.osu.edu/dmac/supmaterials/Takayoshi&Selfe.pdf To begin their piece, Takayoshi and Selfe consider the sta...
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The Fibreculture Journal

The Fibreculture Journal | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it

The journal encourages critical and speculative interventions in discussions concerning a wide range of topics of interest. These include the social and cultural contexts, philosophy and politics of contemporary media technologies and events. We have a special emphasis on the ongoing social, technical and conceptual transitions involved.

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Re-Inventing the Possibilities - a webtext by Cheryl Ball

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Article abstract: This webtext demonstrates the possibilities of using new media to teach students critical literacy skills applicable to the 21st century. It is a manifesto for what we think writing scholars should be teaching in general-education “writing” classes like first-year composition. In order to answer the question of what we should teach, we have to ask what kinds of academic literacy, if any, we value. We argue here that rhetorical theory is a productive way to theorize how meaning is made among new media texts, their designers, and their readers. We use the Ancient Greek concepts of topoi and commonplace to explain how designers and readers enter into a space of negotiated meaning-making when converging upon new media texts. That negotiated space offers a new-media space for learning critical literacies by means other than research papers. As examples, we discuss two student texts and the literacies they demonstrate.

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The Thought Shop :: Adventures in Digital Media :: NINE

The Thought Shop :: Adventures in Digital Media :: NINE | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it
Site showcasing work done by Jason E. Lewis, including interactive installations, screen-based work, writing and speaking
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'Nine' by Jason Lewis - puzzling through several lives

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Pamela Takayoshi | Rhetoricaheroica

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Ruminations on the shape and form of a composition class in the face of multiliteracies both inside and outside the classroom

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Issue 18.1 (Fall 2013) - Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

Issue 18.1 (Fall 2013) - Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy | towards multimodality in academia | Scoop.it
Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy is the premier online, peer-reviewed journal in computers and writing.
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The CCC Online Archive: Kathleen Blake Yancey. Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key.

"Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key" is the print version of the multimodal address that former CCCC Chair Kathleen Yancey gave at the 2004 CCCC convention. Discussing the myriad forms and purposes that writing can take today, she asks us to re-examine our beliefs about what writing is and how it should be taught.

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Gunther Kress, Institute of Education, University of London

"Making meaning: the role of semiotics and education." Gunther Kress, Professor of Semiotics and Education, in conversation with doctoral student Sophia Diam...
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