Bridging the Multimodal Gap

Bridging the Multimodal Gap addresses multimodality scholarship and its use in the composition classroom.

Author: Santosh Khadka

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607327974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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Bridging the Multimodal Gap addresses multimodality scholarship and its use in the composition classroom. Despite scholars’ interest in their students’ multiple literacies, multimodal composition is far from the norm in most writing classes. Essays explore how multimodality can be implemented in courses and narrow the gap between those who regularly engage in this instruction and those who are still considering its scholarly and pedagogical value. After an introductory section reviewing the theory literature, chapters present research on implementing multimodal composition in diverse contexts. Contributors address starter subjects like using comics, blogs, or multimodal journals; more ambitious topics such as multimodal assignments in online instruction or digital story telling; and complex issues like assessment, transfer, and rhetorical awareness. Bridging the Multimodal Gap translates theory into practice and will encourage teachers, including WPAs, TAs, and contingent faculty, to experiment with multiple modes of communication in their projects. Contributors: Sara P. Alvarez, Steven Alvarez, Michael Baumann, Joel Bloch, Aaron Block, Jessie C. Borgman, Andrew Bourelle, Tiffany Bourelle, Kara Mae Brown, Jennifer J. Buckner, Angela Clark-Oates, Michelle Day, Susan DeRosa, Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Stephen Ferruci, Layne M. P. Gordon, Bruce Horner, Matthew Irwin, Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Ashanka Kumari, Laura Sceniak Matravers, Jessica S. B. Newman, Mark Pedretti, Adam Perzynski, Breanne Potter, Caitlin E. Ray, Areti Sakellaris, Khirsten L. Scott, Rebecca Thorndike-Breeze, Jon Udelson, Shane A. Wood, Rick Wysocki, Kathleen Blake Yancey

Bridging the Gap

This thesis focuses on the argument of integrating multimodal pedagogy into the literature classroom.



ISBN: 1303188996

Category: Cognitive styles

Page: 64

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This thesis focuses on the argument of integrating multimodal pedagogy into the literature classroom. First, the concept of multimodality is fleshed out, offering specific research behind the need to accommodate different learning styles present within the classroom. From there, the discussion of what current multimodal practices have successfully been integrated into composition classrooms is introduced and evaluated. In discussing these practices and strategies, how to encourage multimodal practice in literature classrooms is explored as the interdisciplinary model that multimodality works in allows it to be effectively integrated into a wide array of disciplines. As a result, the gap between composition and literature is effectively connected through multimodal practice. The last chapter provides a discussion of what integrating multimodality into the literature classroom really all means, and how to utilize multimodal pedagogy to successfully teach composition and literature.

Multimodal Composing in K 16 ESL and EFL Education

In S. Khadka & J. C. Lee (Eds.), Bridging the multimodal gap: From theory to practice (pp. 87–104). Utah State University Press. Council of Europe. (n.d.).

Author: Dong-shin Shin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811605307

Category: Education

Page: 207

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This book offers a comprehensive view of multimodal composing and literacies in multilingual contexts for ESL and EFL education in United States of America and globally. It illustrates the current state of multimodal composing and literacies, with an emphasis on English learners' language and literacy development. The book addresses issues concerning multilinguals' multimodal composing and reflects on what the nexus of multimodality, writing development, and multilingual education entails for future research. It provides research-driven and practice-oriented perspectives of multilinguals' multimodal composing, drawing on empirical data from classroom contexts to elucidate aspects of multimodal composing from a range of theoretical perspectives such as multiliteracies, systemic functional linguistics, and social semiotics. This book bridges the gap among theory, research, and practice in TESOL and applied linguistics. It serves as a useful resource for scholars and teacher educators in the areas of applied linguistics, second language studies, TESOL, and language education.

Bridging the Semantic Gap in Image and Video Analysis

This multimodal data originated from the same source tend to be correlated therefore multimodal semantic analysis helps overcome the visual semantic gap.

Author: Halina Kwaśnicka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319738918

Category: Computers

Page: 163

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This book presents cutting-edge research on various ways to bridge the semantic gap in image and video analysis. The respective chapters address different stages of image processing, revealing that the first step is a future extraction, the second is a segmentation process, the third is object recognition, and the fourth and last involve the semantic interpretation of the image. The semantic gap is a challenging area of research, and describes the difference between low-level features extracted from the image and the high-level semantic meanings that people can derive from the image. The result greatly depends on lower level vision techniques, such as feature selection, segmentation, object recognition, and so on. The use of deep models has freed humans from manually selecting and extracting the set of features. Deep learning does this automatically, developing more abstract features at the successive levels. The book offers a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, students and professors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and related fields whose work involves images, video analysis, image interpretation and so on.

Iconoclastic Controversies

... and Bridging the Multimodal Gap (Khadka and Lee 2019). The conceptual inspiration for this approach comes from multimodal theory, which (obviously) does ...

Author: Nico Carpentier

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789384574

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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The book combines photography and written text to analyse the role of memorials and commemoration sites in the construction of antagonistic nationalism. Taking Cypriot memorializations as a case study, the book shows how these memorials often support, but sometimes also undermine, the discursive-material assemblage of nationalism.

Higher Education in Nepal

... 2018) and Bridging the Multimodal Gap: From Theory to Practice (Utah State ... 2019) on the theme of multimodality, and the third – Narratives of ...

Author: Krishna Bista

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351139199

Category: Education

Page: 294

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This book presents a showcase of discussions and critical perspectives about Nepalese higher education. Its chapters cover topics such as the impacts of local sociopolitical changes and global forces on public and private education, emerging online and distance education, administrative and intellectual leadership, quality assessment, graduate employability, global mobility of students, and the contributions of global diaspora of Nepalese scholars. The central questions of the book are: What are some of the local and global academic interactions in Nepalese higher education and what are the current challenges and pathways for advancements and improvements? How can Nepalese higher education absorb twenty-first century values of quality education as external forces, while adapting new developments to local needs? How can scholars interested in Nepalese, South Asian, and international higher education create opportunities for scholarship and professional collaboration around research on higher education in this region of South Asia? What issues and perspectives can research and scholarship about Nepal’s higher education offer to international discourse in higher education? The book offers information and resources to international educators interested in the dynamics of Nepalese and, by implication, South Asian higher education by introducing key challenges in policy and programs, innovative changes in curricula, effective approaches in technology application, and strategies for future integration of global reforms in education.

Redefining Roles

Mark has recently published articles in Composition Studies and Doris Lessing Studies, along with chapters in Bridging the Multimodal Gap: From Theory and ...

Author: Megan Swihart Jewell

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646420858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Redefining Roles is the first book to recognize and provide sustained focus on the presence of professional, faculty, and graduate student consultants in writing centers. A significant number of writing centers employ non-peer consultants, yet most major training manuals are geared toward undergraduate tutoring practices or administrators. This collection systematically addresses this gap in the literature while initiating new conversations regarding writing center staffing. Thirty-two authors, consultants, and administrators from diverse centers—from large public four-year institutions to a private, online for-profit university—provide both theoretical frameworks and practical applications in eighteen chapters. Ten chapters focus on graduate consultants and address issues of authority, training, professional development, and mentoring, and eight focus on professional and faculty consultant training as well as specific issues of identity and authority. By sharing these voices, Redefining Roles broadens the very idea of writing centers while opening the door to more dialogue on the important role these practitioners play. Redefining Roles is designed for writing center practitioners, scholars, and staff. It is also a necessary addition to help campus administrators in the ongoing struggle to validate the intellectually complex work that such staff performs. Contributors: Fallon N. Allison, Vicki Behrens, Cassie J. Brownell, Matt Burchanoski, Megan Boeshart Burelle, Danielle Clapham, Steffani Dambruch, Elise Dixon, Elizabeth Festa, Will Fitzsimmons, Alex Frissell, Alex Funt, Genie Giaimo, Amanda Gomez, Lisa Lamson, Miriam E. Laufer, Kristin Messuri, Rebecca Nowacek, Kimberly Fahle Peck, Mark Pedretti, Irina Ruppo, Arundhati Sanyal, Anna Scanlon, Matthew Sharkey-Smith, Kelly A. Shea, Anne Shiell, Anna Sicari, Catherine Siemann, Meagan Thompson, Lisa Nicole Tyson, Marcus Weakley, Alex Wulff

Bridging Literacies with Videogames

This study aimed to bridge to the multimodal lives which the teacher in the study ... multimodal literacy, and help bridge the gap between out-of-school ...

Author: Hannah R. Gerber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462096684

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Bridging Literacies with Videogames provides an international perspective of literacy practices, gaming culture, and traditional schooling. Featuring studies from Australia, Colombia, South Korea, Canada, and the United States, this edited volume addresses learning in primary, secondary, and tertiary environments with topics related to: • re-creating worlds and texts • massive multiplayer second language learning • videogames and classroom learning These diverse topics will provide scholars, teachers, and curriculum developers with empirical support for bringing videogames into classroom spaces to foster meaning making. Bridging Literacies with Videogames is an essential text for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty interested in contemporizing learning with the medium of the videogame.

Style and the Future of Composition Studies

His work has been published in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy and the edited collection Bridging the Multimodal Gap: From Theory to ...

Author: Paul Butler

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781646420117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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Style and the Future of CompositionStudies explores style’s potential for informing how students are taught to write well and its power as a tool for analyzing the language and discourse practices of writers and speakers in a range of contexts. Many college writing teachers operate under the belief that style still refers primarily to the kinds of issues discussed in Strunk and White’s popular but outdated book The Elements of Style. This work not only challenges this view but also offers theories and pedagogies from diverse perspectives that help teachers and students develop strategic habits and mindsets to negotiate languages, genres, and discourse conventions. The chapters explore the ways in which style directly affects—and is affected by—multiple sources of shifting disciplinary inquiry, contributing new insights by drawing on research in cultural studies, sociolinguistics, discourse studies, translingualism, and writing across the curriculum, as well as new approaches to classical rhetorical theory. The reemergence of stylistic inquiry can be used dynamically to produce new insights not only about emerging disciplinary interests but also about the study of style as a kind of language in and of itself. Style and the Future of Composition Studies demonstrates that style deserves to be a central focus of writing teaching. More than just the next style collection, the book advocates for style’s larger prominence in composition discussions generally. It will be of interest to a broad range of students and scholars of writing studies, as well as a wider set of readers in academe. Contributors: Cydney Alexis, Laura Aull, Anthony Box, Jimmy Butts, Mike Duncan, William FitzGerald, Melissa Goldthwaite, Eric House, TR Johnson, Almas Khan, Zak Lancaster, Eric Leake, Andrea Olinger, Thomas Pace, Jarron Slater, Jonathan Udelson

Creating Digital Literacy Spaces for Multilingual Writers

In S. Khadka and J.C. Lee (eds) Bridging the Multimodal Gap (pp. ... Yancey, K.B. (2019) Blogging multimodality: A multiyear study of graduate-student ...

Author: Joel Bloch

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781800410817

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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This book argues for the value of digital literacy in the multilingual writing classroom. Against the background of huge changes in literacy practices prompted by online communication, and a growing acceptance of a broader definition of academic literacy that encompasses multimodality, the book examines the relationship between digital and print literacies and addresses the design of literacy spaces for multilingual classrooms. The author critically evaluates the latest developments in the use of technology in multilingual writing spaces, and focuses on the role of teachers in their design; it also addresses areas that are not often discussed in relation to multilingual students, from blogging to publishing and intellectual property. The book will help teachers meet the challenges created by rapidly shifting technology, as well as making an innovative contribution to research on multilingual writing classrooms.

Bridging the Gap

... the environment begins to exert its influence, connections are made, and the brain evolves in a unique and multimodal, manylayered way.

Author: Rondalyn Varney Whitney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440623936

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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“A special-needs guide that comes to the rescue” (Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child) of those who struggle with an increasingly common condition. Millions of children suffer from Nonverbal Learning Disorder, a neurological deficit that prevents them from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expressions. Though they can be exceptionally bright and articulate, these children often have difficulty in social situations, and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious. Varney Whitney, a pediatric occupational therapist and the parent of a child with NLD, offers practical solutions, the latest information, and all-new activities that will help parents put their child on the path to a happy, fulfilling life. Topics include: Getting a diagnosis Developing a treatment plan Helping your child make friends Dealing with setbacks

Bridging the Family Care Gap

A combined, multimodal intervention for individuals with dementia: Effects on family caregiver outcomes. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 4(1), 64–75.

Author: Joseph E. Gaugler

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128138991

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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Bridging the Family Care Gap explores and identifies potential solutions to prepare communities for the future shortage of family caregivers. The book examines the sustainability and availability of various care management models and whether they can be scaled up to reach the sheer number of older adults with chronic conditions. It identifies newly emerging policy initiatives at local, state and federal levels, and appraises the policy recommendations from the National Academies of Science study on family caregiving for older adults in the US and its potential influence on policy. In addition, the book addresses novel topics such as the "aging in place" movement, the diversification of the long-term care workforce, and the evolution of age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities. Finally, it explores the incorporation of lay healthcare workers as guides, interpreters and advocates in healthcare systems to help family caregivers when they manage the care of relatives. Details threats to the sustainability of family caregiving, including sociodemographic, chronic disease and socioeconomic challenges Presents solutions to the caregiving gap in a systematic, synthesized manner Addresses the intersection of family caregiving and technology Discusses chronic disease management to offset and reduce the need for family caregiving Describes models of caregiver support in work settings Reimagines the delivery of long-term services and supports with novel initiatives

Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research

... Bridging the Gap Between Practice and INDEX Detoxification methods and ... 112-113 multimodal treatments, 35 research contributions of, 73-88, 96, ...

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309065658

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Today, most substance abuse treatment is administered by community-based organizations. If providers could readily incorporate the most recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of addiction and treatment, the treatment would be much more effective and efficient. The gap between research findings and everyday treatment practice represents an enormous missed opportunity at this exciting time in this field. Informed by real-life experiences in addiction treatment including workshops and site visits, Bridging the Gap Between Practice and Research examines why research remains remote from treatment and makes specific recommendations to community providers, federal and state agencies, and other decisionmakers. The book outlines concrete strategies for building and disseminating knowledge about addiction; for linking research, policy development, and everyday treatment implementation; and for helping drug treatment consumers become more informed advocates. In candid language, the committee discusses the policy barriers and the human attitudes-the stigma, suspicion, and skepticism-that often hinder progress in addiction treatment. The book identifies the obstacles to effective collaboration among the research, treatment, and policy sectors; evaluates models to address these barriers; and looks in detail at the issue from the perspective of the community-based provider and the researcher.

International Approaches to Bridging the Language Gap

A multilingual and multimodal approach to literacy teaching and learning in urban education: A collaborative inquiry project in an inner city elementary ...

Author: Huertas-Abril, Cristina-Aránzazu

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799812210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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In the age of information, an essential priority in the context of international education is the development of language learning and its inconsistencies. The gap between language and education has intermittently grown through time, with mistaken assumptions about how linguistic shortcomings are being solved around the world. Research on comparative educational approaches to teaching verbiage and the foundation of future language development are instrumental in positively impacting the global narrative of dialectal education. International Approaches to Bridging the Language Gap is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of second language teaching as well as social developments regarding intercultural learning. While highlighting topics including curricular approaches, digital competence, and linguistic disparities, this book is ideally designed for language instructors, linguists, teachers, researchers, public administrators, cultural centers, policymakers, government officials, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the latest advancements of multilingual education.

Bridging the Gap Philosophy Mathematics and Physics

... a wealth of information for anyone working on extensions of classical logic, such as multimodal logics, tense logics, temporal logics of programs.

Author: G. Corsi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401124966

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

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Foundational questions in logic, mathematics, computer science and physics are constant sources of epistemological debate in contemporary philosophy. To what extent is the transfinite part of mathematics completely trustworthy? Why is there a general `malaise' concerning the logical approach to the foundations of mathematics? What is the role of symmetry in physics? Is it possible to build a coherent worldview compatible with a macroobjectivistic position and based on the quantum picture of the world? What account can be given of opinion change in the light of new evidence? These are some of the questions discussed in this volume, which collects 14 lectures on the foundation of science given at the School of Philosophy of Science, Trieste, October 1989. The volume will be of particular interest to any student or scholar engaged in interdisciplinary research into the foundations of science in the context of contemporary debates.

Bridging the Gap Between Graph Edit Distance and Kernel Machines

active Multimodal Information Management IM2 in the individual project Multimedia Information Access and Content Protection. Michel Neuhaus and Horst Bunke ...

Author: Michel Neuhaus

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812708175

Category: Computers

Page: 232

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In graph-based structural pattern recognition, the idea is to transform patterns into graphs and perform the analysis and recognition of patterns in the graph domain ? commonly referred to as graph matching. A large number of methods for graph matching have been proposed. Graph edit distance, for instance, defines the dissimilarity of two graphs by the amount of distortion that is needed to transform one graph into the other and is considered one of the most flexible methods for error-tolerant graph matching.This book focuses on graph kernel functions that are highly tolerant towards structural errors. The basic idea is to incorporate concepts from graph edit distance into kernel functions, thus combining the flexibility of edit distance-based graph matching with the power of kernel machines for pattern recognition. The authors introduce a collection of novel graph kernels related to edit distance, including diffusion kernels, convolution kernels, and random walk kernels. From an experimental evaluation of a semi-artificial line drawing data set and four real-world data sets consisting of pictures, microscopic images, fingerprints, and molecules, the authors demonstrate that some of the kernel functions in conjunction with support vector machines significantly outperform traditional edit distance-based nearest-neighbor classifiers, both in terms of classification accuracy and running time.

Bridging the Gap

In: Pachler, Norbert/Böck, Margit (eds) Multimodality and Social Semiosis: Communication, Meaning-making, and Learning in the Work of Gunther Kress.

Author: Maximilian Conrad

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 9783845266138

Category: Law

Page: 225

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Drei Jahre nach der Einführung der Europäischen Bürgerinitiative (EBI) bietet der Band einen kritischen, wenngleich vorsichtig optimistischen Ausblick auf die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen dieses neuen Instruments transnationaler partizipativer Demokratie in der Europäischen Union. Der Band verbindet theoretische Diskussionen zum Wesen und Beitrag der EBI mit empirischen Perspektiven zu den Erfahrungen jener ersten Initiativen, die seit April 2012 auf den Weg gebracht wurden. Als partizipativ-demokratisches Instrument ist die EBI nur schwer einzuordnen, da sie lediglich eine indirekte Agenda-Setting-Funktion erfüllt. Ebenso konnte die EBI bisher nur ansatzweise den hohen Erwartungen gerecht werden, die von wissenschaftlicher Seite, aber auch von Aktivisten und EBI-Organisatoren in sie gesetzt wurden. Dementsprechend zwiespältig fällt auch das Fazit des Bandes aus: Während die EBI ohne Zweifel großes Demokratisierungspotential besitzt, deuten die Erfahrungen der ersten drei Jahre sehr stark auch auf großen Reformbedarf hin. Mit Beiträgen von: Jeannette Behringer, Carsten Berg, Katrin Böttger, Maximilian Conrad, Marie Dufrasne, Louis Bouza Garcia, Pawel Glogowski, Justin Greenwood, Annette Knaut, Julian Plottka, Yannick Polchow und Freyja Steingrímsdóttir.