Inside Multimodal Composition

A variety of discourse modes and composition practice now pervade much of our mediated communication. Digital tools factor heavily in such composition, and increasingly its collaborative character.

Author: Andrew Morrison

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: 1612890016

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

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A variety of discourse modes and composition practice now pervade much of our mediated communication. Digital tools factor heavily in such composition, and increasingly its collaborative character. They also have a bearing on our changing and indeed, merging, practices as designers, educators, and researchers. This wide-ranging and ambitious collection of largely project-based contributions addresses these developments with reference to the core notion of multimodality. The chapters take the social semiotics of this approach and relate it to a wide range of disciplines and intersections in a sociocultural perspective on design, mediation and learning. Production-based inquiry is also central and offers means of moving inside experimental and more established compositional processes and products. Some of the areas addressed include: critical issues in digital design; attention to media and materiality; persuasion and performativity; negotiating relations and networks; shaping mediated meaning making; reviewing historical aspects, genres and norms; exploring border crossings, identity and articulation; and moving multimodality into digital communication analysis. Graduate students and researchers in rhetoric, writing, new literacies, applied discourse studies, media and communication, and visual communication will find a variety of studies that are related theoretically and methodologically.

Multimodal Composition

Provides information on using computer-aided instruction in the teaching of English language composition.

Author: Cynthia L. Selfe

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123404308

Category: Education

Page: 270

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Provides information on using computer-aided instruction in the teaching of English language composition.

Exploring Multimodal Composition and Digital Writing

Ferdig, Richard E. Chapter 14 Multimodal.Composition.for.Teacher.Candidates:.
Models.for.K-12.Classroom.. Writing. ...
included. Chapter 15

Author: Ferdig, Richard E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466643468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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While traditional writing is typically understood as a language based on the combination of words, phrases, and sentences to communicate meaning, modern technologies have led educators to reevaluate the notion that writing is restricted to this definition. Exploring Multimodal Composition and Digital Writing investigates the use of digital technologies to create multi-media documents that utilize video, audio, and web-based elements to further written communication beyond what can be accomplished by words alone. Educators, scholars, researchers, and professionals will use this critical resource to explore theoretical and empirical developments in the creation of digital and multimodal documents throughout the education system.

Experimental Writing in Composition

And we should also recognize that other disciplines across campus are
increasingly moving to multimodal texts in their courses and that our students
need to know how to write to learn and write to inform and persuade in these
forms as well ...

Author: Patricia Suzanne Sullivan

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822978152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

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A critical history of experimental writing theory and its aesthetic foundations and their application to current multimodal writing. Patricia Sullivan sheds new light on both the positive and negative aspects of experimental writing and its attempts to redefine the writing disciplines. She further articulates the ways that multimedia is and isn't changing composition pedagogies, and provides insights into resolving these tensions.

Creating Inclusive Writing Environments in the K 12 Classroom

What we know is that all language is first, foremost, and always oral in nature,
even as we transition our thoughts to ... If writing isn't letters and words alone,
then analysis demands a far more elaborate skillset—specifically, multimodal

Author: Angela Stockman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000174939

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Timely and accessible, this book offers tangible strategies that will help teachers plan and sustain writing workshop experiences that are responsive to the needs of their specific students. Angela Stockman helps teachers understand why some writers may fail to meet their expectations and how to help all writers reach their fullest potential. Organized in three parts, this book reframes common narratives about resistant writers, empowers teachers to design, lead and refine their workshop, and provides a toolkit to do so. The appendices and eResources included provide teachers with instructions for mini-lessons and learning targets that support multimodal composition, perfect for pre-service and in-service teachers.

Designing and Implementing Multimodal Curricula and Programs

and write texts that are closer to the reader than those currently circulating in
digital media, and offers students the possibility to communicate their ideas
clearly and effectively. In addition, the orientation of the multimodal composition
in ...

Author: J. C. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351659741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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This volume presents a comprehensive overview of multimodal approaches to curriculum and programmatic implementation across a diverse range of teaching environments and across geographic and cultural boundaries. Featuring contributions from scholars within and across both disciplines, the book examines the ways in which new technologies link to expanding definitions of literacy and, building on this, how multimodal approaches might most effectively address the unique opportunities and challenges instructors face in contemporary classrooms and professional development programs. Chapters draw on case studies from both existing scholarship and findings from the authors’ own experiences in practice, including examples from writing, rhetoric, and composition courses, open online learning courses, and interdisciplinary faculty training programs. The final section of the book showcases how the conversation might be further extended to address increasingly multilingual classrooms by exploring how multimodality has been implemented in transnational settings. Engaging with key questions at the intersection of programmatic and curricular development and multimodal studies, this book is a fundamental resource for graduate students and scholars in multimodality, rhetoric studies, language education, applied linguistics, and communication studies.

Forum Based Role Playing Games as Digital Storytelling

Morrison, A. (2010). Views from the inside out. In Morrison, A. (Ed.). Inside
multimodal composition (pp. 3–26). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. Murray, J. (
1997). Hamlet on the holodeck: The future of narrative in cyberspace. New York:
The Free ...

Author: Csenge Virág Zalka

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476672847

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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When people hear the term “role-playing games,” they tend to think of two things: a group of friends sitting around a table playing Dungeons & Dragons or video games with exciting graphics. Between those two, however, exists a third style of gaming. Hundreds of online forums offer gathering places for thousands of players—people who come together to role-play through writing. They create stories by taking turns, describing events through their characters’ eyes. Whether it is the arena of the Hunger Games, the epic battles of the Marvel Universe or love stories in a fantasy version of New York, people build their own spaces of words, and inhabit them day after day. But what makes thousands of players, many teenagers among them, voluntarily type up novel-length stories? How do they use the resources of the Internet, gather images, sounds, and video clips to weave them into one coherent narrative? How do they create together through improvisation and negotiation, in ways that connect them to older forms of storytelling? Through observing more than a hundred websites and participating in five of them for a year, the author has created a pilot study that delves into a subculture of unbounded creativity.

Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K 12 Settings

Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings: Student Perception shows us
the way forward with practical ideas and ... In section two, we learn about mobility
, writing, and the power of multimodality for composition especially with English ...

Author: Anderson, Rebecca S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466659834

Category: Education

Page: 684

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More emphasis is being placed on writing instruction in K-12 schools than ever before. With the growing number of digital tools in the classroom, it is important that K-12 teachers learn how to use these tools to effectively teach writing in all content areas. The Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings will provide research about how students use digital tools to write, both in and out of school settings, as well as discuss issues and concerns related to the use of these learning methods. This publication is beneficial to educators, professionals, and researchers working in the field of K-12 and teacher education.

Pedagogy of Multiliteracies

FROM GOLDILOCKS TO DREADLOCKS In 2003–2004, we decided to try an
exploratory intervention. ... the children inside their own resources, and it drew on
the multimodal composition practices I had observed in classes that implemented

Author: Heather Lotherington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136644214

Category: Education

Page: 236

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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2012! Based on case studies from public schools in Toronto, Canada, this book chronicles an inspiring five-year journey to develop thinking about and teaching literacy for the 21st century. The research, which was classroom-based and developed by public school teachers in collaboration with university researchers, was stimulated by an ethnographic study at Joyce Public School to track children learning to read in an era of multiliteracies. Following the kindergarteners’ interest in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Lotherington asked the principal: What would Goldilocks look like, retold through the eyes of the children? The resulting classroom experiment to transform learning to read a storybook into multimodal collaborative story-telling sparked the development of an award-winning school-university learning community dedicated to the development of multimodal literacies in the culturally diverse, urban classroom. Pedagogy of Multiliteracies tells the evolving story of teachers’ trial-and-error interventions to engage children in multiple modes of expression involving structured play with contemporary media. Using the complex texts created, the teachers carve spaces to welcome the voices of children and the languages of the community into the English-medium classroom.

Multimodal Teaching and Learning

The two-dimensionality of the visual medium reorganized the representation of
the heart and lungs ('in front' became 'up', 'behind' became 'down'). The
framework developed by Kress and van Leeuwen (1996) to look at composition
as ...

Author: Gunther Kress

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472571052

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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This book takes a radically different look at communication, and in doing so presents a series of challenges to accepted views on language, on communication, on teaching and, above all, on learning. Drawing on extensive research in science classrooms, it presents a view of communication in which language is not necessarily communication - image, gesture, speech, writing, models, spatial and bodily codes. The action of students in learning is radically rethought: all participants in communication are seen as active transformers of the meaning resources around them, and this approach opens a new window on the processes of learning.

Circus as Multimodal Discourse

in. the. Ring. Veils. of. illusion. Contemporary circus programs often feature magic
acts. A typical performance usually unfolds as follows: a formally ... There are, of
course, numerous variations in the staging and composition of this scenario.

Author: Paul Bouissac

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441125637

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Writing in the Workplace

Multimodality as a Partial Answer One way workplace research can problematize
method usefully is by drawing on the notions of multimodality that Lauer has
promoted in rhetoric and composition . Lauer and Asher ( 1988 ) argue for the ...

Author: Rachel Spilka


ISBN: UOM:39015029883363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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Rachel Spilka brings together nineteen previously unpublished essays concerned with ways in which recent research on workplace writing can contribute to the future direction of the discipline of technical and professional writing. Hers is the first anthology on the social perspective in professional writing to feature focused discussions of research advances and future research directions. The workplace as defined by this volume is a widely diverse area that encompasses small companies and large corporations, public agencies and private firms, and a varied population of writers—engineers, managers, nurses, social workers, government employees, and others. Because much research has been conducted on the relationship between workplace writing and social contexts since the ground~breaking 1985 publication of Odell and Goswami's Writing in Nonacademic Settings, Spilka contends that this is an appropriate time for the professional writing community to consider what it has learned to date and where it should be heading next in light of these recent discoveries. She argues that now professional writers should try to ask better questions and to define new directions. Spilka breaks the anthology into two parts. Part 1 is a collection of ten essays presenting textual and qualitative studies conducted by the authors in the late l980s on workplace writing. Spilka has chosen these studies as representative of the finest research being conducted in professional writing that can serve as models for current and future researchers in the field. Barbara Couture, Jone Rymer, and Barbara Mirel report on surveys they conducted relying on the social perspective both to design survey instruments and to analyze survey data. Jamie MacKinnon assesses a qualitative study describing what workplace professionals might need to learn about social contexts and workplace writing. Susan Kleimann and editor Rachel Spilka discuss multiple case studies they conducted that help explain the value during the composing process of social interaction among the participants of a rhetorical situation. Judy Z. Segal explores the negotiation between the character of Western medicine and the nature of its professional discourse. Jennie Dautermann describes a qualitative study in which a group of nurses "claimed the authority to restructure their own procedural information system." Anthony Paré finds in a case study of social workers that writing can be constrained heavily by socially imposed limitations and restrictions. Graham Smart describes a study of discourse conventions in a financial institution. Geoffrey A. Cross reports on a case study of the interrelation of genre, context, and process in the group production of an executive letter and report. Part 2 includes nine essays that assess the implications of recent research on workplace writing on theory, pedagogy and practice, and future research directions. Mary Beth Debs considers research implications for the notion of authorship. Jack Selzer explores the idea of intertextuality. Leslie A. Olson reviews the literature central to the concept of a discourse community. James A. Reither suggests that writing-as-collaboration in the classroom focuses "more on the production of texts to be evaluated than on ways in which texts arise out of other texts." Rachel Spilka continues Reither's discussion of how writing pedagogy in academia might be revised with regard to the social perspective. Patricia Sullivan and James E. Porter respond to the debate about the authority of theory versus that of practice on researchers' notions of methodology. Mary Beth Debs considers which methods used in fields related to writing hold promise for research in workplace writing. Stephen Doheny-Farina discusses how some writing researchers are questioning the underlying assumptions of traditional ethnography. Finally, Tyler Bouldin and Lee Odell suggest future directions for the research of workplace writing.

Multimodal Texts from Around the World

In response to my question about fairness creams, Namrataadmits that she
hasnever used themand hence doesnot reallyknow ... Any admay be likenedto 'a
semiotic unit, structured, not linguistically,but by principles ofvisual composition...

Author: W. Bowcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230355347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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A first in multimodal/multisemiotic discourse studies this collection of original articles by international scholars focuses primarily on texts from non-English speaking contexts. The illuminating insights enhance our understanding of how language and other semiotic resources construe specific cultural and social concerns.

Aesthetics at Work

Hassenzahl , Marc 2004 , “ The Interplay of Beauty , Goodness , and Usability in
Interactive Products “ , Human - Computer Interaction , Vol . 19 , No 4 ... 2007 ,
forthcoming , Inside Multimodal Composition , Hampton Press , Cresskill .
Munster ...

Author: Arne Melberg

Publisher: Akademika Pub

ISBN: UVA:X030234027

Category: Art

Page: 176

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This anthology deals with the changing state of the arts and the incorporation and relevance of the aesthetic dimension in daily life in general. The articles are not restricted to the arts, but emphasis is given to aesthetics at work including art interaction, new aesthetical forms, new aesthetical activities, media and expressions including aesthetical dimensions in current economical and technological development â?? all the aesthetical tendencies that contribute to our world today. The book represents a decisive development in existing theories of art, taking a serious look at the expanding field of aesthetics. The contributors represent aesthetic studies, musicology, art history, literature, and media. Together they have published widely within the aesthetics field and they all take part in the development of an aesthetics program at the University of Oslo.

Ambivalence Towards Convergence

Leiss , J . , Kline , S . , Jhally , S . and Botterill , J . ( 2005 ) Social Communication
in Advertising . 3rd edition . London : Routledge . Li , H . ... Design ' , in Morrison ,
A . ( Ed . ) Inside Multimodal Composition . Cresskill : Hampton Press . Stafford ...

Author: Tanja Storsul

Publisher: Nordiskt Informationscenter for

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122459725

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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The book shows a variety of understandings related to the concept of convergence, at the same time as it reflects on the analytical advantage of the concept. The contributions discuss the impact of media digitalization and to what degree the prospects of convergence are realized. The studies range from studies of institutional and regulatory change within media and cultural institutions, to analyses of communicative genres and social practices related to digital media.

Three dimensional Microscopy

In our application , the acquired data are displayed in three different windows
and are processed inside the ... Such a kind of multimodal composition ( two
fluorescences plus pbase contrast ) is of particular significance since it allows to
fuse ...



ISBN: UOM:39015034260185

Category: Confocal microscopy


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Assessing Students Digital Writing

In this book, Troy Hicks - a leader in the teaching of digital writing - collaborates with seven National Writing Project teacher consultants to provide a protocol for assessing students' digital writing.

Author: Erin Klein

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807756690

Category: Education

Page: 168

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In this book, Troy Hicks - a leader in the teaching of digital writing - collaborates with seven National Writing Project teacher consultants to provide a protocol for assessing students' digital writing. This collection highlights six case studies centered on evidence the authors have uncovered through teacher inquiry and structured conversations about students' digital writing. Beginning with a digital writing sample, each teacher offers an analysis of a student's work and a reflection on how collaborative assessment affected his or her teaching. Because the authors include teachers from kindergarten to college, this book provides opportunities for vertical discussions of digital writing development, as well as grade-level conversations about high-quality digital writing. The collection also includes an introduction and conclusion, written by Hicks, that provides context for the inquiry group's work and recommendations for assessment of digital writing.

Multiple Stable States in Natural Ecosystems

... particularly if the set of replicate runs shows a slight multimodal pattern. This is,
in essence, what underlies Hutchinson's (1961) resolution of the paradox of the
plankton where species compositions never quite come to equilibrium, and so ...

Author: Peter Petraitis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191668340

Category: Science

Page: 200

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One of the most interesting and vexing problems in ecology is how distinctly different communities of plants and animals can occur in the same ecosystem. The theory of these systems, known as multiple stable states, is well understood, but whether multiple stable states actually exist in nature has remained a hotly debated subject. Multiple Stable States in Natural Ecosystems provides a broad and synthetic critique of recent advances in theory and new experimental evidence. Modern models of systems with multiple stable states are placed in historical context. Current theories are covered in a rigorous fashion with the specific goal of identifying testable predictions about multiple stable states. The book provides a more synthetic, more critical, and broader analysis of multiple stable states in natural ecosystems than any previous review. By making the theory more transparent and the analysis of the evidence more comparative, the book broadens the discussion about multiple stable states, leading to a more general consideration of the interplay between theory and experiment in community ecology and environmental management. This accessible research monograph will be suitable for graduate students taking courses in community ecology, theoretical ecology, and restoration ecology. It will also be a valuable reference for professional ecologists and environmental managers requiring a concise overview of the topic.

Gaming Genre

... the interactive features of digital games mean that they recruit embodied action
in a way that other multimodal texts ... the composition side of the slash as well ,
especially if we intend to teach “ multimodal composition ” or include digital texts

Author: Lee Sherlock

Publisher: ProQuest

ISBN: MSU:31293029564899

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 184

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