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ERIC Number: EJ1127987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
Applying Connectivist Principles and the Task-Based Approach to the Design of a Multimodal Didactic Unit
Aldana Gutiérrez, Yeraldine; Baquero Rodríguez, Mauro Jordan; Rivero Ortiz, Gustavo Adolfo; Romero García, Dora Cenaida
HOW, v19 n1 p93-122 Dec 2012
This article describes the pedagogical intervention developed in a public school as part of the research "Exploring Communications Practices through Facebook as a Mediatic Device", framed within the computer mediated communications field. Twelve ninth graders' communications practices were explored and addressed by means of multimodal technological resources and tasks based on the connectivist learning view. As a result, a didactic unit was designed in the form of the digital book "Diverface". This one in turn displayed information through different media channels and semiotic elements to support its multimodal features. Teachers and students might thus need to reconstruct an alternative multimodal literacy so that they can produce and interpret texts of the same nature in online environments.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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