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ERIC Number: EJ787886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 39
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0741-0883
Composing across Multiple Media: A Case Study of Digital Video Production in a Fifth Grade Classroom
Ranker, Jason
Written Communication, v25 n2 p196-234 2008
This is a qualitative case study of two students' composing processes as they developed a documentary video about the Dominican Republic in an urban, public middle school classroom. While using a digital video editing program, the students moved across multiple media (the Web, digital video, books, and writing), drawing semiotic resources from each as they did so. Using sociosemiotic and dialogic-intertextual theoretical frameworks, the author examines how the interface of the video editing program influenced the students' composing by making new types of semiotic resources available and new means of combining these resources. As they moved across these media in a nonlinear fashion, the students created an interactive context for composing that transcended the individual possibilities of each respective medium. This suggests that multimedial composing environments offer a rich intertextual landscape and unique ways of making meanings. (Contains 3 tables and 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A