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ERIC Number: EJ818648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
Integrating Multimodality into Composition Curricula: Survey Methodolgy and Results from a CCCC Research Grant
Anderson, Daniel; Atkins, Anthony; Ball, Cheryl; Millar, Krista Homicz; Selfe, Cynthia; Selfe, Richard
Composition Studies, v34 n2 p59-84 Fall 2006
In recent years, scholars and teachers in both the broad field of Composition Studies and the more specialized arena of Computers and Composition Studies have begun to recognize that the bandwidth of literacy practices and values on which their profession has focused during the last century may be overly narrow. In response, a number of educators have begun experimenting with multimodal compositions, compositions that take advantage of a range of rhetorical resources--words, still and moving images, sounds, music, animation--to create meaning. In this article, the authors discuss how a team of researchers, funded by and working in conjunction with a research initiative of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, designed and distributed a survey focusing on multimodal composing. In this article, the authors provide theoretical support for using surveys in Composition research, outline the methods employed in crafting the survey, report on the data that it yielded, and provide some conclusions based on the data. Finally, the authors offer future research directions in multimodal Composition practices. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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