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Nagy, Nóra – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
University students are often expected to interpret and produce multimodal texts during their studies. However, their multimodal literacy is rarely developed explicitly and students often lack the language and the knowledge to talk and write about multimodal experiences. Such expectations demand knowledge and skills to approach multimodal texts in…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Art, Museums, Exhibits
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Karatza, Styliani – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
This paper is concerned with multimodal literacy involving the different kinds of knowledge required to fully access texts with multiple semiotic resources used in reading comprehension test tasks. Such literacy requirements have not drawn researchers' attention to date, mainly because the foreign language teaching and testing project has…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Multiple Literacies, Semiotics, Reading Tests
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Diani, Giuliana; Sezzi, Annalisa – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Nowadays, knowledge dissemination among children is no longer limited to the classroom and course or information books. It also includes websites explicitly addressed to youngsters who have a different stage of cognitive development and background knowledge compared to adults. However, they are also the first to live in today's multimodal…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Hypermedia
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Eisenlauer, Volker – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Because innovations in media technologies affect all aspects of our daily lives, multimodal and computational literacies are becoming increasingly important as a way to empower English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in their second language practices. Content-sharing platforms, such as YouTube, provide instant access to authentic language…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Software, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Holsanova, Jana – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Today's scientific texts are complex and multimodal. Due to new technology, the number of images is increasing, as is their diversity and complexity. Interaction with complex texts and visualizations becomes a challenge. How can we help readers and learners achieve multimodal literacy? We use data from the audio description of a popular scientific…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Language Usage, Visual Aids, Protocol Analysis
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Masi, Silvia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
The TED talk (www.ted.com) is a hybrid popularizing genre empowered by contemporary digital technologies in which different semiotic modes feature prominently and which is being extensively used in educational settings. This study is based on and further develops research on co-speech gestures in a selection of such talks from various knowledge…
Descriptors: Speeches, Nonverbal Communication, Multiple Literacies, Discourse Analysis
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Loerts, Terry; Belcher, Christina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
As modes of language have changed to incorporate more robust multiliteracies, thoughtful interactions are required for teaching and learning within higher education. This qualitative case study considers how new methods of instruction are perceived in higher education through the inclusion of academic visual journals over two semesters of required…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Skill Development, Student Journals, Journal Writing
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Papadopoulou, Maria; Goria, Sophia; Manoli, Polyxeni; Pagkourelia, Evgenia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
During the last few years, there has been an ongoing interest in applying multimodality in educational practice, while the need to develop future educators' multimodal literacy has become more than necessary. In this context, the present research aimed at exploring whether a multimodal literacy course could contribute to university student…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods