The following resources were developed by Chris Campanioni, Mary McGlynn, Lisa Blankenship, Robert Greco, and Lindsey Albracht for a workshop on multimodal assignments and assessments.
Multimodal assignments ask students to use more than one of the modalities (i.e., visual, audio, gestural, spatial or linguistic) to create a meaning. In this curated forum, we explore what ways faculty from across disciplines might create multimodal assignments that harness the potential of digital media. Leave with assignments you can begin using this spring. Especially important for all faculty who currently teach or want to teach ENG 2150: Writing II. Come to one or both sessions.
- Example Remediation Assignment This assignment asks students to remediate a research-based argument into a multimodal project and complete a detailed piece of reflective writing.
- Second Multimodal Remediation Assignment. Uses a version of the above Statement of Goals and Purposes for assessment based on Jody Shipka’s model in “Negotiating Rhetorical, Material, Methodological, and Technological Difference,” linked below.
- “Contending with Terms: ‘Multimodal’ and ‘Multimedia’ in the Academic and Public Sphere,” a Computers and Composition article by Claire Lauer that explores differences in the public and academic use of the terms “multimodal” and “multimedia.”
- Digital Writing: Assessment and Evaluation, an edited collection by Heidi McKee and Dànielle Nicole DeVoss This piece offers 12 articles on a range of key issues related to the assessment of digital writing.
- “Negotiating Rhetorical, Material, Methodological, and Technological Difference: Evaluating Multimodal Designs,” a CCC article by Jody Shipka that discusses a mode of assessment for multimodal projects that draws on students’ reflective practices. It includes a “Statement of Goals and Choices.”
- “Integrating Assessment and Instruction: Using Student-Generated Grading Criteria to Evaluate Multimodal Digital Projects,” a Computers and Composition article by Chanon Adsanatham that discusses assessment models for multimodal projects that ask students to generate grading criteria as part of the course work.
- Special Issue of Computers and Composing focusing on multimodal assessment
Student Example Projects:
- “The Hong Kong Identity” From Baruch’s Refract magazine of student writing. This piece is a remediation of a text essay into a digital presentation.