Multimodal writing uses more than just words to communicate–it encourages students to use audio, video, photographs, and drawings to supplement their writing in meaningful ways. Because of this, multimodal assignments can help students develop visual and digital literacy. By assigning multimodal projects, we prepare our students to communicate effectively in modern writing contexts. This webinar presents ways to create effective writing assignments using blogs, collages, video/audio essays, and storyboards. We will also discuss how to evaluate multimodal assignments fairly, using rubrics designed especially for these assignments.
Maggie Sokolik holds a BA in Anthropology from Reed College, and an MA in Romance Linguistics and PhD in Applied Linguistics, both from UCLA. She is Director of College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley. She has written over twenty ESL and composition textbooks, and has developed and taught several popular MOOC courses for ELLs through edX.org and in partnership with the US Department of State. She is a Editor of TESL-EJ, a peer-reviewed journal, one of the first online journals, now over 20 years old. Maggie travels frequently to speak technology and writing.
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