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Multiliteracy and the developmental student: Ideas and Practices

Name of Event: NADE Conference 2014
Place of Event: Dallas, Texas
Date of Event: March 6, 2014
Title of breakout or keynote address: Multiliteracy and the developmental student: Ideas and Practices
Name(s) and Affiliation of Speaker(s): Phillip Presswood, Galveston College
What were some sample outcomes of the project or instructional strategies?:

Using a $320,000 Scaling and Sustaining Success (S3) grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Galveston Community College added a multiliteracy center to its existing tutoring center. The center supported students in developing multi-literate projects for their developmental classes, thus building their subject-matter knowledge and technical skills.

What were some important elements or characteristics of the project or instructional strategies?:

The project offered a way to provide accessible resources to a variety of students. Students could create audio essays, blogs, multimedia narratives, and more to support traditional writing lessons and practices.

Are there any outstanding names in the research that were referred to in the workshop? Please list.:

He mentioned a couple of resources:
Understanding and Composing Multimodal Projects
Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres
The Proverbial Rock and Hard Place: The Realities and Risks of Teaching


Reported by: Rosie Banks
rbanks@ccc.edu

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