The multimodal group presentation is an assignment that asks you to research and present arguments and concepts using the tools, platforms and persuasive stratgies of digital media.
Multimodal thinking, writing
Traditional presnetations are “Telliing” : multimodal invovle telling, but also showing and doing.
Here are some.
The main thing to avoid is sensationalism and the need to “entertain” (falling into what some have rightly called “edutainment”).
A great starting place to consider some of the ways in which multimodal and multimedia works are increasingly making their way in university teaching and learning is the video This is Scholarship, which you can view here (and make sure to read the research that led to the video here). This video address multimodal scholarship both in its argument (‘what’ it says) and in its form (‘how’ it presents the material).
Below are some further examples:
- Why We Need Government-Run Universal Socialized Health Insurance [animation]
- Typography About Language [text animation]
- The Machine is Us/ing Us [screencapture video]
- Helenistic Encomium: A Reflection on Comics and Rhetoric [screencapture video]
- An A-Word Production: Authentic Design [animation]
- The Longest Poem in the World [twitter-feed poem]
- Ytwitter? [twitter-feed essay]
- Documenting my Multimodal Creation [a process blog about a DM (digital media) project]
- When Revision is Re-Design [a process webtext about a DM project]
- OpenPlay games (there’s 3 of them) [Flash games]
- Divided Soul – World of Warcraft machinima [in-game screencapture]