Today’s Multimodal Assignments and Assessment Workshop, Notes and Resources

Today’s workshop has a reading component: Cynthia L. Selfe’s “Toward New Media Texts,” which is available here for a limited time, and my notes for this discussion are available here. Also, Derek Van Ittersum and I have a set of notes on Assessing Multimodal Student Work available here. Please print out Selfe’s article and bring it to the workshop today in Satterfield Hall 104 at 1:00PM. I will have copies of my notes and

Below, I have included a number of resources that you can use to teach yourself and your students the basics of creating multimodal compositions. There are links to tutorials on the basics of using different media effectively and how to use those media’s composition technologies.

General Resources

Student Multimedia Studio Tutorials for English Composition Courses [KSU Library]

Student Multimedia Studio Tutorials–first class resource for getting started and teaching students how to use technology [KSU Library]

Online Writing

What Makes for Good Web Design [youtube]

How to Upload Web Pages to Kent State Student Personal Webspace [KSU Library]

HTML Tutorial 1 – Building a Website in Notepad [youtube]

How to Make/Design a Website with Dreamweaver [youtube]

How to Use WordPress.com [youtube]

How to Create a Blog on Blogger [youtube]

Presentations

Don McMillan: Life After Death by Powerpoint [youtube]

Powerpoint 2010 Basic Tutorial [youtube]

Pecha Kucha: Get to the Powerpoint in 20 Slides [youtube]

Audio

Katie Couric on How to Conduct a Good Interview [youtube]

How to Record an Oral History Interview [youtube]

Audacity Tutorial: Part 1 [youtube]

Movies

Film School: Basic Framing Types [youtube]

Shoot Your Friends – Filming Basics [youtube]

Learn iMovie 11 by Ken [youtube]

Getting Started Tutorial – Windows Live Movie Maker [youtube]

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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3 comments on “Today’s Multimodal Assignments and Assessment Workshop, Notes and Resources
  1. Jonathon Keller says:

    Thank you Jason. Your presentation gave us a taste of what can be done to extend our classrooms into the broader, more modern world. I hope we can have more sessions for multimodal assignments and some more hands-on workshops to help us apply these ideas.

  2. Jason Ellis says:

    Thanks, Jonathon. I appreciate you coming out to the workshop yesterday.

    If you would like a re-play of my Blogging workshop from earlier this semester, please let me know. I am trying to gauge a time that would work with more people’s schedules.

    Best, Jason

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

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