Faculty Workshop: Designing and Assessing Multimodal Composition Projects

Faculty Workshop: Designing and Assessing Multimodal Composition Projects

October 24, 12-2 PM (lunch will be served)

Market House 107

21st century composition is not only linguistic but visual, oral, and digital—often all at once. How can we adapt and expand our writing assignments to meaningfully engage with these multiple literacies? The first half of this session will provide an introduction to the theory and context for multimodal composition projects and share models for creating multimodal assignments. In the second half, participants will learn and discuss strategies for evaluating and responding effectively to those assignments.

This workshop will be led by Dr. Russell Carpenter, Director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and Minor in Applied Creative Thinking at Eastern Kentucky University, where he is also Assistant Professor of English. Carpenter recently co-edited The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers and New Media and is currently co-editing a special issue of Computers and Composition on multiliteracy centers.

Please RSVP to Jen Liese (jliese@risd.edu) by October 15.

Participants are invited to attend just the 12-1 portion of this workshop if the second part conflicts with class time; please note in your RSVP.

Sponsored by the RISD Writing Center and the Academic Commons Program