Cultivating Wonder through Multiliteracies: Using digital multimodal assignments to enhance student engagement
Tumblr, a blogging platform, is a space of wonder that enhances students’ engagement and multiliteracies. Instructors venture into digital multimodal composition to witness how students’ writing process, rhetoric, technology, and literacy intersect by breaking traditional barriers between teachers and students in a digital space that may not always be replicated in the classroom. In this low-stakes digital pedagogy assignment, students use gifs and memes to compose posts, while enhancing their agency and expressing their voice. This poster presents how this low-stakes assignment allows instructors to venture into digital multimodal composition on a small scale as means to cultivate students multiliteracies.