Multimodality and Multiliteracies in Online Writing Instruction

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The 2005 NCTE “Position Statement on Multimodal Literacies” indicates that all students should have access to a multimodal education; however, much of the scholarship surrounding multimodal composition discusses how to implement the pedagogy in face-to-face classes without addressing distance students, an ever-growing population. As Blair noted (2015), “Despite the emphasis on the range of new media literacy practices...what we teach in the writing classroom, both hybrid and fully online, has remained unchanged: we teach alphabetic writing.” This presentation responds to this issue by exploring how multimodal composition pedagogy can be reconceived for the online environment to meet students’ various literacy needs.

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Davis 1129
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Concurrent Session F and Poster Session