This month’s TALOE webinar: Composing assessment for the multimodal classroom

The fifth lecture of the TALOE webinar series “Talks on E-assessment and Learning Outcomes” is to be held on 15 June 2015, starting at 11:00AM CEST with the title of “Composing assessment for the multimodal classroom” by James Lamb, Assistant Director of Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS), in Edinburgh.

A wander through the corridors of the university reminds us that academic knowledge can be constructed differently across the disciplines. As we peer into seminar rooms, studios and performance spaces we will see students displaying their ability through words, images and sounds respectively. However the growing digital influence within higher education means it becomes increasingly possible to take a multimodal approach in the construction of academic knowledge. For instance, a student faced with a conventional essay question might respond by creating a video where she represents her ideas through a simultaneous juxtaposition of photographs, text captions and a musical soundtrack.

The lecturer will argue in the session that the increasingly digital nature of teaching and learning in higher education calls us for to fully consider the possibilities of multimodal assessment and feedback. He will begin with a short presentation where he contextualise the subject though reference to multimodal literature (particularly drawing on the work of Carey Jewitt and Gunther Kress) before posing questions for discussion. He will conclude the session by briefly describing two examples of multimodal assessment and feedback in practice.

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No previous registration is needed, but you can indicate your interest, comment the topic and put questions to the presenters in advance here. The recording of the previous webinars of the series are also freely available. (1st webinar, 2nd webinar, 3rd webinar, 4th webinar)