These slides accompanied Kaitlin Clinnin, Michelle Cohen, and Erin Cahill as they presented on assessment issues at the 2013 Digital Media and Composition Institute at the Ohio State University, May 20.
A 3Cs Discussion on “Assessment in the Multimodal Composition Classroom"
A 3Cs Discussion on―Assessment in theMultimodalCompositionClassroom‖Kaitlin Clinnin, Michelle Cohen, Erin Cahill
Opening QuestionsGiven that our standards for grading were largelyformed for assessing alphabetic print texts, howdo we develop criteria for evaluatingmultimodal/digital compositions?What factors MUST be present, and to whatdegree, in order for a text to be successful?Your questions?
Developing Criteria forEvaluating Multimodal TextsStudent-generated grading criteria(Adsanatham)Statement of Goals and Choices/SOGC(Shipka)Metaphor and metonymy (Sorapure)Coherence (Yancey)
Developing Criteria forEvaluating Multimodal TextsCriteria must address the following categories(Adsanatham)ImagesSoundsTransitions (screen transitions)Alphabetic textsClarityPersuasivenessArrangement (sequence)
Rhetorical ViewingQuestionsHow are the images arranged? In what order do theyappear? Is there any logic to them?What makes the clip memorable and why?What sounds do you hear first, next, and afterward? Whydo you think they are put in that order?How are quotations used; why?What do you like about this clip that you might try toemulate in your own work?Is there anything that you dislike? Identify them andprovide your reasons.(Adsanatham 171)
Dan Anderson Video ―I’m aMap, I’m a Green Tree‖[http://vimeo.com/13829897]
Evaluation of ―I’m a Map‖Our rubric:Elements to Consider (Adsanatham):ImagesSoundsTransitions (screen transitions)Alphabetic textsClarityPersuasivenessArrangement (sequence)
Dan Anderson Video ―SunReturning‖[http://vimeo.com/60834156]
Evaluation of ―SunReturning‖Our rubric:Elements to Consider (Adsanatham):ImagesSoundsTransitions (screen transitions)Alphabetic textsClarityPersuasivenessArrangement (sequence)
Statement of Goals andChoices (SOGC)―In some ways, I’d like to think the video is readable:it scrolls through two main texts—the essay draft, andthe email thread from techrhet. I’d like to think youcould read some of that text and come away with amessage, though it might ask for multiple sittings.‖―The videos are variations on composing aloudexercises and process narratives. Forinstance, capturing the draft text of the essay in thevideo might invite readers to consider the earlierversion of the essay– important to me since theexperiment with using timestamps is likely to goaway. Eventually it should prove impossibly difficultto tell where or what the text actually is, providing areader ventures beyond the pages of the book.‖
Our Rubric RevisitedHow effective is our rubric (at least in these twoexamples)?What are our rubrics’ shortcomings?What would we continue to build upon?What would we change?
Final ThoughtsHow do we put these criteria into practice at ourhome universities and in our own classrooms?Suggestions for classroom practice…What has been useful for you in the past?What would you recommend avoiding?ChallengesConcerns
Thanks for your attention! Video Sources:Daniel Anderson, ―I’m a Map I’m a Green Tree‖:http://vimeo.com/10160246Daniel Anderson, ―Sun Returning Before Rain‖:http://vimeo.com/60831540Image Sources:http://shayes08.blogspot.com/2011/09/harry-potter-according-to-me-part-2.htmlhttp://coolspotters.com/characters/hermione-granger/and/movies/harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone/media/1068759#medium-1068759