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Multimodality, orchestration and participation in the context of classroom use of the interactive whiteboard: a discussion

Twiner, Alison; Coffin, Caroline; Littleton, Karen and Whitelock, Denise (2010). Multimodality, orchestration and participation in the context of classroom use of the interactive whiteboard: a discussion. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 19(2) pp. 211–223.

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This paper will offer a discussion of the literature concerning multimodality, orchestration and participation related to classroom use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB). Specifically, it will explore the place, or potential use, of the IWB to resource a multimodal approach to teaching and learning, emphasising the complex connections that need acknowledging when viewing the IWB in context. Comments on the IWB's effectiveness or otherwise, however, are beyond the scope of this paper. Conceptions of the role of language in mediating other modes and media, in terms of its centrality or complementarity, will necessarily be addressed by considering activities such as classroom talk aligned to other resources. The role of various actors (including teachers and learners) in designing, orchestrating and interpreting multimodal material will be considered. Whilst recognising the substantial debate regarding multimodality as an analytic lens, the discussion will focus on multimodality in terms of materials used in the classroom.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education
ISSN: 1747-5139
Extra Information: Journal Special Issue: Research into School Teaching and Learning with Whole Class Interactive Technologies
Keywords: multimodality; orchestration; participation; interactive whiteboard
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 22265
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 15:42
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 16:54
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