Using Digital Technology to Teach Multimodal Literacy
Director Kay O'Halloran & Dr Victor Lim Fei, Singapore

We demonstrate how digital technology, in this case software applications called Multimodal Analysis Image and Multimodal Analysis Video, can be used to analyse language, image and audio resources in multimodal texts.

The software packages, consisting of interactive software, concepts and frameworks and sample analyses, are designed around social semiotic principles (e.g. Halliday & Matthiessen 2004; Kress & van Leeuwen 2006; O'Halloran et. al, 2011, 2012; O'Toole 2011). As such, the software contains interfaces to organise the multimodal analysis according to different systems of meaning and to enter system choices and overlays on the multimodal texts.

The aim is to develop a systematic approach to multimodal text analysis to develop analytical and critical thinking. We discuss projects where the software packages are being used to promote multimodal literacy in schools in Singapore.

Högre seminariet, Institutionen för språkdidaktik
Tisdag 11 december 2012