Multimodal Discourse

Author: Gunther R. Kress
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340662922
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"Drawing on a wide range of examples, Kress and Van Leeuwen outline an approach to social discourse in which colour plays a role equal to language, and show how two kinds of thought processes interact in the design and production of communicative messages: 'design thinking' and 'production thinking', the kind of thinking which occurs in direct interaction with the materials and media used. Above all the authors stress communicative practice and interactivity. Their question throughout is: how do people use communicative modes and media in actual, concrete, interactive instances of communicative practice?" "This book is a text for courses in language, media and communication willing to take on the theoretical challenges posed by multimodality, multimedia and multi-skilling, and it provides inspiring theoretical input for courses in interactive multimedia design."--BOOK JACKET.

Praxis Grounded Theory

Author: Christian Pentzold
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658159995
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Dieser Band ist ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für theoriegenerierendes Forschen. Die Beiträge erklären Prinzipien der Grounded Theory und diskutieren deren methodisch fundierte Durchführung und Darstellung im Rahmen empirischer Vorhaben. An Beispielen aus der Forschungspraxis wird gezeigt, wie sich Methodologie und Verfahrensrahmen der Grounded Theory zur Analyse medienbezogener Lebenswelten einsetzen lassen.

Literacy in the Arts

Author: Georgina Barton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319048465
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This book explores the many dialogues that exist between the arts and literacy. It shows how the arts are inherently multimodal and therefore interface regularly with literate practice in learning and teaching contexts. It asks the questions: What does literacy look like in the arts? And what does it mean to be arts literate? It explores what is important to know and do in the arts and also what literacies are engaged in, through the journey to becoming an artist. The arts for the purpose of this volume include five art forms: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts. The book provides a more productive exploration of the arts-literacy relationship. It acknowledges that both the arts and literacy are open-textured concepts and notes how they accommodate each other, learn about, and from each other and can potentially make education ‘better’. It is when the two stretch each other that we see an educationally productive dialogic relationship emerge.

The Mobile Learning Voyage From Small Ripples to Massive Open Waters

Author: Tom H. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331925684X
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2015, held in a cruise ship leaving from and arriving to Venice, Italy, in October 2015. The 22 revised full papers and 6 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. The papers deal with the topics related to the theme of the conference: "The mobile learning voyage: from small ripples to massive open waters". The conference theme paid tribute to the developments that brought mobile learning from its infancy steps in the early 2000s to maturity in 2015, while simultaneously paving the way for the broad and open waters ahead with new developments and progress in mobile learning, and emerging ambient technologies.

New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality

Author: Ruth Page
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135254613
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The contributors in this collection question what kinds of relationships hold between narrative studies and the recently established field of multimodality, evaluate how we might develop an analytical vocabulary which recognizes that stories do not consist of words alone, and demonstrate the ways in which multimodality brings into fresh focus the embodied nature of narrative production and processing. Engaging with a spectrum of multimodal storytelling, from ‘low tech’ examples encompassing face-to-face stories, comic books, printed literature, through to opera, film adaptation and television documentary, stretching beyond to narratives that employ new media such as hypertext, performance art, and interactive museum guides, this volume examines the interplay of semiotic codes (visual, oral, aural, haptic, physiological) within each case under scrutiny, thereby exposing both points of commonality and difference in the range of multimodal narrative experiences.

German Grammar Made Easy

Author: Lisa Kahlen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317307151
Format: PDF
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German Grammar Made Easy is the ideal introduction to the basics of German grammar for anyone new to the language or looking to refresh their knowledge. The Grammar features: • concise and jargon-free explanations supported by examples • exercises throughout to reinforce learning • a "fast-track" option for more advanced learners • a full answer key, making the Grammar ideal for self-study. A companion website is available at With over 200 additional exercises and audio, it provides ample grammar practice for learners as well as the opportunity to practise listening and pronunciation skills. German Grammar Made Easy presents the essential patterns and rules of the German language in a clear and accessible manner. It is the ideal Grammar for those wishing to supplement their learning and move beyond the phrasebook level.

Perspectives on Multiple Literacies

Author: Claire Maltais
Publisher: Brush Education
ISBN: 9781550593624
Format: PDF
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Perspectives on Multiple Literacies helps to define the contours and implications of multiple literacies theory. This theory invites us to recognize that literacy is best understood as a plurality of literacies that enable us to read both ourselves and our world. These literacies shape us. Our ability to access, use, and think critically about many kinds of literacies affects our well-being along with that of our communities. This compact book draws upon an international group of scholars to apply these insights to several global and local issues. Their work spans across the topics of work, technology, education, community, family, and more. Several authors discuss the effect of multiple literacies on the social and cultural issues in francophone minorities. Others examine how a theory of multiple literacies might change how we teach, whether the subject be science, math, or peace education. Still others reflect upon the impact of technology on various literacies.

Medien konomik

Author: Marie Luise Kiefer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486859269
Format: PDF
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Media are not defined only by their economic function; they are also cultural assets and institutions with growing societal importance. This textbook presents the media primarily from the perspective of the communications sciences rather than from economic theory, discussing the uses and limitations of analysis as applied to the media, while also exploring related questions with the help of economic theory.