Digital Research: A Multimodal Approach – Thursday 10th July 2014 (morning)
Convenors: Professor Carey Jewitt and Dr Jeff Bezemer
This session introduced multimodality and demonstrated how this approach can be used to analyse interaction in a range of digital environments. The session outlined what multimodality is, its origins, principles and key concepts. An illustrative walk-through the process of multimodal data collection and analysis, including multimodal transcription, was provided. This was followed by three presentations showing the application of a multimodal approach to digital environments: online social media environments (Blogs and Pintrest) to examine style; embodied interaction in digitally augmented learning environments and touch-based interaction with screen-interfaces.
Presentation 1: What is multimodal research?
Presentation 2: Multimodal research: a walk through the process
Jeff Bezemer, Kate Cowan
Presentation 3: A multimodal approach to analysing online social media
Berit Engøy Henriksen
Presentation 4: Embodied interaction in digitally augmented learning environments
Presentation 5: Touch-based interaction with digital interfaces