MODE runs two main research projects:

Digital technologies in the operating theatre: This project looks at video-enhanced surgery (laparoscopy), exploring its impact on clinical practice and potential for research on workplace based learning and teaching and decision making.

Researching embodiment with digital technologies: This project explores notions of embodiment in the digital landscape of today, through investigating the role of emergent digital technologies in engendering ‘embodied’ learning experiences.

MODE also works with other centres on two collaborative projects:

Multimodal analysis of food blogs (with NCRM node NOVELLA). The project is aimed at addressing the following questions:

  1. What are the methodological potentials and constraints of doing multimodal narrative analysis of blogs?
  2. What stories are told in UK based food blogs.

Assessing the trustworthiness of GP’s (with NCRM). In this collaborative NCRM project we aim to draw on a range of data: surveys; focus groups; and online forum analysis to explore how patients form judgements regarding the trustworthiness of GPs.

MODE also hosts three PhD projects:

The kineikonic mode: Developing a multimodal theory of the moving image. This research examines the topic of The Kineikonic Mode with a focus on digital moving image media.

Multimodal approaches to researching social media. This research explores the methodological implications of multimodality to the growing tradition of social science investigation of social media tools and applications.

Video-based research in learning and examining forms of transcription. This research addresses methodological issues related to the use of video in observational research, focusing particularly on multimodal transcription, considering how video and forms of multimodal transcription might be used in Early Years classrooms in the process of observation, documentation and assessment of learning.

MODE also participates in the following research networks:

German Science Foundation, 2012-2015: Multimodality and Embodied Interaction.

EU, 2012-2013 (Marie Curie Actions— International Research Staff Exchange Scheme): Global Perspectives on Learning and Development with Digital Video-Editing Media: A Qualitative Inquiry in Everyday Lives of Marginalized Young People.

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