You should aim to do some reading this week, drawing on the list below. Each of these texts approaches the shift toward the visual and the multimodal in the representation of knowledge, and the extent to which the emergence of a digital culture is implicated in this. The readings will help you consider and theorise how multimodality and visuality are informing educational practice, and this in turn will help inform how you approach the development of a response to the MOOC next week. It will also help you when it comes to putting together your final assignment.
There is no defined activity associated with these readings, though you should include any work you do around them within your tumblog, and also tweet your thoughts to #ededc if appropriate.
Kress, G (2005) Gains and losses: new forms of texts, knowledge and learning. Computers and Composition. 22(1), 5-22.
Thomas, S et al (2007) Transliteracy: crossing divides. First Monday. 12(12). [web site]
Carpenter, R (2009) Boundary negotiations: electronic environments as interface.Computers and Composition. 26, 138-148.
Rose, Gillian (2007) Researching visual materials: towards a critical visual methodology, chapter 1 of Visual methodologies: an introduction to the interpretation of visual materials. London: Sage. pp.1-27.
Julier, G (2006) From visual culture to design culture, Design issues, 22 (1), 64-76.
Spalter, A M and van Dam, A (2008) Digital visual literacy, Theory into practice, 47, 93-101.
Merchant, G (2007) Mind the gap(s): discourses and discontinuity in digital literacies, E-learning, 4 (3), 241-255.