Responding to and creating multimodal texts

Richard Beach, Blaine E. Smith

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This entry examines the affordances associated with the use of digital tools for responding to and creating multimodal texts. It draws on social semiotics and transmediation theory to cite research demonstrating that students use of the visual and collaborative affordances of these tools serves to engage them and their audiences. Use of these tools allows students to share their responses to and creation of texts with local and global audiences. Students develop in use of these tools through meta-reflection their effectiveness, suggesting the need for revising traditional assessment to include a focus on responding to and creating multimodal texts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Affordances
  • Digital
  • Images
  • Meta-reflection
  • Multimodal texts
  • Online instruction
  • Social semiotics
  • Transmediation
  • Videos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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