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Verbal and Visual Composing: Multiple Literacies for Learning in the Digital Age

Virginia Community College System
English Peer Conference
October 25, 2002

Donna Reiss
Tidewater Community College
http://wordsworth2.net/projects/vccs/engpeer02

By composing in various genres and media, students learn to express themselves effectively and to demonstrate their knowledge in both traditional and innovative ways that recognize and value a range of learning styles. Student examples and a brief overview of multiple literacies illustrate the benefits of mixed media and electronic communication on composition as well as on communication-intensive literature and humanities classes—adaptable to courses throughout the curriculum.

Process—Learning Made Visible
Products—Verbal-Visual, Hypertext, and Hypermedia Compositions
Practices and Theories—E-communication, Visual Communication, and Future Composing

Donna Reiss http://wordsworth2.net 21 October 2002