Our friend, Jin, reminded us of an important concern about multimodal practices in schools: How can teachers assess multimodal writing or composing? This is also a big concern in multimodal research. Here are some solutions for the issue:
MODE is a node of the National Centre for Research Methods and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Based at the Institute of Education, University of London, they deliver an innovative programme of research and training on multimodality and digital data and environments.
Please click here to learn about their training, research, and resources on how to assess multimodal data. Their page will be useful not only for classroom teachers but also for researchers who are interested in multiliteracies or multimodality.
For example, click here for “multimodal approaches to researching social media”