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An Investigation of English Language Learners’ Production of Multimodal Texts: The Case of Presentation Slides PROCEEDINGS

, , National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper describes a multimodal investigation on student use of concluding strategies and the associated slide designs in their presentations, viewing presentation slides as one kind of multimodal text. The participants were 35 third-year English major university students taking a course titled Communication and Presentation. Given the purpose of the study, a multimodal pedagogy was adopted to provide the students with explicit instruction, by teaching them slide design principles and engaging them in the related literacy practices to sharpen their presentation skills. The results indicated that the participants made significant progress with regard to how to end a presentation and were able to incorporate multimodal design elements more effectively in their presentation slides, due to the instruction that they received and the presentation practices that they took part in.

Citation

Liu, F.H. & Hung, H.T. (2014). An Investigation of English Language Learners’ Production of Multimodal Texts: The Case of Presentation Slides. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1184-1189). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 23, 2018 from .