(Multi)Media and (Multi)Modalities

VIDEO CLIP – Forward Progress: Changing Technology, Changing Relationships?

Student asks if advances in technology have changed relationships between coaches and players. Discover how literate practices might have changed over the years? What genres are involved now versus then? From the point of view of coaches, do you think that these changes are positive or negative? What about from the players’ point of view? Half-Mile with Coach Gaddis Fall 2015 | Runtime: 2.26 minutes (Also Learning Outcome Three)

VIDEO CLIP – Fifteen Hours into a Forty-Minute Huddle Up: Activity of Breaking It Down with Technology

Student asks if Coach Gaddis had ever wished for a technological advancement that wasn’t there. Discover why his answer is yes and no. In the past, what were the genres of this activity system? What were the genres and genre requirements? Were these limiting? In using new technologies, how has representation changed? Half-Mile with Coach Gaddis Fall 2015 | Runtime: 2.24 minutes (Also Learning Outcome Five)

VIDEO CLIP – First and Goal: Researching on the Evolving Information Highway Part One

Is football really a literate practice that involves researching for content? What sort of content? What methods have coaches used over the years, and how has new technologies shaped these? What sort of representation is required of coaches? How might technology have changed coaches, players, and even the game itself? Half-Mile with Coach Gaddis Fall 2015 | Runtime: 3.35 minutes (Also Learning Outcome Four and Five)

VIDEO CLIP – Time Out! Down the Field with Compelling Technologies

Coach Gaddis talks about time and technologies in this activity system. Is technology viewed as a method of positive or negative change? How so? Half-Mile with Coach Gaddis Fall 2015 | Runtime: 1.58 minutes

VIDEO CLIP – Second and Goal: Researching to Get What You Want on the Information Highway Part Two

Searching for any content has now transformed into searching for the most relevant content. Zip down the field of research practices to learn how the internet and technologies have really helped coaches in this clip! Half-Mile with Coach Gaddis Fall 2015 | Runtime: 2.30 minutes (Also Learning Outcome Four)

VIDEO CLIP – Football Writing: A Multimodal Sport

Explore the new genre of the football writing situation. What are the conventions of this multimodal activity and how do these conventions help coaches and players? Half-Mile with Coach Gaddis Fall 2015 | Runtime: 3.12 minutes (Also Learning Outcome Three)

VIDEO CLIP – “Rock the Twitter”

Student asks, “How did you make your business known?” Find out how advertising involves not only several different genres, but also multiple activity systems. How many genre and activities do you count? Half-Mile 2014 | Runtime: 2:35

VIDEO – The Process of Expressing Apologies Among Undergraduate Students

In this presentation, Stephanie Behnke uses activity theory to better understand how ISU students apologize to one another in interpersonal relationships. Stephanie seeks to create a robust picture of the choices students make when they’re apologizing, especially their choices to use different digital and non-digital technologies to make apologies. Colloquium 2015 | Runtime: 14:13

ARTICLE – Things That School Couldn’t Teach Me: Writing a Kick-Ass Manga

 Shane T. Lucas discusses his process for writing a Manga after finding out that his school writing has not prepared him to write one. After reading Manga, watching anime, and using his art background, Shane begins to discover what he needs to do to write his own.  GWRJournal: 3.2 | Pages: 6

ARTICLE – Eating Genre for Breakfast: The Cereal Box Experience

Michael Soares studies the seemingly innocuous journey of breakfast cereal, only to find that it is in fact fraught with implications for genre studies. Masters of multi-modality and context, cereal companies use tools such as the practical (if not dystopian) planogram—as well as the cereal box itself—to zero in on potential customers, targeting not only their children but their own childhoods, effectively placing genres on the breakfast table in the “Cereal Box Experience.” GWRJournal: 4.1 | Pages: 10

ARTICLE – How Many Presidential Scholars Does It Take To Read a Bus Map? Ten

Nora Fredstrom et al. work on a collaborative article to explore student interactions with the genre of maps and the qualities that make a map effective for a student demographic. Upon further investigation, the authors conclude that a hybrid approach was necessary to format maps in a way that is useful for student. GWRJournal: 5.1 | Pages: 12

ARTICLE – The Art of Sexting: Queer Theory and Identity Politics

Eric Longfellow’s complex explorations of sexuality, power, and identity are situated in his analysis of sexting, an explicit and yet fascinating genre. GWRJournal: 4.1 | Pages: 11

ARTICLE – It Was You I Was Thinking Of: Looking at Audience through the Genre of Mixtapes

Carissa Kampmeier examines the genre of a mixtape. Whether compiling songs on tape, CD, or digital playlist, a mix is a composition that addresses some of the same features as many written genres. Kampmeier’s article acts as a kind of meta-mixtape, with songs about mixtapes fitted to each section of the text in place of headers. GWRJournal: 5.1 | Pages: 9

ARTICLE – Don’t Be Quiet: Talk as a Tool for Improved Writing

Elizabeth Williams looks at writing as a multimodal act. By thinking of talking as a tool, she delves into how the act of speaking makes our brain do things that writing alone or thinking silently can’t accomplish. GWRJournal: 2.1 | Pages: 8