Upload as Impact: Explorations in Multimodal Student Learning

Alex Hollinghead, MK Foster, Quoc Hoang, University of Alabama

From media labs to Marco Polo recordings to video essays, we have sought to engage students with novel forms of audiovisual content creation and, in doing so, we have witnessed the ways in which different audiovisual mediums encouraged students to imagine their arguments and ideas more powerfully and organically through a medium that is increasingly becoming a central form of communication in their personal and professional lives. Over the course of our panel, we will share our respective experiences with specific multimodal assignments in our classrooms and workspaces, and our ambition is to highlight for the digital humanities community accessible, dynamic applications of multimodal projects from different corners of the academic community.