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Comparing multimodality and traditional writing: an experience in secondary school


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Numerous studies focus on how new technologies influence learning to write processes. Nowadays, when considering the writing process, we need to consider changes that have occurred in the concept of textuality: multiple forms can be considered as texts, and texts can be multimodal. Modes such as words, audio, images, hyperlinks and video are all signs that carry meaning. This study analyses the relationship between traditional writing and new ways of expression, analysing the effects of a multimodal approach to the writing of the essay that Italian students are traditionally required to produce at the end of secondary school.


Keywords

Multimodality; Secondary School; Writing; Literature; Educational Technology; Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17471/2499-4324/915

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Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) | ISSN (print) 2532-4632 | ISSN (online) 2532-7720