The CASPA Model: An Emerging Approach to Integrating Multimodal Assignments

ID: 51241 Type: Full Paper: Journal Publication
  1. Michael Blum and Adam Barger, College of William & Mary, United States

Wednesday, June 21 4:15-4:45 PM Location: Edison B View on map

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Abstract: The digital landscape for teaching and learning increasingly supports the inclusion of multimedia-based instructional strategies. In higher education, a culminating class project or final assignment often requires students to synthesize, analyze, and create content using a variety of communication modalities. Such projects, when closely aligned with course content and desired learning outcomes, allow for relevant and authentic assessment that leverages digital communication strategies. This paper presents an emerging practical model, CASPA, to promote curriculum-based integration of multimodal projects for assessment in higher education courses. Additionally, we report on initial implementation results and recommendations for practice and further research.

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