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What is a multimodal text?

Discussion in 'English' started by pmp4, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. Please can someone tell me the actual definition of a multimodal text in reference to the Primary Framework? We have a difference of opinion at school. Thank you
     
  2. Please can someone tell me the actual definition of a multimodal text in reference to the Primary Framework? We have a difference of opinion at school. Thank you
     
  3. MrMedia

    MrMedia Lead commenter

    It is a web 2.0 term being used by someone who is trying too hard to be 'with it'. Normal texts are two dimensional - they have a height and width. Mult-modal texts have a third - you can click into: another page, an MP3, an MPEG, streaming media. Thus, the text trancends two dimensional texts and needs to be built and analysed differently. Is it text? Is it video? Is it media? Is it Literature? Is it a film? It is all of these things. Therefore, it is a new form of text made up of a hybrid of others.
     
  4. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    Or, for simpletons like me, it's a way of conveying a message or story other than plain old text on paper. So it includes things like video clips you might use, or interactive websites, things like that...
     

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