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Teaching and Learning Multimodal Communications

Alyssa Arbuckle, Alison Hedley, Shaun Macpherson, Alyssa McLeod, Jana Millar Usiskin, Daniel Powell, Jentery Sayers, Emily Smith, Michael Stevens, Authors

This comment was written by Alyssa McLeod on 27 Aug 2012.

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Collaborating in Online Space

For me, contributing to this roundtable was an exercise in collaborating by distance, since I was not actually present for the presentation and most of the preparation meetings. Based on my colleagues' revision histories, shared GoogleDoc, and rough notes, I created an online presentation that "responded" to the others' work, following the basic structure outlined by their PowerPoint slides.

What I found interesting about Scalar in this respect was its ability to mimic certain presentation features. The "media emphasis" view allows the user to slide through a series of images cued to text, almost as if witnessing a slide-based lecture. Perhaps if we had made full use of Scalar's annotation and comment features, we could have turned this "presentation" into more of a realistic roundtable discussion in an online space.

Authors: Alyssa Arbuckle and Alyssa McLeod
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