"Between the Modes: Assessing Student New Media Compositions"
Sorapure, Madeleine. “Between Modes: Assessing Student New Media Compositions.” Kairos 10(2).
In a Kairos webtext, Madeleine Sorapure suggests that in the assessment of multimodal projects we focus on “how students design relations between modes.” Her criterion: “productive tension between modes.” She uses metaphor and metonymy as headings for the two “relations between modes” that she discovers: “Metaphor exploits similarity and substitution, while metonymy exploits contiguity and association.”
To illustrate her assessment strategies, Sorapure presents the multimodal projects of seven students and leads us through her assessment of each of these projects.