Multimodal dialogue

Supporting educational dialogue with digital technology

Multimodal educational dialogue

In this video, Alison Twiner discusses digital technology and educational dialogue.

Publications from the video:

Please note that some publications are not open access. The open access ones have been tagged as such, with links included.

  • Bezemer, J. & Jewitt, C. (2010). Multimodal analysis: Key issues. Research Methods in Linguistics. [open access]

  • Hennessy, S. (2011). The role of digital artefacts on the interactive whiteboard in mediating dialogic teaching and learning. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 27 (6), 463-489. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00416. Accepted version

  • Jewitt, C. (Ed.) (2009). The Routledge handbook of multimodal analysis. London: Routledge.

  • Littleton, K., Twiner, A., & Gillen, J. (2010). Instruction as orchestration: Multimodal connection building with the interactive whiteboard. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 5(2), 130-141.  [open access]

  • Mercer, N. (2008). The seeds of time: Why classroom dialogue needs a temporal analysis. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 17(1), 33-59. [open access]

  • Mercer, N., Hennessy, S. & Warwick, P. (2017). Dialogue, Thinking Together and digital technology in the classroom: Implications of a continuing line of inquiry for developing dialogic teaching practices. International Journal of Educational Research. (open access)

  • Major, L., Warwick, P., Rasmussen, I., Ludvigsen, S., & Cook, V. (2018). Classroom dialogue and digital technologies: A scoping review. Education and Information Technologies, 23(5), 1995-2028. [open access]

  • Rasmussen, I. (2005). Project work and ICT: Studying learning as participation trajectories. PhD thesis, University of Oslo, Norway. 

  • Smith, H.J., Higgins, S., Wall, K., & Miller, J. (2005). Interactive whiteboards: Boon or bandwagon? A critical review of the literature. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21(2), 91-101. [open access]

  • Twiner, A. (2010). Interactive whiteboards and the discourses of transformation, affordance, orchestration and participation. In M. Thomas & E. Cutrim Schmid (Eds.), Interactive whiteboards for education: Theory, research and practice (pp. 37-52). Hershey, New York: Information Science Reference. 

  • Twiner, A., Coffin, C., Littleton, K., & Whitelock, D. (2010). Multimodality, orchestration and participation in the context of classroom use of the interactive whiteboard: A discussion. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 19(2), 211-223. 

  • Twiner, A., Littleton, K., Coffin, C. & Whitelock, D. (2014). Meaning making as an interactional accomplishment: a temporal analysis of intentionality and improvisation in classroom dialogue. International Journal of Educational Research, 63, 94–106. [open access]

  • Warwick, P., Cook, V., Vrikki, M., Major, L. & Rasmussen, I. (2020). Realising ‘dialogic intentions’ when working with a microblogging tool in secondary school classrooms. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 24, 100376. [open access]

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