Elevating Engagement and Motivation Through Multimodal Portfolios in Graduate Academic Writing Courses (78093)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Fu-Lun Lee

Friday, 29 March 2024 15:20
Session: Session 4
Room: Room A (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study explores the transformative potential of integrating multimodal writing portfolios into academic writing courses in a research-oriented university in Malaysia with a focus on increasing student engagement and motivation. While previous research in this area has been limited, the current study builds on the seminal work of Silver (2019) to examine the impact of multimodal portfolios on learner attitudes and performance in academic writing. The incorporation of multimodal elements, such as visual, auditory, and interactive components, into traditional writing portfolios represents a paradigm shift in pedagogy. The research methodology includes a case study design conducted in two graduate courses to comprehensively assess the impact of multimodal portfolios on student outcomes. The study not only measures observable improvements in academic writing skills, but also addresses the nuanced aspects of students' attitudes toward writing. Using a mixed methods approach, the study captures both quantitative data on performance metrics and qualitative insights into learners' experiences. Preliminary results indicate a significant positive correlation between the integration of multimodal portfolios and increased student engagement and motivation. The study concludes by emphasizing the implications of these findings for the broader academic community and offers insights into innovative pedagogical strategies that have the potential to improve the quality of graduate-level academic writing courses and foster a more dynamic and motivated learning environment.

Yueh Yea Lo, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Yueh Yea Lo is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at University of Malaya in Malaysia

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