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My campus's ePortfolio platform is provided by Digication.  As a digital platform, students have many multimedia and digital opportunities for their ePortfolios.
  1. They can weblink images and words
  2. They can use charts to create columns or informational graphics
  3. They can embed videos from a variety of video sharing platforms (vimeo, youtube, viddler, etc)
  4. They can embed presentations from platforms like prezi and slideshare
  5. They can embed any host of images, including images from online bannermakers, online collage makers, etc.  
  6. They can change font colors and sizes for emphasis

If a text that is not conceived within the six contexts listed at the left, it is not a real digital text or a multimedia project.  If a webpage has words and only words, then it is not really a webpage.  It is not doing all that it can do. Students will not automatically create such multimedia texts because the platform allows them to do so.  That has to be the goal and pedagogy of the course.  


The creation of multimedia texts is not simply the additions of images onto a print text.  When students do that, the usual result is that the images and multimedia components are not clearly linked to the content of the writing and/or are not offering new ideas and concepts in significant ways.  It is not the digital tools that pose the greatest challenge.  It is the framework in which we understand their role in writing.  

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