Engaging undergraduate engineers in oral presentations: A multimodal approach

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Abstract

Global connectedness and digital revolution have reshaped workplace oral communication requirements. Industries today call for engineers with excellent oral communication and presentation skills. In response to this, this research attempts to move from a monomodal to a multimodal approach in teaching oral presentations for undergraduate engineers. The Learning by Design Model (LBDM) by Kalantzis and Cope (2005) is used as a framework in the teaching of oral presentation using a multimodal approach. Findings from a qualitative inquiry illustrate that the multimodal learning environment with its multiple modalities have provided a group of low proficiency undergraduates great opportunities and autonomy to mediate oral communication.Thus, this study suggests that language instructors design learning experiences that incorporate the LBDM to enhance undergraduates’ achievements in oral presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1510-1520
Number of pages11
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume5
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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Keywords

  • Learning by design model
  • Multimodal approach
  • Oral communication
  • Oral presentations
  • Undergraduate engineers

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Engaging undergraduate engineers in oral presentations : A multimodal approach. / Indra Devi, S.; Amir, Zaini; N. Krishnasamy, Pramela Krish.

In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 27, 01.12.2014, p. 1510-1520.

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