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Fulbright Award

I have received a Fulbright grant to research scholarly multimedia journals at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway during the 2013-14 academic year. My project has three facets:

  1. to implement the first scholarly multimedia journal outside of the U.S., at AHO,
  2. to draft a reference book on starting a scholarly multimedia journal, and
  3. to professionalize students and faculty in writing and editing scholarly multimedia.

The full project-statement, which outlines my research and teaching plans, timeline, and benefits to the US and Norwegian universities and cultures is appended. (For the full Teaching Materials outline, please contact me.)

"Assessing Scholarly Multimedia"


Ball, Cheryl E. (2012) Assessing scholarly multimedia: A rhetorical genre studies approach. Technical Communication Quarterly, 21(1).


This article describes what scholarly multimedia (i.e., webtexts) are and how one teacher-editor has students compose these texts as part of an assignment sequence in her writing classes. The article shows how one set of assessment criteria for scholarly multimedia—based on the Institute for Multimedia Literacy’s parameters (see Kuhn, Johnson, & Lopez, 2010) for assessing honor students’ multimedia projects—are used to give formative feedback to students’ projects.

accompanying materials


  • CCCC Award for Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication in 2013