Date: May 31, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online

Webinar presented by Mimi Li (Texas A&M University, Commerce)

 

Friday, May 31, 2024, 10-11:30 AM Arizona (UTC-7)

To see when it begins where you are, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4k33hdu4

 

This is the first webinar in our Summer series, Digital Multimodal Composition in Language Education


Abstract:

The infographic, as an emerging DMC genre, has been increasingly utilized in various domains, such as education, media, and healthcare. In this webinar, Dr. Li draws upon her own research and personal experiences to explore the multifaceted role of infographics within language classrooms. The webinar begins with the introduction to infographics, including a definition, various types, as well as the rationale behind their integration into language education.  The speaker then illustrates diverse applications and purposes of infographics within language learning environments and details two specific tasks she conducted in different contexts: 1) EFL medical students’ creation of infographics addressing health topics using Visme (Li & Pham, 2023); 2) TESOL graduate students’ production of infographics based on class readings using Canva (Li & Zhang, 2024). In particular, the speaker introduces the concept of visual metadiscourse and elucidates how composers utilize various visual devices to enhance the comprehensibility and engagement of the infographic posters in her study. Afterwards, Dr. Li discusses how to implement and assess infographic tasks in language classrooms, followed by Q&A. This webinar serves as a valuable opportunity for attendees to expand their understanding of infographics and gain insights into effective pedagogical practices for implementing infographics in their instructional contexts.


Bio:

 Dr. Mimi Li is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics/TESOL in the Department of Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she teaches courses in linguistics/applied linguistics and advises doctoral students. Li is an enthusiastic educator who has taught diverse student populations for over twenty years, and she has won multiple teaching awards. She makes efforts to socialize her students into an academic culture that fosters an appreciation for research, critical inquiry, self-reflection and discovery. Her purpose in teaching is to fan the sparks and to create new possibilities; she has witnessed her various students grow and glow in academia and profession.


Participants attending live can request a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education during the event. They can request a digital badge after the webinar, once they are contacted by CERCLL after the event.

Participants who require closed captions or an ASL interpreter during CERCLL’s events should make this request at least a week in advance by emailing CERCLL at cercll@email.arizona.edu.