For Immediate Release – March 21, 2015
Muncie, Ind. – Vizi returned to the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) to unveil Vizi’s latest interactive, multimodal text entitled Research, Composition, and Argument for a Digital Age. Vizi’s newest offering is intended for first-year students in English composition courses focused on research and writing. Five subject-matter experts worked with Vizi to build the text:
Ritassida Mamadou Djiguimde, M.A.
Katherine Greene, M.A.
Mary McGinnis, M.A.
Paul Ranieri, Ph.D.
Laura Romano, Ph.D.
The group collaborated with Vizi’s team to create an engaging learning resource that is already driving strong outcomes for students and instructors who use it. Steve Davis, Vice President at Vizi, said: “Dr. Paul Ranieri and I introduced the new text to CCCC attendees in Tampa, and the initial feedback is exciting. Our Research and Writing text provides instructors with a unique and engaging resource to help introduce concepts and prepare students to conduct research and write.” The new text is currently supporting instructors and students at Ball State University and will be available for use at other institutions during the summer of 2015.
Content highlights in Research, Composition, and Argument for a Digital Age include:
Lesson 1: The Importance of Research
Lesson 2: Refining the Research Question
Lesson 3: Selecting Appropriate Research Methods
Lesson 4: Understanding Data and Research Analysis
Lesson 5: Presenting the Research Argument
Lesson 6: Composing Collaborative Research Projects
Lesson 7: Style and Editing
The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.
Our purpose is to transform lives by making education more engaging. That is why we publish unique, online, interactive, multimodal texts. Designed for students in higher education, Vizi uses interactive simulations, games, animations, graphics, videos, and text to engage students in their studies. Vizi is used in all types of classrooms, whether traditional, flipped or online. Independent laboratory research confirms the transformative results of Vizi’s media-driven, multimodal focus – improving results by as much as three letter grades.
Steve Davis, Vice President