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The CASPA Model: An Emerging Approach to Integrating Multimodal Assignments

, , College of William & Mary, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 27, Number 3, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


The digital landscape for teaching and learning increasingly supports the inclusion of multimedia-based instructional strategies. In higher education, a culminating class project or final assignment often requires students to synthesize, analyze, and create content using a variety of communication modalities. Such projects, when closely aligned with course content and desired learning outcomes, allow for relevant and authentic assessment that leverages digital communication strategies. This paper presents an emerging practical model, CASPA, to promote curriculum-based integration of multimodal projects for assessment in higher education courses. Additionally, we report on initial implementation results and recommendations for practice and further research.


Blum, M. & Barger, A. (2018). The CASPA Model: An Emerging Approach to Integrating Multimodal Assignments. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 27(3), 309-321. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .

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