Multiliteracy Centers: Writing Center Work, New Media, and Multimodal Rhetoric
Edited by: David M. Sheridan and James A. Inman
The second section, Operation and Practice, is about training of multiliteracy center tutors, material practices of clients and consultants, and the networked environments tutors and clients find themselves within.
Teddi Fishman’s “When it isn’t even on the Page: Peer Consulting in Multimedia Environments” contextualizes the work that occurs in the background of a multimedia literacy center by foregrounding peer training, tutoring, and the physical space of such a center.
Scaffolding the learning for the tutors/associates through a three-tier semester-long course, Fishman’s aim is aquaint tutors with theory and practice and ensure they have the tools necessary for their jobs (60-61).Connecting the work of multimedia literacy
tutors/associates with already established writing center practices for peer tutoring, Fishman is careful to note that multimedia literacy centers have their own sets of issues surrounding technology and offers commentary on these issues. Fishman also discusses
the physicality of the multimedia literacy center by stating the team chose furniture for its flexibility for cross purposes (64).
Hampton Press, Inc., Creskill, NJ,
2010, 248pp. ISBN
Review by: Estee Beck,
Bowling Green State University
|"In our center, associates are encouraged to think about and employ theories in practical ways." - Teddy Fishman (70)|