Or to put I another, maybe it need to be more focused. As I've been carrying out my literature review I've begun to get the sense that maybe I should focus on how tutors judge the quality of multimodal artifcats, rather than a more approach in general to how tutors feel about multimodal artifacts. While this is covered to an extent within my three proposed research questions, it feels like my dissertation title should similarly reflect this focus.
"A constellation of images, words and sounds: measuring the quality of multimodal artifacts in the online classroom"
As the working title reflects, I've made a few other changes based upon my recent reading. 'Words' has replaced 'text' and encapsulates both written and spoken language.
I've also opted for the more specific 'online' classroom, to reflect that I will be interviewing tutors from an online programme. I like the phrase 'digital classroom' however that could include predominantly campus-based provision.
This is all still a work in progress and is likely to change again as my reading continues. I think the title suggested above represents an improvement however.
Maybe I also need to add something before 'Constellation'? Perhaps something to reflect that it is fluid and changing as an environment. Maybe:
"A changing constellation of images, words and sounds: measuring the quality of multimodal artifacts in the online classroom"
OK, maybe I need something better than 'changing' which hints at fluidity.