chapter  6
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Information and Communication Technologies, Multimodality and Argumentation

A number of centres around the world are interested in the potential of information and communication technologies (henceforward ICT) to help teach and/or research argumentation. This chapter surveys the field. Using ICT to undertake argument, however, is not the same as multimodal approaches to argument. Much ICT work in argument is highly textual, but there is the possibility of a more multimodal approach, afforded by the use of images and sound on computer screens. Examples of such work by students are discussed.