Visual communication is beginning to dominate communication in several domains. In education, for example, the use of moving images is easily distributed to pupils with digital tools, and students create multimodal artefacts as part of their learning outcomes. In this special collection, the focus is on exploring how multimodal transcriptions can be re-represented and transformed into audiovisual representations on a screen in an academic journal.
During the 8th International Conference on Multimodality (8ICOM) in Cape Town in 2016, a special stream on science and engineering teaching from a multimodal perspective was organised. These are just some of the papers from that conference stream.