Within the UNESCO Chair we conceptualise multimodal learning, while drawing on theories of multimodality, distance education and blended learning, as a phenomenon that is realised at the following levels:
The ideal is, furthermore, to foster self-directed multimodal learning where students take charge of their own learning within a complex multimodal context.
For more information, see:
Olivier, J.A.K. 2018. Multimodaling and multilanguaging: charting student (open) access and (communal) success through multiliteracies. Professorial inaugural address, 17 August 2018. Potchefstroom: North-West University.
Olivier, J. 2019. Towards a multiliteracies framework in support of self-directed learning through open educational resources. In: Mentz, E., De Beer, J. & Bailey, R., eds. Self-Directed Learning for the 21st Century: Implications for Higher Education. Cape Town: AOSIS. pp. 167-201.