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:




Individual multimodality > Mode of cognition

Interactional multimodality > Mode of communication

Verbal semiotic resources (spoken and written) 

Nonverbal semiotic resources (pictures, emojis, sounds, animations, gestures)

Instructional multimodality > Mode of the environment

Face-to-face

Blended

Online

Institutional multimodality > Mode of delivery

Contact

Hybrid

Distance

The ideal is, furthermore, to foster self-directed multimodal learning where students take charge of their own learning within a complex multimodal context.

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