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Affordance 3: Multimodal Meaning/Literacy

Adaptive Learning

Multimodal Learning: Beyond Traditional Boundaries

In the landscape of modern education, Multimodal Meaning/Literacy stands as a pillar of contemporary learning, emphasizing the integration of various modes of communication such as text, images, video, and audio. This approach fosters a complex level of epistemic performance, encouraging students to become adept in the multifaceted language of today's digital era.

Key Elements of Multimodal Learning:

  1. The Power of Combined Modes - Understanding how the integration of different mediums like writing, imagery, and audio can create more impactful and holistic learning experiences.

  2. Digital Technologies and New Literacies - Exploring how the digital revolution reshapes the way we communicate and represent knowledge.

  3. Multiliteracies and Synesthesia - Delving into the concept of multiliteracies, emphasizing the need for proficiency across diverse communication modes.

This approach prepares students for a knowledge society that values innovation, creativity, and problem-solving. It acknowledges the vital role of multimodal literacy in helping students adapt to and excel in a world where digital communication is key.

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What's New About Digital Technologies?

Multiliteracies and Synesthesia

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