Multimodal learning

The multimodal learning is one of the processes of learning more effective than they exist, since each one of the types of learning are used (in different degrees), obtaining therefore one better acquisition of the knowledge.

Being multimodal learning one of the best methods than they exist, in some cases can be very effective, but in other cases no. After all, each person is a world and each develops a process of different learning, adopting that one in which it feels more comfortable.

What is the Multimodal Learning? Definition

The multimodal learning is a learning style that occurs when the set of the four main types of learning is used (visual, auditory, kinest©sico and of lectoescritura).

This way, at the time of learning they are much more dynamic people in comparison with which they use a single type of learning.

This happens when study mechanisms are combined so that the learning process is different and it adapts to the subject.

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The people who use this multimodal learning form visual images causing that the learning is much more flexible. This is because it does not have defined any preference at the time of learning.

By that reason, a fifth process of learning was added (the multimodal one), since as a result of different studies it reached the conclusion that approximately more of 50% of the people usually they combine several mechanisms of study.

However, most normal it is to at the most make use of one or two styles.

The multimodal learning is conformed, really, by the mixture of the following styles of learning:

Visual learning

As its title says it, the visual learning is not more than a style €˜€™ visual' €˜. One is the possibility of acquiring knowledge by means of images, or of:

  • Videos.
  • Graphs.
  • Photographies.
  • Maps.
  • Images.

So that for these people a long ago more comprehensible image the subject than is required to learn. Meaning that, some people have a greater speed of learning by means of images, causing that this assimilate it and learn faster.

Auditory learning

Also there are people who learn better while they listen. The auditory learning is characterized so that all the information that is received by means of sound is much more comprehensible.

The multimodal learning implies to the auditory line of vision and

This process of learning also is implied in the multimodal learning, and usually it occurs by means of songs, listening of conferences, chats, classes or podcast.

Also, the people who use this process usually have good memory to remember sounds, letters of songs, or some phrases of films.

In addition, the people in whom predominate this type of learning have a greater facility to learn languages since she becomes easier for the understanding of the speakers and the articulation.

Learning of Lectura and Scripture

The lectoescritura learning is the most conventional process, since a great percentage of people uses this method. One is one of simplest at the time of learning since graphical line of vision is not needed any audible file or.

Simply notes and books will be needed to be able to have good learning and to record great amount of information by means of the reading. Being the much more effective storage capacity.

Kinest©sico learning

Finally, the kinest©sico learning also goes within the multimodal learning, although he is less habitual between the rest that named. This learning consists of the interaction or experimentation with things.

For example, to learn to drive bicycle does not require of any manual, it is only realised experimenting and trying. With the scope of study it is of the same form are people who after a theory go to the practice to immediately be able to memorise.

This method of study is effective following the learning and memorization from the subject for an examination or a work in particular. Since the position in practice usually lasts more in the memory.

We hope that this article has been of great helping, to be able to define if your process of learning is multimodal or some than this conforms.


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Catalina Alonso (1995). The Styles of Learning: Procedures of diagnosis and improvement.

Article UNED of great interest that we recommended related to the learning where different points of view are abacarcan.

Alonso, C.M.; Gallego, D.J. and Honey, P. (1994). The learning styles: What are. How to diagnose them. How to improve the own style of learning.

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