703 From Workbooks to Playlists: The Rise of Multi-modal Learning

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 2



From CIOs to instructional designers, to faculty, trainers, and students, organizations and universities are considering adding video-making or “visual literacy” as a core skill to the three Rs—reading, writing, and ’rithmetic—in order to prepare learners for a highly visual communication landscape that requires critical thinking to offset consumerism. Evidence shows there is a need for multi-modal learning and cognitive skills. Researching, creating, and sharing video playlists is one of the important additions to creating personalized learning pathways and engendering continuous post-diploma learning.

In this session you will review a number of case studies demonstrating the positive learning outcomes of multi-modal learning in academic and corporate settings. You will learn how to create playlists that can be annotated, edited, and shared across teams as reference materials, projects, textbook replacement, task and solution playbooks, workshop guidebooks, and individualized learning. You will leave this session knowing how to create a shareable learning play book and implement personal learning pathways.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Ways to explore multimodal learning practices
  • How to create shareable learning play books
  • How to implement personal learning pathways
  • The role of video in learning

Novice, intermediate, and advanced designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Laurie Burruss

Education Innovation Advisor


Laurie Burruss is an education innovation advisor at Lynda.com, where she has advocated for academic initiatives, supported teaching and learning, and provided integration and implementation solutions since 2009. Laurie is also a professor emeritus at Pasadena City College in California; before working at Lynda.com, she served for 22 years as a professor in interaction design and as the director of the college’s digital media program, providing a regional resource for collaboration between education, industry, and the community. Her passion is digital storytelling.

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