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A focus on multi-modal learning techniques

Eva Csernyanszky
March 26, 2024
April 2, 2024
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Harnessing the power of multimodal techniques to maximize learning (and business) impact.

Multimodal learning is a foolproof way to make knowledge stick. Why? Eva Csernyanszky, Custom Solutions Owner at Lobster Ink, breaks it down for us.

In the dynamic environment of hospitality, mastering the ability to learn, retain, and apply knowledge effectively is vital. Multimodal learning stands out as a robust strategy to bolster the performance of hospitality professionals, from novices to seasoned frontline veterans.

This educational approach isn't just about engaging multiple senses, as some outdated theories on learning styles suggest. It's about enriching the learning experience by presenting the same material in diverse formats. Let's explore how our multimodal approach can be a game-changer for your teams, helping them learn with maximum impact.

The concept and benefits of multimodal learning

Multimodal learning refers to the use of various modes or methods of learning to enhance knowledge acquisition and retention.

And it is highly beneficial as the variety of content types ensures learners get exposure to the same content in a variety of ways. Learners are therefore more likely to stay engaged and interested in the material, leading to more comprehensive and enjoyable learning experiences and improved outcomes.

Implementing multimodal learning techniques

Implementing multimodal learning techniques goes beyond simply understanding the diversity it brings; it's about strategically integrating these techniques when crafting our online hospitality training programs. By incorporating multiple formats, we enhance not only the presentation of foundational content but also the richness of examples, assessments, and other practice activities, ensuring a more dynamic and effective learning experience.

The value of examples in learning cannot be overstated, and research supports their greater efficacy compared to just assessments and knowledge checks. These examples can vary from experts demonstrating desired behaviors in short ‘how to’ videos to peers and industry leaders sharing their narratives of success and overcoming obstacles through podcasts, testimonials, or intimate fireside chats.

This inclusive approach taps into the power of storytelling and personal connection, offering varied perspectives that deepen the adult learner’s insight into real-world applications.

When learners are exposed to a spectrum of examples, the retention and understanding of new concepts or behaviors dramatically improve. Combining multiple modalities with a diverse array of examples enables learners to see the relevance and the practical application of their new knowledge, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Furthermore, it's not just about listening to experiences—it's about seeing them in action, discussing them with colleagues, and hands-on practice, all of which cement learning further. Ultimately, this comprehensive approach fosters a solid foundation for learners to apply their newly acquired skills confidently and competently in their respective roles.

It's this kind of multifaceted engagement that not only educates but inspires learners to excel beyond their jobs and in their careers.

Visual learning techniques

Our visual learning techniques include images, diagrams, charts, animation and video.

Visual learning techniques can be particularly effective for complex topics, as they can help the learner visualize the information in a way that makes it easier to understand and remember.

Auditory learning techniques

Auditory learning techniques involve listening to information. This is where our video lessons with carefully scripted voiceover play an integral part in the learning process. Included here are audio versions such as podcasts that present testimonials or fireside chats.

Social learning techniques

We also prompt learners to discuss the training with their team members or managers during their morning standup as it helps to reinforce the information.

Kinesthetic learning techniques

Kinesthetic learning techniques involve physical activity. This is where our practical assessments shine as we provide opportunities for learners to practice the application of their learning. We also build contextually rich interactions that mirror their environments and tasks very closely, creating a safe and simulated environment for them to apply their learning, try new behaviors practically and even make mistakes.

This is a vital step in building new behaviors, and the interactions we’ve created help them to transfer that new knowledge back to their work environments and job.

Have a look at some of our hospitality-focused and custom multimodal content examples here.

The win-win benefits of multimodal learning

Multimodal learning is a win-win for both learners and businesses. Learners are motivated to learn and they gain more comprehensive knowledge which they can immediately apply. Real performance improvements are evident back at their jobs, leading to increased productivity, reduced costs and a more engaged workforce.

Multimodal learning is a powerful approach that can transform the way your teams learn. So why not give it a try?

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Harnessing the power of multimodal techniques to maximize learning (and business) impact.

Multimodal learning is a foolproof way to make knowledge stick. Why? Eva Csernyanszky, Custom Solutions Owner at Lobster Ink, breaks it down for us.

In the dynamic environment of hospitality, mastering the ability to learn, retain, and apply knowledge effectively is vital. Multimodal learning stands out as a robust strategy to bolster the performance of hospitality professionals, from novices to seasoned frontline veterans.

This educational approach isn't just about engaging multiple senses, as some outdated theories on learning styles suggest. It's about enriching the learning experience by presenting the same material in diverse formats. Let's explore how our multimodal approach can be a game-changer for your teams, helping them learn with maximum impact.

The concept and benefits of multimodal learning

Multimodal learning refers to the use of various modes or methods of learning to enhance knowledge acquisition and retention.

And it is highly beneficial as the variety of content types ensures learners get exposure to the same content in a variety of ways. Learners are therefore more likely to stay engaged and interested in the material, leading to more comprehensive and enjoyable learning experiences and improved outcomes.

Implementing multimodal learning techniques

Implementing multimodal learning techniques goes beyond simply understanding the diversity it brings; it's about strategically integrating these techniques when crafting our online hospitality training programs. By incorporating multiple formats, we enhance not only the presentation of foundational content but also the richness of examples, assessments, and other practice activities, ensuring a more dynamic and effective learning experience.

The value of examples in learning cannot be overstated, and research supports their greater efficacy compared to just assessments and knowledge checks. These examples can vary from experts demonstrating desired behaviors in short ‘how to’ videos to peers and industry leaders sharing their narratives of success and overcoming obstacles through podcasts, testimonials, or intimate fireside chats.

This inclusive approach taps into the power of storytelling and personal connection, offering varied perspectives that deepen the adult learner’s insight into real-world applications.

When learners are exposed to a spectrum of examples, the retention and understanding of new concepts or behaviors dramatically improve. Combining multiple modalities with a diverse array of examples enables learners to see the relevance and the practical application of their new knowledge, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Furthermore, it's not just about listening to experiences—it's about seeing them in action, discussing them with colleagues, and hands-on practice, all of which cement learning further. Ultimately, this comprehensive approach fosters a solid foundation for learners to apply their newly acquired skills confidently and competently in their respective roles.

It's this kind of multifaceted engagement that not only educates but inspires learners to excel beyond their jobs and in their careers.

Visual learning techniques

Our visual learning techniques include images, diagrams, charts, animation and video.

Visual learning techniques can be particularly effective for complex topics, as they can help the learner visualize the information in a way that makes it easier to understand and remember.

Auditory learning techniques

Auditory learning techniques involve listening to information. This is where our video lessons with carefully scripted voiceover play an integral part in the learning process. Included here are audio versions such as podcasts that present testimonials or fireside chats.

Social learning techniques

We also prompt learners to discuss the training with their team members or managers during their morning standup as it helps to reinforce the information.

Kinesthetic learning techniques

Kinesthetic learning techniques involve physical activity. This is where our practical assessments shine as we provide opportunities for learners to practice the application of their learning. We also build contextually rich interactions that mirror their environments and tasks very closely, creating a safe and simulated environment for them to apply their learning, try new behaviors practically and even make mistakes.

This is a vital step in building new behaviors, and the interactions we’ve created help them to transfer that new knowledge back to their work environments and job.

Have a look at some of our hospitality-focused and custom multimodal content examples here.

The win-win benefits of multimodal learning

Multimodal learning is a win-win for both learners and businesses. Learners are motivated to learn and they gain more comprehensive knowledge which they can immediately apply. Real performance improvements are evident back at their jobs, leading to increased productivity, reduced costs and a more engaged workforce.

Multimodal learning is a powerful approach that can transform the way your teams learn. So why not give it a try?

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