Harnessing the Power of Multimodal Learning and Video Lessons

Harnessing multimodal education

In the face of an ever-changing educational environment, the need for innovative, flexible learning strategies is paramount. Central to these strategies is the multimodal approach to learning. This approach embraces a myriad of learning styles, offering students the freedom to explore knowledge in a way that resonates with them, while simultaneously propelling their growth and success.

Multimodal Learning Unpacked

Multimodal learning is an all-encompassing teaching strategy that seeks to stimulate the different intelligences of learners. This holistic approach appreciates the diversity in learning styles and employs an array of teaching techniques. By integrating visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning experiences, multimodal learning becomes a highly inclusive and efficacious way to educate students.

At Numerade, we have always championed this belief. We understand that textbooks are not the sole conduits of knowledge. In classrooms, students digest and retain information through lectures, presentations, and hands-on interactions with the material. When we laid the groundwork for Numerade, we were convinced that video lessons, enhanced with auditory explanations and visual presentations, were instrumental in fostering positive learning outcomes.

Multimodal Learning: A Proven Success

A recent 2022 study published in the American Journal of Educational Research affirms the effectiveness of the multimodal instructional approach. According to the study, students who received information via a multimodal outperformed their counterparts who were subjected to a conventional lecture approach. These students also reported heightened motivation and confidence during exams. Additionally, a 2021 survey taken by McGraw Hill found that students actively choose classes based on the inclusion of digital technology. Furthermore, the same survey found that instructors believe students perform significantly better when digital technologies are included in the curriculum and can better learn new concepts.

Our own student user base mirrors these findings. An impressive 97% of our users report improved grades and increased confidence in the classroom. We attribute this success to the outstanding video lesson content created by our vast community of PhDs, TAs, high school instructors, and other educators.

The Power of Numerade Video Lessons

Learning is not a linear process that solely revolves around reading textbooks. It is a dynamic process where students need to visualize solutions and hear in-depth explanations from real people. That is the philosophy underpinning our video lesson content.

At Numerade, when a student poses a question, our instructors craft a succinct video explanation of the problem. These video lessons allow the instructor to illustrate the problem on a virtual whiteboard while verbally guiding students through each solution step.

This approach transforms the delivery of information into an interactive journey where students actively participate in their learning. Often, students find themselves replaying these videos to revisit the solution process. We advocate for video as a medium for learning, not just for providing answers, but as an avenue for fostering a deep understanding of the subject matter.

Broadening Our Multimodal Approach

Here at Numerade, our mission is to create top-notch study tools that cater to the diverse learning preferences of students. In addition to our video lessons, we are constantly refining our existing tools and developing new features.

AI Tutor Ace

Our AI Tutor, Ace, enhances students’ interaction with potential homework problems using our cutting-edge, generative AI. Developed to mirror the benefits of our video lessons, Ace can explain problems and create visual learning aids through unique image, video, and speech generation capabilities.

Quizzes

Numerade offers students the ability to instantly generate practice quizzes for their STEM classes. This feature not only provides a review platform but also simulates the exam environment, allowing students to acclimate to potentially stressful situations.

Bootcamps

We offer digital bootcamps led by top-ranking STEM PhDs, college professors, and high school educators via video lessons. These bootcamps provide students with free, high-quality supplemental learning materials for STEM courses, ACT & SAT exams, and AP courses.

Final Thoughts

Our approach at Numerade is a testament to the power of simulation and personalization in education. By weaving multiple modalities into our inventive, short-form video lessons, we ensure learners can digest information in a way that aligns with their learning style. This leads to a comprehensive understanding of concepts, boosting confidence and motivation in the classroom.

Author

  • Rob Shield

    Rob Shield is based out of Columbus, Ohio. As Numerade's copywriter, Rob uses their extensive background in education to inform and shape the topics and content posted to the blog for educators, parents, and students alike.