Online course: Multimodal Interaction in Professional Contexts

17.12.2020

The aim of the online course is to develop interaction skills with a special focus on linguistic accessibility.

The aim is to give an introduction on how to facilitate communication and promote linguistic accessibility when working with people whose access to interaction is challenged due to, for example, problems in hearing or whose linguistic resources are marginalised in the society (e.g. sign language users).

The course is directed towards people whose profession entails encountering people from varied backgrounds, and who, therefore, need wide-ranging interaction skills.

During the course, the student becomes acquainted with a multimodal view of interaction and examines the utilization of the concept in different working environments.

Multimodal interaction competence is based on an understanding of the multichannel and multimodal nature of interaction: meanings are conveyed by both verbal and non-verbal means (e.g. gestures, eye contact and images). The student practices observing interaction situations and harness a range of interaction methods people use in order to understand and be understood.

 


Dates: Student can start the course within two weeks after enrollment. Assignments should be completed by 20th of August 2021.

Place: Self-paced online course

Credits: 3 ECTS

Price: 45€

Application: by 12.4.2021 via online form


Outcomes

The student will be able to

·       explain the concept of multimodality,
·       identify different modes and channels of communication,
·       demonstrate understanding of how the multimodal view on interaction can be used to influence the interaction in the workplace,
·       identify how to develop one’s own skills in terms of multimodal interaction skills.


Target audience

The course is directed towards people whose profession entails encountering people from varied backgrounds, and who, therefore, need wide-ranging interaction skills.


Methods

Self-paced online course. Written assignments.


Student work load

The course can be completed for example in 10 weeks with 8-10 hours of work weekly.


Assessment

Evaluation scale: Completed-Not completed


Assessment criteria

Completion of assignments. Assignments should be completed by 20th of August.


Learning materials

Learning materials in Humak’s online learning environment.


Selection

Students are admitted to the Open University of Applied Sciences courses in the order of enrollment.


Number of students: max 25