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This project will capture and examine a range of practice innovations in multimodal digital education, resulting in the co-creation of cross-institutional principles and interactive resources that model truly future-facing learning, teaching, and assessment.


Multimodal digital strategies can empower educators to explore new pedagogical practices, connect students with a wider range of resources, and support new forms of knowledge production. This project aims to generate and utilise actionable knowledge related to how educational spaces and practices are being reimagined through different conceptualisations of multimodality to inform new avenues for learning, teaching, and assessment.


Through collaborative fieldwork involving a consortium of University Alliance institutions, this project will develop a shared understanding of cross-institution multimodal strategies, approaches, and arrangements through identifying and examining a range of practice-based interventions and initiatives designed to provide flexible and inclusive learning, teaching, and assessment.




The project team will develop practical outputs to support the sector to adopt innovative multimodal digital education in their own contexts including:

Read the project blog


Learn more about the project in our blog post by Professor Sam Elkington from Teesside University.

How are we using different modes of communication to engage students with their learning?

  • A set of evidence-informed principles for effective digital multimodal learning, teaching, and assessment designs and practices.
  • A series of accessible and interactive resources to illustrate effective practice models aligned to the principles for multimodal digital education.
  • A symposium event to showcase the resources and share best practices.


Teesside University


Birmingham City University, University of Greenwich and Anglia Ruskin University

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