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For adults, the Composition process can become more robust when learners can express ideas through multiple media, which includes visual, audio, and digital production. The skills needed for multimodal expression encompass Digital Literacy skills, which are increasingly important in today's world, as well as creativity and Problem Solving.
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Multimedia projects can increase learners' Motivation because they can engage in real-life tasks, often in collaborative settings, which can also expand their Social Awareness & Relationship Skills. When creating these projects, learners also practice digital and Disciplinary Literacy as they navigate online and multimedia texts. Digital social platforms can also be powerful when learners share meaningful work with authentic audiences.
Effective note-taking during lectures or reading directs learners' Attention to the relevant information, helping them identify key concepts, understand links between ideas and retain information better in their Long-term Memory.
The opportunity to observe peers or experts in action or participate in shadowing can provide a unique and authentic learning experience that often involves questioning, metacognitive thinking, and Problem Solving while providing Social Supports.
When learners provide constructive feedback on each other's work, they reflect on their own understanding, learn to give relevant suggestions, receive specific ways to improve, and engage in Metacognition.