Turku, Finland

Multimodal Interaction in Professional Contexts

online course
when 1 June 2021 - 20 August 2021
language English
duration 12 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 45

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.

Course leader

Humak University of Applied Sciences

Target group

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

Course aim

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.

Fee info

EUR 45: The course fee includes:

-Registering to the course and customer service
-Teaching, study facilities in Turku
-Awesome Social Programme