ERIC Number: ED413950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Working Papers for Scholarly Comics: The College Instructor's Visual Communications Advisor.
Carpenter, Kenneth A.
A guide for college instructors and part of an in-progress book, this document illustrates the effectiveness of humor and graphic art in enhancing presentations and promoting learning. Graphic aids and the combination of verbal and visual materials provide excellent supplements to college lectures and discussions, and help communicate concepts by appealing to more than one sense and learning style. The author encourages positive images of people from various races, abilities, body types and genders, and includes character design templates and storyboard examples to guide the artistically limited. Humor, which can function as a unifying element throughout a presentation, promotes enjoyment, mental alertness, and understanding among learners. (YKH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Capital Community-Technical Coll., Hartford, CT.
Note: Paper presented at Housatonic Community-Technical College (November 11, 1997, Bridgeport, CT).