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Selthofer, Josipa – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The aim of the research is to analyse and compare visual identity elements of Croatian academic Websites with ones of European countries using Hofstede's model of cultural dimensions. The purpose of the research is to point to the influence a culture has on the design of Websites. Method: Graphical elements of university home pages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Design, Colleges
Rudolph, Michelle Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since student retention in online courses is related to the students' community, this dissertation explores the effect of discussion board prompt format on students' sense of community of inquiry (CoI). The quasi-experimental study design examined the participation levels, sense of CoI (i.e., social, teaching, and cognitive presence), and final…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Online Courses, Sense of Community, Communities of Practice
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Buckley, Jeffrey; Seery, Niall – Design and Technology Education, 2018
Design activities form an extensive part of design and technology education with a link being posited within the pertinent literature between the cognitive activity of learning and the cognitive activity of design. It is therefore critical that design educators' understand the effects that design constraints can have on the learning process. This…
Descriptors: Design, Learning Processes, Student Reaction, Qualitative Research
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Rayes, Elham Abdullah – International Education Studies, 2018
The current study aimed at plasticizing contemporary artworks by activating the formal and denotative significances of the logo of NEOM through the concept of abstract art. To achieve the study objectives, participants were asked to plasticize contemporary artworks using multiple-sized canvas, several coloring materials, a computer and some…
Descriptors: Art, Art Products, Consumer Economics, Advertising
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Mayer, Richard E.; Howarth, Jeffrey T.; Kaplan, Michelle; Hanna, Sara – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2018
Multimedia design principles were applied to an online geography slideshow on geographic information systems (GIS) intended for college students taking an introductory course. In a 2 (segment vs. non-segmented) × 2 (redundant vs. non-redundant) between-subjects design, the base lesson (non-segmented condition) provided a worked example of how to…
Descriptors: Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, College Students
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Gorski, David E. – Journal of Technology Education, 2018
Technology and engineering education is filled with so many varied topics that it is almost impossible to break them into grade-level courses. As a result, courses are often mixed with all grade levels and all types of learners. On rare occasions, one course section pops into the schedule that is all one level. When this occurs, it may become…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Design, Teaching Methods, Action Research
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Ozaydin Ozkara, Betul; Cakir, Hasan – Interactive Learning Environments, 2018
The purpose of this study is to uncover factors that affect participation in online classes from the student's perspective. Interest in the online environment has been increasing and renders the opinions of students participating in online courses more important since the opinions of students in this environment are closely related to interaction.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Interaction, Psychological Patterns
Kuo, Shih-Ping – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This exploratory study uses the convergent design of mixed methods to integrate adaptive expertise theory to study how individual student participant from graphic design or non-graphic-design majors to solve a novel ideation problem in graphic design. Adaptive expertise includes six dimensions: metacognition, flexibility, dynamic knowledge,…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Design, Expertise, Concept Formation
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Cho, Young Hoan; You, Myoungsoon; Choi, Hyoseon – Health Education Journal, 2018
Background: Health message design plays an important role in knowledge acquisition and changes in attitudes towards a nutrient or substance, such as caffeine. To foster the effectiveness of health education, greater attention should be paid to the gist-based design of health messages that include visual representations. Fuzzy-trace theory…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Health Education
Treado, Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The overarching purpose of this study was to improve upon critical thinking through the use of scenario-based design challenge interventions. The study was conducted within an introductory graphic arts course in higher education that focused upon Adobe Photoshop and image manipulation tools, techniques, and terminology. Twelve introductory level…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Graphic Arts
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Binnenkade, Alexandra – Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society, 2018
French history textbooks occupy a pivotal position in the colonial fracture. They impart difficult knowledge about the Algerian War of Independence, knowledge that impacts the relationships between the communities of memory in France today. Textbook analysis has focused on their verbal content and, recently, in the work of Jo McCormack, on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, War, Violence
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Shambaugh, Neal; Beacham, Cindy – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
A personal thinking language consists of verbal and visual means to transform ideas to action in social and work settings. This verbal and visual interaction of images and language is influenced by one's personal history, cultural expectations and professional practices. The article first compares a personal thinking language to other languages…
Descriptors: Guides, Design, Visual Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Duesbery, Luke; Braun-Monegan, Jenelle; Liu, Kimy; McCoy, Jan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2017
The quality of a data display can have an impact on the interpretation of those data. A survey of the literature indicates that data displays can vary in quality of accuracy, clarity, and efficacy. In this study we develop and apply an evaluative rubric to graphs in a sample of six education journals: three research and three practitioner. Results…
Descriptors: Data, Graphic Arts, Visual Aids, Data Interpretation
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Bagdasarov, Zhanna; Luo, Yupeng; Wu, Wei – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2017
The purpose of this interdisciplinary study was to explore the impacts of tablet technology in a college classroom on students' perceptions of their own learning. Students were asked about oral, written, and graphical communication and critical thinking skills. Mid-semester and end-of-semester surveys were administered to tablet-enabled classes…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Handheld Devices, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking
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Yang, Chao-Ming; Hsu, Tzu-Fan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Visual communication design (VCD) is a form of nonverbal communication. The application of relevant linguistic or semiotic theories to VCD education renders graphic design an innovative and scientific discipline. In this study, actual teaching activities were examined to verify the feasibility of applying narrative theory to graphic design…
Descriptors: Design, Visual Literacy, Semiotics, Teaching Methods
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