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ERIC Number: EJ952780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-144X
Cartoons as Advance Organizers
Kovalik, Cindy L.; Williams, Matthew A.
Journal of Visual Literacy, v30 n2 p40-64 2011
This exploratory study investigated student reaction to the use of cartoons as advance organizers for online discussions in an online course. A convenience sample of 15 students participated in the study by contributing cartoons, participating in online discussions, and completing a survey. Overall, survey results indicated student reaction to the use of cartoons as advance organizers was purposeful, motivational, and contributed to the understanding of course content. Study participants indicated they understood the targeted purpose of the cartoons, felt cartoons were relevant to course topics, and that the cartoons communicated information relevant to course topics. (Contains 3 figures and 7 tables.)
International Visual Literacy Association. 250 McCracken Hall, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A