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Lechner, Verena Elisabeth – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
For creating and reading data visualizations, visual literacy is crucial. This article advances the knowledge about graphical variations and conventions related to the basic graphical element of the graphical line used as a connector in data visualizations. Some visual characteristics of connecting lines can be used to show directionality and thus…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Data, Visual Literacy, Narration
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Brumberger, Eva – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
The multitude of disciplines, perspectives, and practices that inform the study of visual literacy is incredibly valuable, but at the same time it means our research lacks a shared set of methodologies and methods. Unfamiliar research approaches may lead to mistrust of research findings and, even more problematic, to missed opportunities for…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Visual Literacy, Research, Data
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Behnke, Yvonne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
This contribution evaluates opportunities and challenges concerning the conception and utilization of visuals in current German geography textbooks from multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives. The designer's point of view, with insights from visual communications, information design, user experience design, and instructional design, will be…
Descriptors: Usability, Geography, Textbooks, Visual Aids
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Swerzenski, J. D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2021
Among the most difficult aspects of building visual literacy is creating awareness of manipulation, a task made continuously harder by the prevalence of 'Photoshopped' or digitally altered photos through fake news or our everyday usage of photo editing apps. So how are educators to build awareness of visual literacy when manipulation has become…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Visual Aids, Visual Literacy, Editing
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Schwartz, Nadia – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Current accounting graduates will be engaged in a constantly changing and visual world, and educators can help them by harnessing the power of visual metaphors. This article illustrates how hand-drawings by student groups can reveal negative perceptions of accountants as a potential career choice for new students, making such perceptions something…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Accounting, Freehand Drawing
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Fragou, Olga; Papadopoulou, Maria – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Today's society is highly visual, imposing the use of respective practices in Higher Education; under this scope the importance of images and multimedia alters the way 21st digital literacy is perceived. As technology advances, it is important for education professionals to learn how to read visuals through practicing and analyzing techniques, but…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Material Development, Visual Aids, Graphic Arts
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Thompson, Dana Statton; Beene, Stephanie – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Visual literacy has evolved alongside information literacy and media literacy, reflecting social, technological, and cultural changes. Rapidly advancing technology, multimodal access to information and disinformation, and political rhetoric increasingly impact the perception, trust, and use of visual media. These broader technological and cultural…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Higher Education, Standards
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Diani, Giuliana; Sezzi, Annalisa – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Nowadays, knowledge dissemination among children is no longer limited to the classroom and course or information books. It also includes websites explicitly addressed to youngsters who have a different stage of cognitive development and background knowledge compared to adults. However, they are also the first to live in today's multimodal…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Hypermedia
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Holsanova, Jana – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Today's scientific texts are complex and multimodal. Due to new technology, the number of images is increasing, as is their diversity and complexity. Interaction with complex texts and visualizations becomes a challenge. How can we help readers and learners achieve multimodal literacy? We use data from the audio description of a popular scientific…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Language Usage, Visual Aids, Protocol Analysis
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Abas, Suriati – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This article provides a practical guide for teaching visual analysis to university students. By adapting Serafini's curricular and pedagogical framework for teaching multimodal representations to incorporate self-reflection, I evince how visual analysis can be taught in a writing course and similar introductory courses. Using a photograph that…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Introductory Courses, Writing Instruction, Photography
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Chai, Choon-Lee – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
In this photo elicitation assignment, each student must take, select, and interpret a picture about a social issue that he/she has learned about in class. The student must then craft either a sensory poem, or answer the SHOWeD questions as designed by Shaffer and modified by Wang, which facilitates the student's interpretation of the picture. As a…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Photography, Visual Aids, Social Problems
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Lehmuskallio, Asko – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
The paper considers the particular value of focusing on the look as a medium when studying visual cultures. This focus is helpful for coming to terms with distinct understandings of the visual. To address the look as a medium, four analytical dimensions are introduced for distinguishing among separate but closely interrelated visual phenomena: the…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Culture, Visual Perception
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Williams, Wendy R. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Visual storytelling comes in many forms (e.g. films, comics, photographs, commercials) and is used for a range of purposes (e.g. to entertain, inform, persuade). Technological advances are enabling non-specialists to be consumers and producers of these works. Although many people are growing up surrounded by visual works, this does not mean that…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Story Telling, Personal Narratives, Design
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Thompson, Dana Statton – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
This innovative teaching idea, the "Digital Image Guide" (DIG) Method, addresses the pressing need to develop visual pedagogies in the university classroom by providing a technique for students to use to critically read digital images. This article also introduces the concept of "shallow" and "deep images." It then…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Critical Reading, College Students, Visual Aids
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King-Sears, Margaret E.; Berkeley, Sheri; Arditi, Orit; Daley, Hyle L.; Hott, Brittany L.; Larsen, Anna L. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
This study analyzed three types of visual representations (graphs, maps, & graphic organizers) in the most widely used eighth-grade U.S. History textbooks. The analyses included how each visual was constructed and used within the context of text narrative. Purposeful sampling techniques were used to select a representative sample of varied…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Graphs, Maps, Visual Aids
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