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ERIC Number: EJ931652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-144X
Visual Literacy and the Digital Native: An Examination of the Millennial Learner
Brumberger, Eva
Journal of Visual Literacy, v30 n1 p19-47 2011
The so-called millennial learners who currently populate college classrooms are purportedly digital natives whose repeated exposure to a host of new technologies has allegedly resulted in enhanced skills in several areas, including those related to technology and visual communication. By extension, the argument has been made that digital natives have a significant degree of visual literacy. This article reports the results of an empirical study that examines these claims by assessing post-secondary students' use of visually-oriented technologies and their interpretation of visual material. The survey data suggest that participants are not particularly adept at producing and interpreting visual communication. (Contains 12 figures.)
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
Identifiers - Location: Virginia