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Finson, Kevin; Pederson, Jon – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
Visual data differs from visual information since it must be recorded, analyzed, and manipulated in some manner, whereas visual information is primarily sensory input. Our environment is constantly infused with visual inputs, and it is sometimes difficult to make sense of them or to determine how best to deal with them for instructional purposes…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Environment, Science Education, Heritage Education
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Rodriguez, Lulu; Dimitrova, Daniela V. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
While framing research has centered mostly on the evaluations of media texts, visual news discourse has remained relatively unexamined. This study surveys the visual framing techniques and methods employed in previous studies and proposes a four-tiered model of identifying and analyzing visual frames: (1) visuals as denotative systems, (2) visuals…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, News Media, Evaluation, Identification
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Brumberger, Eva – Journal of Visual Literacy, 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…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Age Groups, Visual Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Barromi Perlman, Edna – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
An archivist from a kibbutz in the north of Israel has been managing the kibbutz archive for close to a decade. I have chosen to present her enterprise and the role she is playing by means of her archival work, which is changing the historiography of her kibbutz. The archivist at the kibbutz in question reevaluates her kibbutz's history while…
Descriptors: Archives, Photography, Visual Aids, Staff Role
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Avgerinou, Maria D.; Pettersson, Rune – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
Despite the fact that to date Visual Literacy (VL) scholars have not arrived at a general consensus for a theoretical organization of the VL field, important conceptual investigations have emerged over the past four decades. In this paper we discuss and synthesize those studies. We then present a first attempt toward a cohesive theory of VL. The…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Visualization, Visual Perception, Visual Literacy
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Kovalik, Cindy L.; Williams, Matthew A. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 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…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Student Reaction, Online Courses, Cartoons
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Ben-Peshat, Malka; Sitton, Shoshana – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2011
We present here the findings of an ethno-visual research study involving the creation of a mental map of images, artifacts and practices in Tel Aviv's New Central Bus Station. This huge and complex building, part bus station, part shopping mall, has become a stage for multicultural encounters and interactions among diverse communities of users.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bus Transportation, Facilities, Visual Aids
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Coleman, Julianne – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2010
The goal of this study was to gather data on US elementary school teachers' (K-5) instructional practices with graphical representations. The results revealed high percentages of usage for graphical representations but with varying levels of frequency. Overall, the most frequently reported instructional practices by teachers included 1) pointing…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials
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Yeh, Hsin-Te; Lohr, Linda – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2010
This research describes how eight pre-service teachers interpreted and analyzed instructional visuals, defined visual literacy, and assessed the effectiveness of four instructional images. A phenomenological procedure was used to collect, organize, and analyze the data. Findings suggest that pre-service teachers in this study were able to define…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials, Visual Literacy
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Jin, Sung-Hee; Boling, Elizabeth – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2010
The purpose of this study is to compare an instructional designer's intentions with the learners' perceptions of the instructional functions of visuals in one specific e-learning lesson. An instructional designer created each visual with more than two purposes related to the psychological, cognitive, and affective aspects of learning. Contrary to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Intention, Visual Aids
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Bopry, Jeanette – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
Discusses concepts of semiotics relevant to visual literacy and stresses two important points of intersection: active perception and diversity of sign systems. Argues that an educational program with a semiotic framework would change its focus from content to process, and that a visual literacy component would enhance learning across modalities,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives
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Ferrington, Gary – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
Explores the concept of "theater of the mind" and discusses design factors in creating audio works that effectively stimulate mental pictures, including: narrative format in audio scripting; qualities of voice; use of concrete language; music; noise versus silence; and the creation of the illusion of space using monaural, stereophonic,…
Descriptors: Audiences, Audio Equipment, Auditory Stimuli, Design Preferences
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Moriarty, Sandra – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
Discusses several philosophies of linguistics and semiotics that debate the importance of words and their relationship to signs, language as the primary modeling system, and the historical primacy of verbal versus visual communication. Describes human communication as both language-based and nonverbal, both aspects inviting arbitrary and abstract…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Communication (Thought Transfer), Interpretive Skills, Language Processing
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Shiffman, Carole B. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
When designing public service materials, graphic designers should consider the social and cultural influences of their audience. By recognizing different world views and ethnic experiences, the "visual dialect" can be applied to create effective designs that respond to audience needs and reach educational goals. Techniques for creative…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Creative Activities, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences
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Metallinos, Nikos – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
Developing visual communication media technologies, such as computerized television, three-dimensional video, digital video interactive (DVI), and high-definition television hinder rather than enhance viewers' perceptual processes, understanding, and aesthetic appreciation of visual messages. Visual communication media researchers should reach out…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Cognitive Processes, Communications, Comprehension
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