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Moriarty, Sandra E.; Kenney, Keith – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1995
This project looks at the body of literature related to visual communication and the categories that emerge from the writings to develop a taxonomy of topics and some sense of the location of the most important, or at least the most frequently written about, areas of study. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classification, Intellectual Disciplines, Visual Literacy
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Jeong, Allan – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1996
Describes the nature of online chats in terms of how graduate students structured their conversations in online group discussions, and how they participated and conversed in and across concurrent conversations. Characteristics of the computer medium contributed to the conversational structures and the kinds of structures affected interactivity and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Modes, Graduate Students, Group Discussion
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Schramm, Carol – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1996
An Internet user talks about her experiences as a result of a graduate-level class, "Telecommunications in the Classroom," at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Discussion focuses on the Internet community and the various kinds of talk on the Internet, including bulletin boards, real time, creative, political, expert, international,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Modes, Graduate Study, Group Discussion
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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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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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Ferrington, Gary – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1994
This article suggests that the development of listening skills should extend to the "soundscape" of nonspeech acoustical information. It presents a model for effective aural processing, identifies categories of information obtained from nonverbal sound, and explores "ear-tuning" or listening exercises that use sound to glean…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Auditory Stimuli, Aural Learning, Distance
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Doremus, Mark E. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1992
Describes a study of undergraduates that investigated the tendency of television news viewers to use visual information to interpret ambiguous verbal passages. The use of simulated television news stories is explained, free recall and cued recall responses are discussed, and sentence recognition data is studied. (26 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Higher Education, Recall (Psychology), Simulation
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Hlynka, Denis – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1993
Responds to comments on a previous article on metaphysics and educational technology that also included a visual parable. The nature of meaning is discussed; the relationship between author, text, and reader is examined; and the binary opposition inherent in technology are considered. (LRW)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Postmodernism, Reader Text Relationship, Visual Aids
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Hunter, John Mark; And Others – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1991
Describes a study that was designed to explore the effects of two teaching presentations (parsed and whole cartoons) and cognitive style (field dependent and field independent) on undergraduate students' ability to understand editorial cartoons. Use of the Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT) is discussed, and hypotheses tested are explained. (32…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cartoons, Field Dependence Independence, Higher Education
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Roth, Susan King – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1991
Describes a study of undergraduates at Ohio State University that examined the relationship between drawing performance and cognitive abilities related to visual perception and analysis, drawing strategies, type of stimulus, previous experience with visual studies, and gender. Related studies are reviewed, and implications for instructional design…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Ability, Freehand Drawing, Higher Education
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Damarin, Suzanne K. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1993
Discussion of visual literacy, visual cognition, visual thinking and learning, and visual knowledge focuses on women and gender differences. Topics addressed include educational equality and the visual, including equality versus difference; women and mass culture; difference and the design of visual instruction; and feminist education and the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Females, Instructional Design, Popular Culture
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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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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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Cambre, Marjorie A.; And Others – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1992
Describes how instructional television and other existing videos can be repurposed to develop theory-based interactive videodiscs. Barriers to videodisc use in education are discussed; and two models are described that integrate curriculum theory and cognitive learning theory in the creation of social studies and foreign language curriculum…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Television
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