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Costa, Rosalina – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019
Mobile phones are a characteristic artefact of contemporary societies, transversally present in both public and private spheres, including the students' daily life. This paper showcases an innovative teaching activity that takes advantage of this fact by promoting and valuing the use of smart phones in the university classrooms, specifically when…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kedra, Joanna – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Competency in visual literacy (VL) is crucial for effective visual communication, and thus for living and working in a visually saturated environment. However, VL across disciplines is still marginalized in higher education curricula. This tendency is partly caused by the lack of knowledge and agreement on what it means to be visually literate.…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Higher Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
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Villamizar, Andres Gabriel – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Tertiary students from non-English speaking backgrounds are often required to undertake preparatory language courses. Whilst these programs help them achieve an operational level of academic English, their curricula do not explicitly promote the development of essential 21st century visual literacy skills. Understandings of visual literacy in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ervine, Michelle D. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
In this technologically advanced environment, users have become highly visual, with television, videos, web sites and images dominating the learning environment. These new forms of searching and learning are changing the perspective of what it means to be literate. Literacy can no longer solely rely on text-based materials, but should also…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Instructional Design, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology
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Blummer, Barbara – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
The ubiquitousness of images in the digital era highlights the importance of individuals' visual communication skills in the 21st Century. We conducted a literature review of visual literacy initiatives in academic institutions to illustrate best practices for imparting these skills in students. The literature review identified five categories of…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Best Practices
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Finson, Kevin D.; Pedersen, Jon E. – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2015
An emergent data analysis technique was employed to test the veracity of a conceptual framework constructed around visual data use and instruction in science classrooms. The framework incorporated all five key components Vosniadou (2007a, 2007b) described as existing in a learner's schema: framework theory, presuppositions, conceptual domains,…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Visual Aids, Information Utilization, Models