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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
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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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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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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