Presentation Title

Engaging Information Literacies through Visual Notes and Infographics

Location

Room 218/220

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

appropriate for both K12 and Higher Education

Abstract

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, “The importance of images and visual media in contemporary culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Today's society is highly visual, and visual imagery is no longer supplemental to other forms of information.” Digital affordances also offer an array of possibilities for analyzing and creating visual texts. Other national educational organizations now include visual literacy as an essential skill. The NCTE calls for students to learn critical thinking and rhetorical skills related to multimodal and visual literacies. The Common Core standards emphasize, “visual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must "demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols.” Clearly, this is an essential skill for our students today.

Although our students are inundated with images and visual experiences, they need new opportunities and skills to understand, critically analyze and produce effective visual content. As teachers we need to expand our curriculum and integrate assignments to help students become visually literate in purposeful ways.

The presenters on this panel will share student projects and introduce ways to incorporate visual assignments in the classroom. Speaker 1 will share her work on visual notes used to help students increase reading comprehension, engage in processes, and plan visual projects. Speaker 2 will discuss the ways infographics help students organize and imagine information through data visualization and process representation.

Presentation Description

The presenters on this panel will share student projects and introduce ways to incorporate visual assignments in the classroom. Speaker 1 will share her work on visual notes used to help students increase reading comprehension, engage in processes, and plan visual projects. Speaker 2 will discuss the ways infographics help students organize and imagine information through data visualization and process representation.

Session Goals

n/a

Session Objectives

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Keywords

Visual literacies, visual notetaking, infographics, multimodality

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 15th, 2:45 PM Sep 15th, 4:00 PM

Engaging Information Literacies through Visual Notes and Infographics

Room 218/220

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries, “The importance of images and visual media in contemporary culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Today's society is highly visual, and visual imagery is no longer supplemental to other forms of information.” Digital affordances also offer an array of possibilities for analyzing and creating visual texts. Other national educational organizations now include visual literacy as an essential skill. The NCTE calls for students to learn critical thinking and rhetorical skills related to multimodal and visual literacies. The Common Core standards emphasize, “visual literacy is a staple of 21st century skills, which state that learners must "demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols.” Clearly, this is an essential skill for our students today.

Although our students are inundated with images and visual experiences, they need new opportunities and skills to understand, critically analyze and produce effective visual content. As teachers we need to expand our curriculum and integrate assignments to help students become visually literate in purposeful ways.

The presenters on this panel will share student projects and introduce ways to incorporate visual assignments in the classroom. Speaker 1 will share her work on visual notes used to help students increase reading comprehension, engage in processes, and plan visual projects. Speaker 2 will discuss the ways infographics help students organize and imagine information through data visualization and process representation.