4th Reflection: Visual Literacy

1. Why is visual literacy important in 21st century teaching and learning?

There are a plethora of new technologies that enable the creation and sharing of visual content for the purpose of education and entertainment. It is important that teachers fully utilize these technologies in order to efficiently communicate information to students. It is important that visual information is clear and concise in an era of information overload.

2. Visual literacy is so common in our daily lives…Can you give some examples?

Visual literacy is as simple as navigating a web page. We constantly decipher information when  we read and browse the web. It is important to understand how we process information and how we can design our presentation to better help students understand.

3. As a 21st century learner and some of you will be future teacher, how would you help yourself or others to develop visual literacy?

The most important thing is helping sustain a basic understanding of typography rules and aesthetic sensibilities. If it is hard to read or process anything if it is not presentable.

4. Do you think keeping this blog with different visual representations is challenging? Why or why not?  In your own words, describe how this experience influence your visual thinking and writing?

What’s important is representation of information. I always try to present my information in a clear and concise manner.

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One thought on “4th Reflection: Visual Literacy”

  1. I’m interested by your thoughts on visual literacy. In particular, I liked your point where it is as navigating a web page. I thought of visual literacy more as a concept on a macro scale, and I considered different types of visual media and our exposures to them instead. It is probably important to consider both aspects.

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