Survey in Instructional Technology
Visual Literacy

WHAT IS VISUAL LITERACY?

Based on the idea that visual images are a language, visual literacy can be defined as the ability to understand and produce visual messages. Work in the field has centered on development of educational programs that train students' abilities to evaluate and create visual messages, as well as improvement of students' reading and writing skills through use of visual literacy techniques.

Visual literacy as a field of research, study, and teaching becomes increasingly important with the ever-expanding proliferation of mass media in society. As more and more information and entertainment is acquired through non-print media (such as television), the ability to think critically and visually about the images presented becomes a crucial skill.

Read Design Fundamentals
This article outlines the history of graphic interface design, and the
theories that have influenced the development of today's major graphic
user interfaces.
Calvin Klein ads: art or pornography?
Browse Visit these sites:

IVLA on the World Wide Web

The International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) is a
multidisciplinary forum for the exploration, presentation, and discussion
of all aspects of visual learning, thinking, communication and expression.

Aline's page.
A student (Aline Click) who was in the 430 class last semester
created this web site. She has been collecting helpful links on her web
page.
Education and Visual Images
This section offers a variety of educational experiences with images
of works of art and detailed descriptions of educational opportunities at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Fractal Art Gallery
...a growing webspace that's home to some of the hottest digital art
on the planet!
Write Complete the following:

  • access a site related to visual literacy and e-mail comments about your experience to your instructor. (?)

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