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Staff Development

  1. 1. Not just a filing cabinet The challenge of the visual in VLEs in Art and Design
  2. 2. Why Visual communication is important <ul><li>Students are changing </li></ul><ul><li>They are increasingly pragmatic </li></ul><ul><li>They crave interaction and personalization </li></ul><ul><li>They are highly visual </li></ul><ul><li>They are problem solvers </li></ul><ul><li>Often they are averse to reading </li></ul><ul><li>They want more material in less time. </li></ul><ul><li>Clark Aldrich, (2005) Learning By Doing: A Comprehensive Guide to Simulations, Computer Games, and Pedagogy in e-Learning and Other Educational Experiences (ISBN: 0787977357) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Visual communication is important <ul><li>even more true of art and design students </li></ul><ul><li>significantly more signs of dyslexia than non-art university students. </li></ul><ul><li>objective testing showed that art students had significantly poorer phonological skills than non-art students. </li></ul><ul><li>Wolff, U., & Lundberg, I. (2001a, April). Dyslexia and artistic talents-Is there a connection? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Visual communication is important <ul><li>Dyslexia in HE Art and Design: a creative opportunity Ann Brigden </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bdainternationalconference.org/2001/presentations/fri_s6_d_13.htm </li></ul>
  5. 5. VLEs and Art Schools <ul><li>advantages in access to documents </li></ul><ul><li>students can use accessibility software </li></ul><ul><li>reduces the need for printed material </li></ul><ul><li>imaginative and visual uses of VLE are the exception </li></ul><ul><li>But are possible and beneficial </li></ul><ul><li>This is the challenge for the VLE at GSA </li></ul>
  6. 6. How can VLEs become more visually engaging <ul><li>images </li></ul>
  7. 14. instructional images
  8. 15. instructional images
  9. 16. archives
  10. 17. project briefs
  11. 18. How can VLEs become more visually engaging <ul><li>images </li></ul><ul><li>using video </li></ul>
  12. 19. using video as a record
  13. 20. using video as a record
  14. 21. using video <ul><li>as a record </li></ul><ul><li>linking to external video sites </li></ul>
  15. 22. using video <ul><li>as a record </li></ul><ul><li>linking to external video sites </li></ul><ul><li>downloading podcasts </li></ul>
  16. 23. using video <ul><li>as a record </li></ul><ul><li>linking to external video sites </li></ul><ul><li>downloading podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>through YouTube </li></ul>
  17. 24. using video <ul><li>as a record </li></ul><ul><li>linking to external video sites </li></ul><ul><li>downloading podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>through YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>But remember bandwith </li></ul><ul><li>and software requirements </li></ul>
  18. 25. How can VLEs become more visually engaging <ul><li>images </li></ul><ul><li>using video </li></ul><ul><li>using PowerPoint </li></ul>
  19. 26. using PowerPoint <ul><li>For lectures </li></ul><ul><li>For display of work </li></ul>
  20. 27. How can VLEs become more visually engaging <ul><li>images </li></ul><ul><li>using video </li></ul><ul><li>using PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Image Board </li></ul>
  21. 28. Image Board
  22. 29. Image Board
  23. 30. How can VLEs become more visually engaging <ul><li>images </li></ul><ul><li>using video </li></ul><ul><li>using PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Image Board </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul>
  24. 31. Flickr
  25. 32. How can VLEs become more visually engaging <ul><li>images </li></ul><ul><li>using video </li></ul><ul><li>using PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Image Board </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>blogs </li></ul>
  26. 33. blogs
  27. 34. How can VLEs become more visually engaging <ul><li>images </li></ul><ul><li>using video </li></ul><ul><li>using PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Image Board </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>blogs </li></ul><ul><li>wikis and swickis </li></ul>
  28. 35. wikis and swickis
  29. 36. wikis and swickis
  30. 37. Conclusion <ul><li>Use images wherever possible </li></ul><ul><li>Use video with care </li></ul><ul><li>Use PowerPoint sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Start wikis and swickis </li></ul><ul><li>Make student participation a reality </li></ul><ul><li>Pressurise VLE providers for change </li></ul>

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