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    1. 1. Using Images in Academic Work LBRY 3020 3/7/13 Jennifer Mayer
    2. 2. Overview• Why use images in your work?• Sources for images• Issues and challenges of image use• Different ways to use images
    3. 3. Why use images in your work?• People are increasingly visual• Research: picture superiority effect (Paivio, 1990; Kosslyn, 1981; Nelson, 1979)• Text + images = learning. Pick your theory: – Dual code processing – Left brain/right brain – Multiple intelligences – Preferred learning styles – Cognitive load theory
    4. 4. Images may be used to . . .• Add appeal• Add emotional impact• Communicate information concisely• Illustrate a concept• Promote critical thinking
    5. 5. Adding visual appeal vs.
    6. 6. Adding emotionPresident Clinton pauses at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial inWashington, Monday, May 31, 1993, after giving a Memorial DaySpeech at the Wall. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
    7. 7. Condense Information
    8. 8. http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Wyoming/Publications/Livestock,_Dairy,_Poultry/late-sheep.pdf
    9. 9. Source: Wyoming Agriculture Statistics, 2006
    10. 10. Communicate information concisely• Flowcharts• Illustrations• Maps Information design: Tufte (1983, 1991, 1997, 2006)
    11. 11. Text as a “picture” Robinson, D.H., Robinson, S.L., & Katayama, A.D. (1999). When words are represented in memory like pictures: evidence for spatial encoding of study materials. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 24, 38-54.
    12. 12. Illustrate a conceptDorito Polyhedron, Tim Hawkinson, 1991, ARTstor
    13. 13. Other ways to illustrate concepts: • Flow charts • Diagrams • Charts • Animations • Photographs
    14. 14. ENIAC computer 1/1/46, University of Pennsylvania, AP Images
    15. 15. Media LiteracyBMW magazine advertisement, 2008-2009
    16. 16. Artistic or Creative ImagesGreek, Pair of Eyes, 5th Century B.C., Bronze, marble, frit, quartz, obsidian.Metropolitan Museum of Art, ARTstor.
    17. 17. Sources for Images
    18. 18. http://www-lib.uwyo.eduSubject listImages
    19. 19. UW Libraries ImageDatabases • AP Images • ARTstor • Ebsco Images
    20. 20. Open access sites• Wikimedia Commonshttp://commons.wikimedia.org• Flickrhttp://www.flickr.com/creativecommo ns/• Digital collections, Wyoming-relatedhttp://digital.uwyo.edu/• Boston U. Library images on the web:http://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/
    21. 21. Issues and Challenges• Quality, features• Copyrighthttp://www.bu.edu/library/instruction/findimages/copyright.html• Citing imageshttp://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/daap/resources/visualresources/how_to/cite_image.html
    22. 22. References• Lohr, Linda L. Creating Graphics for Learning and Performance, 2003.• Mayer, Jennifer and Cheryl Goldenstein. “Academic Libraries Supporting Visual Culture: A Survey of Image Access and Use.” Art Documentation 28.1 (Spring 2009): 16-28.• Tufte, Edward R. Beautiful Evidence. Cheshire, Conn: Graphics Press, 2006. Print.

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