Increasing Visual Literacy Skills with Digital Imagery: Successful Models for Using a Set of Digital Cameras in a College of Education
T.H.E. Journal Volume 32, Number 7, ISSN 0192-592X
The use of images is becoming more pervasive in modern culture, and schools must adapt their curricula and instructional practices accordingly. Visual literacy is becoming more important from a curricular standpoint as society relies to a greater degree on images and visual communication strategies. Thus, in order for students to be marketable in modern society, they must acquire visual literacy skills. Looking from all instructional standpoint, multimedia formats capture children's interest and are more easily understood, allowing the learner to focus on higher-level processes such as identifying problem-solving steps. One strategy to increase visual literacy is for teachers and students to use digital cameras, which are becoming cheaper, easier to use and more commonplace in K-12 schools. Many schools have effectively used classroom sets of laptop computers, but there are only a few successful models for using a set of digital cameras. This article describes how the College of Education at Arizona State University's West Campus (ASU West) successfully accomplished this.
Wilhelm, L. (2005). Increasing Visual Literacy Skills with Digital Imagery: Successful Models for Using a Set of Digital Cameras in a College of Education. T.H.E. Journal, 32(7),.