- March 28, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
There is a large body of research on the use of visual imagery in instruction to help students retrieve and recall important and relevant information. Visual associations that students are able to make with your content can be aided by your use of quality images in your presentations, written documents, and any other lesson material you present. Research has shown the power of images in the aid of comprehension and long term retention. There are many photo editing software packages available on the market to increase the quality of images and that offer differing degrees of manipulation. The advent of such packages like Photoshop and others may seem daunting to use and are often expensive for people or organizations to use. In this workshop, we present the basics of the free online image editor Pixlr. Come learn how to add tints, callouts, text, and other fun things to images as well as find out how to make collages and share on the web. Through the use of this software you can create images that can be used in your courses to provide students with important options for learning and retention.
Kouyoumdjian, H. (2012). Learning through visuals: Visual Imagery in the classroom. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/get-psyched/201207/learning-through-visuals
Venue: ILC Classroom