Learning Program for Enhancing Visual Literacy for Non-Design Students Using a CMS to Share Outcomes

Learning Program for Enhancing Visual Literacy for Non-Design Students Using a CMS to Share Outcomes by Taeko Ariga, Takashi Watanabe, Toshio Otani, and Toshimitsu Masuzawa

This study proposes a basic learning program for enhancing visual literacy using an original Web content management system (Web CMS) to share students’ outcomes in class as a blog post. It seeks to reinforce students’ understanding and awareness of the design of visual content. The learning program described in this research focuses on to address how to create meanings of visual content that is important to express information visually, and includes three exercises based on perception, visual variables, and signification. The Web CMS to publish student works and share in class helps enhance students’ reflection. We also developed a rubric as an assessment device for students’ outcomes. The content of the learning program and its implementation are described with the support of observational data.

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