Text, Image, Story: Using Photo Comics for Instruction, Promotion, and Participation in the Academic Library

Text, Image, Story: Using Photo Comics for Instruction, Promotion, and Participation in the Academic Library by Matt Upson, Alex Mudd, and Kael Moffat

In response to the growing call for authentic learning and content creation in the information literacy setting, librarians at Emporia State University have created assignments and activities that utilize an iOS app called Comic Life to create photo comics. Students in a for-credit course created photo comics as information literacy narratives, while First Year Seminar students worked to build library guides. These activities encourage honest, meaningful reflection by students and allow them to demonstrate metaliteracy skills in an engaging and creative manner and can allow for both individual and group-created content. Students at Emporia State University have expressed high levels of satisfaction and engagement when participating in these activities.

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