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Beyond the Five-Page Paper: Representing Student Learning Visually

Presentation at the University of Iowa, January 29, 2014
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Derek Bruff

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Transcript of Beyond the Five-Page Paper: Representing Student Learning Visually

Representing Student Learning Visually
Timelines
"Ain't No Making It" by Sarah Stiles & Students, Georgetown U.
http://is.gd/pkdTL4
Beyond the Five-Page Paper
Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University
derekbruff.org
@derekbruff
"touch-up," Katie Harris, Flickr (CC)
There are no such things as learning styles.
However...
Different content benefits from different teaching modalities.
See "Teaching at Its Best," by Linda Nilson, Chapter 26, for the research.
*Not everyone, of course, since some learners have visual impairments.
People learn better when multiple modalities are used.
Visual thinking tools help everyone.*
"Square Peg, Round Hole," Yoel Ben-Avraham, Flickr (CC)
"Come Feel the Illinoise," Paul Mayne, Flickr (CC)
Don't do this.
PowerPoint Makeovers
"Still Don't Like You Being Close," Saskia Jansen, Flickr (CC)
"When the right visuals and words are used together, they create a third kind of experience, one that operates by unifying mind and emotion. That's why advertising works, or drama, or film—or the best presentations."

--Nancy Duarte, http://is.gd/dk0ByS
“Slides are slides. Documents are documents. They aren’t the same thing. Attempts to merge them result in what I call the ‘slideument.’”

-- Garr Reynolds, Presentation Zen
"Paraguay," NASA Goddard, Flickr (CC)
Cognitive Load
Dual Coding
Jennifer Osterhage's Story - http://is.gd/ebWhx
Emily Bigelow's Story: http://is.gd/M4aJyz
Why Visual Assignments?
Image: NASA/CSC/M. Weiss
(Dark Matter!)
Visual assignments can reveals aspects of learning hard to detect in verbal-only assignments.
"Eye," Michele Catania, Flickr (CC)
Concept Maps
Posters
Presentations
Infographics
Derek's Story - http://is.gd/OlsWhp
Steve Baskauf's Story - http://is.gd/kcmYhJ
Student Learning on Display - CFT Podcast Series - http://is.gd/6Sn7vb
Audience matters.
"Center of Attention," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
How Learning Works (2010)
Novices
Experts
Knowledge Organizations
Visual metaphors help us understand and remember.
Pecha Kucha
More on PK - http://is.gd/BaZ2VR
BattleDeck
Tom Woodward's Story - http://is.gd/MahUYW
Derek's Story - http://is.gd/OXUp2x
Sidneyeve Matrix's Story - http://is.gd/NC5VSe
But Wait! There's More!
Cookbooks
David Silver's Story - http://is.gd/Yp4DSF
Grading Visual Assignments?
"Steep Grades - Sharp Curves," Wolfgang Staudt, Flickr (CC)
Take a sticky note and a marker. Doodle an idea you have for a visual assignment you could use in the classroom. Post it to the board when you're done.
Your Turn!
"More Ideas for Visual Learning," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
"A lot of meaningful activity--struggling, processing, sense-making--is going on in the intermediate space between novice and expert."
Randy Bass, http://is.gd/0AkfTk
More on Concept Maps in the Humanities: http://is.gd/d4SPaW
More on poster sessions in the humanities: http://is.gd/fTwTr8
Classic Children's Stories - Posters by Christian Jackson - http://is.gd/2quIWD
Example: http://is.gd/L9IL3u
Tamara Carley's Story: http://is.gd/BaZ2VR
Multiscale Maps
Debate Maps
This Map: http://is.gd/n1PRRj
More on Debate Maps: http://is.gd/lBPjUu
Citation Maps
"Macro," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Spatial Arrangements Convey Meaning
The Art of the Scientific Poster,
a Prezi by Iain Woodhouse,
http://is.gd/k7ze1z
Assertion Evidence
Slides by Michael Alley, http://is.gd/6BtwW1.
Source: http://is.gd/QJ640e
My attempt:
Digital Stories
Chris Willmott, Univ. of Leicester: http://is.gd/R4XdYr
Even more, from Sidneyeve Matrix: http://is.gd/LAOBXg
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