Images in Education
The use of images in teaching and learning has benefits to support student comprehension, retention, and application. For example we relate the use of images to spatial intelligence, student motivation to learn, and conditions of instruction, which are established models and theories in education.
Educational Models, Theories and Research
Multiple Intelligence: The theory of multiple intelligences suggests that there are a number of distinct forms of intelligence that each individual possesses in varying degrees. Gardner proposes eight primary forms: naturalistic, linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, body-kinesthetic, intrapersonal and interpersonal. A number of others also suggest an additional one: technological. Students who are Spatial intelligence ("picture smart" or visual smart) have the ability, or preference, to think in pictures. Spatial intelligence people create and use mental images; enjoy art, such as drawings, and sculpture); use maps, charts, and diagrams; and often remember with pictures. One implication of Gardner's theory is that learning/teaching should incorporate the intelligences of each person. For example, if an individual has strong spatial intelligence, then spatial activities and learning opportunities should be used.
John Keller ARCS model (Keller, 1987). ARCS
stands for Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction. This model is not
intended to stand apart as a separate system for instructional design, but can
be incorporated within Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction. Gagne's nine
instructional events and corresponding cognitive processes are:
The goal of the ARCS model is to make the learning environment
For more information on these models and theories:
Some articles on the use of images in education
Ideas for Using Digital Images in Courses
It is important to remember that pictures that are taken for your course may require permission for use:UNF talent release form.
Editing A Graphic in MS Office
Select the image you wish to edit by clicking on it once with the mouse (you will see small boxes appear around the selected graphic). You can click and drag these boxes to resize the image. Hold the shift key while dragging to maintain the proportions of the image. Other picture effects and basic editing can be changed using the Picture toolbar. The Picture toolbar should appear when you click on the image. If the toolbar is not present, right-click on the picture and select "show picture toolbar, or select View|Toolbars|Picture from the menu at the top of the page.