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Walker, Alice D.

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Works: 13 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 57 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Alice D Walker
Visual literacy : enhancing human potential ; readings from the 15th annual conference of the International Visual Literacy Association by Alice D Walker( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document includes 46 papers presented at the International Visual Literacy Association Conference on topics ranging from prehistoric cave paintings to technology of the future. Major sections are devoted to research and theory, education, computer technology, and phototherapy. Emphasis is on increased understanding of opportunities available for using visual literacy to equip people to deal more effectively with today's problems. Specific topics addressed include an analysis of visual recruitment materials used in higher education; picture legibility, readability, and reading value; visual literacy and cognitive style; assessing field dependency with theatrical slides; helping children to apply a conceptual model to photography; learning from television; mental imagery and participatory instructional design; the effect of visualization as an aid in teaching grammatical concepts in German; cameras in the curriculum; visual/spatial strategies for writing and reading improvement; a whole brain approach to creative problem solving; the potential of computerized multi-image production; creative visualization with microcomputers; visual technology and the development of active visual learning; and the creative elderly. (Lmm)
Seeing ourselves : visualization in a social context ; readings from the 14th annual conference of the International Visual Literacy Association by Roberts A Braden( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 40 papers in this collection cover a wide variety of topics within the broad field of visual literacy. Three preliminary papers discuss visualization through film. The second section, which emphasizes visualization in a social context, contains 10 papers addressing cultural, political, social, and psychological issues, touching upon such diverse topics as the work of Marshall McLuhan, the politics of a Rubik's Cube, and the gender issue of gesture. Five of these papers are from a series of phototherapy workshops which were linked by a common interest in the use of visualization and visual literacy skills in the helping professions. The next section contains 15 papers concerned with research, theory, and technologies, including television, microcomputers, and other high technologies. Among the specific topics discussed are improved written communications, research techniques and measuring devices, Telidon, and video utilization in human relations training. The final 12-paper section deals with visualization in education and includes a complete utilization unit on curriculum applications of critical viewing skills. Numerous diagrams, figures, and illustrations are provided throughout the document to contribute to the visual emphasis. (LMM)
Fun, food and festivals : travels with Lookie and Quizzie on their Imagicarpet ; songs by Kathryn G Obenshain( )

1 edition published in 1978 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television and visual literacy : readings from the 13th annual conference of the International Visual Literacy Association by Roberts A Braden( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection covers a variety of workshops and presentations related to the research, theory, technology, or implementation of some aspect of visual literacy. More than 40 authors are represented, with 12 of the papers dealing directly with television. The document begins with an overview and a keynote address by Neil Postman. Individual papers have been classified and grouped according to categories: research papers and literature reviews; theoretical statements and position papers; course outlines (one for a college course in visual literacy and one from a course to teach teachers to use television effectively); and demonstrations, applied theory, and case studies. Numerous diagrams, figures, and illustrations are provided to contribute to the visual emphasis. Specific topics include preschool television viewing; elements and uses of microcomputers, videodiscs, photographs, illustrations, and television; visual media design; creative thinking; color; teaching methods; and projects. (Author/LMM)
Digitizing Images for Curriculum 21 Phase II by Alice D Walker( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To explore faculty needs for expanded visual instructional materials and to help provide for those needs, the Educational Technologies Division at Virginia Tech, in cooperation with the College of Engineering, is in the process of developing a multipurpose multimedia engineering visual database. The database is designed to assist faculty members in bringing visual examples to the classroom and to provide materials for student projects, student review, and recruitment efforts. Some concerns that have surfaced in the development process are reviewed. These include: (1) faculty members' reluctance to use new visual technology, (2) faculty members' reluctance to share materials, (3) problems with copyright permissions, (4) the rapidity of technological change, (5) issues of technical compatibility, (6) costs of cross-platform design, (7) the usefulness of prototypes, and (8) the necessity of allowing time for the expected developments. So far, the project has produced a prototype videotape with indexes, and plans for new materials are expanding. Two figures illustrate the project's development. (Contains 7 references.) (Sld)
Enhancing human potential by International Visual Literacy Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the Turtle A Paper on Papert. (Sociological Implications of Computer Education for Women and Minorities) by Alice D Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the book "Mindstorms--Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas" as a reference point, this paper deals with the sociological challenges raised by Seymour Papert and explores such issues as the role of computers as carriers of powerful ideas and the seeds of cultural change. Recent studies are cited indicating that although the computer has the potential to raise the educational aspirations of all students, a significant gap exists between rich and poor, urban and rural, and large and small school districts, as well as between male and female and Caucasian and minority groups. Suggestions are offered for developing constructive strategies for change. Twenty-two references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Evaluation is by Roberts A Braden( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The synthesis of historical definitions presented in this paper was designed to trace the development of the process of evaluation, showing how modern educational evaluation has evolved and identifyinq some points of confusion. The importance of the integration of evaluation into the overall educational process is emphasized. (Author/RAO)
Reigning Catachreses and Dogmas Related to Visual Literacy by Roberts A Braden( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical review of definitions of visual literacy is summarized by the statement, "the transmission of meaning visually is what visual literacy is all about." To be visually literate is to be able to gain meaning from what we see and to be able to communicate meaning to others through the images we create. Three assumptions, taken from the 22nd Annual Lake Okoboji Educational Media Conference, are adopted: (1) visual literacy can be learned, (2) visual literacy can be taught, and (3) visual literacy can be evaluated. These concepts are used to discuss the application of visual media in conjunction with written/spoken language. Visual-verbal discontinuity is described as a serious communication problem which can best be avoided by developing a better understanding of the parallels and differences between spoken/written language and visual language. Vocabulary, grammar, and figures of speech (with special attention to examples of trope and metaphor) are addressed, as well as comics and advertising. Five tentative rules of thumb for more effective visualization conclude the presentation. Twenty-two references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Readings from the Second Annual Communications Technology Seminar : July 14-19, 1985 by Communications Technology Seminar( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seeing ourselves : visualization in a social context : 14th Annual conference : Papers by Seeing ourselves( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

International Visual Literacy Association readings bibliography, 1983-1987 by Alice D Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visible and Viable : the Role of Images in Instruction and Communication. Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (18th, Commerce, Texas, 1987) by International Visual Literacy Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presentations at the International Visual Literacy Association conference are grouped under five topics, a prologue, and an epilogue: (1) Prologue--"Writing About Visual Literacy" (Roberts A. Braden); (2) Visible Language--four papers concerning picture books, the Macintosh and Laserwriter, the design of library signs, and visual literacy and library programs; (3) Curriculum and Instruction--seven papers including interdisciplinary approach for K-12 students, a critical viewing guide for children, a course in visual communication, media in the integrated curriculum, media education for physically handicapped adolescents, visual processing using computers, and learning styles; (4) Art and Images--four papers about a visual arts index system, visual literacy and the curriculum, art education by radio, and art analysis by computers; (5) Technology--five papers concerning public speaking and computer visuals, computer use in the humanities, educating in the television age, developing computer screens, and electronic images; (6) Theory and Communication--15 papers on the topics of word and image, multi-image presentation in education, graphic design, programmed visualization, mass communications, a reverse design process, library media skills, functions of visuals, reading visual texts, visual literacy in ancient and modern man, the projected and televised image, perceptual flexibility and figure-ground strategies; and (7) Epilogue--"Desktop Confusion" (Darrell G. Beauchamp). (ALF)
 
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