Going Visual Workshops

Going Visual I: Sketch Noting to Foster Student Learning

 Are you looking for ways to help students understand and retain lecture content?

Sketch noting combines hand-drawn images and text to make meaning of verbal or text-based information. Research studies have demonstrated that the process of creating visual notes increases content retention, encourages students to process and synthesize information, and allows them to create personal meaning and relevance.

In this session, you will learn short, simple drawing activities that you can introduce into your classes to help students begin engaging with your content in new and exciting visual ways, such as creating icons to represent complex concepts and the four basic shapes that can be used to represent just about everything. 

SPRING 2019

Wed, March 6, 2019 | 10:00–12:00
Education Building 7600, Burnaby campus

   Open until filled
   tlcevent@sfu.ca

Going Visual II: Convey Visual Content with Media

Storytelling can be one of the most effective learning formats. Digital tools provide all sorts of new opportunities to turn course content into engaging digital narratives.

In this workshop, you will explore a variety of platforms and technologies for digital storytelling, such as whiteboard animations, video lightboards and comics. As part of this process, you will learn how to identify the solutions best suited to your material.

The digital artifacts you create can help your students understand complex concepts in new ways and can be reused over time. Feel free to bring instructional content you would like to work with to the session.

SPRING 2019

Wed, March 13, 2019 | 10:00–12:00
Education Building 7610, Burnaby campus

   Open until filled
   tlcevent@sfu.ca