Title

Visual Literacy: Using images for Global Awareness and Student Engagement

Proposal Type

Presentation

Additional Presenter Information

Rebecca Rose, Head Librarian
Associate Professor
Libraries, Cumming

Dr. Patricia B. Worrall
Professor, English
College of Arts & Letters
Gainesville

Keywords

High Impact Practices, Student Engagement, Information Literacy, Copyright, Composition

Subject Area

English/Communications

Start Date

11-11-2016 1:15 PM

End Date

11-11-2016 2:30 PM

Description/Abstract

We are researching the effect of using high-impact educational practices to introduce global awareness and cultural diversity, while teaching research skills and information literary in Freshman Composition classes. While working in groups, students research and analyze images that depict important historical, social, and cultural aspects of Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Laos, India, and the Solomon Islands. The basis for the research is material derived from an international detective novel set in one of the aforementioned countries. Data is gathered from a pre-test and a post- test that measure students’ understanding of using copyrighted material, as well as their self-reported awareness of their country of study.

Bio

Professor Rose serves as the Head Librarian for the Cumming campus, arriving at UNG in December 2012. Her experience with libraries spans over 21 years, with 11 years of expertise in the academic environment. Along with Professor Worrall, she was selected to participate in the inaugural Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy at UNG in 2014. After the conclusion of the Academy, Professor Rose was invited by CTLL to take on the responsibility to serve as the UNG Academy’s SoTL librarian and is now in her second year in that role. Beginning in spring 2016 she was requested to serve as the librarian for the USG SoTL Fellows, whose participants include selected faculty from all over the state of Georgia. Since coming to UNG she has written a book chapter in the ACRL 2015 publication of Difficult Decisions: Closing and Merging Academic Libraries, as well as having written two published peer reviewed articles, two book reviews, and forthcoming case study for User-Centered Design for First-Year Library Instruction Programs to be published December 2016. She chaired the Academic Library Division within the Georgia Library Association, and currently is chairing the LITA/Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee for the Library Information Technology Association. In October 2016 she received the Georgia Library Association Team Award for her involvement on the Georgia State Media Festival Committee. Additional volunteer activities include serving on the Executive Board of Literacy Forsyth as secretary.Dr. Patricia B. Worrall is a Professor of English at the University of North Georgia. Professor Worrall was a former Coordinator of the English Department at Gainesville State College. She received her Ph.D. in English at the University of Georgia. Prior to coming to the University of North Georgia, she was a Brittain Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. Currently, Professor Worrall teaches composition, technical communication, literature, and upper-level English courses. Her publications include: “‘Dishonoured and Tragic, She Was All Before Me’: Daisy and the Governess in First-Year Composition Courses,” co-authored with Sallie Duhling in MLA Approaches to Teaching Henry James’s Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw; “Building a Communications Learning Community,” co-authored with Brian Kline in Communication and Collaboration in the Online Classroom; and “‘Expressive Technology’: Multimedia Projects in Honors Courses” in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Professor Worrall has also contributed numerous performance and book reviews to Shakespeare Bulletin. In addition to publications, she has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences. Professor Worrall received the 2013 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award from the University of North Georgia. Also in 2013, she was selected for the first Faculty Academy on High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs). Then in 2014, she was selected along with Professor Rose to participate in the inaugural Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy. In 2011, Professor Worrall was a co-recipient of the Best Practices in Teaching Award at Gainesville State College. During her academic career, she has served on numerous department, college, and university committees.

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Nov 11th, 1:15 PM Nov 11th, 2:30 PM

Visual Literacy: Using images for Global Awareness and Student Engagement

We are researching the effect of using high-impact educational practices to introduce global awareness and cultural diversity, while teaching research skills and information literary in Freshman Composition classes. While working in groups, students research and analyze images that depict important historical, social, and cultural aspects of Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Laos, India, and the Solomon Islands. The basis for the research is material derived from an international detective novel set in one of the aforementioned countries. Data is gathered from a pre-test and a post- test that measure students’ understanding of using copyrighted material, as well as their self-reported awareness of their country of study.