Interactivity and Visualization

Friday, June 23, 2006

Session 5 reflection

In this session, I learn some basic skills of using flash. It includes creating button to control some action of animation. The congitive model of multimedia learning by Mayer gives me the guideline to use visualization to represent information in both visuals and text.

Formation of Rain Drops

Thursday, June 22, 2006

session 4 reflection

In this session, I learn about what is learning object and its classification (from Dr. Churchill). I appreciate the reusable nature of learning objects. Teachers have to integrate the computer skills with the curriculum, so that the teaching and learning materials developed become educational useful.

I have tried some of the learning objects in Churchill's web site (, they give me insight in developing learning objects.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

session 3 reflection

In this session, I learn how to create movie with PhotoStory. Story telling can stimulate and motivate students to accomplish learning task. This software enables us to make a video with photos. Story development undergoes the following process: select topic, conduct research, design storyboard, collect material, develop story, export video and delivery story.

Task2 The Atmosphere

Task 2: An illustration of the Atmosphere

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

session 2 reflection

In session two, the five visual displays of giant squid let me know what make a visual display effective. The use of visual display is to convey data, information, as well as knowledge. Thus we can evaluate the effectiveness of visual display by asking questions about who are the audiences, the relevance of the information, the way the information is presented, and the organization of the visuals and text.

Creativity is very important to visual design. The purpose of visual display is to enable visual thinking by conceptualizing our experiences as structures in motions. Images have a unique power to express multiple meanings at the same time.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

session 1 reflection

In this session, I learn about how to create a blog. I have to create my blog with visual representations based on what I am going to learn.

Visual representation can be enriched by interactivity. While creativity is very important to their design.

The term, infographics refer to visual representation of information, data and knowledge.