Using technology to support visual learning strategies

Blanche O'Bannon, Kathleen Puckett, Glenda Rakes

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Visual learning is a strategy for visually representing the structure of information and for representing the ways in which concepts are related. Based on the work of Ausubel, these hierarchical maps facilitate student learning of unfamiliar information in the K-12 classroom. This paper presents the research base for this Type II computer tool, as well as the alignment of the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S) and the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T). In addition, basic information is provided regarding use of visual tools as diagrams and outlines, along with multiple K-12 lesson ideas, adaptations for special populations, software options, and useful Web links.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-137
Number of pages13
JournalComputers in the Schools
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 13 2006


  • Concept map
  • Graphic organizer
  • Inspiration
  • Instructional strategy
  • Outline
  • Storyboard
  • Type II computer tool
  • Visual learning
  • Webbing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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