This blog presents visual information in pedagogical contexts; considering how information is presented in visual form and how we can learn from these presentations.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Many eyes

One particualarly interesting tool for generating visualizations of text is Many Eyes from the IBM Visual Communication Lab at http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/

This visualization presents differences in the House and Senate stimulus plans debated in Congress n February 2009.

Mall Malaise

A visual story from AP on the economic problems besetting American malls. This visual item features information on vacancy rates from 76 malls and a detailed analysis of stores in one mall in Minnesota.

Bailout Breakdown

A graphic from AP detailing how the initial 276 billion of the 700 billion dollar finnacial plan.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Economy Shed 598,000 Jobs in January

Accompanying an front page web article on job losses in January titled Economy Shed 598,000 Jobs in January was this flash graphic.

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John Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. His scholarship is focused on pedagogies of digital history. This work includes the design and implementation of online resources that extend the boundaries of history through online networks and the digitization of historical source material. In addition to this focus on digital history, John is also interested in the historical literacies needed to negotiate online historical resources and visual representations of historical information. For more please see http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jklee/

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