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Contribution to Book
New Visual Literacies and Competencies for Education and the Workplace
Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media (2015)
  • Julie A. Delello, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Dr. Rochell R. McWhorter, University of Texas at Tyler
This chapter examines how new visual literacies allow students to create meaning and develop competencies needed for the 21st century. Today's generation is continually exposed to visual and digital media. Through empirical work, this chapter highlights how emerging visual technologies such as big data, infographics, digital badges, electronic portfolios (ePortfolios), visual social media, and augmented reality are facilitating the development of technology-related skills required for students in academics and in the workforce. Each visual technology platform will be examined for their usefulness in promoting engagement, subject-matter knowledge, and collaborative learning outside the traditional classroom approach.
  • Visual Social Media,
  • Big Data,
  • Digital Literacy,
  • Digital Badge,
  • Social media,
  • Visual Literacy,
  • Electronic Portfolios,
  • Augmented Reality,
  • Infographics,
  • Personal Branding
Publication Date
Barbara Guzzetti ; Mellinee Lesley
IGI Global
Publisher Statement
This chapter was first published by IGI Global in the book Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media.
Citation Information
Delello, J. A., & McWhorter, R. R. (2015). New visual literacies and competencies for education and the workplace. In Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media. (pp. 127–163). Hershey, PA: IGI.