Advisor

Williams, Mia K.

Committee Member

Larkins, Randy

Committee Member

Kyser, Christine D.

Department

Educational Technology

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley, (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

4-10-2017

Genre

Thesis

Extent

138 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Visual literacy is one of the facets of educational technology that has a significant role in the learning process. Meaningful doodling was a technique researched in this study as a form of visual literacy. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of meaningful doodling on the learning process and how this affected student learning performance. A mixed method design was used, which included the use of surveys of students in two classes that used doodling and by interviewing three teachers who regularly used doodling as a learning tool. The results suggested students enjoyed doodling and meaningful doodling was helpful in many areas of learning performance. From the responses of both students and teachers, five themes were confirmed: enjoyment, memorization or recall, complex ideas, brainstorming, and the ability to visualize thinking. Although this study had some important results, using meaningful doodling as a learning technique is a new topic that needs to be researched in greater depth to understand the importance of doodling on the learning environment.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Language

English

Local Identifiers

Zeyab_unco_0161D_10551

Rights Statement

Copyright belongs to the author.

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