We are surrounded
by images. Our brain stores millions of them. Think of an event
and there – images associated with it pop into your mind.
Look through an album of old photos and the memories flood back
clearly. Yet so much of our learning materials contain just text.
Now text can be great when it’s well written and well set
out on the page. Unfortunately, much of the material our students
see is still not great, not well written and not well designed and
images, if used at all, are added as an afterthought or would benefit
from some serious tidying.
This project attempts
to get people to think about how they might make a difference to
the next piece of A4 they distribute to students or colleagues,
or to the next item they add to a web page or virtual learning environment
or attach to an e-mail.
You can find manuals and guides
galore telling you how to use this or that program or which equipment
you need to get an image in the first place. That’s fine if
you have a spare few hundred pounds to spend on them or have a generous
college that provides you with the licences or items to use away
from your desk but this is for those who don’t.