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Visual Storytelling – Knowledge and Understanding in Education

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Author(s): Linnéa Stenliden | Mikael Jern

Journal: Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
ISSN 1690-4532

Volume: 10;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 7;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Geographical Statistics | Storytelling | Social Science | interaction | Geovisual Analytics | Learning

ABSTRACT
This paper presents an ongoing research project of use and learning with geographic information visualization and Visual Storytelling (geovisual analytics) in education. The fully developed study will be applied in school settings in order to 1) customize the application for educational purpose, 2) improve the teaching in social science and 3) study teachers and students experiences and learning. - The application "Open Statistics eXplorer" will be used to improve the students knowledge and understanding of sophisticated statistical relations, - Teachers will be able to, individually and together, develop a dynamic teaching material through storytelling, through the web, - Students will be able to, with help of powerful geographical statistics, explore statistical relations on their own. A better understanding of how educators and their students can elicit deeper user understanding and participation by exploiting dynamic web-enabled statistics visualization is of importance. Results from an usability study in this project are promising. Together with the associated science of perception in learning in relation to the use of multidimensional spatio-temporal statistical data this research will contribute to the research fields of geovisual analytics as well as educational science.
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