Drawing is a common and powerful means to convey ideas, but is often hampered by a perceived “inability to draw”. In this session, participants practice their drawing skills and explore strategies to apply them to their teaching.
What are some of the benefits to “going visual” with hand drawn visuals?
A popular technique to create educational videos, often referred to as explainer videos or whiteboard animations, is by recording the process of visualizing an idea, through sketching. There are many ways to accomplish this, and although it helps to have some drawing experience, it is by no means the most important skill. As with most EdMedia projects it is the story being told that will have the most impact on the audience. How clearly you can tell that story and provide the information is the challenge you need to consider.
With an overwhelmingly interest from SFU faculty to use visuals and drawing in their teaching activities, we are pleased to be offering Going Visual II, a studio session in February 2016. This will be picking up where the first workshop left off, or in the case of past EdMedia program participants, building on the introductory work completed there.
This studio will include many opportunities to practice drawing in a variety of media, tips on using new software and hardware (such as tablets and web based drawing tools) and real world demos from other faculty. We are devoting time in this studio to discuss and develop your specific projects and address the practical issues you are facing when going visual in your class!