As a member of “free agency” generation, do you prefer visualized education with a direct and instant access?
Comparing with visualized education, the old school physical books are a bit dull especially like textbooks which aim to educate people. Today’s visualization makes information beautiful. It gives solid objects and abstract knowledge lives and vivid images. For example, music can be visualized into different curves, shapes and colors. The transformation creates a linked space between sound and vision. Using the visualized knowledge to educate students is interesting and attractive by introducing a totally different version of study comparing with the traditional understands. Thus, visual education is a “nod” among different senses that connects the reality with imagination.
This website illustrates the beautiful transformation made by visualization. http://infosthetics.com/
To use visualized textbook has another advantage that assembles information effectively in engaged ways (e.g. animations). To illustrate knowledge or theories through graphics, videos, or other visualized forms make things attractive and engaged. For example, use comics and exaggerated pictures to demonstrate today’s politicians and politics tendency (e.g. Political Cartoons Website http://www.politicalcartoons.com/). On one hand, it makes pressure topics easy; on the other hand, it expands education aims. Further, everyone from the free agency generation is a publisher, which makes university students easier and happier to take the way of online education and e-version of textbooks.