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15.2: Video: Visualizing Data

Below you’ll see a link to a TED Talk by David McCandless titled “The Beauty of Data Visualization.”  TED is a wonderful resource for intelligent, entertaining talks by experts on all kinds of subjects.  You can probably find a video relevant to your own research project, if you look: http://www.ted.com/

Please watch this 18-minute video, and when finished, respond to this question:

McCandless thinks that information design is really important because “we’re all visualizers now; we’re all demanding a visual aspect to our information.” If we assume it’s true, then how has this changed our educational system? Are there particularly good examples of how teachers and schools have responded? Extreme deficits?

Responses should be 1-2 paragraphs long, and reference your own experience with visual learning, either from your personal education or what you’ve witnessed from a friend or family member’s experience.

 

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