What Does the Eye See? Reading Online Primary Source Photographs in History
Stephane Levesque, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Julie Corrigan, University of Ottawa, Canada
CITE Journal Volume 14, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
This exploratory study looks at how a sample of preservice teachers and historians read visuals in the context of school history. The participants used eye tracking technology and think-aloud protocol, as they examined a series of online primary source photographs from a virtual exhibit. Voluntary participants (6 students and 2 professional historians) were recruited at a bilingual Ontario University in fall 2011. From this group, the authors used a purposive sampling of three participants who represented the novice-intermediate-expert spectrum and whose results displayed typicality among other participants with similar educational backgrounds.
Levesque, S., Ng-A-Fook, N. & Corrigan, J. (2014). What Does the Eye See? Reading Online Primary Source Photographs in History. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 14(2), 101-140. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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