Visual Representations

An Effective Tool to Promote Learning and Critical Thinking in Your Students

Course #: EDDU 9494

Credit: 3 semester hours of Graduate credit from UMass Global

Cost: $400

Visual Representations - LoVerde Group

Course Description

The numerous research studies on the use of visual representations all substantiate its benefit in helping students recall information, organize their ideas and to think more critically. These benefits are even more amplified in our society, as we are continually more dependent upon visual symbols, images and illustrations to deal with the world around us. 

In this course, participants will first look at the various uses of visual representations in relationship to either Bloom’s Taxonomy or the Depth of Knowledge Chart. They will be provided numerous examples of how visual representations are used to promote learning, understanding and thinking at each level of the two models.


This course consists of 4 modules. Each module has a Powerpoint presentation that you will watch and then complete the accompanying worksheets.

You can choose to have each module sent to you as you complete it, or we can send you all of the modules at the same time. 

You will have up to 6 months to complete the class. Credit for the class can’t be granted sooner than one month after registering even if you complete all the modules before that time.

Once you have completed the class, you will receive an email from the University of Massachusetts Global with your student account. It will have a login and password for you to be able to access your grades and request a transcript.

If you have any questions or concerns as you view the PowerPoints and complete the written work, please contact Emily LoVerde Berchier at:

Phone: (503) 333-9609

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