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Lessons Learned from Reading the Signs
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Semiotics has explained the cognitive mechanisms of a complex, subtle and important phenomenon affecting all human interactions and communications across socio-cultural, socio-economic groups. Semiotics has captured a durable and enriching functionality from multiple disciplines including psychology, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, marketing and their multidisciplinary off-spring, such as, educational psychology, consumer psychology, visual literacy, media studies, etc. Semiotic treatises have explored critical factors affecting the relationship between any intended message and the message recipient’s interpretation. The factors that shape interpretation inherently affect learning and often directly affect learner engagement with the content. Learning environments have been culturally-laden communication experiences which academics, largely segmented by discipline, have described but often cloaked in semiotic jargon.

Each chapter integrates example after example of semiotics in everyday activities and events, such as stories, graphics, movies, games, infographics, and educational strategies. The chapters also present the most salient semiotic features for learning environments. The book describes semiotics as a communications phenomenon with practical implications for educators to enhance courses and programs with semiotic features in any educational environment but especially in mediated e-learning environments.
Chapter 11 Lessons Learned from Reading the Signs
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics
Chapter 5 Signs, Symbols, & Systems
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics
Chapter 6 Deep Culture and Cybersemiotics
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics
Chapter 2 Echoes of Ancient Teaching Tools
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics
Chapter 8 Breaking down Academic Silos
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics
Chapter 9 The Global Village’s Message
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics
Chapter 3 Could You Just Draw Me a Picture?
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics
Chapter 4 Tell Me a Story
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics
Chapter 1 Aha Moments … Revealing Hidden Messages
In: Engaging Learners with Semiotics