Students Learn Lesson in Alternative Storytelling Through Graphics, Illustration

Graphic Recorder Visits JMC Courses

Students in Writing Across Platforms (WrAP) courses recently got a unique lesson in alternative storytelling.

As Adjunct Instructor John Kroll and Associate Professor Jan Leach lectured a joint class on the topic, Johnine Byrne, a graphic recorder based out of Northeast Ohio, who runs “See Your Words,” illustrated the concepts by hand. The result was a large, visually enticing poster representation of the lecture, which will be used to help students understand storytelling forms for years to come:

Graphic recording combines art and information organization. This was Byrne’s first time working in an academic setting; previously, she has illustrated concepts and ideas at meetings for companies including NASA and Content Marketing World.

The demonstration gave students not just an opportunity to learn visually, but to see alternative storytelling in action.

“The students loved it … and they got it,” Leach said. “Graphic recording IS journalism in an alternative form.”

POSTED: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 4:57pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:49pm