I had to create an infographic for one of my classes at MSU. I don’t think I was particularly inspired, and the results were fairly mediocre. (See it here, if interested: Google Apps for ESL Students.) However, once I took a look at the evidence about why infographics are useful, I wanted to walk on the wild side of what was possible with this visual form of presenting material.
Serkan Yildirim presents the benefits and elements of good infographics in the article, “Infographics for Educational Purposes: Their Structure, Properties and Reader Approaches.” This article is a good primer for this type of presentation. It appears that information is absorbed more readily through visual representations like this. And the author has also given us the basics we need to thoughtfully create our own.
I have used an infographic to go into more detail of the article. Lucky for you, it’s short and sweet.
Things to think on:
- What is your familiarity with infographics?
- Would this be something you could see as beneficial to your instruction?
- What is one lesson you could integrate an infographic in?
Tools that I used for this post:
Venngage for the infographic.
Yildirim, Serkan. (2016). Infographics for Educational Purposes: Their Structure, Properties and Reader Approaches. TOJET: The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 15(3). Retrieved from: http://www.tojet.net/articles/v15i3/15311.pdf