Teaching with Infographics

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Constructing meaning. Refining thinking. Presented at the SLOANC 2012 International Conference of Online Learning, Orlando, FL, USA

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Teaching with Infographics

  1. 1. TEACHING WITH INFOGRAPHICSCONSTRUCTING MEANING – REFINING THINKING LISA MARIE JOHNSON, PHD LISAMARIE.JOHNSON@ASHFORD.EDU @KURIOUSMIND 18TH ANNUAL SLOAN-C INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – ORLANDO, FL, USA
  2. 2. OUR FLOW...• Define infographics• Explore their power in teaching & learning• Explore effective design• View a very select few examples• Explore resources and tools• Go forth and create your own!
  3. 3. WHAT ARE INFOGRAPHICS?
  4. 4. INFOGRAPHICS ARE... Data (& Concept) Visualizations Graphics showing information ... Information – Graphics ...
  5. 5. NOT A NEW (TEACHING) TOOL! Egyptian Stella http://www.insightdigital.org
  6. 6. WHY SO POWERFUL?• Stereoscopic binocular color vision … our Visual Reality!• A picture is worth a thousand words…• Learner-generated content! • Constructing meaning • Refining thinking
  7. 7. DAVIDMCCANDLESSThe Beauty ofDataVisualizationhttp://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization.htmlPoints of Interest14:44 – 16:41Critical ThinkingConceptsIdeasWorldviews
  8. 8. EFFECTIVE DESIGN• Have a point... or two!• Consistent color scheme• White / blank space / balance• High-impact visuals• Data, data, data!• References...?! “Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling” http://www.columnfivemedia.com/book/
  9. 9. CONSIDERATIONBe Accessible … Describe …
  10. 10. SELECTED EXAMPLES...• Good.Is http://www.good.is/infographics/• Mashable.Com http://mashable.com/follow/topics/infographics/• DavidWarlick.Com http://davidwarlick.com/graphicaday/?p=1197• DailyInfographic.Com http://dailyinfographic.com/
  11. 11. RESOURCES & TOOLS• Word • Easel.ly (or other document creation tool) http://www.easel.ly/• PowerPoint • Infogr.am (or other presentation tool) http://infogr.am/• Excel • Visual.ly (or other spreadsheet tool with http://visual.ly/ visualization option) • And many more….• Photoshop DavidWarlick.Com (or other graphic tool) http://davidwarlick.com/colearners/?p=624 Create an Infographic with PowerPoint AJ George – IconLogic – I Came, I Saw, I Learned http://goo.gl/aL2u7
  12. 12. TEACHING WITH INFOGRAPHICSCONSTRUCTING MEANING – REFINING THINKING LISA MARIE JOHNSON, PHD LISAMARIE.JOHNSON@ASHFORD.EDU @KURIOUSMIND 18TH ANNUAL SLOAN-C INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – ORLANDO, FL, USA

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