Teaching with infographics: practising new digital competencies and visual literacies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335892
Title:
Teaching with infographics: practising new digital competencies and visual literacies
Authors:
Martix, Sidneyeve; Hodson, Jaigris
Abstract:
This position paper examines the use of infographics as a teaching assignment in the online college classroom. It argues for the benefits of adopting this type of creative assignment for teaching and learning, and considers the pedagogic and technical challenges that may arise in doing so. Data and insights are drawn from two case studies, both from the communications field, one online class and a blended one, taught at two different institutions. The paper demonstrates how incorporating a research-based graphic design assignment into coursework challenges and encourages students' visual digital literacies. The paper includes practical insights and identifies best practices emerging from the authors' classroom experience with the infographic assignment, and from student feedback. The paper suggests that this kind of creative assignment requires students to practice exactly those digital competencies required to participate in an increasingly visual digital culture.
Affiliation:
Queen's University, Canada; Ryerson University, Canada
Citation:
Matrix, S., Hodson, J. (2014) 'Teaching with infograpgics: Practicing new digital competencies and visual literacies', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3 (2), pp.17-27.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Journal:
Journal of pedagogic development
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/335892
Additional Links:
http://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-4-issue-2/teaching-with-infographics
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Volume 3; Issue 2
ISSN:
2047-3265
Appears in Collections:
Journal of Pedagogic Development

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMartix, Sidneyeveen
dc.contributor.authorHodson, Jaigrisen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-20T12:45:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-20T12:45:45Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationMatrix, S., Hodson, J. (2014) 'Teaching with infograpgics: Practicing new digital competencies and visual literacies', Journal of Pedagogic Development, 3 (2), pp.17-27.en
dc.identifier.issn2047-3265-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/335892-
dc.description.abstractThis position paper examines the use of infographics as a teaching assignment in the online college classroom. It argues for the benefits of adopting this type of creative assignment for teaching and learning, and considers the pedagogic and technical challenges that may arise in doing so. Data and insights are drawn from two case studies, both from the communications field, one online class and a blended one, taught at two different institutions. The paper demonstrates how incorporating a research-based graphic design assignment into coursework challenges and encourages students' visual digital literacies. The paper includes practical insights and identifies best practices emerging from the authors' classroom experience with the infographic assignment, and from student feedback. The paper suggests that this kind of creative assignment requires students to practice exactly those digital competencies required to participate in an increasingly visual digital culture.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 3en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 2en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.beds.ac.uk/jpd/volume-4-issue-2/teaching-with-infographicsen
dc.subjectonline learningen
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjectgraphic designen
dc.subjectinternet researchen
dc.subjectpeer-to-peer collaborationen
dc.subjectteachingen
dc.subjectinfographicsen
dc.titleTeaching with infographics: practising new digital competencies and visual literaciesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentQueen's University, Canadaen
dc.contributor.departmentRyerson University, Canadaen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of pedagogic developmenten
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