#SUNDAYSPOKE: Infographics by @rossthetechie

Inspired by Infographics

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Ross Anderson, (@rossthetechie) is a digital enthusiast and tech educator from North Lindsey College shares his interest in  Infographics. Ross contributed the following suggestion spoke… Using Infographics to present content in a visual and meaningful way.  This spoke is ideally used for this purpose in the Learning Content mode of engagement on the ASSISTIVE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY LearningWheel.

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The word ‘infographic’, is a combination of ‘information’ and ‘graphic’. As such, it’s pretty easy to understand that an infographic is a graphic containing information. Is there a definition of the word ‘infographic’ that provides a more in-depth description?

According to Oxford Dictionaries, an infographic is defined as ‘a visual image, such as a chart or diagram, used to represent information or data’. Wikipedia elaborates further, providing a more detailed infographic definition:

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. Read more here

Why not try it out and tell how you used it… how did your students respond? Please share your experiences with @LearningWheel #LearningWheel.

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