Rethinking Paper Assignments: Visual Presentations, Infographics, Timelines, Storyboards


In a world where simply reading the news requires significant statistical and visual literacy, infographics have become prolific in magazines and news sites—where they’re used to explain everything from political projections to public health to Hawaiian volcanic eruptions.  
Stephen Noonoo

Hello, faculty,

This week our newsletter focuses on integrating infographics and other visual aids such as timelines and storyboards. Supported by the learning science of Dual Coding, we can increase our students’ understanding of the material with visual cues that stimulate working memory. Research has shown that we can remember information better when presented through visuals rather than only using words or auditory. When visuals relate to auditory information, we remember the information better in our long-term memory. We encourage you to try it with Carol Dweck’s RSA Animate video, How to Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential!

Our newsletter is packed with resources about Dual Coding, ways to incorporate this theory into your teaching, and how to create infographics. We also encourage you to review past newsletters covering mind mapping, neurodiversity, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

-The ID Team
CITS | Instructional Development

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👁‍🗨Read the Article: Using Infographics to Build Media Literacy and Higher-Order Thinking Skills


👁‍🗨Read the Article: Using Infographics as an Assessment Strategy


👁‍🗨Read the Article: Benefits of Using Infographics for e-Learning

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