Pretty sure it surprises exactly NONE of you that I am a huge fan of infographics!
Informally, I am a fan because I am fundamentally a visual person - I take notes in multiple colors, I draw to create visual explanations, and as Jen and I have often noted, both of us are likely to spend WAY more time on a single presentation slide (is it visually appealing? does it convey the information? too detailed? not detailed enough?...) than we are on less consequential things, like buying new living room furniture.
But formally, there is more than enough research out there regarding the Picture Superiority Effect (basically, we retain more information from images than we do from simple text) to convince me that well-crafted visuals enhance student learning.
Infographics are great for instruction, but they are really great for student assignments and projects, as well!
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Jen & Mary
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