Infographics, assessment and digital literacy: innovating learning and teaching through developing ethically responsible digital competencies in public health

Raya Darcy

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Infographics are eye-catching one-page documents that provide a concise overview of a topic through visually representing information or data using graphics, icons and/or images, with minimal words. They are an emerging key form of communication in society, government, research, education and industry, and can be found widely in social media, advertising, teaching, policy documents and scientific journal publications, for example. Due to their user-friendly, quick-read format, infographics are highly influential in shaping the opinions of their audience. An emerging issue with infographics, however, is the capacity to mislead or misrepresent information or data. In the contemporary higher education environment, providing students with digital literacy skills, including the capacity to critically evaluate digital media forms such as infographics, is vital. This paper will provide a review of the use of infographics in learning and teaching in the literature, including as assessment, examining the benefits as well as the potential issues, and how some of these challenges might be met.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education
Subtitle of host publicationPersonalised Learning. Diverse Goals. One Heart.
EditorsY.W. Chew, K.M. Chan, A. Alphonso
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2019 - Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2 Dec 20195 Dec 2019
Conference number: 36th (Proceedings)


ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2019
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2019
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  • infographics
  • assessment
  • digital literacy
  • public health

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