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Top Tips for Using Infographics to Enhance Learning and Assessment

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April 10, 2013
Editor: Karen Franker


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In this issue...
  1. What’s New - Online Courses Starting in June and July 
  2. Top Tips for Using Infographics to Enhance Learning and Assessment
  3. Tech Tip: How to Create Infographics with Piktochart 








Top Tips for Using Infographics to Enhance Learning and Assessment
Explore creative ways to use infographics to expand visual thinking and enhance learning. Discover the best ways to create and assess infographics, and view examples to share with your learners. 
Kathy Schrock’s video provides an excellent overview of the “what”, “why”, and “how” of using infographics. 

Infographic Rubric
Kathy Schrock’s rubric helps learners to assess their own and peers’ infographics. 
Tom Kuhlmann describes the five elements of infographic design that parallel best practices in creating effective e-learning: focused information, data visualization, color schemes, bold fonts, and icons/clip art.

7 Things You Should Know about Infographic Creation Tools
The Educause staff describes the plusses and the downsides that educators and instructional designers should expect when using infographic tools such as Piktochart, Infogram, and Visual.ly.

10 Fun Tools to Easily Make Your Own Infographics
Katie Lepi describes the capabilities of ten tools for creating infographics including: Visual.ly, Easel.ly, Venngage, Infogr.am, and Piktochart.

60 Brilliant Examples of Infographics
The Creative Bloq staff provides an excellent variety of the best infographics on the Web, including topics such as: the brain of the beginning blogger, how Google works, and what happens in an Internet minute. 

Infographic-a-Day
David Warlick provides daily updates and maintains a gallery of the best new infographics. A handy feature is the ability to search the archives by category. 
Infographics as an Assessment
Kathy Schrock’s amazing collection of links on every aspect of using infographics to support learning. 
Tech Tip: How to Create Infographics with Piktochart (Video; 5 minutes)

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