Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (Print ISSN: 1095-6328; Online ISSN: 1528-2643)

Abstract

Infographics: In Support of Online Visual Learning

Author(s): Jillian Ruth Yarbrough

Many students have an improved ability to learn and remember when offered multi-modal content that includes text and visuals. Can infographics, illustrations that use graphic elements and text to present information, be incorporated into online classrooms to enhance student learning? To examine this question, the researcher created a causal comparative study utilizing infographics as weekly course content summaries. Based on quizzes and a post assessment, the study indicates that students perceived the infographics to be valuable, students utilized the infographics and students had preferences for infographic design. The following paper will present theories about visual learning, a description of this infographics-based learning experience including a review of literature, description of the study, study results, discussion and conclusions.