email@example.com, Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi
In the era of digital technologies, it might prove challenging to teach ‘digital natives’ in the classroom through a textbook-only approach. Educators who want to appeal to the minds and hearts of their students could try to incorporate technology into their teaching not only to enhance the students’ learning but also to stir, trigger and sustain their attention. Infographics, as tools for presenting information through graphics visually in a concise way, could help teachers to achieve this task by helping students understand a complex issue or process better. They can also facilitate memorization and retrieval of information. They can be used not only as classroom materials but also as materials for peripheral learning. To create infographics, there are tools that can help teachers and students. They can create their own infographics by using professional software such as Photoshop or through such user-friendly websites as piktochart, infogr.am and visual.ly. As user-friendly alternatives to professional software, these web tools enable their users to create visually attractive infographics with ease in a short time by using templates. As infographics could be useful learning materials, the aim of this presentation is to provide information about what infographics are and how to use them for instructional purposes. It also aims to review the findings of research on infographics and to suggest ways of incorporating them in ELT.
Infographics, educational uses of infographics in ELT, tools for preparing infographics