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Thursday, May 24 • 11:40am - 12:30pm
Show the 'story': Infographics as an assessment task

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Teaching strong communication skills to our students is imperative to their future success. With today's technology, this is increasingly translating into a need for visual literacy skills. Recently I introduced a capstone course for our Recreation and Leisure Services students which allows them to critically explore a specific area of their interest in our industry through research, culminating in the submission of an infographic and recorded 3 minute audio summary.
This session will be presented as best practice: allowing students to explore visual communication in the form of producing an infographic as a means to present their research.

The session will include the choice of Web 2.0 tools that are offered to the students to aid in the creation of their infographic, the resources I have gathered to assist the students in their creative process and the detailed rubric used to assess their final product. It will conclude with lessons learned based on student feedback and self-assessment. This presentation will be in the form of an animated video, downloadable resources and in person presence to answer Q&A.

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Linda Whitehead

Faculty, Recreation and Leisure Services, Fanshawe College
Linda Whitehead (M.Ed., M.B.A.): Linda has been teaching in the School of Community Studies at Fanshawe College, since 2009. She considers herself an earlier adopter in the world of education technology and is eager to integrate technology into her students' learning. "I believe for... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
(SC) Mezzanine, Alumni Lounge, and Club Rooms