Presented as a part of the University of Georgia's Instructional Design and Development Conference in 2016 held in Athens, GA.


Higher Education is often known for a certain type of learning experience in the classroom. Students expect thick books and in many areas of study, the Socratic method, but generally little in the way of visual aids. Students in other areas of study, including K-12, are increasingly benefiting from their educators using infographics in the classroom. The potential uses in higher education range from giving your course syllabus a facelift, to illustrating facts visually, and even to teaching students to create their own infographics as a practice-ready skill. This session will quickly explore why today’s students are drawn to visuals and retain information better from combinations of graphics and text, give examples of educational infographics, and allow the majority of the time for discussing tips and using the free web application Piktochart for creating your own infographic to use in the classroom.