The Effect of the Difference Between Infographic Designing Types (Static vs Animated) on Developing Visual Learning Designing Skills and Recognition of its Elements and Principles

Mohammed Kamal Afify

Abstract


This In the scope of improving learning outcomes in the age of technology, this study comes as an attempt to investigate the extent to which infographics are effective in developing learning outcomes for students. It has also attempted to study the effect of infographics types, static versus animated , on developing the skills of designing and producing visual learning materials, and the recognition of design elements and principles. The study was conducted on a sample of students of the College of Education at Imam Abdu Rahman bin Faisal University (IAU) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The sample students number is 36, and they are from students enrolled to study design and production of instructional media course (EDU195N) in the second semester of 2016/2017. The students involved are divided into two experimental groups, group (1) with 19 students who have studied the learning content through static infographics via WhatsApp platform, group (2) with 17 students who have studied the learning content through animated infographics via WhatsApp platform. In the overall, the results revealed that infographics effect the development of some learning outcomes. Besides, the results also demonstrated that static infographic type has more effects on developing skills of designing and producing visual learning materials and recognizing its elements and principles compared to the animated type. And this suggests deep consideration of integrating infographics in teaching e-courses, as well as considering the characteristics and appropriateness of each of the designing types, static versus animated when implemented in instructional processes for better outcomes for learners.

Keywords


visual Learning - e-learning Platforms - social networking platform, WhatsApp- computer graphics- principles of visual design- Saudi Arabia

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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