TEACHING INFOGRAPHICS USING MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC)

Y. Jdidou1, M. Khaldi1, S. Aammou1, K. El Bakkari2

1Abdelmalek Esaadi University (MOROCCO)
2Cádiz University (SPAIN)
An infographic is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. People use infographics to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time. Infographics abound in almost any public environment: traffic signs, subway maps, tag clouds, musical scores and weather charts are just a few examples, among a huge number of possibilities Infographics as a skill is increasingly being taught as a part of various university educational programmes. The literature is divided on the effectiveness of traditional methods to teach infographics. We consider the achievement of students learning outcomes in infographics course that is offered as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The results suggest that the MOOC is a suitable platform to teach infographics as it provide tools to enable students׳ collaborative learning as well as improve individuals skills. In this paper we will present our experience in teaching infographics using MOOCs and some of the major Technological Issues in this process.