As a journalism prof, I’m afraid I was limited by what I knew best — print. But there is no reason that students should come out of a journalism class knowing only text.
One of my Facebook friends linked to this post on PBS’ MediaShift blog that discusses letting students turn in assignments in any format they wanted. Dr. Ivan Oransky, who teaches medical journalism at NYU, writes that his students asked about video, but what they are using most is infographics.
It made me think: What else could we be thinking of in terms of infographics?
Could reader contributions be in the form of infographics? PowerPoint slides to create online slide shows? What else?