Instructions for Submitting your Infographic


Here’s what I would like you to do to submit your infographic.

  1. Reread the assignment and the rubric (on Moodle). Make sure you fulfill all of the criteria.
  2. Insert your infographic onto the Infographic Page on your blog. Not the blogging main page. A .pdf will probably be too large of a file. Inserting it as a .jpeg or .png will be your best option.
  3. As part of that same post, include your reflective memo as text in the post, not an attachment.
  4. Post your infographic as a .pdf in the dropbox on Moodle. I will grade and annotate this .pdf version. This also insures that if something weird happens with your blog and/or the file over break, I have another way to access your work.

Infographic Peer Review Questions

Use these questions to guide your peer review of your partner’s materials. You should write your answer as a comment to their post. You may use numbered answers or bullets if that’s easier.

Bib Board
1. Make sure that your partner has met the following requirements

  • has at least eight pins
  • uses credible sources for at least eight of the pins
  • includes at least three scholarly sources
  • has a 2-3 sentence caption for each pin

Note any requirements that the board doesn’t meet.

2. How would you rate the quality of the captions? Do they provide a clear summary of the source and describe how the source is relevant to the project? Which captions could use improvement?

3. What research (either types of research or content) seems to be missing from the board? What sources would you recommend that the writer add before submitting the final project?

4. What one, specific thing could the writer do to improve the Bib Board before submitting it?

Infographic Peer Review
1. In one or two sentences, what is your main take away from this infographic? What did you learn?

2. How did you learn that from the infographic? Which parts were easy to interpret and understand at-a-glance?

3. Which parts of the infographic are unclear or potentially misleading? Where do you, as a viewer, need more information or more context?

4. How effective is the overall design? Are there places where the infographic seems too cluttered? Colors that don’t make sense? Elements that seem to float off by themselves?

5. What are two specific things the designer can do to improve the infographic before submitting the final project?

Infographic Planning Questions

Answer the following questions in a post on a new page on your blog, titled Infographic. We’ll also post your final infographic and reflection here.

1.  What topic (misconception) are you considering for your research project and why?

2.  In one sentence, state the goal of your infographic as it relates to the misconception you’ve chosen. What is it supposed to show?

3.  Who will be the intended audience for your infographic. (Think specifically here. Don’t just say “Anyone who is interested in…”)

4. Lessig writes that good remixes deliver a more powerful message than any original source or than text alone. How will your infographic accomplish this? Why will it be more persuasive to your audience than the individual sources you read?

5.  Which one or two infographics from the course text would you like to use as an example for your own work? Why?

6.  Make a detailed list of the data and information that you need to find and consider some ideas for the types of sources you might look for. The more developed this section is, the better you will be able to use your library time on Friday.

Conclude your post by asking for specific feedback from readers. What questions could your peers answer that would help you improve your idea or your research agenda?

Blog Requirement Reminders

You will post your first blogs for Thursday. Here are just a few reminders about the requirements and tips we talked about last week to help you get started. Remember: the purpose of the blog assignment is to give us your take on any of the topics we’ve discussed the previous week. For this first post, any of our previous readings are up for grabs.
Here are the requirements:
-a reference to and direct quote from at least one course reading
-a link to and summary of an outside source
-a second link, image, video, etc.

And here are some tips for good blogging:
-write a clear title
-try to catch our attention right away with an interesting opening
-use in-line links when linking to other sources
-end with questions that you’d like people to respond to in the comments

Check out the “About Blogging” document on Moodle for more information. Can’t wait to read your posts on Thursday! (Bonus if you’ve read this far! The first person to comment on this post will get to choose the music for our first blog day.)