Effects of Infographics on Student Achievement and Students' Perceptions of the Impacts of Infographics
Dr. Noura Shabak Alrwele

Infographics, a portmanteau of "information” and “graphics," are used in the current study as an instructional assignment in an introductory curriculum course. This study’s goals are to investigate whether the use of infographics results in significant differences in university female students' achievement and to explore the students' perceptions of the infographics' impact. Using a quasi-experimental design, this study was conducted with 165 participants divided into two groups: experimental (N = 83) and control (N = 82).The treatment lasted for 9 sessions each of 2 hours duration. Data were collected using achievement tests and a questionnaire assessing students' perceptions. The results revealed significantly higher achievement in the experimental group than in the control group. Almost 90% of the participants in the experimental group reported that infographics had a positive impact on their intellectual, life skills, and affective development. Conclusions are drawn, and directions for future studies are discussed.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v6n3a12