Blog and Infographic Project (Activity)
Blog and Infographic Project
In this project, students will learn more about an open source topic, create an infographic based upon their research, and write a blog post reflecting upon what they learned.
Increasingly, infographics are being used to summarize information on a topic in a succinct and visually appealing way. For this project, students will create their own unique infographic based upon research into Open Source Software. You should not just copy an infographic on your topic that you found online. This is an opportunity to use your creativity to experiment with an increasingly popular format for marketing on the Web.
This blog describes a number of free tools that will help you to create infographics: []. Several students have found particular success in using PiktoChart.com
Notes to faculty:
- Under the topic description, intentionally keeping this open-ended to encourage students to find interesting research without boxing them in. If the student asks for more direction, please consider in advance how you will answer that question.
Step 1: Select a Topic
Choose from one of the following topics
- Humanitarian FOSS Project ( www.hfoss.org )
Step 2: Identify Characteristics of an Effective Infographic
Step 3: Collect Data
Step 4: Create Infographic
Step 5: Blog Post
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