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dc.contributor.authorShanks, Justin D.
dc.contributor.authorIzumi, Betty
dc.contributor.authorSun, Christina
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Allea
dc.contributor.authorByker Shanks, Carmen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T18:38:18Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T18:38:18Z
dc.date.issued2017-11
dc.identifier.citationShanks, J. D., Izumi, B., Sun, C., Martin, A., & Byker Shanks, C. (2017). Teaching Undergraduate Students to Visualize and Communicate Public Health Data with Infographics. Frontiers in Public Health, 5. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2017.00315en_US
dc.identifier.issn2296-2565
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/14823
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the degree to which an infographic assignment facilitated student learning around health science issues, as well as the ways in which the assignment was an effective teaching tool. The objectives of the assignment were to (1) understand the purposes of and potential uses for infographics, (2) cultivate creative visual communication skills, and (3) disseminate a complex health topic to diverse audiences. The infographic assignment was developed at Montana State University and piloted at Portland State University. Students were assigned to small groups of three or four to create an infographic focused on a health science issue. The assignment was divided into four steps: brainstorming, developing, designing, and finalizing. Focus groups were conducted to assess how learning occurred throughout the assignment and identify any opportunities for modification of the assignment. This study was conducted with freshman students enrolled at Portland State University, a public university located in downtown Portland, OR, USA. Thirty four students completed the assignment and 31 students participated in one of three focus groups. Four themes emerged from focus groups: (1) Communicating Science-Related Topics to Non-experts, (2) Developing Professional Skills, (3) Understanding Health Issues, and (4) Overall Experience. This article outlines the assignment, discusses focus group results, and presents assignment modifications. It is clear that the infographic assignment facilitated learning about accessing and translating data. This assignment is ideally suited for use with diverse college-age audiences in health education and health promotion fields.en_US
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dc.rightsCC BY, This license lets you distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon this work, even commercially, as long as you credit the original creator for this work. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcodeen_US
dc.titleTeaching Undergraduate Students to Visualize and Communicate Public Health Data with Infographicsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFrontiers in Public Healthen_US
mus.citation.volume5en_US
mus.identifier.categorySocial Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.3389/fpubh.2017.00315en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Education, Health & Human Developmenten_US
mus.relation.departmentHealth & Human Development.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage4en_US
mus.contributor.orcidByker Shanks, Carmen|0000-0002-9030-9938en_US
mus.contributor.orcidShanks, Justin D.|0000-0002-0587-8256en_US


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