Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde October 2015, ISSN 2148-7278
Volume: 1 Number: 4, Article 3
VISUAL AND FUNCTIONAL SYLLABUS SCHEDULE:
An Infographic for Learners
The purpose of this paper is to explore graphic ways to visualize a course syllabus and schedule that exceed the needs of communication in a creative format. A syllabus can be a useful learning resource. Effective educators continuously seek new methods to redesign conventional syllabus into an interactive medium for enhanced communication between educators and learners. The course syllabus is a powerful first impression of a course and instructor, which sets the tone, image and instructional philosophy. Visually effective and functional syllabus can act as a motivating factor for learners. It can encourage learners to engage more with syllabus information, helping them to create and connect meaningful conceptual frameworks.
This work focuses on the development of a schedule that provides the overview of one of interior design courses with timeline, lesson topics and learners' tasks in one graphic format. It has explored the transition of how the information can be translated visually for an effective understanding of the information. It presents various possibilities of how dense information of syllabus can be visually designed in an infographic schedule to paint a big picture of the course. It can be developed as an interactive and effective information tool for instructors and learners.