A study on the development of an infographic reader questionnaire and reader opinions
1 Atatürk University, Kazım Karabekir Educational Faculty, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Atatürk University, Open Education Faculty, Erzurum, Turkey
3 Bayburt University, Educational Faculty, Bayburt, Turkey
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Educational materials are commonly used to assist with communication during learning. One of the ways to determine the use of educational materials and their contribution to the learning process is to ask students for their opinions. Student opinions provide useful information regarding various objectives such as making both the learning process and resources more effective, bringing about the necessary improvements and organising the teaching process. In this study, we developed a questionnaire for determining the opinions of information graphics (infographics) readers on information graphics prepared for teaching purposes. This study was conducted in the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year with the participation of 59 students from the Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies Education of the Kazım Karabekir Faculty of Education. The students were provided with a questionnaire consisting of 29 items that inquired their opinions on infographics. The collected data were assessed using Principal Component Analysis. Based on the analysis results, a second questionnaire consisting of 23 items and six factors (Learnability, Selection Preferences, Sharing, Basic Presentation Structure, Memorability, and Role in the Learning Process) was developed. According to the study results, the students considered infographics as highly instructive, and described that they help ensure a more lasting learning experience.
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