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Infographics, Podcasts, and Videos: Promoting Creativity and Building Transferable Skills among Undergraduate Students

  • Author(s): Ocobock, Cara
  • et al.

Published Web Location Commons 'BY-NC' version 4.0 license

Introducing multimedia learning in the classroom has numerous benefits for students, including a higher level of engagement for an array of learning styles, development of transferrable skills, and encouraging creativity. In this commentary, I introduce two multimedia assignments, an infographic and a podcast/video, that I have successfully implemented in my courses. I outline the rationale, goals, guidelines, resources, assessment rubrics, potential modifications, student reactions, and examples of student work for each assignment with the hope that more educators will be able to integrate similar forms of deeper learning.

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