Index of Objectives and Tasks
This task consists of first selecting the type of presentation appropriate for making sense of concepts, ideas, facts, observations and data. It also aims to select the appropriate software application according to the type of presentation selected.
Students select the type of presentation that is best adapted to the project or assignment they need to carry out according to the nature of the information to present (concepts, ideas, facts, observations or data), and of the meaning they wish to provide.
There is a wide variety of possible visual representations:
Each type of presentation has characteristics of its own, thus adapted to a particular objective. One may want to illustrate information depending on one or several of the following angles: classification, comparison, hierarchy, frequency, sequence, decision, proportions, relationships or links, etc.
Each type of visual presentation can be carried out using a number of tools. Students choose the appropriate software depending on what is available and on different constraints set by the teacher or academic institution (requirements, availability, functionalities, etc.).
Students are able to explain their choices. These are based on facts (characteristics, criteria, constraints, etc.). We can observe that their selection is relevant and coherent with the type of presentation and tool.
At the start of the program, teachers will often choose the types of presentation and tool. Over time, instructions and assignments evolve. By completing a variety of visual presentations, students gradually develop autonomy and the ability to transfer their knowledge in different contexts and to make their own choices.
The wide variety of tools available to create visual presentations is impressive. Here is an overview:
Certain tools allow the creation of a visual presentation in a collaborative mode. This characteristic can be important in choosing the right tool when working in teams. Here are some examples:
Here are some examples of visual presentations used according to their characteristics: