Today, the Salt Lake Tribune featured a story entitled Art meets Activism on the cover of "The Mix" section of the Sunday paper. The story recounted the efforts of Ronny Edry, an Israeli graphic designer who has his students at the Salt Lake Community College how to create a poster to communicate a message to further cross-cultural understanding. An excellent illustration of how modern technology makes it possible for students to create a high quality poster that can be used to educate people via a variety of social media platforms. This is very similar to the infographic assignment in my International Tourism course. I require the students to create a poster to communicate a "Call to Action" to save an endangered species, endangered places and/or effect a difference in any number of environmental awareness topics.
Check out the excellent infographic created by one of my students this past week. This infographic was designed by Krystal Schultz. If you are interested in making a difference in saving the tigers from extinction, why not check out the suggestions on Krystal's blog.
What are you doing to save the earth?
Earth day 2013 is just a little over 4 days away. The date coincides with the last day of my International Tourism course, so I wanted to ensure that we made one last attempt to generate awareness for each of the issues my students have been working on this semester. The last assignment will be the creation of an infographic.
In preparation for the last assignment, I prepared an outline for the students regarding the creation of an infographic. First, I created an infographic focused on Saving the Clouded Leopard. Second, I demonstrated how to make an infographic using Piktochart.com . . . Check it out below and let me know how you might improve it.
Author: Linda Ralston
This blog is authored by Dr. Linda Ralston with the intent of educating tourists on how to be responsible and sustainable in their travel experiences. Check out the latest news with the Resort Manager's News . . . a free paper updated daily.