The design and creation of a poster or infographic is a way of communicating information in a graphic way. In designing a poster or infographic, students have to summarise information and ideas and make decisions about what and how to communicate selected information. The process of presenting information in a visual way requires a level of understanding and interpretation. The design of posters and infographics as an individual or group assessment task can also involve significant discussion and allow for peer feedback.
As poster presentations are regularly presented at academic conferences, the design of posters can be viewed as an authentic academic task.
A poster or infographic can be delivered in the following ways during the COVID-19 situation as an alternative to a paper-based final examination:
Poster presentation can be used as an alternative form of assessment platform to enable students to develop and apply their knowledge along with their ability to locate, evaluate and synthesise information in a systematic manner (Kinikin, & Hench, 2012).
Posters or infographics can be used individually or as part of a larger assessment task. For example, a poster can be developed to support a presentation.
Different types of assessment - University of Hong Kong
Academic posters - University of Melbourne
Designing the poster - Monash University