TEL in Numbers

I thought it would be a great idea to look back to 2016/17 and share with you some of the key facts and figures relating to Technology Enhanced Learning from this period. It’s also a really good excuse for me to talk about infographics.

Infographics are a great way to display data or learn about a topic.

This is my first one and I used a tool called Piktochart to create it. I had never heard of infographics or used Piktochart before, so I watched the Infographics Fundamentals course by Amy Balliett on for a few pointers. I found this short course really helpful. Amy explains the science behind good visual communication, reviews the different types of infographics, and introduces design principles and techniques.

In Higher Education, infographics can be a great tool for summarising or conveying important information to students about a particular topic. You can ask students to create their own infographics as poster presentations. They require critical research into a topic, and presentation/visualisation of information and data in a clear and concise way. Using tools such as Piktochart or Adobe Illustrator also contributes to developing students’ digital capability.

Are you interested in using infographics but don’t know where to start? Are you already using infographics in your teaching and learning? Let us know in the comments below or contact us at


Suzy Mills

Working to the Directorate’s annual objectives and the TEL Quality Framework, Suzy’s role as TEL Assistant is to proactively support and develop staff in using technology to enhance the students learning experience. Her main focus will be the day to day management and administration of the VLE and other learning technologies. Suzy joins the TEL team from the School Administration Unit, where she worked as a School Administrator for five years. Suzy is interested in developing her knowledge of how learning technologies can be used in Higher Education and exploring the use of Open Badges.

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