ANDREW PROSSER (HANKUK UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES)

INFOGRAMMAR: BUILDING A RESPONSIVE DATA GRAMMAR VISUALISATION. : DIGITAL LITERACY IN ELT

This paper describes the development, through iterative usability testing involving 50 Korean university students, of a computer-based interactive infographic for presenting on the advanced use of articles. An initial infographic was developed and a first test revealed that the filtering affordance offered by the infographic had a significant impact on participants gaining correct answers in searches. However, filtering also reduced the capacity of users to find the relevant areas of the infographic in their searches. A re-design of the infographic was undertaken, integrating the capacity of information visualisation to employ multiple channels of perception, to improve the accuracy of user searches. The second test showed a statistically significant difference in mean scores for correct searches between the infographic in comparison with a grammar reference book. This research may thus have implications for the design of online language reference guides.

Andrew Prosser is an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, where he works in the Department of English Education. He holds a Masters in Educational Technology and TESOL from the University of Manchester, and an LTCL Diploma TESOL. His research interests include developing educational hypermedia and digital infographics.