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Adult Education

Adult Education

More and more adults are going back to school to get degrees in higher education. This infographic from Oxford Open Learning has  interesting facts on what Adult Education looks like in the UK.

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Do You Love Science?

Do You Love Science?

This is a science infographic for children by Planet SEED, which delves into the many, many careers that exist in science.
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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B+

This design is fun and chaotic but in a good way. It is a puzzle of information. You answer the questions and follow the flow chart to your final answer.

Infographic Information:B

The information is simple but it is a good reminder of what science includes.

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The Importance of Childhood Education

The Importance of Childhood Education

Teaching our children early is important in helping them do better in school. Research has shown that the brain grows most during the first few years of life. As a parent, you will want to make sure you are able to help teach your child. This infographic shows the benefits of early childhood education and the importance of a mother being at home with the child during the first few years.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

This is a perfectly designed infographic. The colors and images that are used work well with the topic. The placement of the information makes for an easy read.

Infographic Information: A

Good quality research has been done for this infographic. I would share this with anyone I know who has children. Start teaching your children early and see if they do better in school.

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Smart Teaching – A better way of Learning for Students [Infographic]

Smart Teaching – A better way of Learning for Students [Infographic]

Smart Teaching: Understanding what a brain can’t ignore

This education infographic breaks down the way the brain learns and how the brain forgets as related to learning. To better understand how the brain functions, take a moment an read this infographic. Don’t worry, you will most likely forget 90% of it within an hour and you can come back and read it again later.

  • Half of our brain focuses on processing visual information
  • We process visuals much faster than we process text (which is why we love infographics)
  • We all forget 90% of what we learn in a month, most of us in 1 hours
  • Getting and keeping the attention of students is critical.

Sticky Teaching

Here are a few examples of stick teaching mentioned and the scripture verses the author used as references.

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But he gave them strict order no to tell the others about him. – Mark 3:12

Begin & End often

Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so I can preach there also.”  Mark 1:38

Draw them in with Stories

He began to teach them many things in parables – Mark 4:2

Focus on the Big Idea

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as ransom for many. – Mark 10:45

Why do these work?

  • Interrupts make the brain check in.
  • The brain is wired for authentic stories.
  • The brain doesn’t need unnecessary details.
  • Teach unpredictability, but don’t quit the routines.

Thanks to Chis Lema for this infographic.

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Tired of Paying for Commercial Time Travel

Tired of Paying for Commercial Time Travel

The last time I went to talk to the owners of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), they acted like they’d never seen anybody who was trapped in the wrong timeline before.
They said something about “Mental Health”, and authorities. Then they tried to keep me there, which was not going to work out for me, I needed to hurry and get back to my own timeline before my great-grandmother could catch up with me.
I don’t know why I always get into these situations, about every third or fourth time I take a temporal vacation, there’s something hitting the rotary oscillator. I can’t afford to pay for the Temporal Stabilization Service that is offered at some of the more legitimate travel agencies.
At this point, I think that I am just going to build one from scratch, I’m tired of trying to use these primitive Particle Accelerators to try to activate my return card.
The only problem is, the legality of unregulated privately owned wormholes, and the self destructive feedback loop.
Simply put, it’s illegal to make a wormhole for yourself, unless you’re rich enough to afford the insurance, and can deal with the Paradox Regulation Administration (PRA).
Paradox Insurance and Radiation Mitigation are the worst expenses, especially when compared to the relatively inexpensive commercial services.
I have all the parts I need now, well except the Radiation Mitigation tools, hopefully this thing won’t consume the Solar System if it explodes.
That’ll teach them to make safety components so expensive.

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Via: Edudemic

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Banking – An In-Depth Look at Security Breaches

Banking – An In-Depth Look at Security Breaches

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This infographic tells us that in June 2011 Citigroup announced that their computers were hacked and that 360,000 credit card accounts were compromised.  In this particular case, social security numbers and birth dates weren’t shared, but in some other cases they are.  Hence begins an exploration into how vulnerable your personal details really are.

Finding Fraud

A 2010 survey by the Information Security Group revealed that 82% of responding banks and credit unions have experienced fraud.  55% say they still use manual reports to detect fraud.  32% say they feel prepared to prevent online bank fraud.  23% of respondents learned of their fraud through their own auditing process.  Scary.

How Do Banks Protect Themselves?

The Information Security Group says that the best way to fight fraud is through employee and customer education and by promoting awareness.  70% of banks indicated that improvements could be made to their awareness programs.  14% of institutions said that they didn’t have a customer education or awareness program in place.  44% of banks said they planned on investing (when?) in intrusion detection technology.

89% of agencies that experienced fraud didn’t achieve PCI Security Standard Council compliance.  They aren’t doing the simplest things to prevent fraud.

Is Fraud a Common Issue?

1000 IT managers were surveyed by Websense and when asked “Which of the following occurred to you in your organization in the last 12 months” they had some shocking results.

32% reported data lost by employees.

27% reported company data taken from an unprotected mobile device.

20% reported that a CEO or other executive’s confidential data had been breached.

18% reported that confidential data regarding customers was lost.

18% reported that employees had stolen data.

18% reported that systems had failed to pass an internal compliance security audit.

17% said that confidential information was posted to a social networking site.

16% said that system field to pass a third-party compliance security audit.

16% said that the company was victim to advanced and persistant threats.

Preventative Measures

Ponemon did a study that was sponsored by Symantec and it confirmed that cyber attacks were causing organizations to become more conscientious about preventing security breaches.  Companies are more vigilant about preventing system failures, respondents are using training and awareness programs folloing a data breach, and organizations are implementing encryption.

Encryption and data loss prevention have increased by only 17% since 2008.

Scorecard

Design:  A

It’s pretty.

Information:  A

It’s scary, but good to know.  Time to start putting your cash in your mattress, yes?

Source:   thinkgig.com

Myths and Facts About Breast Cancer Infographic

Myths and Facts About Breast Cancer Infographic

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This infographic tells us that annually over 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer.  We’re also informed that all women over the age of twenty are encouraged to get a breast exam every 3 years, and that understanding the disease is every important, even if there is no known way to prevent the disease.  Breast cancer not only impacts the person who has it, but their friends, family, and everyone who loves them.  While we search for a cure, knowing the facts drastically improves a person’s chance of surviving this terrible disease.  Let’s take a look at what this particular infographic has to say.

The Statistics

While there is a rise in recorded cases of breast cancer, there is a decline in the amount of deaths from breast cancer, which has to be considered a good thing.  In 2006, for instance, there were 214,640 reported cases, with  around 142,000 reported deaths.  The numbers in the bubbles do not match the graph.  The graph is correct.  The bubbles are not.   In 2007, there were 180,510 reported cases, with 141,000  reported deaths.  In 2011, there are 232,620 reported cases with 140,000  reported deaths.

Myth vs. Fact

They give us a list of myths vs. facts.  For instance, not all breast lumps are cancer.  80% are benign and caused by cysts or other conditions.  Another myth is that you’re only at risk for breast cancer if you have a family history.  As it turns out, 70% of breast cancer patients have no risk factors at all (including family history) to clue them in.  Another myth is that you can be too young to get breast cancer.  25% of women with breast cancer are younger than 50 years of age, and, though the infographic does not say so, some of that percentage is 30 years of age or younger.  Other myths are that an underwire bra can increase the risk of breast cancer, that men cannot get breast cancer, that using an antiperspirant can cause breast cancer, and that a mammogram can spread breast cancer.  These myths are addressed, and refuted to some degree, in this infographic.

Other Information

12% of American women (1 in 8) will develop invasive breast cancer.  28% (1 in 4) cancers in women are breast cancer.  The good news is that there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.  That’s good news because they are survivors.  Other good news is that awareness is growing.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there is a symbol for breast cancer awareness in the form of the pink ribbon we’re all so familiar with.  Information about this pink ribbon can be found at the bottom of the infographic.

Design:  B+

I would have liked it a lot better if it all the text hadn’t been pink.  I realize that pink is the color for awareness, and I support the use of it in an infographic about breast cancer, but the all-pink text is hard to read.

Information:  C

If not for the snafu in the statistics, this might have gotten an A for information, but that’s a pretty big mistake, and someone who wasn’t looking carefully wouldn’t reap the benefit of this infographic – which is breast cancer education.  The myth vs. fact section was very good, however, and the information provided is valuable.

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Combating Mass Incarceration Infographic

Combating Mass Incarceration Infographic

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This infographic starts off with a shocking fact – that the U.S. has 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world population.  That’s sort of mind-boggling, when you stop to think about it.  We recently posted an infographic on innocent people who were imprisoned, and then released because DNA evidence proved their innocence.  How many of that 25% of the world’s prison population is potentially innocent?  What are the costs associated with keeping so many people in prison?  That question and more are addressed in this infogrpahic, described by the creator as such:

“The war on drugs has helped make the U.S. the world’s largest incarcerator, but our addiction to incarceration is unfair, costs too much and doesn’t make us safer.”  This leads one to believe that the creator of the infographic does not believe that drug offenders should be imprisoned, which is definitely debatable, as some consequence needs to occur to help keep drugs off the street.  What are the right answers?  What’s a country to do?  But I digress…

Violent or Nonviolent?

One fourth of the infographic is taken up by a picture of a prison with blue and red bars.  The blue bars indicate the nonviolent offenders, the red ones indicate the violent offenders.  Visually, this image is not very effective, and the information that half of the inhabitants of state prisons are “locked up” for nonviolent offenses is presented in such a way that the reader sees the creator’s bias – obviously the person who compiled and presented this data feels that nonviolent offenses are, by and large, nothing people should be “locked up” for.  Rather than persuading the audience, as more data might do, one is left with a feeling that all the data to come will be biased and therefore, not completely reliable.

The Cost

The next section talks about spending – that by 2007, “states spent more than $44 billion on incarceration and related expenses, a 127% jump from 1987” and then states the spend on higher education has rose only by 21%.  These statistics are taken from a report by The PEW Charitable trusts, which is supposed to be a non-partisan, objective, and non-ideological organization, so it is safe to assume the numbers are right, however even the source information uses the term “behind bars” as a way to emphasize the severity of the situation.  This makes even the source information seem biased, and at a glance it looks like the source document talks about the cost of prisons in the United States.  While this is an important topic, one cannot help but think about all the information that is left out of the infographic.  The numbers are there, but is the reader supposed to be shocked and dismayed by the number of people in prison and the cost to keep them there in that they want less incarceration?  If so, what solutions does this infographic offer in regards to reducing crime and what does it do to offer an alternate solution to incarceration?

Some Statistics

A ball and chain graphic shows the data that while the United States saw a 44% increase in population overall from 1970 to 2008, that the prison population growth rate is 700% during that same time period.  We’re told that this “outpaces” crime rates, but I find this confusing.  If the crime rates are not as high as the prison population growth, is the implied message that innocent people are being incarcerated?  With some blocks of stick figures, we’re given some demographic information, that 1 in 106 white males 18 or older is in prison, 1 in 36 Hispanic males 18 or older is in prison, and that 1 in 15 black males 18 or older is imprisoned.  At a glance, this looks terrible – that so many more black men and Hispanic men are imprisoned than white men, but the supporting data that would show the cause for incarceration is missing.  Though the creator of the infographic went to the trouble of drawing a line between violent and nonviolent offenders, the demographic information does not draw in that data regarding the percentages of each demographic incarcerated for violent vs. nonviolent crimes, and though the description provided says something about the war on drugs, drugs are not explicitly mentioned anywhere in the infographic.

Design:  B

The graphics and typefaces are fine.  Perhaps the prison graphic takes up too much space, but the colors used are appropriate and the images tell a story.  The supporting data does not.

Information:  D

This infographic gives facts without context, which shows bias.  Bias shows a certain vulnerability regarding factual accuracy, and the point of this infographic is lost.  The way the information is presented, and how one piece of information is disconnected from the other does a great disservice to the message this piece was supposed to send.

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Want to be a Librarian? Librarian Careers Infographic

Want to be a Librarian? Librarian Careers Infographic

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Looking over this infographic that deals with statistics about librarians, and careers as a librarian, got me thinking. With the new world order becoming digital, will we really needs librarians in the not-to-distant future or will the job description for a librarian simply change? We all think of librarians in one of two ways: the older lady with grey hair telling you hush or the hot female who has all kinds of pent up passion and hides behind the librarian’s glasses, but I digress…

I like this infographic very much, so much if fact that I’m going to talk about the design first. If finally looks like I have found an infographic that was conceived and illustrated by the same person. The illustrations all look original and match in terms of style and color. The books lined at the top are a wonderful divider and draw your eye to the sub text before dropping you into the research about librarians. The glasses are a wonderful design tool to show age (youth) of the the librarian – a nice touch.

The right brain, left brain illustration works well, allowing for a lot of information to be communicated in a small space in a very creative manner. But even more creative is the use of a woman’s high heel and man’s loafer to act as the bars in a bar graph that is visually interesting and helpful for defining the sex of librarians. Bravo!

The information contained in the infographic is divided nicely and easy to read and follow.  Age demographics are shown and compared to income of other careers such as nursing and “all occupations.” Librarian salaries don’t fare too badly, hitting somewhere in the middle, while the average librarian made $60,000 in 2010. That is some good hush money.

Great news for those looking at a career as a librarian, you can find employment in more places than just a public library. Private educational institutions are also a big supporter of librarian jobs as well as local government agencies. Other stats about librarians include what are their hobbies (no surprise that reading was number 1) and a very brief timeline of the library institution itself. Good information about the leaders of our Dewey decimal system.

I would check this infographic out and be late in returning it.

Design: A

A functional and fun infographic design that was obviously thought out in advance and illustrated with care.

Information: A

Lots of helpful statistics for those considering the career choice of becoming a librarian and some fun facts for those just curious about librarians.

via Masters Degree Online

Employee Theft Statistics Infographic

Employee Theft Statistics Infographic

While office theft by employees has been a problem since the invention of the office, it seems during times of economic uncertainty office theft rises substantially. Just how bad is it? How about 994 billion dollars being attributed to employees stealing? The infographic below clearly shows that employee theft is on the rise; and more startling is the fact that no one is immune to the lure of free pencils or getting a five-finger-discount when it come to electronics and other office equipment. All levels of education are guilty and those with bachelor’s degrees are the biggest offenders when it comes office theft.

Employee Theft in the Office Statistics Infographic

As the infographic shows, office theft is prevalent and one of the easiest ways to deter employee theft is through the use of asset tags to track office equipment. Labeling your office equipment is something to consider especially when your equipment can grow legs so easily.

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