domingo, 8 de noviembre de 2015

Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization . #MOOC @albertocairo in @jmschku


Hoy traemos a este espacio la noticia de un MOOC Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization . que lleva ... @albertocairo ...

Alberto Cairo joined the School of Communication in January 2012. He holds a BA in Journalism (University of Santiago de Compostela) and a research-oriented Masters degree on Information Society Studies from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona). He teaches courses on information graphics and visualization, and is interested in the convergence between visual communication, journalism, cognitive science, cartography, and statistics.


He is author of the books Infografía 2.0: Visualización interactiva de información en prensa (Alamut, Spain, 2008) and The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization (Peachpit Press/Pearson Education, 2012). He's working on a new book, The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication, to be published in March 2016 by Peachpit Press, too. He's also the author of a 12-hour video tutorial about how to use Adobe Illustrator to produce information graphics: http://www.thefunctionalart.com/

El MOOC nos lo presentan así.:

Knight Chair at the University of Miami. Author of 'The Truthful Art' (to be published in March 2016), and 'The Functional Art' (2012)http://www.thefunctionalart.com

Journalists, journalism professors and students from all over Asia can register for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization,” with professor Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami.
More than 14,000 people from more than 150 countries took the previous editions of this course, making it the most popular MOOC offered by the Knight Center. This special edition of the course is the first collaboration between the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.

The five-week course in English will begin on Nov. 16 and conclude on Dec. 13.
Alberto Cairo


Professor Cairo is an internationally renowned expert in the field who developed an original syllabus for the course’s massive format. Two course assistants also will be available to students.

The MOOC will focus on how to work with graphics to communicate and analyze data. Previous experience in information graphics and visualization is not needed to take this course.

“This is a course that is mainly focused on how to communicate with the public, how to communicate complex ideas to the public in a way that is truthful, compelling and also beautiful in some sense,” Cairo said.

Modules will cover topics like how to analyze and critique infographics and visualizations in media; how to plan for data-based storytelling through charts, maps and diagrams; and how to design attractive and informative infographics and visualizations.



With the provided readings, video lectures and tutorials, participants will acquire enough skills to start producing compelling, simple infographics almost immediately. Students are also expected to participate in discussion forums and complete quizzes about material learned in class. Participants can expect to spend six to 12 hours per week on the course.

Register for the course by following these steps:
  • Create an account in the Journalism Courses system.
  • Wait for a confirmation in your email indicating that your account has been created. If you do not receive this, please check your spam folder.
  • Return to JournalismCourses.org, log in, then 
    click this link for direct access to the course
    . A box will appear at the bottom asking if you want to enroll in the course. Click “Enroll me.”
  • You will be taken to the home page of the course. We recommend you bookmark this page and JournalismCourses.org for easy access to the course later.

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