Use of infographics as complementary educational tool and dissemination of science knowledge between students and civil population.

  1. José David Flores-Félix 12
  2. Alejandro Jiménez-Gómez 23
  3. Raúl Rivas 2
  1. 1 Universidade da Beira Interior

    Universidade da Beira Interior

    Covilhã, Portugal


  2. 2 Departamento de Microbiología y Genética, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
  3. 3 School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University Isabel I, Burgos, Spain.
4th International Congress on Education Innovation and Learning Technologies (ICEILT-4)

Publisher: Scienceknow International Conferences, C.B.

ISBN: 978-84-09-29915-7

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 33

Type: Conference paper


The current situation has generated a series of important educational challenges due to the forced adoption of distance educational methodology to avoid the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19) virus. In this context, the provision of online classes and activities is essential. However, the transfer of knowledge can be limited by various factors such as the social situation, the attraction of the content and the availability of resources. In this way, complementary multimedia content can be an excellent tool to complete the content transmitted to students in an attractive and simple way. The application of these principles to scientific information, being designed in a visually and conceptually attractive way, can be disseminated through social networks to improve the population range to be reached.In the present work, infographics about different microbiology topics like a wide range of viruses, curiosities of bacteria and the distribution of diseases such as dengue or measles were shared through social networks (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook). In addition, they were approached with a transversality perspective, trying to transmit values such as the importance of vaccination, the adoption of hygiene guidelines or the importance of nature conservation. The strategy consisted in the dissemination of a total of 9 infographics for two consecutive months, with more than 6.000 views and 26.000 interactions. This experience continues today with a good acceptance and a constant flow of interactions on the part of the users of these social networks.