Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population is visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses. Moving and still images have been included in learning materials for decades, but only now has faster broadband, cellular networks, and high-resolution screens made it possible for high-quality images to be a part of eLearning visual design. Graphic interfaces made up of photos, illustrations, charts, maps, diagrams, and videos are gradually replacing text-based courses. In this post, we will dig deep into some statistics and facts to further convince of why eLearning developers should embrace visuals when creating their courses. 1. Both the short-term and long-term memory store information in chunks, but the former is limited. According to Dr. Furthermore, this effect increases over time. 2. According to the Visual Teaching Alliance: Image source: Uberflip Blog 4. 5. 6.
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