The Power Of Visuals In Online Learning—Infographic
The human brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text. In fact, it takes only 13 milliseconds for the brain to process an image. Visuals are more likely to be stored in our long-term memory, leading to better retention. According to a study, after 3 days, people retain:
- 10% of what they read
- 20% of what they hear
- 65% of what they see
65% of people are visual learners.
Another study suggests that 40% of learners respond better to visuals compared to text alone.
Visual aids such as graphic organizers improve learners’ performance in the following areas:
- Reading comprehension
- Student achievement
- Organizing and communicating ideas
- Finding patterns and relationships
Overall, visuals have been found to improve learning and retention by up to 400%.
Visual content types for effective online learning:
- Charts and graphs
- Illustrations and diagrams
- Animated GIFs