Bare minimum all courses and training materials should have images. Audio and video of course is the next step. Let's talk about images though for now. Adding images increases the retention of information. It's part of Dual Coding. Think of this, when you hear a fairy tale, you can picture something completely different from your sibling. The same is true for training materials or educational materials. Images can help us be on the same page.
Medina explains that images are more informative than just text. Additionally, she states that Americans have less time to read. We also have the tendency to still read the newspaper. (Medina, Vision: Rule #10; Vision trumps all senses.) Providing images really improves the reading experience for the learner as well as keeps them captivated.
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