Graphics for Learning: Proven Guidelines for Planning, Designing, and Evaluating Visuals in Training Materials

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 12, 2010 - Education - 420 pages
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Are you getting the most learning value from visuals? Thoroughly revised and updated, Graphics for Learning is the second edition of the bestselling book that summarizes the guidelines for the best use of graphics for instructional materials, including multimedia, texts, working aids, and slides. The guidelines are based on the most current empirical scientific research and are illustrated with a wealth of examples from diverse training materials. The authors show how to plan illustrations for various types of content, including facts, concepts, processes, procedures, and principles. The book also discusses technical and environmental factors that will influence how instructional professionals can apply the guidelines to their training projects.

Praise for the First Edition

"For years I've been looking for a book that links cognitive research on learning to graphics and instructional design. Here it is! Ruth Clark and Chopeta Lyons not only explain how to make graphics work—they've created a very interesting read, full of useful guidelines and examples."
Lynn Kearny, CPT, instructional designer and graphic communicator, Graphic Tools for Thinking and Learning

"Finally! A book that integrates visual design into the larger context of instructional design and development."
Linda Lohr, Ed.D., author, Creating Graphics for Learning and assistant professor, University of Northern Colorado

 

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Contents

CHAPTER OUTLINE
98
Use Animations to Teach HandsOn Skills
104
Use Previews and Overlays with Complex Visuals
110
Plan Graphics for Motivation and Learning
153
Plan Graphics to Leverage Individual Differences
169
HOW TO VISUALIZE LESSON CONTENT
181
How to Visualize Procedures
185
How to Visualize Concepts
203
Design Your Visual Approach
287
Visualize Individual Graphics
305
Communicate and Lay Out Your Graphic Plans
323
Apply the Principles
345
Glossary
368
References
379
About the Authors
388
The Power of Visuals
395

How to Visualize Facts
217
How to Visualize Processes
231
Acknowledgments
vii
Getting the Most from This Resource
xiii
THE FOUNDATION 1
xix
How to Visualize Principles
247
HOW TO PLAN AND COMMUNICATE YOUR VISUALS
265
Determine the Context
269
Index
2
Three Views of Instructional Visuals
15
A Visual Design Model for Planning Graphics
29
Graphics and Learning
49
Plan Graphics That Direct Attention
65
Plan Graphics That Leverage Prior Knowledge
85
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Ruth Colvin Clark is an instructional psychologist with a specialty in design and development of effective workforce learning. She is the author of e-Learning and the Science of Instruction and her book, Building Expertise, was awarded Outstanding Instructional Communication from the International Society of Performance Improvement.

Chopeta Lyons has created award-winning print and online learning products during her twenty-five years of developing training solutions. She has directed teams of designers, writers, programmers, audio talent, graphic designers, and artists to create custom solutions for the training needs of numerous corporations and organizations. She is the author of several articles on e-learning and a college textbook, Discover Writing.

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