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Chapter Two: Make Learning More Visual and Utilize Technology
Make Learning More Visual and Utilize Technology
“Help me visualize it more clearly.”
When we talk about a successful learning strategy, we want one that helps content to stick. We want to find methods of delivery that help information to enter the brain and remain there to be processed and chewed on, mulled over, and retained.
One of the most engaging methods of learning that came up over and over in our student survey was that of teaching with visuals. An offshoot of that was the use of technology. Based on students’ responses, using visuals appeared as a macro concept, while using technology was a micro concept that consistently helped deliver the visuals to the students.