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Evidence-Based Training Methods: A Guide for Training Professionals by Ruth Colvin Clark

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Chapter 6
Explain Visuals
 

Imagine that you have lined up a set of visuals for your lesson. You have identified some screen captures to illustrate a computer procedure. Next you need to write the words to describe the actions in the visuals. Many trainers believe that words placed in text plus audio narration of those words accommodates different learning styles as well as learners with visual or auditory disabilities.

 

What is the best way to explain onscreen visuals, either in e-learning or in the classroom?

 

In this chapter we will look at the evidence for how to maximize the learning value of words you use to explain visuals.

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