The Importance of Using Images in Teaching

Adding an image to your teaching or presentation can increase information retention from 10% to 65%

How much more will people remember if you include an image?

  • Use words and pictures, not just words. (Multimedia principle)
  • Present words and images at the same time, not successively (Temporal contiguity principle)
  • Place words and pictures near each other, not spaced far apart. (Spatial contiguity principle)
  • Simpler is better. Learning increases when we simplify the content, removing all extraneous material (Coherence principle)
Simpler image on the left, more complex on the right. Simpler is better.

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