Does the inclusion of visual information on a learning management system actually improve student performance? Absolutely. A study conducted by the Institute for the Advancement of Research in Education at AEL showed that visual learning improves student performance in four major ways: critical thinking, retention, comprehension, and organization.
Graphic organizers designed using a learning management system help students link verbal and visual information, make connections and infer relationships. Students are also able to recall information and understand new ideas when connected to prior knowledge. And the use of graphic organizers and diagrams in a learning management system fosters organizational skills, building data literacy as students gather and explore information.
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