Why use images?
A derivation of an old Chinese proverb is: “One picture paints a thousand words”.

Whether students are visual learners or not they will all benefit from visual aids and online courses are no exception to this rule. Appropriate use of graphics will aid memory. Students expectations when they access anything on the web, including online courses, is that the content will be interspersed with images.

According to J Adrian Longstaffe (University Lecturer for over 25 years) there are a number of strategies for using images in the delivery of electronic learning materials. Teachers can present learning materials to the student with the purpose of engaging thinking (knowledge, understanding), influencing feelings or supporting skills development. Find out more about his ideas, illustrations and links which demonstrate and explore different ways of using images in online learning material.