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Acknowledgments vii Foreword to the Second Edition ix Introduction: Getting the Most from This Resource xiii SECTION ONE: THE FOUNDATION 1 CHAPTER 1 The Power of Visuals 3 CHAPTER 2 Three Views of Instructional Visuals 15 CHAPTER 3 A Visual Design Model for Planning Graphics Systematically 29 SECTION TWO: HOW TO USE VISUALS TO SUPPORT PSYCHOLOGICAL LEARNING PROCESSES 45 CHAPTER 4 Graphics and Learning 49 CHAPTER 5 Plan Graphics That Direct Attention 65 CHAPTER 6 Plan Graphics That Leverage Prior Knowledge 85 CHAPTER 7 Plan Graphics That Minimize Irrelevant Mental Load 97 CHAPTER 8 Plan Graphics to Help Learners Build Mental Models 115 CHAPTER 9 Plan Graphics That Support Transfer of Learning 135 CHAPTER 10 Plan Graphics for Motivation and Learning 153 CHAPTER 11 Plan Graphics to Leverage Individual Differences 169 SECTION THREE: HOW TO VISUALIZE LESSON CONTENT 181 CHAPTER 12 How to Visualize Procedures 185 CHAPTER 13 How to Visualize Concepts 203 CHAPTER 14 How to Visualize Facts 217 CHAPTER 15 How to Visualize Processes 231 CHAPTER 16 How to Visualize Principles 247 SECTION FOUR: HOW TO PLAN AND COMMUNICATE YOUR VISUALS 265 CHAPTER 17 Determine the Context 269 CHAPTER 18 Design Your Visual Approach 287 CHAPTER 19 Visualize Individual Graphics 305 CHAPTER 20 Communicate and Lay Out Your Graphic Plans 323 CHAPTER 21 Apply the Principles 345 Glossary 368 References 379 About the Authors 388 Index 389

About the Author

Dr. Ruth Colvin Clark is an instructional psychologist with a specialty in design and development of effective workforce learning. She is the author of e-Learning and the Science of Instruction and her book, Building Expertise, was awarded Outstanding Instructional Communication from the International Society of Performance Improvement. Chopeta Lyons has created award-winning print and online learning products during her twenty-five years of developing training solutions. She has directed teams of designers, writers, programmers, audio talent, graphic designers, and artists to create custom solutions for the training needs of numerous corporations and organizations. She is the author of several articles on e-learning and a college textbook, Discover Writing.

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