Visual aids and other resources


Stella Collins, Stellar Learning Last Published  28 April 2015

This tool looks at practical ways to engage your learners by increasing the range of visual aids and other resources open to you and them. Research shows that we learn most effectively when we have a range of stimuli but that appropriate visual resources improve our learning most of all. With a rich learning environment you increase attention, stimulation, engagement and improve long term memory. When you have multiple resources at your fingertips you can create choices for your learners, and even have a backup if one resource fails or gets lost or if it doesn’t seem to be working for your participants.

Who this tool is for:
This tool is for trainers and learning designers who want to engage their audiences with a greater range of visual stimuli and other resources.

This tool will:
  • Give you ideas for multi-sensory resources
  • Help you expand your current sets of resources.

Unit: Enhancing Participant Engagement in the Learning Process (5PEL)

This tool maps to the following learning outcomes:
  • Outline the neuroscience most pertinent to learner engagement.
  • Provide examples of learning and development practice underpinned by psychology and neuroscience.