The author reports his study of the effectiveness of visual illustrations. His findings suggest that increasing amounts of detail in illustrations do not necessarily lead to greater learning. The study raises questions about the meaning of "realism" in visual aids.
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Research Article| January 03 2012
Adapting Visual Illustrations for Effective Learning
Harvard Educational Review (1967) 37 (2): 250–263.
Francis Dwyer, Jr.; Adapting Visual Illustrations for Effective Learning. Harvard Educational Review 1 July 1967; 37 (2): 250–263. doi: https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.37.2.p846223j544t7k0x
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