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How visual learning can help you become a better learner?

Team StoryWeavers|September 8, 2020|

 

Just like how we all see the world differently, we all learn differently too. Our learning style corresponds to the best way to retain and process information, and can vary from person to person. Often, most of us use a combination of different learning styles in our day-to-day lives. These learning combinations define the type of learner we are. 

Do you want to know what type of learner you are?

Look at this chart to identify your learning styles:

 

From this chart, you will be amazed to learn how you unknowingly use a combination of all these four types of learning in your day-to-day activities. While it is important to mix up all these types of learning, it has been widely suggested that out of all these, visual learning is the most effective style of learning. Let’s understand why. 

What is visual learning?

Visual learning is the method through which a learner processes information by seeing it. Visual learners are good at remembering information that is presented in the forms of charts, maps, graphics, images, and videos.

According to the Social Science Research Network, about 65 percent of humans are visual learners; which means we understand better when we see things. Here are five key benefits of visual learning:

Visual Learning - Helps store information faster and longer

 

According to research compiled by 3M, the corporation behind Post-it Notes, visual learning communicates information 60,000 times faster than text. This is because our short term memory processes words and can retain them for a short period, whereas any images or videos are directly processed by our long term memory and tend to stay with us for longer. This is why you remember the story of a movie in more detail than a story you read.

Visual Learning - An effective way of mastering a topic through storytelling

 

Did you know that visuals improve the learning ability by up to 400 percent! Robert E. Horn, an American political scientist, explains how visual learning affects learners on a cognitive level and enhances their power to imagine. He says, “visual language has the potential for increasing ‘human bandwidth’—the capacity to take in, comprehend, and more efficiently synthesize large amounts of new information.” This is the reason why when you learn a concept through a video, it leaves a long-lasting impression in your memory as a story. Later on, when you try to recall that concept, the same visuals flash in your mind, allowing you to recall every bit of the story.

Visual Learning and Animation paves the way for better understanding

 

Animated and illustrated videos leave a long-lasting impression in our memory. It helps in recreating the images of the topics that you have learned and allows you to recapitulate with ease. BYJU’S – The Learning App uses this technique to explain every topic in detail. The app has rich animation and video graphics that help a learner get a clear understanding of each topic and retain it for a longer period.

Visual Learning - Easy accessibility and flexibility

 

In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly easy to learn on the go. With advancements in portable technologies such as mobiles, laptops and tablets, the ease of learning from anywhere has opened up a new path for effective learning. With e-learning apps like BYJU’S, it is even easier to modify and schedule a learning routine, learn and relearn a topic at your own pace and time, and clear doubts through the app at any time of the day.  

Visual Learning promotes self-learning

 

BYJU’S online classes are the perfect self-study learning tools. The app has rich animation and video lessons for each  topic to help learners become self-reliant while enjoying their studies. These videos are backed by multiple sample papers, assignments, and game-like tests that are designed to help master each subject.

Visual learning has several advantages. Since our brain is also an image processor, visual learning stimulates the brain better than rote learning. With visual learning today, you can jog your memory from the comfort of your home. And to make learning at home even better, BYJU’S classes introduce yet another interactive way to ask more questions and keep learning.

Find out more about BYJU’S classes here

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About the Author


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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at storyweavers@byjus.com if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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