Over time, people have learned various strategies to allow them to increase their ability to recall information and retain data in their memory. From mnemonic devices to periodic review, there are a number of ways to help with your memory retention. However, not every technique works for everyone–different people have different ways that work best for them for remembering things. One way many people find useful is by the use of visual aids.
Teachers and educators have found over time that the use of visual aids can help their students retain and remember information better than the use of any other kind of presentation. There are three kinds of learners: Visual learners, auditory learners, and kinesthetic learners. Studies have shown that some 40% of society are visual learners–which means, we learn and take in information from what we see.
This continues into the world of education. Many educators and professors find that along with textbook reading and lectures, presentations such as slide shows, posters, drawings, and photographs can help their students better remember and retain the information that they present. This has made slideshows, charts, and graphs the primary source of information in business presentations, as it allows those viewing the presentation to better retain the data shown and gives them a more visual way of recalling the information from memory.
By utilizing visual aids, educators have found that their students are better at remembering the information, retaining it, and recalling it when needed. This technique, when combined with other learning strategies, can be an effective way of teaching others and helping them in retaining the information.