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Effective Remote Learning

As we move more into online learning, how can we try to effectively maximize the learning of our learners? What does the research say? Here I have listed some evidence-based approaches to maximize the impact of your online teaching based around the science of learning research center  at the University of Queensland. Use of Images, Text and Voice Over Research on how learners learn has shown that a combination of relevant visual images and speaking to the images as prompts greatly enhances learning.  In comparison learners presented with heavy text in presentations with speech leads to poorer learning outcomes. Just as we enjoy watching Netflix, the combination of images and voice far exceeds learning achieved through just information being spoken or seeing the images alone. I n contrast, presenting text-heavy online presentations in combination with speaking to these slides, is detrimental to learning. Think about when you are listening to two people at once. You can only pa