When Is an Illustration Worth Ten Thousand Words ?

@inproceedings{Mayer2004WhenIA,
  title={When Is an Illustration Worth Ten Thousand Words ?},
  author={Richard E. Mayer and K. Gallini},
  year={2004}
}
In three experiments, students read expository passages concerning how scientific devices work, which contained either no illustrations (control), static illustrations of the device with labels for each part (parts), static illustrations of the device with labels for each major action (steps), or dynamic illustrations showing the "off" and "on" states of the device along with labels for each part and each major action (parts-and-steps). Results indicated that the parts-and-steps (but not the… CONTINUE READING
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