Wiley Visuals and Interactive
Media are designed for
engaging and effective learning
The figures in
Visualizing Anatomy and Physiology
are specifically designed to accomplish three tasks:
present complex processes in clear steps and with clear
representations, organize related pieces of information,
and integrate related information with one another.
This helps solve the problem of cognitive overload. This
approach, along with the use of interactive multimedia,
also provides the level of rigor needed for the course
and helps students engage with the content.
Research shows that well-designed visuals can improve
the efficacy with which a learner processes information.
SEG Research, an independent research firm, conducted
a national, multisite study evaluating the effectiveness
of the Wiley Visualizing series. Its findings indicate that
students using Wiley Visualizing products (both print
and multimedia) were more engaged in the course,
exhibited greater retention throughout the course,
and made significantly greater gains in content area
knowledge and skills, as compared to students in similar
classes that did not use Wiley Visualizing products.1
The use of
can also enhance learning.
According toa whitepaper entitled “Leveraging Blended
Learning for More Effective Course Management and
Enhanced Student Outcomes” by Peggy Wyllie of
Evince Market Research & Communications,2 studies
show that effective use of online resources can increase
learning outcomes. Pairing supportive online resources
with face-to-face instruction can help students to learn
and reflect on material, and deploying multimodal
learning methods can help students to engage with
the material and retain their acquired knowledge.
provides students with an environment
that stimulates active learning and enables them to
optimize the time they spend on their coursework.
helping students stay on track. The
facilitates instructors' course planning, organization,
and delivery and provides a range of flexible tools for
easy design and deployment of activities and tracking
of student progress for each learning objective.
1SEG Research (2009). Improving Student-Learning with Graphically-
Enhanced Textbooks: A Study of the Effectiveness of the Wiley
Visualizing Series. Available online at www.segmeasurement.com/
2Peggy Wyllie (2009). Leveraging Blended Learning for More Effective
Course Management and Enhanced Student Outcomes. Available online
Figure 1: Origin and
development of blood
cells (Fig. 10.4)
features such as arrows
and labels, connect visual
information and so direct
learner's attention to the
underlying concept of the
developmental process
blood cells undergo.
Figure 2: Overview of
neuron communication
in the nervous system
(Fig. 7.7)
This Process
Diagram visualizes for
students the complex
processes involved in nerve
communication, clearly
identifying the sequence
steps that enable us to
perform routine tasks, such
as using a pen to write.
Figure 3: Overview of
the effects of aging on
the endocrine glands
(Fig. 9.21)
InSight features
explore a major concept
or topic in detail through
illustrations and photos with
accompanying labels and
captions that aid student
re 9.5
When the levels of secretion of hu-
man growth hormone (hGH) by the
anterior pituitary are insuficient
prior to puberty, bone growth is
lb. Gigantism
A tumor of the anterior pitu
itary existing prior to pu ber
causes secretion of toomuc
human growth hormone, re
ingin gigantism.Theaccel-
Figure 4: Pituitary dwarfism,
gigantism, and acromegaly
(Fig. 9.5)
Textual and visual
elements are physically
integrated. This eliminates
split attention (when we must
divide our attention between
several sources of different
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