In a general learning environment, I think students can get a much better understanding of content with printed words along with visuals such as pictures, graphs or comics. In my personal experience with reading any kind of a text book I found that with reading the written material alone, I did not have a full understanding of what was trying to be said. But when I went back and read the book or chapter or section again and looked at the pictures that went along with the text as I read, I had I much better and general understanding of the material. The same thing goes for math as well. With just one look at a written equation I find myself completely lost, but if the equation is on a graph I can tell you anything you would want to know. However, I do not think printed text in general should go away completely. I just feel like visuals are a good accent to written text and allow more students a better understanding of what’s being read. A good example is like an anatomy book, if a text book writer had to describe in words how each bone in the body looked like and where it is located would take up pages upon pages. A simple solution would be to just have a picture of the skeletal system with labels of each bone. This would be using images along with text and would branch out to several different learning types. I feel like images are getting more common in day to day life opposed to words. Now with all kinds of different smiley faces, plants, automobiles, location and just random items or actions, you can describe your whole day with few or no words at all through a text message to someone. I think it much easier to use pictures anyways because if anyone has dyslexia, like me, pictures don’t move around like words on pages do. J So overall, I think that teachers, instructors and professors should use more images to allow their student to reference to and they might just see an increase in the class average.