One of the most significant benefits of visual thinking in eLearning is that it can simplify more complicated or involved processes and ideas. Rather than trying to explain the relationship between two concepts, for example, you can create a chart that compares and contrasts them for the learner.
This article talks about some of the basics of visual design and why visual design matters. As a technological product, projected on a screen, our product is inherently visual. We have taken advantage of the medium in certain ways, but are there other ways we can visual design to enhance both functionality and pedagogy?