In our homes we find kids spending time in front of animated cartoons for hours as they are engaging. Just because your trainees are all grown up doesn’t mean they have to stop enjoying the power of animation. In fact, when used correctly animation can have plenty of benefits for e-learning.
An animation is a powerful tool that can help to grab the learner’s attention and increases retention level.
You will be surprised to see the ways animation can be used in different situations. Now let’s see what are the benefits of using animation in an e-learning module :
1) Brings content to life
When used properly, animation can bring your content to life and engage your learners. When your learners have a character or visual to identify with they’re more likely to trust the information and they can relate well to the training content.
2) Multi-sensory learning experience
When combined with powerful visuals and audio narrations it is used to explain complex ideas, processes or concepts. Thus by creating a multi-sensory learning experience it making the subject simple to understand.
3) It’s entertaining
You can use animated characters to entertain your audience by making it little silly which can help to break up lengthy training sessions with a bit of comedic relief. When participants watch a unique animation, it helps to put visual context to the concepts they’re learning and makes them more likely to recall after training is complete.
4) It sets the tone
A fun and engaging animation help you to set the tone for how they should approach their time in training with enthusiasm and an open mind. If you use animation to demonstrate your attitude about the process, they will follow suit and if your participants have started to lose focus on their training, by using a catchy animation you can catch their attention and they will be more likely to process the information being given.
5) Creates a positive attitude towards future training
When your employees know their training is engaging, they will more interested and willing to learn new concepts in future. Animation helps to improve the overall learning experience.
By reading the above points you can come to know animation enhances and even guides e-learning in many ways. By using animations we can use more interactivity and accessibility in learning beyond the capabilities of many in-classroom options.