COVID-19 has swept many areas of our lives. Due to the pandemic and worldwide shutdown, distance learning became a necessity. Sudden closure of schools and offices left employers and school administration scrambled to meet the learning and training needs with online learning. We are deliberately migrating from in-person training to distance learning.
Books and files are replaced with e-learning videos and these videos are packed with high-quality animation. Because it is also a cost-effective option of replacement. Thanks to its dynamic feature, animated videos retain more information. We are visual learners and especially kids remember things precisely what they see, when the video is animated it works like the cherry on the cake.
Regardless of the subject matter, animations can be a valuable teaching tool to explain and demonstrate key learning or development topics. Let us look at the advantages of creating animated video content for distance learning or training.
The Benefits of Using Animation
It is an ideal option for complex subjects like anatomy or explanation of complex machinery.
The visual component of learning is a huge factor in the understanding of compound subjects and tools. Visual teaching alliance says 90% of information translated to the brain is visual. Animation can simplify complex information or processes simply and amusingly, which gains learner engagement.
It is time-consuming and strenuous to create live-action videos for abstract concepts like anatomy, a cross-section of body or heavy machinery parts. However, Animation represents abstract concepts with a visually stimulating design that helps learners acknowledge the understanding of important subject matters. To make it more enduring it can be done with animated characters who guide students and trainees through complex information.Whether watching in a classroom or streaming remotely, e-learning video allows educators to ‘show and tell’.
The animation just Improves the Learning Experience
Animated content goes into our long term memory because Animation makes it possible to pair concepts with meaningful images. Video content is an amalgamation of audio, visual and to make it more effective it is supported by texts-subtitles, graphs and charts. These elements have the potential to be more impactful than just text or audio-based explanations.
Furthermore, it is easier for learners to process chunks of information when the right visual elements are available to support the text.
Dale back in 1969 conducted a study to find out how visual learning was radical:
- When only audio content was provided to a group of students, after 3 hours only 25% could recall it and after 3 days the ratio was only 10-20%.
- When written content was provided, recall after 3 hours was 72% and after 3 days was only 10%.
- You will be surprised to know that visual information recall was 80% after 3 hours and whooping 65% after 3 days.
Our brain learns animated content faster, and animated video materials save time
Visual content can save the time of learners as well as organisers and teachers. Since visuals are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text – so this is a great option if you’re under a time crunch or you’re facing unavailability of qualified trainers.
Make sure the content you make is clear and easy to understand. The clearer your message, and the more relevant your tone of voice and narrations are, the more efficiently you’ll be able to engage your viewers and provide them with the necessary understanding. Isn’t video content a needless time hero?
Human trainers can’t conduct lectures with the same quality and dedication every time so chances are there that each batch will learn the same content differently. But that’s not the case with video content. All the fuss is faced while preparing this content only, once it is done all learners can have the privilege to learn the same content. Animated learning content is an efficient and easy process when you have limited time and resources
Makes Learning Convenient and learners all over the globe can have access to learning materials
We all have some days when we feel clumsy and some days are full of energy and enthusiasm. If you’re not in the mood to learn something today no problem with the help of video content you can learn things at your own time, at your own pace. Regardless of the place, your trainees reside, anyone can access video content on their own devices.
With access to the videos online, Learning materials can be an engrossing and convenient way to reinforce trainee interest. And when in doubt, videos can be revisited from time to time.
With animated videos, you can retain learner interest
Animation has the potential to bridge the gap between the learned and the unfamiliar and improve the learning experience and diversify the learner’s skills. To make it more memorable you can introduce characters who are witty and relatable. Introducing characters can make lectures interactive. Apart from that, it is easy to incorporate boring research and survey data with the help of interesting charts and infographics. You can be as creative as you can with the video content, remember the sky’s the limit when it comes to animation.
It is a Cost-Effective Learning tool
One teacher or trainer can’t teach 1000 students/trainees at a time, but video content enables you to teach a number of participants. This is why we say Animation video content is a one-time investment. Animation can have a long shelf life, and as a result, improve your ROI. For example, MNC’s like Microsoft want to train their employees about new corporate policies. The company has offices all across the globe. It would be truly an expensive way to hire trainers for all regions, although companies can prepare an animated video comprehending updated policies. And it is easy to share video content wherever you want. This will also save a lot of travel costs if the company had hired trainers for various regions. Besides, animation content is much cheaper than live-action video – where sets, costumes and casts/trainers are required. These e-learning videos are used for years before they need to get updated.
If you were looking for ways to inspire your learners to build the skills and engage with your content, we hope this blog was useful.
If you’re considering investing in the animated video for learning and development or promotional needs or want to ask any questions about the animation feel free to contact us.