The problem of transferring complicated information but still keeping learners engaged has been solved by the new application of animation in education. Simple, stylized and yet informative, animations have a better result in learning outcomes than other traditional teaching methods like pen and paper.

1. Better understanding

Even the most professional and experienced educators have problems in explaining their complicated knowledge to learners. Things that are piece of a cake to a lecturer could be 10 times or more challenging from a learner’s perspective. 

Then it takes time, in fact, lots of time explaining over and over again to help learners have the best vision of what information they are consuming. And during such time, there is a chance that learners lose their interest in the topic then become unwilling to learn.

So here is a shortcut, as well as a solution: Animations.

Animations easily visualize and simplify anything no matter how complex it is. Believe it or not, one minute of online video equates to about 1.8 million written words, according to Forrester Research. And 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visual are processed 60,000 times faster than text in brain.

2. Engagement booster

Education is not only about teaching but also about inspiring people. However, it’s challenging to inspire ones with only long talk and full of text presentations only, especially in such subjects that are considered boring to most students such as science or math.

We all know how an entertaining animation lives up the room. Animations with high visual and audio create such an entertaining atmosphere that learners feel more motivated. Animations relieve their stress and keep them concentrated throughout the class.

Check out how animations make a complicated permaculture process a piece of cake.

3. Self-learning motivator

When a student watches entertaining animated videos, there is a high chance that he may replay it. By watching an educational video over and over again, what he gains is not only the academic knowledge but also the discipline and skills of self-learning.

Then is self-learning that important?

Yes, it is. It’s not the matter of WHAT they learn but HOW they learn. Self-learning lets students explore different aspects of a problem and figure out by themselves how to solve it. During such process, students gain a set of skills in critical thinking and problem-solving.

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