Animation’s role in creating a positive eLearning environment

Jan 7, 2019 | animation benefits, animations for beginners, Blog, e-learning

The idea of creating a conducive environment for online courses is not new in the eLearning industry. Indeed, most instructors know that a good environment can help students feel engaged in the lesson to get better learning outcomes. Among the current online teaching methods, the animation is better at creating a more active environment than others, such as MOOCs. Therefore, this article will show you how animation becomes a multi-functional supporter for a positive eLearning environment.

 

What is a positive eLearning environment?

It is not just creating a fun class atmosphere to engage the students in the lessons. More importantly, an ideal courses environment should maximize the interactivity between learners and instructors and give a sense of support in learning.

A positive eLearning environment consists of:

  • A safe place that student can feel comfortable to learn

  • An active, enjoyable atmosphere to engage students

  • An instructor-learner connection to create a sense of communication

Firstly, a good environment would be a safe place where students are supported to learn with comfort. Particularly, a combination of a trustworthy teaching organization and a comfortable feeling for learning can lead to a better student’s focus on the lessons.

What’s more, it’s excellent for your course to create an inviting atmosphere for students where they feel engaged and motivated. In fact, good content isn’t enough to attract student to learn and stimulate self-learning attitude. So, if your course is too academic and stressful, no one wants to join because they cannot enjoy the experience of learning. In contrary, when your class can bring effective fun experience, it can capture learners’ attention and motivate them to learn more.

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Here you can see a typical example of science education. Most scientific subjects are too dry and include lots of abstract processes so students feel that it isn’t interesting to learn. However, science animations bring new experience into the lesson. The adoption of animation in education, especially in the context of a science subject, is extremely a robust method of teaching science subject. (Image Source: Fizaco)

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Last but not least, eLearning is most effective when a course can encourage the instructor-learner connection. It means a positive environment can reduce the geographical distance and bring interactivity into eLearning. From this connection, learners could feel supported and communicated with the instructors.

 

Animation’s role in creating a positive eLearning environment

 

Fabulous explainer

Animations are famous for the ability to deliver knowledge with ease. To be more specific, they can easily visualize and simplify any concept no matter how complicated it is. Thus, the eye-catching visuals and the movements make difficult topics easy to grasp for students.

Things are pieces of cake for students to learn after being visualized and animated. When your learners have a character or visual to identify with, they’re more likely to understand and trust the information.

Besides, animations also give the learners a fabulous explanation thanks to the storytelling method. Telling a relevant story helps the lesson more relatable to learners. It also gives the animated learning videos a sense of human-like interaction for a better learning experience.

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Engagement promoter

Animation keeps a secret to attract the attention of the learner by providing an enjoyable learning experience for the learning video. The unique attention-grabber here is fun elements. We all know how an entertaining animation can light a room in the audience’s mind. Particularly, just an added part of fun can create an exciting atmosphere for learners to feel more attracted.

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Many people believe animation is a tone-setter in a course because it helps to connect to the learners’ emotions. Animations reduce the stress of academic materials, relax the students and keep them focus during the class. A fun animated video with high-quality visual and audio could result at a high rate of concentration and engagement.

Distraction controller

The isolation and distraction of the online learning system is always a big issue. A student can easily be attracted by the entertainment that appears on the screen. That’s why educators are worried that beautiful and exciting movements can keep students from focusing on content.

However, animation is a master in distraction controlling. Fun elements that added into animated videos is to engage learners, not to distract. Animation brings fun to support educational purpose. Take a look at the example below, and you will see how fun is effectively added in an animated training video but not make the distraction.

 

Amazing time manager

Animations not only shorten learning time but also create a chance for the students to learn more in one time. You may not believe it, but according to Forrester Research, one minute of online video equates to about 1.8 million written words.  

And you know what? 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual! And it’s impressive that the image is processed 60,000 times faster than the text in mind. These talking-numbers have shown that animators can help learners manage their learning time so that they can have a more positive attitude toward the course.

Motivation booster

When your learners know your course is engaging, they’ll be willing to learn more in the future. This is because the new learning experience of animation provides its students with not only academic knowledge but also self-learning, critical thinking, and other useful skills. It’s a story about how people learn, how to enhance their attitude toward online learning

And animations can enhance the acquisition of these skills by increasing the overall learning experience and self-studying awareness.

Everything will be done best when it has a more specific intent at the beginning, and learning is not an exception. Students have learning goals and motivation, and they will try to achieve higher levels of knowledge.

 

Conclusion

Like other factors, the ultimate goal of a positive environment is to lead to better learning outcomes. Understanding the role of animation in creating an e-learning environment and how it works will give you a hand in creating a great online course. It will be a challenge for amateurs to produce engaging and compelling animation themselves . If you were in this situation, please contact us, F.Learning Studio. We are ready to be your partner to help you advance your e-learning service.

 

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