Everyone hates learning the old school way, right? You, us and everyone who reads what we write because of let’s face it, in this digital age we hardly sit and read a book. True, right? , now we don’t want you to blame us for failing and having academic setbacks because we always have something new for you, Since we boast about animation and explainer videos a lot, we don’t know why anyone has ever thought about making it more interesting and engaging. What we’re suggesting is to use animation in e-learning or animation for eLearning, either way, it sounds fun isn’t it.
Video animation is becoming extremely popular in eLearning. Animation grabs the learner’s attention and visually stimulates teaching. Video animation can also easily be integrated with other rapid development software’s to create a much more comprehensive learning experience. As for the style, there’s no liking to it, but whiteboard animation infused with 2D makes e-learning videos incredibly eye candy. Animation for eLearning succeeds in achieving the following:
Now to further simplify how it can be of great benefit, here’s what we think Animation for eLearning is great for:
Here’s a video made by us for kids, the concept itself is complex and we used simple 2D animated with infographics to explain what S.T.E.M means.
Abstract concepts, such as emotions, can be illustrated and understood easier using video animations. Using character development learners can visualize an abstract idea. Think about emphasizing a point using different character viewpoints to understand why people do and think about things differently.
Here’s a video example by educationist Brian Cho as he explains a complex economic policy with an easy to understand animated video.
Whiteboard animations can show the learner an idea through live drawings that appear as the idea develops. The ‘live’ drawing can have a hand drawing an explanation of the topic. The topic unfolds and the drawing hand explains as a narrator talks. Animations for eLearning lend themselves to helping learners understand things that are difficult to visualize. A good example of this understands planet sizes, planets rotating the sun, distances, and speeds etc., all in one short video.
Below is a video made by us for kids with the articulate storyline explaining a complex concept in a simple educative way, this is how animation makes it easy for the learner to grasp something to understand. With a simple 2D animation style integrated with characters and transition, the learner will easily watch and understand the depth of the idea instead of reading 400 pages of the same concept.
Video animation can be used as positive or negative results for making different choices. A developer could go as far as creating an unfolding storybook where choices take you to different places and the story unfolds through animated scenarios. Think along the lines of the children’s books where if you choose an action you move ahead to a different page. Think, 1920s detective, or, 80s comic book hero.