Enhancing Learning with Animated Educational Content

Enhancing Learning with Animated Educational Content

The pandemic changed learning. Organisations had to evolve fast to incorporate virtual teaching, for both new and existing employees alike. This hasn’t changed as more and more companies move back to their offices. So much CPD and training is still delivered virtually, which begs the question, what’s the most effective way to get a lot of information across in a way that will be understood and easy to follow? 

Whether you are creating internal training modules for your staff or developing e-learning platforms, integrating animation can significantly boost the effectiveness of your content.

What are the benefits of using animation for learning?

Animation increases information retention

Animation captures and retains the learner’s attention more effectively than static images or text. This is down to different colours, movement, and creative storytelling that keeps learners engaged for the duration.

Retention is a huge factor when it comes to education, as you want your learner to retain as much information as possible. We may be biased when it comes to animation, but the evidence is right there too. Studies show that people remember 80% of what they see and do, compared to just 20% of what they read.1

Let’s say you are looking to change how a department completes a certain task. Getting people to change their way of working is difficult, but one of the best ways to do this is to help people understand why you are changing the process now. Taking people along the journey you took to reach the decision is one of the most effective ways to get people on board with any change. 

An animation that explains this, alongside other animations that show how the new process would work gives people a deeper level of understanding that wouldn’t exist if you just told them the change.

Increased motivation for the user

Have you ever sat through a webinar, to find yourself checking emails and scrolling on LinkedIn whilst someone talks at you for an hour? We’ve all been there… Animated educational content can help to increase motivation for learners, by making it a more enjoyable and fun process from start to finish. Especially when compared to someone talking at you for an hour...

Animation can help you bring your content to life, transforming potentially dry, complex subjects into engaging, visually appealing stories.

Carefully crafted scripts simplify the message

Generally, people want their education to be as straightforward as possible. They want to be able to absorb the most important information in the most simplified way. A well-crafted animation can streamline and simplify the most complex of information, in turn making the information easier to understand and retain.

Animation caters to different learning styles

If you have a varied group of employees, it can be hard to find a medium that suits every person within the group. However, animation can often cater to a range of different learning styles and preferences, making it possible to engage a broader audience. Visual learners can enjoy and benefit from the imagery and movement, while audio learners can focus on narration and other sound effects. You can even consider the use of subtitles for the learners who prefer reading the information. This multi-sensory approach ensures that the content connects with a diverse group of learners.

Get more out of learning

To maximise the benefits of animation in education, it's essential to incorporate various strategies that enhance engagement and understanding, such as integrating storytelling. Ensuring your content is drafted around a story, with the inclusion of characters and a plot, will take your learning to the next level. The content all of a sudden becomes more relatable, more structured, and more memorable. The use of a storyline and characters can provide a much better context for a learning environment.

Animated educational content can be used as a stand-alone method of learning, or can be integrated with other materials. When used alongside other methods of teaching, you are not only reinforcing messages, but it keeps the learning process dynamic and engaging, resulting in better application of knowledge.

Incorporating animation into educational content is not just a trend, but a proven method to enhance learning outcomes. By making content for students more engaging, less complex, and improving the chances of retention, animation is a step toward transforming the education experience.

Your journey to better educational content

The world of education is vast. Maybe you’re looking to make your employee training more interesting, or perhaps you need a way of simplifying more complex sessions for your audience to better digest the information. Whatever sector of education you are in, animation is here to play a key part in your learner’s progress and development.

If you’re ready to explore how animation can elevate your educational content, we can certainly help. As a dedicated animation studio, we specialise in creating compelling, effective, and engaging animated educational content tailored to your needs.

Let’s collaborate and bring your educational vision to life.

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