Using Visuals in Elearning to make Learning Effective

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Visuals play an important role in engaging learners. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the way they are used in complementing the content and enhance learning experience.

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Using Visuals in Elearning to Make Learning Effective:

Using Visuals in E learning to Make Learning Effective

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Agenda Introduction How do people learn? Visuals and their impact on learning Making best use of visuals for effective eLearning DON’Ts while adding visuals in eLearning Conclusion

Introduction:

Introduction

ELearning is a self directed approach to learning.:

ELearning is a self directed approach to learning. Engaging the learner is of prime importance.

Visuals play an important role in engaging learners:

Visuals play an important role in engaging learners

Indiscriminate use of visuals mars learning experience.:

Indiscriminate use of visuals mars learning experience. Ignoring this fact results in a results in a poor outcome.

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So what should you do ?

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How to make use of visuals for knowledge retention?

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Understand how learning takes place.

How do people learn?:

How do people learn?

Learners learn by seeing, listening, or by doing.:

Learners learn by seeing, listening, or by doing. Visual learners N N Auditory learners Kinesthetic learners O

Learn when presented in visual form. :

Learn when presented in visual form. Like to watch videos and animations. Visual Learners

Learn better when they hear. :

Learn better when they hear. Like videos with audio explanations. Auditory learners

Like to move, do and touch to learn. :

Like to move, do and touch to learn. Like to move, do and touch to learn. Kinesthetic learners

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But how to design a course which satisfies all the learners ? Visual learners Auditory learners Kinesthetic learners

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Right, blend of all the three .

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Visual part plays an important role . But why?

Visuals and their impact on learning:

Visuals and their impact on learning

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75% of our learning takes place by vision. Our brain by default imagines picture for words Dominates all senses. Vision precedes speech

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How to use visuals for effective eLearning?

Content decides the need for visuals and the types of visuals to be used.:

Content decides the need for visuals and the types of visuals to be used. Here are few tips …

Have a strong reason for using a Visual.:

Have a strong reason for using a Visual. When demonstrating the working of a piece of equipment. To reduce textual clutter and facilitate easy understanding of concepts.

Simple images are easier to understand. :

Simple images are easier to understand. 3D images increases the cognitive overload on learners. Have simple images

Illustrations are easy to remember:

Illustrations are easy to remember Real images are difficult to grasp. Use illustrations Illustration Real image

Color is a powerful visual design element. :

Color is a powerful visual design element. Choice of colors depends on the content of the course. Use of colors

Provides memory cues. :

Provides memory cues. Facts can be remembered effortlessly. Use visuals as memory aids

Online animated agents are used to engage learners. :

Online animated agents are used to engage learners. Facts can be remembered effortlessly. Use visuals to engage and motivate learners

Don’ts while adding visuals in eLearning:

Don’ts while adding visuals in eLearning

More visuals do not mean more learning. :

More visuals do not mean more learning. Too many visuals may burden the learner. Visual overload

Deviate and distract learners. :

Deviate and distract learners. Do not waste visuals for decoration purpose. Visuals for decorative purpose

Irrelevant visuals confuse learners.:

Irrelevant visuals confuse learners. Visuals should be simple and relevant. Irrelevant visuals

Conclusion:

Conclusion

Conclusion:

Conclusion Visuals play an important role in motivating learners. All visuals are not effective. Add them depending on the type of content. Visuals improve the learning process.

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