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Using Visuals in Elearning to make Learning Effective


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Many researches show that visuals in eLearning courses help in enhancing the learning experience. However, indiscriminate use of visuals could mar the learning experience. If this fact is overlooked, we may end up having courses filled with too many bullets, irrelevant images, unnecessary decorative visuals which leaves learners detached and unenthusiastic about the course.

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Using Visuals in Elearning to make Learning Effective

  1. 1. Using Visuals in Elearning toMake Learning Effective
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. ELearning is a self directed approach to learning.Engaging the learner is of prime importance.
  5. 5. Visuals play an important role in engaging learners
  6. 6. Indiscriminate use of visuals marslearning experience.Ignoring this fact results in a resultsin a poor outcome.
  7. 7. So what should you do ?
  8. 8. How to make use of visuals for knowledgeretention?
  9. 9. Understand how learning takes place.
  10. 10. How do people learn?
  11. 11. Learners learn by seeing, listening, or by doing.• Visual learnersNN• Auditory learners• Kinesthetic learnersO
  12. 12. Learn when presented in visual form.Like to watch videos and animations.Visual Learners
  13. 13. Learn better when they hear.Like videos with audio explanations.Auditory learners
  14. 14. Like to move, do and touch to learn.Like to move, do and touch to learn.Kinesthetic learners
  15. 15. But how to design a course whichsatisfies all the learners?Visual learnersAuditory learnersKinesthetic learners
  16. 16. Right, blend of all the three.
  17. 17. Visual part plays an important role. But why?
  18. 18. Visuals and their impacton learning
  19. 19. 75% of ourlearningtakes placeby vision.Our brain bydefaultimaginespicture forwordsDominatesall senses.Visionprecedesspeech
  20. 20. How to use visuals for effective eLearning?
  21. 21. Content decides the need for visuals and thetypes of visuals to be used.Here arefew tips…
  22. 22. Have a strong reason for using a Visual.Whendemonstrating theworking of a pieceof equipment.To reduce textualclutter and facilitateeasy understandingof concepts.
  23. 23. Simple images are easier to understand.3D images increases the cognitive overload on learners.Have simple images
  24. 24. Illustrations are easy to rememberReal images are difficult to grasp.Use illustrationsIllustration Real image
  25. 25. Color is a powerful visual design element.Choice of colors depends on the content of the course.Use of colors
  26. 26. Provides memory cues.Facts can be remembered effortlessly.Use visuals as memory aids
  27. 27. Online animated agents are used to engage learners.Facts can be remembered effortlessly.Use visuals to engage and motivate learners
  28. 28. Don’ts while addingvisuals in eLearning
  29. 29. More visuals do not mean more learning.Too many visuals may burden the learner.Visual overload
  30. 30. Deviate and distract learners.Do not waste visuals for decoration purpose.Visuals for decorative purpose
  31. 31. Irrelevant visuals confuse learners.Visuals should be simple and relevant.Irrelevant visuals
  32. 32. Conclusion
  33. 33. Conclusion• Visuals play an important role in motivatinglearners.• All visuals are not effective.• Add them depending on the type of content.• Visuals improve the learning process.
  35. 35. Thank You