A common adage says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially true when it comes to eLearning. In fact, visual aids are essential to informing, explaining, and training students or employees.
When utilizing a learning management system (LMS) for eLearning purposes, educators can equip students with visual aids that enhance the learning process.
By including visual elements in a viable teaching plans and prepared digital content, your audience may benefit from having the opportunity to fully engage the eLearning process.
Discover Visual Voice
Developing an effective visual voice comes from having a strong understanding of the message you want to convey. It is also important to know what visual learning displays will be most useful to your audience. Knowing your visual voice can guide you to the best visual aids available on the Internet.
Videos, slide shows and images are often good eLearning tools, depending on your course objectives. In addition, digital artwork that is informative, like infographs, may assist in breaking down the big idea and building up individual understanding.
The use of infographs has become more popular and are now prevalent across industries as a way to easily encapsulate data for convenient , and sometimes witty, consumption. It is one example how technology and the ability to share information has altered accepted and effective ways to share information more easily.
How Visual Aids Enhance your Message
Many people admit that seeing an image greatly helps advance personal understanding. This is true for three reasons:
- The mind conceptualizes visual material differently than read information.
- A visual aid can create an emotional connection to what is being taught.
- A visual aid or digital graphic establishes a sense of credibility.
When students or employees are given visual aids in an eLearning environment, they will begin to process, connect, and trust the material you present them with.
Streamline the eLearning Process with Visuals
The development of your virtual voice and implementation of useful images, videos, and other digital displays will afford you the opportunity to provide the best virtual learning material with the littlest personal effort.
At start, it may take time to find visual aids you deem helpful. However, once incorporated and proven effective, you can continue to use these displays in multiple eLearning settings.
Make the most of your curriculum and training material by incorporating visual elements into your learning management system and individualized learning paths. To see examples of how effective this can be, request a demo of TOPYX® social LMS.
To better understand how an LMS can benefit your eLearning program, visit http://interactyx.com.
Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications