The Importance of Infographics for Complex Learning Content
This blog post shares importance of infographics in eLearning courses.
Presenting complex content in a simple way is nothing less than a nightmare for instructional designers. They often have to come up with new ideas to help learners understand complex content quickly. In such cases, infographics come to the rescue of instructional designers. They help present complex content in a visually appealing manner, which learners can grasp easily, at a glance.
Infographics play a significant role and aid the teaching of complex learning content by:
1. Making Learning Simple
As instructional designers, the very first thing we think about is depicting complex content in a way that is easy to understand. Infographics are helpful when it comes to making learning simple. For example, sometimes in product training, we have to compare our product with a competitor’s product. Showing such content in a normal tabular format might not be very effective. In such cases, we can use comparison infographics that make this task easier. The learner will be able to differentiate between products effortlessly.
2. Helping Show Bits of Content at a Time
There are often chances of a learner losing interest with complex content. This can be avoided with the help of infographics. They allow you to show bits of information at a time, so that it is easy for the learner to digest information. For instance, if you have to explain the evolution of a product over the years, you could use an interactive timeline infographic. It helps the learner click each year and understand content easily.
3. Increasing Retention
The more visually appealing an e-learning course, the more the chances of the learner remembering for a long time. For instance, if you have to explain the steps of a particular process, you can use icons or images, showing each step in an infographic. These help the learner retain information for a long time.
Using infographics is the best way to present complex learning content to the learner. They make learning simple and give learners a visually appealing learning experience. Hope you find this blog interesting. Do share your thoughts on the same.