To Increase Learners Engagement: Use Different Types Of Visual Content

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As Human Brain Love Visuals So Its A Great Idea To Add Visuals In Your Content To Increase Your Learners. Visuals Also Help Your Learners To Understand Easily.

Types Of Visuals You Can Include

Illustrations And Icons: Using illustrations and icons in such cases to help learners make sense of complex learning matter is fundamental.

  • It Will Help To Explain Parts Of An Object.
  • Also Helpful For Representing The Complex Relationships And Hidden Patterns.


Photographs: Photographs can also simplify complex learning matter and make your content stick in the learner’s mind.

  • Contextualize Your Content
  • Makes Content Easy To Understand
  • Adds A Wow Factor


Visuals Maps: (Flow charts or flow diagrams, Pie charts, Vertical bar graphs) Visualizations like charts and graphs are excellent learning tools to explain complex relationships, reveal hidden patterns and trends, and associate seemingly unrelated concepts and ideas.

  • Explain Complex Relationships
  • Reveal Hidden Patterns
  • Associate Unrelated Concepts


Screen Captures: eLearning courses use screencasts extensively, as it makes perfect sense because the learners actually get to see and work in a simulated version of the real environment.

  • Shows Actual Examples
  • Better Explain How To Use Software
  • Ilustrate Step By Step


Characters: We are social animals and we relate to other human beings and are influenced by their opinions and suggestions.

  • Make Courses More Human
  • Increase Trust And Positive Feelings
  • Less Intimidating


Animated GIF’s: Animated GIF’s usually create more impact than photographs because they contain action.

  • Create More Impact That Photos
  • Dynamic
  • For How To Tutorials Or Series Of Photos


Infographics: Infographics provide a visually attractive way to present complex information and keep learners hooked. From explaining complex analytical reports to listing processes and from representing statistics to telling a story, infographics come in handy and are effective in communicating many different scenarios.

  • Tell A Story
  • Compare And Contrast Data
  • Connect Concepts
  • Explain Processes


Pictographs And Comics: Pictographs or simple drawings are excellent tools for explaining complex steps and procedures and are easily understood even by people with limited literacy or comprehension skills. Where comics have a way of reaching out to and touching the inner child in us and they shun all pretenses at seriousness and yet teach us life-changing lessons.

  • Tell A Story With Pictures And Comic Characters


Typography: Did you know that 90% of your web design is typography? If you master typography, you can enhance readability, encourage information processing, and even engage learners’ emotions.

  • Clear And Legible
  • Font Size, Color, And Contrast
  • To Grab Attention
  • Use Sans Seriff Font Style As They Are More Attention Grabbing


Visual Notes: Sketchnotes or visual notes are way more fun than presenting boring written text. These let you organize and integrate knowledge, bring concepts together, connect different ideas and translate them into visual forms with the help of a few simple lines, arrows and a little text.

  • Narrated Art
  • Sketchnote Deep Thoughts
  • Connect Main Points

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