Animation in schools is very effective

As part of the curriculum, it helps children learn complicated concepts faster

On the way to a digitally oriented future, technology is becoming increasingly important in many areas of life. Education has also been one of the most technologically advanced fields, with huge development in edtech, especially post-Covid. AR and VR have been at the forefront of edtech technology thanks to animation, mainly in the classroom and hybrid learning. This is something that is here to stay and is also expected to increase given the focus on STEM education and a variety of other immersive tools to help children learn and become comfortable with technology.

However, when it comes to deep learning skills, scientific studies suggest that actively and practically implementing a strategy can help it stay in the memory longer than just memorizing it. Our brains are designed to interpret correlations between objects, making it easier to understand. Therefore, it is impossible to ignore the importance of visual information when receiving, processing and storing new information. Images are processed 60,000 times faster in the brain than words.

Animation is one of the most effective ways to make education more fun and participatory. Visual and verbal communication also increases student retention.

An important aspect of animation in education is its impact on students’ visual perception. Modern students typically deviate from class due to their short attention spans and struggle to absorb material. On the other hand, short animated videos only cover important material and grab the attention of learners. As a result, learners acquire knowledge and skills through concise visual representations.

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Complicated topics are presented in simple graphics in animated eLearning videos. In addition, people will most likely watch an animated video again if they find it interesting.

The use of images and music makes learning more interactive and lively. Students interact with the course material and quickly grasp the lesson. Through animation, virtual reality is used in education to convey complex concepts. AI and VR together provide flexible learning of complicated concepts. For example, conducting scientific experiments in real environments is usually too dangerous. Although these trials are a crucial part of learning, they take time to complete in real time.

Students can use classroom animation to conduct experiments that would otherwise be unsafe. Videos created for virtual reality settings accurately reflect the results of real studies.

Another example is the use of 3D animation to teach students mathematical-geometric formations. Teachers can use 3D animations to demonstrate geometric ideas and their applications in real-world situations. It can also draw attention to a number of historical events to make history learning enjoyable.

Teachers can train many children over a period of time using a single animated video. Animations improve education and lead to better learning outcomes. A little imagination and inspiration can help the animation work at its best. There are several ways that using animation in education can help both teachers and students. Not only does it help students learn, but it also gives teachers the freedom to employ a range of teaching strategies.

For example, you can immediately find an animated film on a topic and show it to the children so that they understand it better. Many teaching methods focus on the overall development of the student and use state-of-the-art teaching-learning tools. The learning experience is also continuously enhanced by developments in virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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(The author is Founder and CEO, Ssoftoons Entertainment and Ssoftoons Institute)