Whiteboard Movies are being popular for fulfilling different communication purposes. Research shows that White board Videos considerably improve learning. They engage, educate and entertain- all at once. How?
Before we find that out, allow us to first understand how people attempt to grasp a complex idea when learning it for the first time and what tools best assist in making the learning process, effective.
Mental tendency when learning a Complex Concept
Most new concepts are extensions or variations of existing concepts. When learning a complex concept initially, we have a tendency to create mental organizations of it with the concepts that we have known since long. This specific tendency of co-relating existing concepts with one being learned, helps us absorb and consolidate the new information into our memories, in a faster and better way.
Tools that best assist in describing a Complex Concept
Understanding a complex idea often requires us to hold multiple ideas in mind. Visual Representations (diagram/graph/image) assist in doing exactly that. Remember how we were taught ‘resistance’ in Science classes? We still recall representing ‘resistance’ by a wavy line that intended to indicate ‘interruption’. Don’t we? Using a visual representation method, a complex concept could be condensed into a clear representation, making it much simpler to relate with the concept and recall it.
Analogy is an efficient tool particularly when explaining a fancy concept to a beginner (or a layman). Using assessment, a complex concept could be explained in a quick and precise manner.
How Whiteboard Animation Technique uses either/both of these tools to improve the learning process
Whiteboard Animation Technique offers the possibility to build for your target group, a dynamic visual representation (motion graphics). Needless to say, it is a more powerful communication tool than a static visual representation (still diagrams/images) since essentially, it is a video. In addition to all of us are used to watching videos (on TV, in Theatres) with great willingness and total involvement. Video watching equals entertainment.
What’s more insightful a fact is, since any visualization could be storyboarded and animated into a lovely Whiteboard Video, it gives the chance to build perfect understanding of your intricate concept by using associated concepts, already-existing in the minds of your viewers. Basically, you could use the viewer’s tendency of co-relating old and new ideas, to the best of your advantage, by presenting ideas that could best relate to and be used for explaining your complex idea.
Inside a nutshell, you could serve the viewers with the closest and most appropriate visualization which could help them understand your idea faster and better.