If you are thinking of a great tool to use in your corporate e courses, an infographic should be a great choice. This is simply a visual representation of any data that you want to provide your learners.
Our society is turning into a very visual group. This is partly influenced by the digital age. We are stimulated by what we see and our minds can remember concepts better if there are visuals we can associate with it. This is one of the reasons why you need to think about how you can use this visual tool as part of your e courses.
Here are some of the benefits that you will gain if you use this in your corporate training program.
It improves retention of knowledge.
According to PsychologyToday.com, our brain is more of an image processor than a word processor. The part of our brain that is used to process images is bigger than the part that processes words. This is why the use of visual images is very important if you want to leave a mark in trainees during corporate e courses. Since infographics turn text data into visual representations in an orderly manner, this is the best way for you to make recall easier. If the infographic is made to be compelling, it is easier to think about the content if you compare it to using text. Just make sure that the graphics you will use will be relevant to the topic and will complement the ideas and concepts that you want to train them with. Remember that visual can sometimes be a distraction. You do not want the trainees to remember the wrong information.
It boosts the quality of the learning experience.
This is a fact. Making e courses more visual will make it more enjoyable. Text can be boring. It does nothing to stimulate our brain beyond the reading that it does. When you have visuals you can make the training more entertaining and you have more room to make it engaging. Besides, infographics will make the trainees feel that you spent more time and effort in creating the course. This will make them feel appreciated and valued. This appreciation will result in an enthusiastic set of trainees who will not only participate in the course but will also be eager to apply what they learned.
It can be a great cheat sheet during implementation.
No matter how much you try, it is difficult to have a 100% retention on a long-term basis. This is why creating an infographic will help you hit two birds with one stone. During the course, it will serve as an entertaining way to educate employees. After the course, it can be a great cheat sheet. You have to remember that going out in the field or even while in the office, employees will be caught up in all the tasks that they have to accomplish. An infographic will be a great cheat sheet to help them remember the lessons in the e courses because the visuals will allow them to remember key points at a glance. This is better than a video or a text summary (even if it is in bullet points).
These three benefits should convince you that an infographic is the best way to help your e courses be more engaging and thus successful.
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