Whiteboard Explainer Videos are being widely used for fulfilling different communication purposes. Research shows that Whiteboard Videos dramatically improve learning. They engage, educate and entertain- all at once. How?
Before we find that out, let us first understand how people try to grasp a complex concept when learning it for the first time and what tools best assist in making the learning process, effective.
The mental tendency when learning a Complex Concept
Most new concepts are extensions or variations of existing concepts. When learning a complex concept for the first time, we tend to create mental associations of it with the concepts that we have known for since long. This tendency of co-relating existing concepts with the ones being learned, helps us absorb and consolidate the new information into our memories, in a faster and better way.
Tools that best assist in explaining a Complex Concept
Understanding a complex concept 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 an understandable representation, which makes it much easier to relate to the concept and recall it.
The analogy is an effective tool, especially when explaining a complex concept to a beginner (or a layman). Using comparison, a complex concept could be explained in a short and precise manner.
How Whiteboard Animation Technique uses either/both of these tools to enhance the learning process
Whiteboard Animation Technique gives the opportunity to build for your target group, a dynamic visual representation (motion graphics). Needless to mention, it is a more powerful communication tool than a static visual representation (still diagrams/images) since essentially, it is a video. And all of us are used to watching videos (on TV, in Theatres) with great willingness and total involvement. Video watching equates to entertainment.
What’s more insightful a fact is, since any visualization could be storyboarded and animated into a beautiful Whiteboard Video, it gives you the opportunity to build a perfect understanding of your complex 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.
In a nutshell, you could serve the viewers with the closest and most appropriate visualization that could help them understand your concept faster and better.
In a way, a Whiteboard Video recreates the classroom setup. The voiceover acts as a replacement to the session moderator and the animation part appear as a series of diagrams quickly being drawn (as though in real-time), right in front of the viewers’ eyes. This simulates a ‘learning environment’ that engages, educates and entertains the viewers, making their video-watching experience memorable! Isn’t that’s what you have been looking for? An environment that makes your TG willingly learn about your concept and how it could be benefitted from.
Pull off an awesome Whiteboard Video and Educate, Engage, Inform, Inspire, Entertain or fulfil any other communication purpose of yours with a much higher chance of being heard & remembered! For, Whiteboard Videos are sure to get you recognition!