Without student engagement, learning will not be as impactful and engrossing. To elaborate, the majority of the students in a class may not find subjects such as mathematics and science interesting. This is because a lot of mental effort is required to grasp the concepts in the subjects. Similarly, when we talk about subjects such as history and geography which have a lot of theories, there is a high chance that many students may lose their interest in the middle of a lecture.
In light of this, research studies indicate that the use of technologies can prove out to be very handy to make the subject interesting and immersive. Thus, e-learning development companies make use of technological elements such as animations and simulations to ensure student engagement. Such learning applications are called academic or K-12 e-learning solutions.
Factors that are introduced in the academic or K-12 e-learning solutions to make them appealing and immersive
Making the students visualise and understand the questions through animations: With the introduction of two dimensional and three-dimensional animations in the academic or K-12 e-learning solutions, students are taught to visualise a variety of complex questions in an easier way. For example, questions related to algebra topics and word problems can be demonstrated in the animated form so that students can understand and then solve them.
The main issue that students face with word problems is that they are not able to understand the question itself. Hence by demonstrating the question in an animated form, students are taught to visualise and understand the question. This way the question becomes meaningful for the students.
Using animation for explaining concepts: It has been found in many research studies that learners tend to understand various topics very well when the information is presented to them in the form of a movie using animations and simulations. For example, e-learning development companies utilise the capability of animation to demonstrate the functioning of different body parts in the details as per the curriculum in a fun and understandable way that will make the biology subject interesting.
Similarly, the structure of a cell, RNA, DNA and other essential concepts related to biology are explained thoroughly using animations in academic or K-12 e-learning solutions. In the same way, the concept of force in physics can be made interesting through the use of animations by demonstrating various examples of the topics using animated characters performing certain tasks.
Interactivity for enhanced understanding: e-learning development companies present questions in an interactive animation form and elicit answers from them, and accordingly correcting the students' answers if required by showing the answer in animation form helps students to understand that they are going wrong. For example, while teaching the concepts of electricity in physics like current and voltage, the pathway followed by the current in a circuit can be well understood when the student is allowed to ask which way he thinks the current will flow.
After the student gives his answer, the correct answer can be shown with the help of an animation showing the flow of current. Similarly, when various forces act on an object, the motion of the object can be asked to the learner. If the learner provides a wrong answer, the correct answer can be shown with the help of animation.