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    5 Reasons to Start Using Infographics in Your Online Courses

    There’s a reason everyone is using infographics. A casual stroll through the social media playground will show you that many people are using infographics for mundane things, such as entertainment facts. This content is shared so often because it’s interesting, and the format makes it easy to digest. When given the opportunity, people would much rather look at an image or watch a video than read, and taking advantage of that for your online course design can help improve learner engagement by appealing to the common preference of visual learning. The “why” is simple – understanding the “how” and “when” is what will allow you to use them effectively in your online courses.

    How to Make Infographics Work for eLearning Courses (Tips and Tricks)

    If you had not been living under the rock (read: away from the Internet), you know infographics are everywhere. They are on websites. They show up on whitepapers. They are in the ads. They are splashed all over newspapers. But of course, there are plenty of good reasons why content creators use infographics. These stunners are also excellent learning tool. Most human beings are visual learners. As eLearning designers, you too should tap into the immense instructional potential of infographics. But before you blindly jump on the infographics bandwagon and splatter your course with these visuals, make sure that you stock up on information about how they work and when to use them. Badly-designed infographics or placing them out of context can increase the cognitive load of a course. So here's the lowdown on infographics.

    Boosting Employee Engagement Through eLearning

    Lately, I'm sure you've noticed there's been no shortage of buzz about employee motivation -- particularly when it comes to the benefits of employee engagement and it's effectiveness in motivating . Employee engagement is the new management must do. Understanding that workers are looking for career opportunities and personal growth rather than just monetary incentives, is basic.

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