3 excellent examples of animation in elearning


Animation is a fun way to engage and motivate learners. Here are three of our favorite uses of animation in elearning.

Virgin Atlantic: Visually appealing animated flight safety film


Virgin Atlantic has used a novel approach to spicing up the boring safety message before take off. A storytelling animated video provides a fun, attention-grabbing message to all passengers.

The animation is stylish, well designed, and has a strong plotline. The video provides an education and memorable experience for customers.

Visit elearning: Virgin Atlantic’s safety message video

Northern Imagination: Tesla Statue

This fun animation video was used to raise funds to build a statue of Nikola Tesla in Silicon Valley. Built with popular animation software GoAnimate, it does a great job of communicating key ideas in a fun and engaging manner.

Animation features we like:

  • Available in HTML5 and Flash.
  • Good script, storyboarding and voice-over
  • Excellent use of audio effects

Visit elearning: Watch the animation film by Northern Imagination

National Film Board of Canada: Highrise documentary project


This example of animation, by the National Film Board of Canada, explores vertical living around the world. It does a good job of combining stunning imagery with animation and gamification.

The program plays like a movie, but you can stop it at points and explore more in depth through interactions such as pop-ups.  By using HTML5, learners can complete it on a range of different devices.

Visit elearning: Highrise Documentary Project


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Steve Penfold

Steve Penfold is the Chief Executive of Elucidat. He helps large companies and training providers speed up and simplify their elearning authoring.
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