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Creating User-Friendly E-learning Experiences

Course Summary

Length
2.0 days
Course Overview

This course focuses on the fundamentals of usability and user engagement as critical components to developing user-friendly experiences in asynchronous e-learning.

Prerequisites

Instructional design experience and working knowledge of graphic design software

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Improve the interface design of online courses
Apply common design concepts to interface designs and graphics
Improve the accessibility of online courses in accordance with the Section 508 of the Americans with Disability Act
Motivate learners through the use of creative openings in online courses
Visually represent concepts, data and processes to improve learning
Consider alternatives to traditional online course approaches

Topics Covered

Interface design
Menus
Navigation
Orientation
Considerations
Graphic design fundamentals
Media Analysis (strengths of each medium)
Screen area
Contrast and Repetition
Alignment and Proximity
Working with Hierarchy
Five Gestalt Principles
Shape
Typography
Clarity and Relevance
Animation and Plot
Tools
Finding images
Copyright
File types and file management
Storyboarding techniques
Common file structure
508 compliance
Motivation through creative openings
ARCS model
Performance outcomes
Scenarios
Stories
Direct and rhetorical questioning
Humor
Visual representation
Attention
Motivation
Comprehension
Memory
Learning
Visual thinking process
Concepts, data, processes
Learner engagement
Flow
Activities
Scenarios
Simulations
Considerations
Resources for continued learning

CONTACT US

Avalon Foster Group, LLC
1300 Proline Place
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Call: 717-398-5066

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