- Why you should pay attention to aesthetics
- Power design principles for elearning
- Contrast, repetition, alignment, unity, and simplicity
- Selecting colors and a typeface
- Working with type technically
- White space
- Tips and tricks you can use today
- Using grids, style guides, and templates
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Tutor] Hi, I'm Anastasia McCune and welcome to Visual Aesthetics of Elearning. In this title, I'll present guidelines and ideas for improving the visual and aesthetic aspects of your elearning courses. I know that as an instructional designer or developer, you spend a lot of time with instructional design tasks, things like creating compelling simulations and scenarios, figuring out strategies for testing retention, and everything else that comes with designing an effective elearning experience. The aim of this course is to give you some extra tools for strengthening the aesthetic visual aspect of your course pages.
Good visual design can only enhance your learning design because instructional material that's easy and interesting to look at can help capture and keep your learner's attention as well as strengthen the clarity of material. We'll spend some time talking about principles of design, like repetition and contrast, as well as topics like color theory and typography. I'll show you how they can be applied to elearning with lots of practical examples along the way. I'll also show you some ideas for streamlining your overall aesthetic design process as well as ideas you can use today for things like creative presentation of lists of material and ideas for treatment of images in your courses.
I think you're gonna be excited about what you can do using simple design principles. So get ready to improve your visual design capabilities with Visual Aesthetics in Elearning.