Graphics are an essential part of eLearning. Graphics help us recognize and recollect eLearning content more effectively, as well as retain interest when the graphics are appealing and well composed. However, just because graphics are important doesn’t mean they can be used in every case. It is just as important to make sure that the graphics support the content in a meaningful way, and aren’t put in just to fill space. If you remove the text from a page with graphics on it,
Recently a few folks from the Pathways team, including myself, flew to Vancouver to shoot a 360 video in partnership with St. Johns Ambulance. While I will be writing about that experience in the next few weeks as it was certainly an exciting project to be a part of…for today I would like to talk about a discussion I had with my seat mate on the flight over. About halfway through the flight my seatmate and I got in to a brief discussion about what we each did for a living.
As a former teacher, creating personalized learning for my students was the norm. It included everything from presenting lessons orally, followed up with a hand-out, a reading, or even a video recording of the lesson to creating a learning environment where students could work independently, in partners, or small groups to offering students choice about how they would demonstrate acquisition or mastery of knowledge, skills, and understanding. Personalized learning as a method
Effective layout is a topic that deserves volumes, but I would like to summarize six principles which every designer should keep in mind. These principles apply to every form of visual layout, from web pages to eLearning modules, to posters and magazines. Let’s examine them now: Balance Proximity Alignment Repetition Contrast White Space BALANCE Balance exists in two forms: symmetrical and asymmetrical. It deals with distribution of weight. In terms of graphics, weight is mea
Here’s a few of my favourite tips and tricks. Keep these in mind when you’re designing your next eLearning module, and they’ll definitely enhance your productivity! TRANSITIONS The Transitions panel at the top of the Storyline can be used to adjust the transition between any two screens. This obviously includes between slides, but it can also be used to transition between layers! This can be a great time-saver, if for example you’re using layers to overlay text or images on t