Online learning fills a vital role in the modern education landscape. The benefits include opportunities for adult learners, people in areas where access to traditional learning is limited or nonexistent, young women who live in areas where gender issues restrict access to education, and many more.
One thing I've learned about instructional designers is that we all want to create an environment for effective learning. With so many factors to consider in eLearning design, color choices may be overlooked. I have worked in communications and marketing in the past, so the psychology of color isn't new to me; however, I didn't … Continue reading The Importance of Color in Course Design
Storyline is a product that I've wanted to try for some time; however, I didn't think it was possible using a Mac. Before I downloaded Lectora, I decided to review Articulate's products just in case they had developed a Mac version. Imagine my surprise when I realized Rise 360 is a web-based option!
Dr. Dee Fink was the founding director of the instructional development program at the University of Oklahoma and is currently principal in Dee Fink & Associates. His work with significant learning led to the development of what he calls the five principles of course design and Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning.
In training and education, using simple instructional videos are an effective way to provide students with information. I recently encountered a situation where a course assignment required additional student instructions to format and submit their work.
Animation is a valuable tool in e-learning. It can be a unique attention-grabber that keeps your students engaged and interested. Animated characters have a license to be a little silly, which can help to break up lengthy training sessions or courses with a bit of humor. When students watch an animated video, it gives them a visual context to the concepts they’re learning and makes them more likely to remember what they learned long after the class is over.