Content chunking involves organizing information in “chunks” so that it’s easier for learners to digest. Instead of memorizing multiple concepts, online learners are able to analyze each concept thoroughly and absorb the content, one bite at a time. Once they’ve assimilated the content, they move onto the next concept.
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
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.
As instructional designers, we are tasked with designing courses that produce quality learning experiences and greater learning outcomes. An important part of our job is to ensure that all learners can access and utilize the course content. This means that individuals who struggle with vision, hearing, motor skills, or cognitive deficits must be incorporated into our design plan.