Visuals are very effective in helping learners recall information and apply it on their jobs. In eLearning courses, visuals can be in the form of illustrations, diagrams, graphs, drawings, charts and photographs.
Visual design is the most important aspect of an eLearning course that communicates the key concepts and engages the learner throughout the course. Good visuals are more useful to enhance the learner’s understanding than text. When you create a course, use visuals to get your point across and ensure that the learner retains the information efficiently by associating it with the picture.
Let us now look at a few elements of visualization in eLearning.
The first impression on the learner is created by the GUI of the course. Its purpose is to enable learners to interact with the course. There are two types of GUI used in eLearning courses – Default GUI and Customized GUI.
The below screenshot depicts a few examples of global buttons which are used in eLearning courses, such as Home, Play, Pause, Exit, etc.. These global buttons help the learner navigate through the course.
The use of colors is always good but too much of color will make a course look garish. Avoid using too many colors on one slide. Maintain uniformity.
Fonts play an important role in the effective display of the text in the course. It is advisable not to use more than 2 fonts in a course. However, we can also use various styles such as italics, bold, etc.
Good graphic design encourages learners to get involved completely in the learning process. Here are few a examples – illustrations, clip-arts, stock images, graphics, and online agents.
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