When faced with a new set of material, an Instructional Designer has to ask the question, “How can I make this material interactive and engaging?” Why ask this question? Because research shows that interactive learning—that is, the learning focused around telling, showing, and letting the user get hands-on—is one of the most effective ways to…

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This post is part of an eight-part series on graphic design for eLearning. You can look for this series every other Thursday here on our blog (and sharpen your skills with each and every post.) With that said… We’ve talked before about graphic design as a whole for eLearning development, but today, we’re going to…

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The Art of Simple Design & Negative Space in eLearning

The Art of Simple Design & Negative Space in eLearning

Simplicity is key when designing an eLearning course.   Why? Because with too many design elements, your learners become overwhelmed and the information retention rate drops. Your course needs to be clean, simple, and easy to digest with just enough interesting elements to hold your learners’ attention. So how do you design an eLearning course with…

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Articulate Storyline 2 Steps Up Accessibility Features

Articulate Storyline 2 Steps Up Accessibility Features

Articulate just released Update 5 to Storyline 2, which can be found here. The main focus of this update was on Accessibility features. If you’ve ever worked on a course that needed to be 508 compliant, you know how much goes in to making an eLearning course accessible. There are several visual implications (as in,…

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eLearning and Cognitive Load Theory

When building an eLearning course, it can be tempting to do a full-on information dump and completely overload your learners with too much information. After all, have you ever heard a SME admit that any related content wasn’t critically important? However, as you probably guessed, this isn’t an effective approach to education. This brings us…

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fonts and elearning

Choosing the Right Font for Your eLearning Course

This post is part of an eight-part series on eLearning and graphic design. You can look for this series every other Thursday here on our blog (and sharpen your skills with each and every post.) With that said… We’ve talked before about graphic design as a whole for eLearning development, but today, we’re going to…

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