Update the visual design of your course in pedagogically sound ways
Visual Design for Online Learning spotlights the role that visual elements play in the online learning environment. Written for both new and experienced instructors, the book guides you in adding pedagogically relevant visual design elements that contribute to effective learning practices. The text builds upon three conceptual frameworks: active learning, multiple intelligences, and universal design for learning. This resource explores critical issues such as copyright, technology tools, and accessibility and includes examples from top Blackboard practitioners which are applicable to any LMS. Ultimately, the author guides you in developing effective visual elements that will support your teaching goals while reinforcing the learning materials you share with your students.
There has been a steady increase of over 10% in online enrollment for higher education institutions since 2002, yet the visual look of online courses has not changed significantly in the last ten years. Adapting to the needs of students within online classes is critical to guiding your students toward success—and the right visual elements can play an integral role in your students' ability to learn and retain the information they need to thrive in their chosen programs. In fact, visual elements have been shown to increase student participation, engagement, and success in an online course.
Leverage the best practices employed by exemplary Blackboard practitioners
Explore three foundational conceptual frameworks: active learning, multiple intelligences, and universal design for learning
Increase student retention and success
Visual Design for Online Learning is an essential reference for all online educators—both new and experienced.
Table of contents
- Title Page
- About the Author
- Chapter 1: How Do I Begin?
Chapter 2: How Do I Include Images and Video?
- What Are Copyright and Fair Use?
- What Is Copyright Infringement?
- The TEACH Act
- Creative Commons
- Determining Copyright
- Where Can I Find Images?
- The Search for Images
- Displaying Images in Your Course
- Best Uses for Images
- Images to Motivate and Encourage
- Create a Welcoming Course Environment
- Visual Cues
- Consistent Types of Content
- Establish a Positive Learning Community
- Images to Showcase Lesson Objectives and Learning Outcomes
- Incorporating Video in Online Instruction
- Video Hosting
- Displaying Video
- A Video-Based Discussion Forum
- What's Next?
Chapter 3: How Do I Facilitate Instruction and Interaction?
- How Can I Facilitate Online Discussions?
- Planning Group Projects Online
- How Do I Provide Instruction Online?
- The Marshmallow Challenge Lesson and the Direct Instruction Model for Teaching Skills, Facts, or Foundational Principles
- Case Study: The Instructional Design of an Introduction to Sociology Course
- What's Next?
- Chapter 4: How Do I Integrate Multimedia?
- Chapter 5: How Do I Visually Design a Course?
- Chapter 6: How Do I Support Learners Online?
- Appendix A: Syllabus Review Script
- Appendix A: Course Welcome and Orientation Script
- End User License Agreement
- Title: Visual Design for Online Learning
- Release date: October 2015
- Publisher(s): Jossey-Bass
- ISBN: 9781118922439
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