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Visual Design for Online Learning by Torria Davisi

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Chapter 5How Do I Visually Design a Course?

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.—Joe Sparano, graphic designer and teacher

Let's pull together what we now know about visually designing a course in a learning management system (LMS) or website and integrate appropriate pedagogical practice. To do this, together we'll design a course that takes into account basic design principles, color selection, and combining of typefaces. At the same time, we'll illustrate how educational models of instruction can be combined with the L.I.T.E. skills for the visual design. Since this book is not about course development, I'm going to quickly gloss over the preplanning steps. I'm going to begin with a backward design planning model and briefly ...

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