Engaging Students with Visual Design
Why and how to use visual design in your course - no graphic design experience needed!
Welcome to Engaging Students with Visual Design: the course! This set of learning modules has been assembled to guide you through seven principles that will give you a foundation for making informative and engaging course learning materials. While the purpose of this course is not to transform you into a professional graphic designer, it will equip you with skills and knowledge needed to make informed design decisions as you create your course visuals. Our ultimate goal is, of course, to provide all students with positive and impactful learning experience through the power of visual design.
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How will this course benefit you?
- Enhance teaching effectiveness through visual design best practices
- Increase your credibility and the credibility of your content
- Gain valuable skills and knowledge in graphic design that can be applied across disciplines and mediums
- Save time by learning about tools and resources that make design fast and easy
How will the course benefit your students?
- Increase student learning, information comprehension and memory.
- Boost interest and motivation with designs that impart content in an engaging and relevant way
- Decrease the cognitive processing time and allow for more conceptual learning.
Each module should take you no longer than 1 hour to review. At the end of each module you'll find an APPLY activity, this is your chance to start working on your own course content. Depending on the complexity of your material, it could take anywhere from 30 mins to 1 hour to complete.
This course contains a lot of content, nine modules to be exact, which include activities, videos and short articles. You will receive the modules in a delayed sequence with the next module becoming available every five days. Look for an email from me (Nina Kim) that indicates the content is available to you and gives you a little introduction to what you'll be learning next.
Scroll down to see a sample of the course curriculum!
A creative spirit with excellent faculty rapport; served university faculty in both face-to-face and online environments by providing instructional design and technology consulting, graphic design, digital media development, and LMS training and support. Nina especially has a passion for faculty development and improving the aesthetic course experience for students.
PreviewLEARN - Principle 1: Less is More
StartLEARN - Reducing Visual Clutter Through Content
StartLEARN - Reducing Visual Clutter Through Design
StartPRACTICE - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly: Less is More - Question 1
StartPRACTICE: The Good, the Bad & The Ugly: Less is More - Question 2
StartAPPLY - Design It! Exercise: Less is More