Visual Design for Online Learning
Enhance instructional effectiveness with this quick–start guide to visual course design
- Discover the latest technologies for visually designing online instruction
- Learn the best way to find images on the Internet for use in your course
- Easily embed video and other multimedia into course pages
- Facilitate discussions and projects with pedagogically relevant designs
- Help learners understand and retain course content
- Identify the visual potential of learning management systems like Blackboard
- Make your courses more engaging, more effective, and more accessible
"A ′must–read′ for all educators and instructional designers who want to ensure they are using their LMS to effectively communicate course tone, facilitate instructor presence, engage learners, and maximize content accessibility while minimizing content overload."
Rita–Marie Conrad, digital learning strategist, University of California, Berkeley, and award–winning author of Engaging the Online Learner
"Davis provides clear, useful examples that will benefit anyone who wants to improve the quality of online and blended courses. Faculty and designers making use of the strategies in this book will greatly improve learner engagement and consequently learning outcomes."
Deborah Everhart, instructor, Georgetown University
"Faculty and instructional designers will benefit from reading this book. Real life experiences and tips help the reader develop quality courses built upon a strong pedagogical framework."
Sandra Coswatte–Mohr, director of Institute for Learning, The Online Learning Consortium
About the Author xvii
Chapter 1: How Do I Begin? 1
Chapter 2: How Do I Include Images and Video? 27
Chapter 3: How Do I Facilitate Instruction and Interaction? 63
Chapter 4: How Do I Integrate Multimedia? 97
Chapter 5: How Do I Visually Design a Course? 129
Chapter 6: How Do I Support Learners Online? 153
Appendix A: Syllabus Review Script 167
Appendix B: Course Welcome and Orientation Script 170