Essentials of Graphics for Learning
Design visuals that both inform and engage learners.
What does the latest evidence tell us about how and when to use visuals to represent content and to show content relationships? This workshop offers the latest evidence and guidelines for how to design and develop visuals for e-learning.
Based on Ruth Clark and Chopeta Lyons’ book, Graphics for Learning... Read More
Based on Ruth Clark and Chopeta Lyons’ book, Graphics for Learning, this course presents the latest evidence on the use of visuals in e-learning programs. Learn how to differentiate between graphics that promote learning and those that impede it. Analyze the different communication and cognitive functions that graphics serve and how best to support these functions in your instructional materials. You’ll also review how audience, environment, and delivery medium can impact the effectiveness of graphics.
Whether you are an experienced graphic designer or a beginner, you will benefit from the updates on the latest evidence and methods for visuals in e-learning design. Read Less
- Distinguish among decorative, representational, and explanatory visuals.
- Identify the relationship between facets of graphics.
- Apply evidence to determine how to use audio, text, and graphics to support content.
- Review how audience, environment and delivery medium impact a graphic’s effectiveness.
- Employ graphic design to reduce cognitive load and focus attention.
- Employ graphic design principles of alignment, proximity, repetition, and contrast to support cognitive processing of content.
- Do visuals help?
- For whom do visuals work best?
- What are the three facets of graphics?
- How do I manage load and support coherence?
- What are the types of communication functions that graphics fulfill?
- Case study
- How to explain visuals
- What are the key phases in a graphic design process
- Four principles of graphic design
- Direct attention
- Awaken prior knowledge
- Minimize mental load
- Build mental models
- Transfer learning
- Motivate learners
This program is for both new and experienced instructional and graphic design professionals who want to more effectively use graphic elements in the development of print and e-learning instruction.
ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.
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Participation in all online sessions at their currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive completion for the program and any applicable credits. Please note that viewing a recording will not fulfill the attendance requirement. Participants who fulfill all program requirements will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal and will receive an email verifying their completion of the program.
ATD requires active participation through the program to receive credit for the class. Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work. Please note that using a tablet or mobile device severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate.
All sessions will be recorded and available in the Learning Portal for participants to review throughout the program for your review.
4.5 Learning Hours
0.45 CEUs awarded
This program is eligible for 4.5 professional development hours or recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) for the APTD or CPTD credential.
A laptop computer with Wi-Fi capability is required for both face-to-face and online programs. Please do not bring mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.) in lieu of a laptop. There will be no computers available on-site for participants. Note: You might not have an optimal experience if you are using Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge to access your courses. Chrome is the recommended browser.
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