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.
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In this session, you’ll look at the research and evidence on whether graphics help, whom they help the most, and what types of communication functions they serve.
- 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?
In this session, you’ll practice applying four graphic design principles and designing graphics to support an instructional objective.
- Case study
- How to explain visuals
- What are the key phases in a graphic design process
- Four principles of graphic design
In this session, you’ll apply cognitive principles to your design work, using graphics to:
- 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.
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Things To Know
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.
Participation in all online sessions at their currently scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and any applicable credits.
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.
For programs with five or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with four or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program for your reference.
4.5 Learning Hours
0.45 CEUs awarded
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