Incorporating Web Design Trends into eLearning

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2017 - March 22, 2017

Laurie Goslee

Learning Design Specialist
BKD

In L&D, keeping people engaged and interested in the content you’re sharing with them is one of your primary goals. But in order to ensure what you’re designing feels fresh and current, it’s important to look for inspiration not just within the L&D industry, but in other industries that have similar goals. And one of the most innovative sources you can look to is web design. Like in L&D, web designers need to catch and keep the attention of a busy and easily distracted audience, and the design trends that have sprung up in this industry can help you find new ways to reach the people you’re creating content for.

In this session, you’ll explore how to incorporate some of the latest web design trends into your eLearning to improve learner engagement and user experience. You’ll learn more about web trends such as flat design, full screen backgrounds, simplicity, cinemagraphs, and parallax/vertical scrolling, and how they all increase the opportunity for people to connect with content. Not only that, but you’ll also look at how these trends can be adapted for your own learning and performance support projects.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the advantages of borrowing from web design trends and using them as inspiration
  • How to implement web design trends without losing focus on effective learning
  • How to use visuals to direct attention to what is important
  • How to adapt parallax scrolling and other web navigation trends to eLearning courses
  • How to create opportunities to make emotional connections through good visual design

Audience:
Novice to intermediate designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
eLearning authoring tools such as MS PowerPoint, Adobe Captivate, and Articulate (general).

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