707 User Interface Design for eLearning
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 27
St Croix B
It’s hard enough to get learners to engage with the content of your eLearning course. This issue is compounded even further when learners can’t figure out how to use the course in the first place. All too often, new eLearning designers put their focus solely into designing the learning content while ignoring the interface it’s encapsulated in.
This session will explore simple rules for designing an eLearning user interface that promotes engagement, interaction, and learning. Using real-life examples, you will examine how simple interface changes can remove visual distraction and redundancy. You will leave this session able to improve your eLearning courses by removing user interface distraction and promoting intuitive action by the learner.
In this session, you will learn:
- How bad user interface decisions distract from the learning process
- Simple rules for designing effective eLearning user interfaces
- How to visually distinguish interactive elements from your course content
- How to promote intuitive action by the user through visual cues
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and project managers with a basic understanding of eLearning design and development.
discussed in this session:
General eLearning authoring tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate).
eLearning Manager for Technical Products
Tim Slade is an eLearning manager for technical products at GoDaddy, as well as a speaker, author, and award-winning eLearning designer. He has spent nearly a decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, and he has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, a regular speaker at various national eLearning conferences, and author of The E-Learning Designer’s Blog.