E-Learning Design for Non-Designers

Executive Summary

This website is designed to serve as a resource for e-learning designers, new or tenured. It includes both content strategies and visual design strategies helpful in a rapid development environment. Many of these strategies are taken from my own toolbox and are strategies I rely on heavily as a corporate e-learning designer. Today, many open positions are looking for a "jack of all trades" individual who is skilled in both adult learning theory and visual design; however, these are very unique and specialized skillsets. This website aims to bridge the gap between these two skillsets and visitors can expect to leave with simple tips and tricks that will improve the quality of their e-learning projects.

Why Learn Design Strategies?

Combining learning content strategies with visual design strategies compels learners to engage with our learning content. Using these strategies together can help reduce cognitive load, improve knowledge retention, boost engagement, and increase course completion rates. Visual design is also a powerful tool for communicating key concepts and overall tone. Want to learn more? Click the link below to get started.
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Accessibility Statement

This website was designed and developed in accordance with WGAC 2.0 guidelines. Accessibility testing resources included the Mac OS screen-reader, ANDI, Color Contrast Analyzer, NU HTML Validator, and WAVE Web Accessibility Validation Tool. Testing via Google Chrome Version 103.0.5060.114.

Accessibility Features:
Feature Description
Skip Link Allows bypassing or 'skipping' over repetitive web page content.
Navigation Tab-navigable with visual contrast indicators.
Images Appropriate alt text available for simple and complex images.
Multimedia Video content is operable entirely by keyboard.
Color Contrast Web page colors for text and graphics reach minimum WCAG requirement ratio of 4:5:1 to ensure high level of visibility.
Heading Structure Web pages follow defined heading structure to allow users utilizing assistive technology to navigate more easily.
Links Links utilize meaningful phrases rather than generic text indicating where the link leads to before clicking.
Tables Labeled and structured for screen-reader compatibility.
Forms Tab-navigable and operable entirely by keyboard.
Landmarks Semantically defined sections of each page allow users utilizing assistive technology to navigate page more easily.

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