711 UX for eLearning: Designing the Learner Experience

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 2

Instructional Design


Implementing a great user experience is critical for designing the optimal learning experience and requires the content developer to think from the perspective of the learner. There is much research on user experience (UX) available and bad practices still in circulation. Identifying what works and what doesn’t is a task worth undertaking.

In this session, you will learn basic UX best practices that can be implemented in your organization to enhance the learner experience and aid learner retention. You will see examples of good and bad learning experiences so that eLearning content developers can see useful design patterns and interactive elements that can aid learning retention and make your eLearning courses an enjoyable experience. Finally, we will discuss how the proliferation of mobile devices affects the learning experience.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Important design patterns that aid in learning retention
  • Why user-centered design is important for eLearning
  • How the proliferation of mobile devices affects learning experiences
  • How to design an awesome user experience

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
User-centered design, UX, HTML5, responsive design.

Majid Tahir



Majid Tahir, the founder of Acumenity, has been working in the consulting and professional services field for over 10 years, specifically in the area of building high-end user experiences. In 2007, Majid founded Acumenity, a user-experience agency dedicated to bringing eLearning to the next level by designing and developing rich mobile and global-ready solutions for large and small organizations. At Acumenity Majid has helped numerous teams and organizations roll out exciting new eLearning content and complex learning management system (LMS) implementations.

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