P10 BYOL: Visual Design for eLearning and Slides
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, March 21
eLearning and training slides are visual mediums, yet most learning designers have not been trained in the principles of visual design. Effective graphics are essential to learning success, yet many practitioners find visual design to be challenging and frustrating. Furthermore, many learning designers falsely believe that they cannot improve their skills because they are not artists.
In this hands-on workshop, you will see that everyone can improve their visual design skills. Drawing is not a requirement. This full-day course explores the components of visual design (graphic space, images, and typography) and the foundation principles of graphic design. Using PowerPoint as your graphic editor, you will practice by applying design principles to eLearning templates and graphics. You will also consider ways to optimize graphics to promote learning. You will leave this workshop able to design with intention, rather than making random or haphazard design choices.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to make intentional design choices that make your visuals appealing and effective
- How to create graphics that meet your needs through layout, imagery, and typography
- The foundational principles of visual design that have the most impact
- How to transform bullet points into visuals
- How to explain your design choices with confidence
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and managers. Familiarity with eLearning or training slides is helpful.
Technology discussed in this session:
Computer graphics and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Participant technology requirements:
A laptop running PowerPoint; either Windows or Mac operating system will be fine. You will need to load the exercise/practice files onto your laptop, so please make sure you have the proper permissions to do that.
Mastering Instructional Design
Connie Malamed is the founder of the Mastering Instructional Design community. She is a consultant, author, and speaker in the fields of online learning, visual communication, and information design. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients transform their content into effective and interactive learning experiences for more than 20 years. Connie is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers, and publishes The eLearning Coach website and podcast. She was honored with the Guild Master award in 2018 for contributions to the learning technologies industry.