Effective visual design reduces cognitive load, improves retention, and increases learner engagement. In this introductory-level course, you’ll learn simple graphic design principles, then practice applying these principles as you create charts, diagrams, infographics and learning materials for e-learning. This course won’t make you a graphic designer, but it will help you create polished, professional materials that support learning.
The course is fully asynchronous. Course activities include weekly readings, visual design projects, and peer feedback. Course projects can be completed using widely available software (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, Pages, etc.).
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Jo Baker has over 15 years experience in the adult learning field, with the past five years focused on instructional design for E-learning. She works with corporate and healthcare clients to design meaningful online learning experiences that incorporate micro-learning, learner-led design, scenarios and story-telling. As an instructor, Jo is invested in supporting a robust online learning community and in the application of learning theory to real-life learning challenges.