The use of visual, engaging content is a regular topic around these parts, isn’t it. Getting your students interested and keeping them engaged is a challenge for every teacher in every subject and at every age level. That said, when you’re putting together your class materials, do you give a ton of thought to how things look? The answer is probably yes – with an overwhelming answer being that obviously, content matters more.
That said, the handy infographic below proposes using the laws of visual perception -aka the Gestalt principles – in e-learning design. Even if you’re not an artist, design shouldn’t be overlooked. Content may be king, but if it isn’t pleasant to look at, eyes will drift away much more quickly.
When you’re designing e-learning materials, consider integrating the above principles: