Elearning companies should use visuals carefully in elearning
Elearning companies have to be sure how to use visuals in their courses.
It’s because when not used properly, visuals can deviate the readers from the main topic. Thus, in that case, the use of visuals seems completely unnecessary. The purpose of using visuals in any elearning design is to make sure that the learners get an idea about the topic through it.
Images help you with learning. It’s because an image can convey a thousand words. Therefore, when using images, you need to be sure, who the target audience is. It helps in conveying the correct information. The elearning author should refrain from the use of controversial images. That’s why it’s important to do some research on controversial topics. And that can only be found out when you have knowledge about the target audience and what affects them.
You can learn about offensive topics to a target audience when you have conducted some research about them.
Elearning authors are fond of using old school fonts to attract the reader. Such fonts make the course look more refined. However, the learners might have trouble deciphering such fonts and this may pose a bottleneck to their pursuance of the course. The learners can’t spend 30 seconds on understanding what is written. The elearning course can’t be made into a tough labyrinth through such fonts. Thus, the fonts should be easy for users to interpret.
There are two kinds of fonts; one is the Serif font, where all the finishes of a letter have stems. This is a decorative font and can be used for headlines in the course material. But sometimes, using too complex versions of this font can have problems. Palantino is an example of a serif font. Sans serif is the second category of fonts where all the endpoints of a letter don’t have stems. Arial is a sans-serif font. It has been shown that Sans-serif fonts have better readability than Serif fonts.
Apart from that, you should also refrain from using too many font styles in the same course. This can be confusing for the reader.
Excessive Navigation Icons
Navigation icons are useful for learners and ensure that they can get in the right direction. Therefore, when they are confused, readers can find their way through these icons. But there should not be too many navigation icons so that the readers have a problem choosing which one to click to find the right path. Navigation icons which can’t be interpreted are another problem. It’s because when the users can’t understand the icons, how are they supposed to click the right one.
Use of graphs
Graphs are also quite useful for learners because they help them imbibe information. But having complex graphs in the elearning modules is another problem. These graphs may be tough for users to decipher. Apart from that, relaying all the information through the graphs is also another complex issue. The elearning author must not have more than three-four graphs in every module.
This is how visuals can be used carefully in the elearning module by the elearning companies.