eLearning practices: Simplify your designs

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12 April 2021, Monday

You can apply this rule to several things in life, less is more. This is especially crucial with e-learning because it’s all about giving the learner what they have in digestible bits.

  • A few key points can be far more effective than an entire hour of reading.
  • What we do not want to try to do may be a knowledge dump.
  • No one can ingest everything if you provide it to all of them directly.  A common scenario for this is new hires. New employees get such a lot of information on their first day or first week. It’s hard to recollect anything once you are bombarded with an excessive amount of content.

Let’s explore ways to wash up your slides and reduce the clutter. Organise your content.

  • Use a more info button to share additional information without cluttering the slide.
  • Put snippets of data, sort of a quote or a fact, in shaded boxes to line it aside from the remainder of the content.
  • Use icons to clean up your slides and get your learners engaged
  • A simple icon serves as a button to deliver more content.
  • You can clear up much on-screen clutter by hiding it with buttons.
  • Audio and video are good options for simplifying your content as well
  • A YouTube video that demonstrates a concept or skill can save text slides and is far more interesting.
  •  And audio snippets are another great way of sharing additional content.
  • Clearing away the clutter on the slide can simplify things and give a cleaner look

Less clutter means a better online learning environment. And finally, Keeping it simple and uncluttered will make the learning experience far more enjoyable for your learners and give them a chance to ingest the content more easily.

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