While the intellectual or informational content of learning materials is obviously important, so, too, is the visual design of those materials. This competency provides an introduction to visual design and reinforces the value of following universal design for learning (UDL) standards. You will get to see visual design principles at work in educational artifacts and consider how they affect the learners who engage with them.
Upon completion of this competency you will be able to:
- Apply visual design standards to enhance the learner experience.
- Apply the UDL framework and visual navigation/iconography to create course designs.
- Define important principles of design and their application in creating visually appealing course designs.
- Identify effective ways to enhance student understanding using the principles of design.