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Subtractive Visual Design by Connie Malamed

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I am a big fan of Connie Malamed’s blog — “The eLearning Coach

I recently saw this great post about subtractive visual design

“Visual design is an act of problem solving. You have a message to communicate and you seek to find a visual way to express this message. During the design process, you create graphics and text and organize them on the screen in the most effective way you can.”

Read more at: http://theelearningcoach.com/media/graphics/subtractive-visual-design/

Best Practices in Online Teaching

Jeff Geronimo from the Faculty Development & Instructional Design Center at NIU recently presented the following:

“Online teaching presents a unique set of challenges that require clear definition of faculty performance. Research shows that specific strategies can support and enhance the teaching and learning process. During this online workshop offered 2/22/2013, we examined and discussed best practices that promote successful online experiences including planning and management, teaching techniques, and assessing and evaluating students. Participants discovered different ways to facilitate these strategies during all phases of an online course. | view podcast in iTunes | view mp4

Best Practices in Online Teaching from Faculty Development on Vimeo.

58 Tips for Breakthrough eLearning Instructional Design

Check out this free resource

58 Tips for Breakthrough eLearning Instructional Design

Contributing Editor, Chris Benz
Instructional Design (ID) is — or at least should be — the foundation for effective eLearning. Whether you are new to ID or have been designing eLearning for a while, it’s easy to get stuck in certain ways of doing things. That’s when you need some new ideas!

This complimentary eBook draws on the ideas and experience of 14 ID experts who are leading sessions that are part of The eLearning Guild’s May 2012 Online Forum on “eLearning Instructional Design: Advanced and Breakthrough Techniques.” These tips, which will enhance the way you design eLearning, are organized into four general categories:

  1. Research
  2. Design
  3. Development
  4. Project management

Visit the eLearning Guild to download this resource