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Design for Learning

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User Experience in Online Teaching and Learning

By Jenae Cohn & Michael Greer

Published: July 2023
Paperback: 222 pages
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-959029-16-8
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-959029-03-8

Online learning can be so dull. Enter Design for Learning. Whether you’re a novice or experienced online instructional designer, you’ll learn how to apply industry best practices, how-to examples, powerful templates, and compelling activities to craft compelling instructional content for text, audio, and video. Read, enjoy, and create online learning experiences that will never be called “dull”!

Takeaways

  • Writing compelling content and instructional text
  • Designing interesting text and visuals
  • Planning and producing videos
  • Recording sound and voice-overs
  • Creating and facilitating live website presentations
  • Designing surveys for class feedback
  • Rating whether your presentation was successful

Who This Book Is For

  • Teachers, learning development professionals, and anyone tasked with designing an online course or a one-off workshop
  • Content creators, instructional designers, user experience designers, and others who care about the experience of online learning

Whether you’re a novice or experienced online instructional designer, this book will show you how to apply industry best practices, and provide how-to examples, powerful templates, and activities to craft compelling instructional content—whether text, audio, or video.

Best of all—your course will never be called dull again.

Online learning can be so dull. Enter Design for Learning. Whether you’re a novice or experienced online instructional designer, you’ll learn how to apply industry best practices, how-to examples, powerful templates, and compelling activities to craft compelling instructional content for text, audio, and video. Read, enjoy, and create online learning experiences that will never be called “dull”!

Takeaways

  • Writing compelling content and instructional text
  • Designing interesting text and visuals
  • Planning and producing videos
  • Recording sound and voice-overs
  • Creating and facilitating live website presentations
  • Designing surveys for class feedback
  • Rating whether your presentation was successful

Who This Book Is For

  • Teachers, learning development professionals, and anyone tasked with designing an online course or a one-off workshop
  • Content creators, instructional designers, user experience designers, and others who care about the experience of online learning

Whether you’re a novice or experienced online instructional designer, this book will show you how to apply industry best practices, and provide how-to examples, powerful templates, and activities to craft compelling instructional content—whether text, audio, or video.

Best of all—your course will never be called dull again.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Karen Costa
Chapter 1: Learning Is an Experience
Chapter 2: Learning About Your Learners
Chapter 3: Setting the Foundation
Chapter 4: Building a Space for Online Learning
Chapter 5: Designing Texts
Chapter 6: Planning Videos
Chapter 7: Producing Videos
Chapter 8: Facilitating Live Webinar Presentations
Chapter 9: Building Connections Between Learners
Chapter 10: Giving Your Learners Feedback
Chapter 11: Reviewing Your Learning Experience

FAQ

These common questions about online learning and design and their short answers are taken from Jenae Cohn and Michael Greer’s book Design for Learning: User Experience in Online Teaching and Learning. You can find longer answers to each in your copy of the book, either printed or digital version.

  1. Why are you applying user experience (UX) frameworks to designing and teaching trainings and courses?
    We noticed that UX researchers and practitioners deal with challenges similar to those that online learning designers and facilitators face: organizing complex content collections; creating meaningful path- ways through information; making ideas and information accessible; designing for platforms and screens of different sizes and affordances; responding to the needs of users with diverse skills and comfort levels with technology; and making online information usable.

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Sample Chapter

This is a sample chapter from Jenae Cohn and Michael Greer’s book Design for Learning: User Experience in Online Teaching and Learning. 2023, Rosenfeld Media.

Chapter 1: Learning Is an Experience

A group of fifteen people log on to a video conference call together. They are gathered to attend a change management training session, all logging in from different locations. Their faces float in their individual squares, arranged in a neat grid. One minute before the session begins, the grid of faces shifts to the side of the screen and is displaced by a screen-shared “welcome” slide. The facilitator for the session announces that the conversation will begin shortly.

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