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ERIC Number: EJ1086731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-3100
Colouring the Gaps in Learning Design: Aesthetics and the Visual in Learning
Carroll, Fiona; Kop, Rita
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, v14 n1 p92-103 Jan-Mar 2016
The visual is a dominant mode of information retrieval and understanding however, the focus on the visual dimension of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is still quite weak in relation to its predominant focus on usability. To accommodate the future needs of the visual learner, designers of e-learning environments should advance the current attention on usability and functionality to include aesthetics, the visual and the affective. The challenge lies in finding a way to fully address the needs of the visual learner. This paper explores the role of visual aesthetics in improving engagement in online learning.
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Language: English
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