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                                                                                                               May 2017, Volume 3, Issue 5
How to Craft Eye-catching Learning: Effective Use of Graphic Design, Images, and Diagrams
with Speaker David Amhur

STC TC is partnering with MNISPI for our May programming. We are excited to work with this unique group who is also interested in instructional design and principles of engagement. It's free this month, too!

High quality graphic design makes information more accessible, attractive, and authoritative. Images and diagrams can create compelling contexts for learning, organize concepts, and give vivid and memorable expression to content.

Studies have shown that words supported with graphics yield 89% more correct solutions to transfer problems than words alone.

This presentation will describe and demonstrate principles for effective use of visual communication in e-learning. It will be valuable both for do-it-yourself designers and those who direct others.

This session will provide:
  • Design tips based on factors that impact readability, connotative messages, and logistics
  • Tips for effective use of icons and diagrams
  • Tips for use of images to create context for learning
  • Tips to illustrate and interpret content and tell stories
  • Resources for further exploration of the topics
May 16, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Metropolitan State University

1380 Energy Lane, Suite 104
St. Paul, MN 55108

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It's free!


David A. Amdur consults in instructional design, learning technology and performance improvement. David was Professor of Visual Communication at Brown College and author of Typographic Design in the Digital Studio at
David has given presentations to the Articulate E-Learning Heroes Roadshow, eLearning Guild Online Forum, Digital Learning Forum, ATD-GTC Training & eLearning SIGs, and several education conferences.


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