Why is visual clarity in e-learning so important?

visual clarity e-learning

More than once, you have opened a text document or presentation, and the amount of information you have found has overwhelmed you: Dozens of graphics, many text paragraphs, little line spacing, overlay images… That’s why visual clarity in e-learning is essential.

Suppose you have used an authoring tool like IsEazy Author, perfect for creating e-learning courses, or want to get started. This article will help you understand visual clarity and how to develop courses with a design that engages your learners.

visual clarity in e-learning

How does visual clarity impact e-learning?

Visual clarity in e-learning, whether in the creation of interactive courses or a simple presentation, directly affects the processing and retention of information. If we are faced with a crowded and messy document, retaining the information will be more challenging than having a straightforward composition with good line spacing and few concepts per page. The perception of the learner or student will be complete, and he will learn more efficiently.

Visual clarity is not about the complexity of the content but the design. The presentation of the information, and the excellent design, can turn a quantum physics course into an easy and dynamic course for the students.

Diverse research proves that when humans perceive something as straightforward and agreeable, they have more positive feelings about it than something vague and disorganized. These positive feelings can translate to motivation, comprehension, and retention of information. This, of course, impacts learning. We all want well-predisposed students who wish to learn. Remember this: Students are more predisposed to learning if they have lessons with visual clarity.

That’s why you have to create your e-learning courses using tools that allow you to design with good visual clarity and in a simple way. Your learners will be more predisposed to comprehend, have better retention of information, and be easier for you to explain complex concepts smoothly. We recommend you get started with isEazy Author and try the free trial.

How achieve visual clarity in e-learning?

  • Always go for what you recognize: It’s normal for us to want to be original, but sometimes this can play against us. Go for familiar examples or images. These are much easier to process than complicated concepts.  
  • Always use legible fonts: The same text in different fonts and sizes can greatly affect perception, even with the same content. Look at these two examples:
    visual clarity in e-learningWere you able to read the one on the left more easily? The market has various original and cute fonts. However, in e-learning, try to use simple and legible fonts in appropriate sizes for the screen so students can perceive the course as easy to process and learn.

  • Use high-contrast images and text: If you use a white background with light grey text, students may feel they will take too long to read it as the text and images lack contrast. Always check that all text is legible and easy to read.
  • Less is more: Do it if you need to organize information on 2 or 3 screens. It is much easier to process key concepts by screen than 5 concepts crammed on one screen.

Easier with isEazy Author!

isEazy Author is specifically designed for visual clarity in e-learning content, so your courses will always be visually attractive and homogeneous:

  • Layout: isEazy Author has various layout styles so you can combine the different resources, and all information is distributed perfectly on the screen.
  • Fonts: Choose between the 5 fonts available. All are clear and legible; you can use them for the full course.
  • Copy slides: Take advantage of our copy slides function, so all your e-learning course templates are on the same basis and are homogeneous for students.

Comments: Do you think visual clarity is directly related to the quality of learning? How do you make your courses visually clear? As always, we love to receive comments!

Happy e-learning!

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