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Colouring the gaps in learning design: Aesthetics and the visual in learning

Carroll, Fiona; Kop, Rita

Authors

Fiona Carroll Fiona.Carroll@uwe.ac.uk
Occasional Associate Lecturer - FET CSCT

Rita Kop



Abstract

© 2016, IGI Global. 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.

Citation

Carroll, F., & Kop, R. (2016). Colouring the gaps in learning design: Aesthetics and the visual in learning. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 14(1), 92-103. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJDET.2016010106

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 1, 2016
Publication Date Jan 1, 2016
Journal International Journal of Distance Education Technologies
Print ISSN 1539-3100
Electronic ISSN 1539-3119
Publisher IGI Global
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 1
Pages 92-103
DOI https://doi.org/10.4018/IJDET.2016010106
Keywords aesthetics, colour, engagement, technology enhanced learning, visual learning
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/915682
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJDET.2016010106
Additional Information Additional Information : This paper appears in International Journal of Distance Education Technologies authored by Fiona Carroll and Rita Kop. Copyright 2008, IGI Global, www.igi-global.com. Posted by permission of the publisher.

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