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The Impact of Design and Aesthetics on Usability, Credibility, and Learning in Online Courses PROCEEDINGS

, Macon State College, United States ; , Capella University Doctoral Student, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This session reports on research in the areas of aesthetics and design, usability, visual aesthetics in education as it relates to online education. The focus of the presentation is on defining the role of visual content and aesthetics in the user interface and exploring what importance aesthetics and visual content have to education. Research has demonstrated that aesthetics plays an important role in shaping user responses to products and websites. Users also portray on aesthetic factors to evaluate usability and credibility of the source. In an online course setting, it is important for educational institutions and faculty to consider the educational function of visual content and the aesthetic judgments that are being made by learners. Including visual content and applying aesthetic standards throughout online course development can ultimately improve not only the visual appearance of course content but can also improve how learners respond to and interact with those courses.

Citation

David, A. & Glore, P. (2010). The Impact of Design and Aesthetics on Usability, Credibility, and Learning in Online Courses. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 42). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 24, 2017 from .