Design for Learning: User Experience in Online Teaching and Learning (Paperback)
Online learning can be so dull--or not
Enter Jenae Cohn and Michael Greer, experienced authors and
teachers, who decided it was time to take on the challenge of making online learning more interesting and compelling
for students. So, they met in a Zoom call, contacted Rosenfeld Media, and wrote this book, Design for Learning: User
Experience in Online Teaching and Learning (many Zoom calls later).
The book is structured to teach online learning in such a way that anyone can follow its practices and create a dynamic educational presentation. Chapters cover everything from
learning about your learners and setting learning goals to building connections with learners and giving them feedback. In addition, the authors dive into the nitty-gritty details of creating online courses, including takeaways at the end
of each chapter and easy-to-follow examples throughout.
"I particularly appreciate how thoughtful Jenae and Michael are about considering the experience from the learner's point of view and the
emphasis they put on learner agency."
--Julie Dirksen, Author, Design for How People Learn
Together, Jenae Cohn and Michael Greer have years of experience designing and producing online courses for students. They wanted the tone of their book to be friendly, supportive, engaging, empathetic, and thoughtful. With that in mind, they chose examples that reflected what an ordinary user might encounter on a day-to-day basis, highlighting everything from complex skills (accessibility) to the most minute details, such as:
Writing compelling content and instructional text
- Designing interesting text and visuals
- Planning and producing videos
- Recording sound and voice-overs
- Creating and facilitating live website presentations
- Designing surveys for class feedback
- Rating whether your presentation was successful
Teachers, learning development professionals, and anyone tasked with designing an online course or a one-off workshop
- Content creators, instructional designers, user experience designers, and others who care about the experience of online learning
Best of all--your course will never be called dull again.