Creating an effective online course and community with best practices from the disciplines of Visual Design, User Experience and online learning experiences.
Kahn, Russell; Thesis Adviser
Stam, Kathryn; Second Reader
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Subjectonline learning; visual design; user experience; UX; interactive; online course; Bloom's taxonomy; visuals; typography; layout; interaction; student engagement
(Introduction) Online Learning requires learners to take an extra step. No one is forcing them to show up, participate or contribute. Creating an online learning space that encourages students to engage is the main goal of an online course. This can be helped along greatly with the correct application of best practices from the fields of Visual Design, User Experience and online learning. By setting up an active learning course structure based on Bloom’s taxonomy, online courses become much more engaging. This, along with a Critiquing segment will be applied to this online course prototype. By offering a guide on how to critique and always having a reference available for students when they need to critique create is a good rule to follow for this online course. Course will combine quilting and design into each lesson.
A Master's Project submitted to the College of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica NY in partial fulfillment of the Master's of Science Degree