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Don’t get me lost: Applying professional web design principles to online course design
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, Coastal Carolina University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The majority of online courses are designed and developed by teachers or instructional designers who do not have experience with website design. As a consequence many online courses are disorganized; the navigation system is confusing; the pages are cluttered; the links are mislabeled or broken; the graphics are distracting and irrelevant; and the vital information is difficult to find. These factors could easily cause confusion and frustration for students and result in low student achievement and poor instructor evaluations. This presentation provides fundamental web design principles which should be considered in online course development and explains how the incorporation of these principles will improve student experiences and online instructor performance.

Citation

Lee, C.Y. (2011). Don’t get me lost: Applying professional web design principles to online course design. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (p. 442). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 12, 2019 from .