5 tips for creating the perfect eLearning LMS design

Hagen im Bremischen (Germany) LMS continue to enjoy great popularity globally. But what does the perfect eLearning LMS design look like structurally?  In the following, a few highlights will be thrown into the spotlight.

– Simplicity

Disorder and overload disrupt the learning process. Therefore, it is important to offer a simple and intuitive operation in the LMS, so that the learners can concentrate on exactly what they want to focus on. It must be clear to the concept developer what he wants to focus attention on in order to achieve maximum learning efficiency in his learning environment.

– Consequence 

Font styles and image formats need not only to be defined but must always be applied consistently. Easier said than done, because the crux lies in the consistent application of this.

– Variety

Consequence in the generation of homogeneity is certainly important, but it is equally important that, despite this, boredom among learners is prevented. Under no circumstances should all content always have the same font and colour. That would be the death of any learning process. So, variety is needed, which can also be ensured by taking a uniform approach. It makes sense, for example, that not all symbol images are blue, but that the graphics invite learning by means of variation. Learner or customer orientation is the central key word here when it comes to concrete implementation.

– Readability  

The most wonderful design of an LMS can fail if it no longer fulfils its basic function: readability. This is the only way to ensure that textual content finds its intended way to the learner.

– Navigation

The last thought is closely related to the very first one. Every concept developer must ask himself the question regarding his LMS and the communication of content there: Does the learner really find the information and content he needs for his work intuitively and without fuss? – If the answer is no, it is imperative to take technical countermeasures.

The highlights raised in relation to the eLearning LMS design may be useful, but the concrete implementation naturally raises further questions in relation to the big picture. What could be a generally valid principle here? – Ultimately, all that remains here is the reference to orientation towards the learner or customer. Only if it is possible to think about the learner’s needs will the eLearning learning design be able to convince them in the long term. Go for it!

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