CoverModule 1: Introduction to Learning Experience DesignBecoming a Learning DesignerDrawing Inspiration for Learning Experience Design (LX) from Diverse PerspectivesDefining Learning Experience Design: Voices from the Field of Learning Design & TechnologyModule 2: What do Learning Experience Designers Do?Fundamentals of Exceptional Instructional DesignThe Competencies for Instructional Designers in Higher EducationCurriculum Design ProcessesFive critical questions you need to ask yourself before you design a learning experienceModule 3: Empathy and PersonasBuilding Empathy and Developing Instructional Design Experience and SkillsConducting a Learner AnalysisActivity Theory as a Lens for Developing and Applying Personas and Scenarios in Learning Experience Design(Supplement) Personas for Course DesignModule 4: Design Thinking and Rapid PrototypingDesign ThinkingInstructional Design Prototyping StrategiesRapid Prototyping: an Alternative Instructional Design Strategy(Optional) Rapid Prototyping EduTech Wiki Entry(Supplement) High Quality Resources on Design Thinking in Learning DesignModule 5: Project Management in Learning Experience DesignProject Management Competencies of Educational Technology Professionals in Higher EducationUnderstanding Project Phases and OrganizationAgile Design Processes and Project Management(Optional) Advanced Instructional Design for Successive E-Learning: Based on the Successive Approximation Model (SAM)Module 6: Aesthetics in Learning Experience DesignVisual AestheticsBeautyColor Theory in Experience Design(Optional) Aesthetic principles for instructional design(Supplement) High Quality Resources on Aesthetics in Learning DesignModule 7: Learning Design EvaluationEvaluation BasicsAn Examination of the People and Processes Involved in Quality AssuranceEvaluation for Instructional DesignersEvaluation in the Development Phase(Optional) Methods of User Centered Design and Evaluation for Learning Designers

(Supplement) High Quality Resources on Aesthetics in Learning Design

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A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: Visual Design in E-Learning
Overview of visual design principles as applied to learning design. 
The importance of visual design and aesthetics in e-learning Brief overview of visual design principles. Quick read and informative. 
Using Visual Design to Improve the Online Learning Experience: A Synthesis of Research on Aesthetics A review of the academic literature focusing on how to design online courses in an aesthetically pleasing manner. 
The Power of Simplicity Brief overview of simplicity/minimalism in learning design. 
The Essential Guide to Minimalist Design for E-Learning Short article providing practical advice for creating minimalist designs. Focus is more on visuals. Very little discussion of learning. 

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(n.d.). A Course Reader for Learning Experience Design. EdTech Books.

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(n.d.). EME 6606: Advanced Instructional Design. EdTech Books.

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