Creating vs. Adapting Course Content
This book guides you through the process of creating content pages in your course and what format aspects to take into consideration, such as balancing text and images, using images and captions, among other items. You will also consider adapting existing course content versus creating pages from scratch.
Tips for integrating images into your online courses:
- Use images to illustrate key aspects of the learning.
- Ensure images are relevant and within the context of the content you are teaching. Avoid for "decoration" only.
- Always include a legend to help learners interpret the illustration.
- Keep illustrations close to the relevant text on the page. Make sure the text close to the illustration helps learners interpret it and tell your learners why you are using it.
- Place illustrations only after you have made reference to them in the text. Don't refer to an illustration that you are not using.
- Whenever possible, use illustrations in activities and exercises.
This page in a WikiEducator tutorial about wikis demonstrates good use of images to support learning.