Graphic Instructional Materials
Visuals aids to bring your e-learning program alive.
Graphics should elevate a learning experience. While they should carry some meaning (as opposed to being strictly decorative) it's also helpful to consider learner motivation and your own brand when selecting graphics. If graphics are dated, unclear, or irrelevant this can be a real detriment to the learning process. Other critical elements to consider are the use of color, fonts, and typographical emphases to convey meaning. For example, we can see that the before image below is overbearing with it's red color. It's hard to read, and the page is too crowded. The after image shows how a simple adjustment to color can improve readability.
Slide the arrow to see the before and after.
This article from Shift e-learning explains in detail how graphics can be used in a learning experience.