Presentation

The presentation of the unit should make it easy for all students to access and work with the LEO unit content, activities and assessments.

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Select the links below for more information about implications of practice for the various presentation principles.

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Staff should use approved faculty template/s which encompass good practice in online visual design and consideration of usability principles.

Implications for practice

  • The university/faculty template/s should relate to both new and existing units.
  • The university/faculty template/s should address best practice online visual design and usability elements such as use of headings, fonts, colours, chunking of information, scrolling, use of white space etc.
  • Staff should ensure a new unit conforms to the current university/faculty template/s, when rolling over a unit.

Case study 1

Case study background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of case studies around the principles of presentation. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing a case study and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

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Exemplars

Exemplar background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of exemplars around the principles of presentation. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing an exemplar and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of presentation:

Learner experience should feel seamless and any tools and resources (within or external to LEO) are well integrated into the unit.

Implications for practice

  • Best practice technology enhanced learning recognises that navigation through the content and learning activities should not be overly complicated.
  • Where possible, staff should aim to reduce the number of clicks learners must perform in order to access the material.

Case study 2

Case study background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of case studies around the principles of presentation. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing a case study and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

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Resources

The Book and Lesson tools in LEO allow students to access their learning materials and activities easily with a minimum number of clicks. Moreover, Book and Lesson provide simple and effective navigation, with Book providing the additional functionality of automatically creating a hyperlinked table of contents. Lastly, both tools allow you to embed images, links, video (and other objects for which you have the embed code) directly into its pages, which makes for a seamless learning experience.

LEO Guides > Book

LEO Guides > Lesson

Exemplars

Exemplar background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of exemplars around the principles of presentation. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing an exemplar and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of presentation:

Unit/Courses should address student expectations with respect to a consistent ‘look and feel’, have similar unit components arranged in a way that are easy to locate and clearly identifies what students can expect from the unit.

Implications for practice

  • Unit design should make the components of the LEO unit clear, for example: where students start, communication, resources, assessment and modules.
  • Unit design complies with accessibility standards and incorporates Universal Design for Learning e.g. creating materials, and assessments that work for everyone - not a single, one-size-fits-all solution.

Case study 3

Case study background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of case studies around the principles of presentation. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing a case study and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of presentation:

Exemplars

Exemplar background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of exemplars around the principles of presentation. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing an exemplar and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of presentation:

Copyright material is presented and attributed correctly and appropriately, and allows for easy future updates.
Unit presentation upholds accessibility standards and acknowledges that students will interact with the unit material in diverse ways.

Implications for practice

  • Where possible, use resources that are already available electronically. When using these resources, ensure the Part VB notice or Creative Commons licensing is displayed correctly.
  • Copyright material that is not available electronically needs to be forwarded to the library for entry into Equella-CAL (copyright reading) database, in order to make available to students digitally via a link. These resources in the Equella-CAL database automatically display the Part VB notice.
  • When linking to online resources such as eBooks or journal articles, the reference should be full and accurate. This ensures that the student has the full information required to locate the article if the link is broken.
  • The link to the online reading should be incorporated into the reference. That is, add the hyperlink to the reference to the title (or key words) of the resource. The hyperlink should not be presented alongside the full reference as this diminishes accessibility. In the example below, the first method for linking is preferred; the second is contrary to current accessibility and usability writings.
  • Consideration should be given to providing a text-only reading list instead of direct links as it is very easy to find content by copying and pasting cited titles into ‘Search’ on the Library homepage.
  • Staff should ensure they model best practice of online referencing and attribution for students at all times.

Case study 4

Case study background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of case studies around the principles of presentation. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing a case study and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

Examples of presentation:

Exemplars

Exemplar background:

The Guidelines to Enhance the Use of LEO will incorporate a series of exemplars around the principles of presentation. We are currently planning and developing these resources.  If you are interested in contributing an exemplar and sharing your stories with others, we would like to hear from you, please contact on us eLearning.LTC@acu.edu.au

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