What do you think about design consistency ACROSS multiple eLearning modules?
Hi. What is the latest theory on the "look and feel" across multiple eLearning modules; vary it or ensure they all look the same? There is a significant amount of material available on consistency within a course, but not when applying it to an entire library. FYI, the over-arching topic is safety, with numerous technical and soft-skill sub-topics.
Specifically, how will it affect learning transfer, retention, and engagement if we use the same avatar across multiple (25++) modules? Same question for using the same style across many modules (scenario-based, comic strip, scavenger hunt, illustrated vs. photographic imagery, etc.)?
We created a style guide that ensures consistency with primary and secondary colors, limited fonts (1 or 2), and consistent placement of buttons and other navigational elements. The learner will have no need to re-familiarize themselves with the interface in the next module.
Would love to hear everyone's thoughts! Thanks. -Jill