Interface Development for Learning Environments

Establishing Connections Between Users and Learning

  • Joseph Frantiska Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 85-89

About this book


This brief will examine and explore some tools and techniques that can be used to develop interfaces for learning environments. Interface design has been a topic in software engineering for many years. The advent of graphical user interfaces has created many remedies and challenges for the software engineer. In recent years with an increased emphasis in educational technology, instructional designers are also included in this arena. The interface can be a driver in terms of a learning environment’s ability to engage a student. It can also provide a point of information exchange and therefore learning between the student and the environment’s software. Thus, the issue of an interface is vital to the success of a learning environment. This brief will produce a variety of interfaces for various environments to allow the designer to contrast and compare them based upon the required purpose. The designer will have a toolkit filled with tools and techniques which will allow for interfaces that will engage the student and facilitate their learning. The primary audiences are K-12 and post-secondary educators who desire to create digital media based educational materials.

  • Provides a comprehensive approach to the design and develop of user interfaces accessible for a  K-12 educator, and its potential for the development of learning environments.
  • Focuses on the K-12 classroom teacher and the university professor.
  • Supplements instructional design and multimedia development at the secondary and post-secondary levels.


Interface development for learning environments Digital media based educational materials K-12 educators developing learning environments User interface design Hypertext for learning environements Chunking implications for user interface design Dual coding Dissonance theory Learning taxonomies Presentation sequencing Elaboration theory Learning hierarchies Prototyping user interfaces for instructional design Storyboarding user interfaces for instructional design Navigation patterns Image file compression Raster formats for images Vector formats for images Modality principle

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Frantiska Jr.
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  1. 1.School of EducationWalden UniversityNorth ChelmsfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14481-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14482-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-498X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4998
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