Chapter 6 – Organization

Linda Lohr (pg. 136) discussed how hierarchy plays a role in precluding the basic concepts for the learner by creating chunks of data to make it easier for the learner to grasp. Also, creating charts and graphs will help the learner contrast and compare the information provided. To compare and contrast the information, the learner will be able to analyze the relative importance for each criterion or see quantitative differences more clearly.

When the instructional designer is creating a second learning tool through visual hierarchy or organization, the goal is to help the learner focus his or her attention on the data, not the container. Without developing the hierarchy, the information will be cluttered and confusing for the learner. The tools to use in working with hierarchy can be image, color, size, typography, position, and repetition. These can be used to emphasize the importance of data communication.


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My name is Christina DeLeo, I am a grad student working on completing my Master's of Educational Technology degree at Boise State University.

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