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Color and Contrast in E-Learning Design: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Instructional Designers and Web Developers

Color and Contrast in E-Learning Design: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Instructional Designers and Web Developers

Judicious choice of color for text and backgrounds of web and e-learning tools can increase the readability of on-screen text and have the added benefits of minimizing extraneous cognitive load and boosting learning retention. A review of empirical research on color and contrast identifies a set of recommendations for establishing luminance contrast between on-screen text and backgrounds that will inform instructional design and web development...

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