How Articulate is reporting in one of his blog posts, a style guide is used to define rules to customize the appearance of all e-learning courses within a company to be uniform. A style guide is especially important if more than one person will create e-learning courses. So it can be assured that the corporate identity (CI) of the company will be safeguarded and each course is tailored to this CI.
In this blog post from Articulate also the necessary content of a style guide has been reported. Here are some points, which Articulate (Nicola Appel) defines to be essential:
- guidelines for pictures
- guidelines for the language
We would like to add to this content also another point, which is particularly important for our video-based e-learning courses. This is about guidelines for video and audio material. In these guidelines graphical templates for video material and linguistic guidelines for audio material should be included. Also the camera movement should be defined uniformly in every video-based e-learning course.
Depending on which points beyond are also important in your company, they can be added at any time to your style guide. A style guide should act as a support and should make the work on e-learning content more efficiently.