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As a result of the rapid development in educational technology, the design of instructional aids has been gaining a lot of significance. To date, researchers have studied the effect of using instructional aids on the learners’ academic performance, and a positive effect has often been proven. This study reviews and analyses existing literature and empirical evidence in relation to color use in designing instructional aids. Two major areas reviewed in the study are the Color Theory and the psychological and physiological impacts of color on learners. The results show that using colors in designing instructional aids plays an important role in enabling learners to concretize concepts and relations. Results also indicate that the effects of using color reflect on both the learners’ and the teachers’ emotional experiences. The results of the study may benefit educators, teachers, and pre-service teachers in designing the right and favourable learning environments for their teaching strategies.


Color Instructional Aids Academic Performance Color Theory

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Amarin, N., & Al-Saleh, A. A.-S. (2020). The effect of color use in designing instructional aids on learners’ academic performance . Journal of E-Learning and Knowledge Society, 16(2), 42-50.


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