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JULY 11, 2012 4 Awesome Background Image Techniques and More FREE stuff
One of the most important elements of good scenarios, quizzes, and templates is the background image. It’s easy to spend hours searching for the right background. One way to cut down on the search time is to build your own backgrounds. In this post, I’ll show you four techniques that I use to rapidly build my own backgrounds. Stylize backgrounds for visual interest and contrast. Wrapping it up.
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MARCH 6, 2013 Use conversations to deliver eLearning content- and a free template
If you look closely, you’ll notice that content is delivered through conversations in many types of media… in movies, TV shows, interviews, commercials, and more. Part of the beauty of conversations is that the content is delivered and you aren’t even aware of it. And, of course, I’ll provide the source files for a FREE eLearning template at the bottom of the post. Storytelling. wouldn’t.
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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 5 Super-Secret PowerPoint Tips I Can’t Live Without
PowerPoint is a powerful tool, but I’m often surprised that some of the most useful features are hidden. Here are the top 5 tips that would have saved me many, many hours of work over the past few years if I had only known them. hope you find them as useful as I do. Master shortcuts and hotkeys to cut development time. Another overlooked shortcut in PowerPoint is the ribbon hotkeys.
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 Free images and a great storytelling technique for eLearning
You can incorporate many techniques from film to improve your training. You don’t need a blockbuster movie budget to incorporate some cool techniques from movies. In fact, a lot of what I learn from movies and TV is more about storytelling than special effects. Take the example of the “establishing shot” that my good friend, Dave Richards, from e-Mersion introduced to me.
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JULY 17, 2013 6 eLearning Intro Screen Ideas
'You only have one chance to make a first impression. That’s why the intro, or “splash” screen, is arguably the most important slide in your eLearning course. While it doesn’t change performance, it does set the tone for the learner’s experience. Does this course look like it is well designed or just thrown together?” The learner answers that question in the first few seconds. You’re in luck!
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JANUARY 24, 2013 Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download
Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images. Given our budget, conducting a custom photo-shoot was out of the question. On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. Don’t mix and match. Do the icons convey meaning? Add animated effects to icons.
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ASSETS Access 10,000+ eLearning images
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012
We’re excited to officially announce our eLearning image subscription plan. Access over 10,000 images at eLearningArt.com for as low as $20 per month! View Plans. Highlights. Unlimited downloads. No daily download restrictions. The perfect program for e-Learning developers. You’ll have access to all of our. Cutout people pictures. Background images. Learning templates. Other great stock photos. Starting as low as $20 per month, you’ll have access to a huge and expanding library of e-learning images, templates, and other assets. Save over 90%. Sign up now to lock-in this low price. MORE >>
ASSETS Present course information in a cool way with display board eLearning templates
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013
When I work with display board eLearning templates, the image of the display board is only one part of the design. You’re probably used to seeing images like this (you don’t need to read the content, it’s just a placeholder): …which is fine. But when I use display boards in my eLearning courses, the image above is just 1 of several views that I use. Incorporate storytelling by creating multiple views. Information on a board is visually interesting, but it doesn’t take advantage of the opportunity to add a storytelling component to your eLearning course. Use 3 views for screens too. MORE >>
ASSETS Add Contrast for Emphasis
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
Hello there! It’s Art again – E-Learning Art – bringing you another lesson to enhance your e-learning scenarios. In my last post, I talked about facial expressions and provided a lesson on how you could add that effect into your own training. One of the greatest advantages of building your scenarios with elearning characters and backgrounds that are separated is that you have the ability to add contrast. For example, check out the images below: By adding a simple shading effect to the background, I’ve made the characters above stand out. Background Effects. MORE >>
ASSETS Rapid Scenario Building and More FREE Templates and Images
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
Last week I blogged about creating a rapid eLearning course mockup to get stakeholder feedback early in the development process. This week, I want to talk about how you can create and use character interaction templates to build out mini-scenarios. Here’s an example of a 2-person character interaction. ll provide the links to the source files below so you can download and use it. also have a few videos below that show how easy it is to customize or build your own. Here’s a quick overview video that explains the basics of the character interactions. And don’t just take my word for it. Thanks! MORE >>
ASSETS Rapid Storyboarding and a FREE Template
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
One of the most painful lessons I’ve learned as an elearning developer is that what I envision and what my boss or client expect are often very different. think we’re on the same page in an initial meeting. Then I go back to my desk, close myself off to the world and build what I think is a super-awesome course. bring it out for some feedback after dozens of hours of work, and they make some change requests about the design or functionality that, while seemingly simple, would require many hours to implement. Download the Free Template. You can download the source files here. What it’s good for. MORE >>
- Access 25,000+ eLearning templates and images ASSETS | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
- Save time with e-Learning Images ASSETS | WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
- Build e-Learning scenes in minutes ASSETS | WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
- Use First-Person Perspective To Involve the Learner ASSETS | WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
- Use Facial Expressions To Tell Stories ASSETS | WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
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