The case for clip art and stock photography
Clive on Learning
MARCH 6, 2009
In the perfect situation you'd have unlimited time and money available when creating a presentation, print document or online learning materials. That's when I turn to clip art and stock photography. And there's a lot of poor clip art and stock photography out there which is horribly cheesy and, worse still, over-used. You'd be able to call in whatever specialist expertise you wanted and have the time to wait while they delivered the goods. But in more cases than not, visuals are a necessary ingredient, because words alone just wouldn't do the job.
Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation
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These apps are even common amongst technical writers, and other document/media creation professionals. Stock Photo Subscriptions. Up your image game significantly by applying stock photos to all of your work. There are a few places to find free stock images but I recommend shutterstock. Introduction to Scaling Up Knowledge. Media has become the currency of knowledge.
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2006
For $1 a time, I've been able to download masses of fantastic images for blogging, print documents and presentations. I really can't see any snags at this price, which from what I can remember is a tint fraction of what you used to have to pay for stock photography. For some reason it's taken me ages to catch on to the potential for finding and sharing photos on the web. It's probably because my graphic designer colleague David Kori has been indisposed for a couple of months while he prepares a new suite of learning materials for schools.
Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?
DECEMBER 17, 2009
There are tons of stock photography sites online. Launch Document/Job Aid. JOIN THE CRUSADE…NO MORE CHEESY, ANIMATED CLIPART! How many times have you seen images like these? Images are an important part of online courses. The trick is that the images we use must enhance the instructional qualities of the content. The images must also look professional and give the learner confidence that the material is accurate. The images above do not look professional and certainly do not give me a feeling that I can trust the course content. So what types of images could we use?