Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
We are offering a new stock asset library for eLearning. Over 500,000 stock images, graphics, videos, motion graphics, sound effects, and music loops. Stock Vector Graphics. Stock Images. Stock images to use in your internal and external courses. Stock Audio. Stock Videos. Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers!
What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning
JUNE 12, 2012
Back in 2007, I provided a long list of sources of stock photography for eLearning. And there are lots of other posts available on eLearning Learning Stock Photography. At the start of the conversation, I wasn't quite sure why a company would focus on stock photography specifically aimed at eLearning. This greatly reduces image search time.
eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
AMERICAN FORK, Utah — November 17, 2014 — eLearning Brothers today announced that it will offer over 500,000 stock photos, graphics, vectors, videos and audio files to the training and development community. “Everyone in the training and development world uses stock photography. The stock library subscription is now available for immediate download.
eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
AMERICAN FORK, Utah–eLearning Brothers today announced that it has acquired privately held eLearningImages.com , an online library of eLearning images that focuses on people-images in the eLearning space. The purchase adds images to the retail, business, professional services, medical and industrial lines. www.websitetalkingheads.com ). About eLearning Brothers.
Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning
OCTOBER 24, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,
10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2016
The grinning woman eating a salad; the perfectly multicultural meeting; the man with a headset: these are the standards for stock photography. And while it definitely has its place, stock photography isn’t the gold standard when it comes to learning. Animation and illustration are far more versatile when compared to the sometimes-stiff, always impersonal stock photo. Photography puts real people in front of learners, and their own unconscious biases could affect the connection (or lack thereof) they feel. But illustrations might. Increased Relevancy.
Design Dos & Don’ts: Images and More
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
Take a look at a few important design dos and don’ts that they recommended for eLearning developers: Do: Use custom photography. Invest in a camera and take your own stock photography,” says Trivantis designer Anthony LaQuatra. “It will add a personal element to your course and will set you apart from those using standard paid stock imagery.” Don’t: Use low-res images.
The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning by Trina Rimmer
Learning Solutions Magazine
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Most of us don’t have the luxury of dismissing stock images from our design repertoire. But lack of diversity in stock. photography is part of a larger cultural problem. We need to help people think differently, and one of the biggest ways to do. that is to change the visuals we’re using so they better reflect the diverse lives we live. Here’s how! Design Strategies Graphic Design Instructional Design Learning Media
Before You Add One More Image to Your eLearning Course, Read This!
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Bad Stock Photos Make for Bad eLearning. The dilemma with stock photos is that cheesy-to-the-maximum, cliché, exaggerated, awkward and fake photos do not connect with an audience of learners. You have to make images speak to your learners. Images need to say the 1,000 words you actually want them to. eLearning design eLearning stock photos Of course it doesn’t.
The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning – and What to Do About It by Trina Rimmer
Learning Solutions Magazine
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Most of us don’t have the luxury of dismissing stock images from our design repertoire. But lack of diversity in stock. photography is part of a larger cultural problem. We need to help people think differently, and one of the biggest. ways to do. that is to change the visuals we’re using so they better reflect the diverse lives we live. Here’s how! Design Strategies Graphic Design Instructional Design Learning Media
7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017
JANUARY 27, 2017
Illustrated Images. As with last year, designers are still seeking ways that they can create unique images from scratch rather than using stock photography to tell their story. Hand-drawn or illustrated images can be tailored to match your messaging in a more thoughtful way that will have your clients singing your praises. Modern-Retro Design. Minimalism.
Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning
DECEMBER 1, 2011
It actually generated applause in the middle of the session, and I guarantee that wasn’t due to its cutting-edge custom photography, innovative special effects, or vibrant color scheme! Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. Here are my top tips for finding and working with stock music. You may do this for stock photos already, but it’s even more relevant for music because you’re probably looking for a certain feel rather than specific content.
The case for clip art and stock photography
Clive on Learning
MARCH 6, 2009
Well, sometimes you can strike lucky and find exactly what you want on Google Images or in your organisation's own image library (chance would be a fine thing); you could take your own photos or knock up a simple chart or diagram in a graphics programme. 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.
Designing Member Engagement into your Website
JANUARY 31, 2017
Get rid of the stock images. We are all guilty of over-use of stock images, and as a web visitor – do they really grab your attention? Use large type to stand out, replace images with bold, emotion enhancing type. Higher Logic (below) does a good job of enhancing their current images by adding their tagline in large, bold type. Take Real Images.
19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning
MAY 26, 2013
Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source! 7. Google Image Search: Great for getting ideas for your elearning images. 8. Stock Exchange: See a theme yet? Images are in high demand, especially free ones. Morguefile is another place to find some pretty sleek free stock images. Free Sounds: Elearning needs sound, may as well get some free stock sounds. Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them! Many of them are free! Look no further.
A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics
AUGUST 10, 2013
All too often you find unrelated stock photography , huge chunks of text in awkward places , and mismatched color schemes in eLearning courses. Sometimes learning designers get in the habit of conceptualizing “text and next” courses and then want to just slap a stock image on the screen. This is especially true for eLearning.
Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources
NOVEMBER 20, 2007
Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. FreeDigitalPhotos.net has over 2000 free images that you can use in commercial and noncommercial work. You are not allowed to sell, redistribute, or claim these images as your own. You do not even have to credit the images. Sorry.) Easy-to-use site.
e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!
OCTOBER 14, 2014
Cheesy Stock Photos. Uh oh—I think someone forgot to read our “ Be a Stock Photography Model! Camera shy but need stock photo resources? Here’s a good blog on how to choose the right image for your e-Learning: How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning. But maybe you don’t have time to sit there and read through that many resources. Too Much Text.
The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning
JANUARY 14, 2015
You only have a few seconds to make an awesome first impression and get that positive Halo Effect working in your favor. A lot of first-glance impressions in e-Learning are based on design—colors, fonts, images and more. Images – Don’t skimp on image selection. The first image your learners see should create interest. Got a limited budget? Blog Graphic Design
Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?
DECEMBER 17, 2009
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? Make sure that you use a high enough quality setting so that you can have full screen images that look crisp.
5 Unusual e-Learning Techniques
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Real Photography. Stock images may be easy to obtain, but every e-Learning content developer out there is using them to support their content, and repetition is simply boring. There are a number of different ways to learn – but which are the best learning techniques to capture and maintain attention ? Sometimes e-Learning requires techniques outside the norm to make a real impact. Read on to learn about 5 unusual but effective e-Learning techniques that are most definitely worth a try! If you can, take your own photographs and use them in your content. Humor .
Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
OCTOBER 30, 2009
Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Images are removed from the background (transparent), and can be superimposed onto any background to interact with any other character. Images and assets aren’t free, but well-priced and worth the investment. Or will you stick with free online stock photos? Tags: photography scenarios So then do you go do a custom photo shoot?
Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog
MARCH 6, 2011
There is value in books, manuals, and written reference materials included in training activities, but don’t use words to replace examples, images, and experience. Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock. Blend It!
The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock. Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. So big deal, you say. Why is networking so important anyway? So how do you build your network? Blog this!
Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Sometimes we write it out in text, and support the ideas with images and pictures as well. Stock Photo Subscriptions. Up your image game significantly by applying stock photos to all of your work. Even if you are simply needing images as placeholders in story boards or other designs, the quality is important. Image Creation and Editing for Training Content.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
OCTOBER 30, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009 Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Images are removed from the background (transparent), and can be superimposed onto any background to interact with any other character. Images and assets aren’t free, but well-priced and worth the investment. Or will you stick with free online stock photos?
Tips for do-it-yourself artists
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
In Move over stock photos, Poser's here , Cathy Moore looks at alternatives to stock photos, in which, she complains, the girls are always too thin, too pretty and too happy. You can get these figures to adopt whatever pose or expression you like - something that's not possible with clip art or stock photography. I'm definitely going to try this out, because I often need a series of images of the same character to accompany an interactive case or scenario. Monday was graphics day. In many cases, as these examples show, we can do a lot better than that
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 17, 2006
My favourite for glossy and highly professional images is iStockPhoto. For $1 a time, I've been able to download masses of fantastic images for blogging, print documents and presentations. 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. Apart from Google image search, I've also been exploring Flickr, now a bit of a cult site. For some reason it's taken me ages to catch on to the potential for finding and sharing photos on the web.
The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
You only have a few seconds to make an awesome first impression and get that positive Halo Effect working in your favor. A lot of first-glance impressions in e-Learning are based on design—colors, fonts, images and more. Images – Don’t skimp on image selection. The first image your learners see should create interest. Here’s some help: How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning. Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! . Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best.
Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog
JANUARY 25, 2011
Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock. So how do you keep it real? Move from being a teacher to facilitator. To our learners, this is their reality. To make the transition to facilitator I had to change my mindset.
Design elements - a graphics style manual
Clive on Learning
FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Treat the type as image, as though it's just as important : Type is visual material that needs to relate compositionally to everything else included in the design. Create images - don't scavenge : Nothing is more banal or meaningless than a commonly-used instance of stock photography that shows up everywhere. I love crossing into related disciplines and exploring the received wisdom. I'm obviously not a professional graphic designer but I am an enthusiastic amateur and keen to improve. Use two typeface families maximum.OK,maybe Use the one-two punch! Be decisive.
Top five tips for running a successful photo shoot
OCTOBER 20, 2009
If it’s not your day job, setting up and running a photography session can seem daunting, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. A few pieces of equipment, the appropriate preparation and a small dose of confidence are the keys for success. And, if you have the time, why not add some extra ‘generic’ poses for stock photos that might be useful for further projects? 3. Digital cameras have increased their capability to produce high quality images, therefore a digital SLR camera should suit your purpose. Do your preparation. Plan the poses.
Cut the Clip Art Clutter
APRIL 13, 2010
By keeping all of the clip art images within the same style and color palette, I’ve cut the visual clutter, built cohesion, and increased focus on the slide content. Much like stock photography, the trick to using clip art well is to keep it styled in a way that reinforces your message. Find an Inspiration Image. Click on the image to view it up close. Better?