• ANCILE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] Why APUG Is the Best Time of Year - Part 1
    Explore public-domain or licensed art/photography to enhance interest. Many stock photography sites can provide Mary or Joe in a variety of settings, expressions, and activities. The ANCILE team is just back from our 14th annual ANCILE Products Users Group (APUG) event in Miami. Our goal was to help our customers ‘Ignite Innovation’ in their use of our products. The key value of the event is hearing our customers share stories, challenges, and insights. In this first of two blog posts, I'll summarize some of the tips and tricked shared. Microlearning!
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] 5 Unusual e-Learning Techniques
    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  . Anchored Drama  .
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning—and What to Do About It by Trina Rimmer
    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
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning – and What to Do About It by Trina Rimmer
    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
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning by Trina Rimmer
    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
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] Design Dos & Don’ts: Images and More
    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.” While quality stock photos can save time, custom photography has its own advantages. For some tips on taking your own stock photos, read this post: Be a Stock Photography Model!
  • EXPAND  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] Does Your eLearning Pass The Test? 7 Things You Can Improve Today
    Replace cheesy clipart or stock photography. Generally, free clipart or stock photos are not only lame, but send a message that the training content was hastily slapped together. Graphics and photography are great, but should enhance what’s on the screen. What test, you ask? The success test. Does it work? Does the audience like it and find it helpful? How do you know ? Your course is never really done, even if you’ve clicked the publish button. It needs occasional preening and polishing to stay relevant, effective and keep up with an ever-changing environment.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] The Halo Effect: First Impressions for 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. That’s because you recognize the value of first impressions. But did you know first impressions are important in your e-Learning course too? Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect. If you’ve ever met someone and instantly disliked him because of his wrinkled shirt or unflattering hairstyle, you’ve experienced the Halo Effect. Images – Don’t skimp on image selection.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] Before You Add One More Image to Your eLearning Course, Read This!
    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. The ideal case is that you take your own photos, but we know that not everyone has the budget, time or available resources, so if you must use stock photography, make sure it’s relevant, not hideously overused and t hink creatively about choosing and editing them in unique ways. eLearning design eLearning stock photos Probably more times than you could count.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] The Halo Effect: First Impressions for 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. That’s because you recognize the value of first impressions. But did you know first impressions are important in your e-Learning course too? . Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect. If you’ve ever met someone and instantly disliked him because of his wrinkled shirt or unflattering hairstyle, you’ve experienced the Halo Effect. . Images – Don’t skimp on image selection.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World
    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 current library includes games, interactions, quizzes, layouts, skins, storyboards, scenarios, cut-out people, full course starters, medical templates and now more than half a million  stock assets  in the same familiar subscription. About eLearning Brothers. Contacts.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning
    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. The post Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers! Unlimited downloads, at least 50 a day, for only $499 a year. Learn More. Learn More. Learn More.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library
    Company Cutout Video People eLB News eLearning eLearning Template Library Our Favorites People Pictures Products/Reviews Stock Images Templates eLearning images eLearning Stock Photography elearning templates elearningImages 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. With this acquisition, the eLearning Brothers library has more than doubled the number of eLearning assets over the last 12 months. Contacts.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] 7 e-Learning Content Mistakes That Ruin Your Credibility
    Stock photos of women laughing alone with salad are sure to ruin your course’s credibility. Don’t have the budget for quality stock photos? Learn how to take your own: Be a Stock Photography Model. Details matter. They affect your audience’s attitude toward your content. And the way an audience responds to any content is crucial. Here’s an example: I’m reading an article online—let’s say about cat scratching posts—and I find a misspelling. If that misspelling is followed by several more grammar, punctuation or capitalization mistakes, I’ll stop reading. Not ideal.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!
    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 at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we pride ourselves on offering you all the resources you need to create the best e-Learning. We provide video demos , webinars , suggestions on instructional design books to read, graphic design tips and more. . But maybe you don’t have time to sit there and read through that many resources. Too Much Text. How boring is this e-Learning slide? Forgetting to Proofread. Visual Clutter.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] The Season’s Top 10 e-Learning Picks: Summer
    Be a Stock Photography Model! We have our modeling debut, while showing you how to take your own stock photos. This summer was full of cookouts, fireworks—and over at Lectora®, a bunch of big product news with the CourseMill® family. Our website and eNewsletter got a whole new look too, so we’re pretty excited! . The Lectora writers Stephanie Ivec and I even found time to research and write about some cool e-Learning topics, plus share a few guest posts with great development tips. Take a look at our top 10 picks from this summer on the Lectora e-Learning Blog: .
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] The Best of e-Learning in June
    Take a look at the top ten articles below, covering everything from mobile design to taking your own stock photos. Be a Stock Photography Model! What do you do when you don’t have the budget for professional photography? Take your own stock photos! Things are heating up in the e-Learning world, and this month had some great articles that we wanted to share with you! What Makes Great eLearning Content? On-target Questions! How to Evaluate Your Online Training. Tips for Creating Smile-Worthy, User-Friendly e-Learning. How I Work: My Top 3 Productivity Tools.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] 22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources
    Free Stock Photography Photo Sites When I say “stock photography” you’re probably picturing a multiethnic  group of… The post 22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Everyone loves a freebie. The problem with many free resource sites is that you are often inundated with so much unusable garbage that it’s hard not to feel like you are wasting your time. Below is a collection of design resources that I have personally found useful as an e-Learning, web, and graphic designer.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] Be a Stock Photography Model!
    We’ve written a lot about the importance of choosing the right images for your e-Learning projects and suggested some sources for economically priced stock photography. But what if you don’t want to spend hours searching for the perfect stock photo, or you just can’t find one that demonstrates your industry? Or maybe your learners are tired of seeing the same impersonal stock photo used over and over. Then it’s time to start taking your OWN stock photos! Don’t forget—the nice thing about digital photography is that you can always edit it later!
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics
    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. also am not a fan of stock photography when it doesn’t serve a meaningful purpose. ” Nothing is more distracting—and, honestly, discrediting—than a hodgepodge of random stock photography and random colors.
  • LEARNDASH  |  SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] 19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning
    Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source! 7. Stock Exchange: See a theme yet? 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! Some of them you may have heard of before, but sometimes a reminder never hurts: 1. GreenShot: a perfect alternative to Snagit. Trello helps you with this, for free! 5.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] How to Convince Higher Ups That “Fun” eLearning Is Good Business
    When we add game elements and/or highly visual interactions to learning, we create a more powerful experience that can motivate and engage learners in ways that “Click NEXT to continue reading with stock photography” courses never will. Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. We use examples from real projects to help you uncover the best way to meet these challenges in your organization. This is Part 2. Sometimes it’s an interactive learning game. WHAT MAKES A LEARNING EXPERIENCE MEMORABLE?
  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] Back From Extinction. and in my back yard! Trumpeter Swans
    Luck was on my side; it was even the golden hour of the day for photography. Although my hands became really cold during the 25 minutes I stocked this one flock, the pain was well worth while. When I was a young boy, Trumpeter Swans almost became extinct. In the 60's and 70's if I remember correctly, there were only 35 breeding pairs in North America. Even today, they are one of the rarest birds in North America. The swans took advantage of the open water to rest up on their way south. After arriving home, I quickly grabbed my camera and headed out for a photo shoot.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] ARTICULATE NON EST REX – 3 REASONS HIGHER ORDER LEARNING IS BEYOND THE MOAT
    Overall, results were measured by the number of courses that made it from a facilitators guide to the LMS at the lowest possible costs measured against production hours, stock photography purchases and additional matter—music or more robust narration for example. For the past two months or so, I’ve been writing high profile video scripts and storyboarding in a group whose company is synonymous with the 2008 economic collapse. That they made a recovery and paid back most of their bailout money is a testament to leadership and perseverance. Low-Level Learning Cheats the Learner.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] WAR: Articulate Storyline Losing Battle to Adobe Captivate
    Too often instructional designers are stuck trying to make stock photography make sense in multiple situations.  Articulate Not too long ago I wrote a post about my initial reaction to Articulate Storyline and its relation to Adobe Captivate.  The post itself attracted a lot of attention, many of the comments passionately defending Storyline.  It seems one thing is abundantly clear since Storyline has come onto the scene: the comparisons between the two programs is at an all time high. The fact that Storyline is married to PowerPoint is both good and bad. 
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning
    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. But I really missed something important: traditional stock photo sources are often a pain for eLearning. I had coffee with Bryan Jones, the founder of eLearningArt ,last week in Los Angeles, and it led to a discussion about images/stock photography and eLearning. Bryan's not the only one doing eLearning related stock photography.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning
    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 LEARNING GENERALIST  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Photography for Elearning Developers - Choosing a New Camera
    If you’ve followed this blog long enough, you’ll remember that I’m no big fan of stock images. That being said, I think there’s significant disadvantages to stock photos - my primary gripe with them being the fact that they’re so inauthentic. People just aren’t as pretty as they look in stock images, except of course you lot that’s reading this post. Most importantly, stock image models are so far removed from the real world that the credibility a real colleague’s photo brings just doesn’t come through with a stock photo. Is the A77 the best DSLR ever?
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Be open, be nice
    One of my friends in the wildlife photography circle is very strict about the copyright notices on his images. A lot of his images have descriptions such as, "Copyrighted by. take it as granted that writing, photography and music are art forms. Trey travels the world and makes his best photography freely available on the web. I'm pretty sure Trey makes a lot of money too, and that's because of the word of mouth his photography gets - 175,000 views a day ! Openness helps people around us I love wildlife photography. No doubt about that. choose to do the latter.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] New Crystal Reports Tips | MicroAssist
    VR Photography. Learning Stock Photography. Contact us: (512) 794-8440 | info@microassist.com. Search: Home. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Overview. Courseware Development. Learning Management Systems. Learning Case Studies Texas Electronic Death Registrar. USDA Meal Re-Imbursement Program. Vaccine Education. Examples of Our Work Lessons. Visual Models. Interactions. Simulations. Questions. Accessibility. Storytelling. Audio & Video Audio & Video. Medical Illustration. The Learning Dispatch. Classroom Training Classroom Training Overview Our Classrooms. Training FAQ.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog
    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. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. We blend it. Blend Your “Content-Heavy” Courses.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog
    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? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections. From the business perspective, however, networking isn’t only helpful, it is mandatory. Blog this!
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog
    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. Even with the help of the newest technology tools to communicate and educate including social media, wikis, and Google, we still need to transform our ILT classrooms and training sessions into integrated blended learning environments. So how do you keep it real? Move from being a teacher to facilitator. To our learners, this is their reality. What did all of this logic mean? Huzzah!
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] Simplicity in Presentations and Why it Matters
    Stock photography and cheap digital cameras make the availability of high quality imagery a breeze. This morning, the Times of India newspaper was an ad-fest. Someone on the newspaper design team had decided that providing a page that was just a third of the original paper size would be a clever way of introducing a large advertisement before readers even saw the front page. Sounds like a great idea - preserve the sanctity of the front page, and still sell a costly front page ad that readers see first up. Turns out, they're not as smart as they think they are. cient for us.
  • EFRONT  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning
    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. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. You should be sure that the e-Learning community will very much appreciate if you write a comment with links to FREE stock photo sites. Hallo, again.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] Speaking with Passion and Connection
    When explaining the behaviour of the cats, he mentioned the solitary and territorial nature of the tigers - in that fact, this picture is a rare contrast and highlights one of the beautiful moments of wildlife photography. I've mentioned this in a previous blogpost - stock imagery is great, but nothing beats a high-quality photograph that you took yourself. The dynamism of amateur photography completely surpasses the polished and therefore staged look of stock photography. In today's blogpost, I want to highlight my observations about this craft.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] 3 Reasons you may not want to use Stock Images in your Presentations or Elearning
    have a love-hate relationship with stock images. In today's blogpost, I want to cover off some reasons why you may not want to use stock imagery in your presentations. Authenticity Stock images are beautiful. In fact real people don't even dress as perfectly as the actors on stock images. could choose a stock image instead, but it takes away the opportunity for me to tell a story from my own experience. The bane of stock photography is that the visuals lack context. Now that's something I've been thinking about. Real life isn't all that perfect.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] Cut the Clip Art Clutter
    Much like stock photography, the trick to using clip art well is to keep it styled in a way that reinforces your message. What is the training slide below telling you? Okay, so the corporate speak is uninspiring, but I’ll bet it’s the random clip art that’s really speaking to you – and it’s probably screaming “Train wreck!”. We’ve all seen (or designed) training that looked like the clip art version of a ransom note. So it’s with great surprise that I find myself intrigued at the idea of revisiting clip art in training design (minus the infamously over-used screen beans ).
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] 6 Mistakes you should never make as a Presenter
    must say however, that I prefer to snag my own photos and I often use stock photography for my presentations. Yes, stock photography can be expensive, but there are quite a few places where you can find high-quality, free images. In today's blogpost I want to touch upon one of my other favourite topics - presentations. There's no doubt that an effective presentation is a killer tool for business success. The ability to express your idea effectively lends a tough to beat edge to your technical skills. That isn't the case, is it? Read on to know more. Never! Never!
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Reading: “The Role of LTs in supporting e-research (eResearch)”
    Help from Crestock Stock Photography For those who read this blog with any kind of regularity you will know I’m always trying to find new tools to use, and new ways to use them. find a lot of my information via my Twitter network (PLN: hopkinsdavid) but every now and then something actually comes to [.]. Research Collaboration eAssessment eLearning eResources Focus Group Pedagogy PLE Presentation Technology VLE Web 2.0
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?
    There are tons of stock photography sites online. 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? Notes/Additional Information.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
    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. Or will you stick with free online stock photos? Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:22 AM Labels: photography , scenarios 3comments: Brian Dusablon said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. But usually not. Very cool.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] 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. Or will you stick with free online stock photos? Tags: photography scenarios You might find the right guy to play the role of the client in your story, but there’s only three shots of him and he looks like a goofball in one of them. So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? Maybe you have the time or the budget. But usually not.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top five tips for designing engaging graphics for e-learning
    While stock photography can be useful, relying on it entirely can often result in dry and unoriginal work. Creating original graphics for an e-learning course can be a challenging task, particularly when anything that’s created has to comply with strict branding guidelines. An engaging graphic environment is essential for an interesting and successful learning experience. Read on for our top five tips for achieving this. 1. Work on the concept. strong concept is a must for any design. Explore different technologies. Never stop experimenting. Do not decorate - communicate.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top five tips for running a successful photo shoot
    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. Here are our top five tips to make your next photo shoot go swimmingly. 1. Do your preparation. On the day, arrive early to set up your set, lighting and backdrop. Plan the poses.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference
    We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc). The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference (8-9 April, 2010) will examine the theme of e-learning in a time of change, and will challenge notions of traditional boundaries, learning spaces and roles.
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    These brave soldiers are known as QA Engineers, and the need for more sharp, analytical, computer-savvy minds will be huge as digital applications, devices, and components continue to stock our shelves at an exponential rate. The journalist of the future must know how to harness the power of multimedia, working with photography, video, sound and written word to create a well-rounded picture of events that will stimulate the average media-saturated mind. Unlike risk-taking stock market cowboys, financial engineers. Republished With Permission from GetDegrees.com. Twenty?
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future
    These brave soldiers are known as QA Engineers, and the need for more sharp, analytical, computer-savvy minds will be huge as digital applications, devices, and components continue to stock our shelves at an exponential rate. The journalist of the future must know how to harness the power of multimedia, working with photography, video, sound and written word to create a well-rounded picture of events that will stimulate the average media-saturated mind. Unlike risk-taking stock market cowboys, financial engineers. Republished With Permission from GetDegrees.com. Twenty?
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Where to get free images for your slides
    Thanks to Jane Hart for drawing my attention to this collection of web sites where you can find stock photography and other images that are free of charge: 12 places to get free images for your site , TechRadar, 12 August 2009.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Free Stock Photo Site: SXC
    SXC was launched in February 2001, as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. Check it out: [link
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Microsoft Illustration Styles for a Consistent look and feel in your document/ presentation
    I usually advocate the use of stock photos, amateur photography in documents and presentations. That said, I cant deny the need for high quality illustrations to add pop to your imagery and visualization. like Microsoft Online for the fact that they provide meta-files that you can group, ungroup and regroup to create custom images. This said, we don't want our images to look like they were created by completely different artists. So I've learnt to look for specific styles to keep the look and feel of my document consistent. Read more about this in Tom Kulhmann's post here.
  • THE LEARNING GENERALIST  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Microsoft Illustration Styles for a Consistent look and feel in your document/ presentation
    I usually advocate the use of stock photos, amateur photography in documents and presentations. That said, I cant deny the need for high quality illustrations to add pop to your imagery and visualization. like Microsoft Online for the fact that they provide meta-files that you can group, ungroup and regroup to create custom images. This said, we don't want our images to look like they were created by completely different artists. So I've learnt to look for specific styles to keep the look and feel of my document consistent. Read more about this in Tom Kulhmann's post here.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)
    Howe covered several examples of how companies have used the internet to crowdsource a given task, the first of which was photography. The rise of photo sharing sites like Flikr and inexpensive, easy-to-use semi-professional digital cameras has brought a rapid commoditization to stock photography. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. This week I am using this space to share a few of my observations from this year's event. Thursday's Keynote. Mobile.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)
    Howe covered several examples of how companies have used the internet to crowdsource a given task, the first of which was photography. The rise of photo sharing sites like Flikr and inexpensive, easy-to-use semi-professional digital cameras has brought a rapid commoditization to stock photography. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. This week I am using this space to share a few of my observations from this year's event. Thursday's Keynote. Mobile.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)
    Howe covered several examples of how companies have used the internet to crowdsource a given task, the first of which was photography. The rise of photo sharing sites like Flikr and inexpensive, easy-to-use semi-professional digital cameras has brought a rapid commoditization to stock photography. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. This week I am using this space to share a few of my observations from this year's event. Thursday's Keynote. Mobile.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The Wisdom of Crowds - E-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 (Part 2 of 3)
    Howe covered several examples of how companies have used the internet to crowdsource a given task, the first of which was photography. The rise of photo sharing sites like Flikr and inexpensive, easy-to-use semi-professional digital cameras has brought a rapid commoditization to stock photography. The sourcing of stock photography for learning content was an easy leap. I attended the e-Learning Guild's Annual Gathering last week. This week I am using this space to share a few of my observations from this year's event. Thursday's Keynote. Mobile.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The case for clip art and stock photography
    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. In the perfect situation you'd have unlimited time and money available when creating a presentation, print document or online learning materials. You'd be able to call in whatever specialist expertise you wanted and have the time to wait while they delivered the goods. know that visuals are often used for the wrong reasons, typically as a form of decoration or as a way of filling a space.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Design elements - a graphics style manual
    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. With this in mind I enjoyed exploring Timothy Samara's sumptuous Design elements - a graphic style manual. In this posting I can't make available any of the examples to you - for those you'll have to buy the book; but I can share the rules. Be decisive.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008
    [Photography, Stock] 100 Conversation Topics
    Free media sources that I use - stock photography, clip art, animations, sounds, music. Today, I saw a post by someone suggesting ways to come up with ideas for blog post topics and they gave some examples. The examples were not all that relevant to most of the readers of this blog, but it definitely sparked a thought for me. Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. Most of the time I learn something, I write a blog post. But I don't have nearly enough time to have conversations, learn and write blog posts. But since I don't have time for either.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    [Photography, Stock] Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources
    Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. MorgueFile.com offers stock photographs in high resolution digital. Stock Exchange offers high quality images taken around the world by amateur photographers. If you have an interest in photography, you can even submit your own pictures. TurboPhoto provides free stock images from 10 categories all of which are in the public domain. Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! She points me to (I don't have time to clean this up. Sorry.)
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
    [Photography, Stock] Tips for do-it-yourself artists
    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. Monday was graphics day. In Little known ways to create your own graphics using PowerPoint , Tom Kuhlman showed us how to edit Microsoft clip art in PowerPoint to shape it to your own needs.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
    [Photography, Stock] DIY inhouse photo studio - when you can't find that perfect stock photo
    also get many questions about stock photography resources. Here's a quick list of cool do-it-yourself pohtography studio how-tos and resources: Building an in-house photo studio Light Box/ Light Tent Homedepot Lighting does the trick Softlight panel with frame Homemade muslin backdrop Studio Lighting Podcast Design in flight: DIY photography on the cheapAs I mentioned earlier, there are many photographers within the ranks of the elearning community. And while there are a few great resources out there, there are times when you absolutely must get the right shot yourself.a
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2006
    [Photography, Stock] Snap happy
    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. My favourite for glossy and highly professional images is iStockPhoto. Apart from Google image search, I've also been exploring Flickr, now a bit of a cult site.