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#INDIETECH: Stock Photography Must Die

Wisetail LMS

Like the vast majority of B2B software companies we’ve used stock photography across all of our marketing, communication and social channels for years. The post #INDIETECH: Stock Photography Must Die appeared first on Wisetail. We’re guilty. We’ve spent hours pouring over Pexels and Veer for “the right” photo only to see it being used all over the Web. All Founder Perspective & #INDIETECH

Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

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! Learn More.

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What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning

Tony Karrer

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. The best way to illustrate the point is with an example.

eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World

eLearning Brothers

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.

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Stock Photography Must Die #INDIETECH

Wisetail LMS

The post Stock Photography Must Die #INDIETECH appeared first on Wisetail.

10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in Learning

eLearningMind

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.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

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. Stock images are in the public domain.

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13 Free e-Learning Resources to Make Your Courses Beautiful

Social Learning

Are you bored with your existing stock photography? by: Andy Schiemo. Does your eLearning feel stale or still have that 1990s vibe? Are you still using photos that look like this? Free Resources

The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning—and What to Do About It by Trina Rimmer

Learning Solutions Magazine

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

22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources

Social Learning

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. Below is a collection of design resources that I have personally found useful as an e-Learning, web, and graphic designer.

Photography for Elearning Developers - Choosing a New Camera

The Learning Generalist

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. have one too. Not really.

The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning by Trina Rimmer

Learning Solutions Magazine

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

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

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.

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Before You Add One More Image to Your eLearning Course, Read This!

SHIFT eLearning

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. eLearning design eLearning stock photos Probably more times than you could count. Does that really make you want to read the content? 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

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

The case for clip art and stock photography

Clive on Learning

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.

A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics

Bottom-Line Performance

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. You have to strike the right balance.

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Design Dos & Don’ts: Images and More

Everything E-Learning

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.

19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning

LearnDash

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.

Does Your eLearning Pass The Test? 7 Things You Can Improve Today

Expand

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 ?

e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!

Everything E-Learning

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. But maybe you don’t have time to sit there and read through that many resources. Too Much Text.

LUC 2016 Recap: Interactions in the Intrinsic World

Everything E-Learning

She shared helpful tips for creating these exercises, which can be applied to anything you’re doing in eLearning, like: Use photos of hands instead of full stock photography of people so that you can take the photos yourself and still give the course a humanistic feeling. What is intrinsic motivation? Kristi outlined the different types of motivation in her LUC 2016 presentation.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

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.)

Free Stock Photo Site: SXC

Take an e-Learning Break

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

7 e-Learning Content Mistakes That Ruin Your Credibility

Everything E-Learning

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. Not ideal. Sentence issues. Weird jokes.

The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Everything 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? These Halo Effect rapid decisions can be positive or negative. Images – Don’t skimp on image selection.

The Best of e-Learning in June

Everything E-Learning

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! What Makes Great eLearning Content? On-target Questions! How to Evaluate Your Online Training. And guess what?

How to Convince Higher Ups That “Fun” eLearning Is Good Business

Bottom-Line Performance

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. This is Part 2. Email.

Back From Extinction. and in my back yard! Trumpeter Swans

eContent

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. Thanks! Photo 1. --.

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5 Unusual e-Learning Techniques

KZO Innovations

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  .

Why APUG Is the Best Time of Year - Part 1

Ancile Learning

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.

3 Reasons you may not want to use Stock Images in your Presentations or Elearning

The Learning Generalist

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. The bane of stock photography is that the visuals lack context.

The Season’s Top 10 e-Learning Picks: Summer

Everything E-Learning

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! . Ways to Use Custom Fonts in Lectora. Meet the CourseMill Family.

Be open, be nice

The Learning Generalist

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. No doubt about that. choose to do the latter.