E-Learning Tidbits: Free Stock Photos & Award Winners

Rapid eLearning

More Free Stock Photos. I just noticed that one of my favorite free stock photo sites, StartUp Stock Photos , released a bunch more photos. Download the free stock photos here. Here’s a post where I shared a few alternative methods for sharing courses. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. For many of you, this is like the start of a new year.

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6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists

The eLearning Coach

By sprinkling in alternatives to bullets here and there, your minimal use of bullets will be more effective. Here are six bullet alternatives you can create in a any graphics program or in PowerPoint. Alternative 1: Use text boxes. A simple alternative to a list is to place each item into a a text box that is arranged in a suitable layout. Alternative 2: Let icons do the talking. Alternative 3: Let People Speak Your List. Alternative 5: Draw a Diagram.

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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

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Alternative Views of Blog Content

Tony Karrer

I'd already realised this was happening last century when people would stock up on videoed TV programs that they would never have the time to watch because they were watching the broadcasts - a time debt that was not able to be paid. But it concerns me that Ken may be giving up on our mutual quest to figure out alternative views of blog content. I'm hoping there's still some interest and thoughts on what should emerge as alternative views of blog content.

10 Reasons Why You Should Pay For Stock Photos

The eLearning Coach

Stock photos and illustrations won’t solve all your graphic needs but there are a lot of uses for them in online learning. Unless you always shoot your own photos, the question is whether you should pay for stock photos and illustrations or use one of the free services. You can find a long list of both types on this Resource page— Stock Photo and Illustration Sites. Good stock photo services will save you time, as you are much more likely to find what you need quickly.

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The budget didn’t fail your low-budget eLearning. What else did? Your enthusiasm to use all of it.

Eat Learn Repeat

Stock Images? The most commonly used theory when someone cannot afford something costly is to try to mimic it with a cheaper alternative. While GoAnimate itself is a cheaper alternative to complex Flash-based character animations, it’s funny that we try to get it a lot cheaper using stock images. So, don’t we use stock images at all? Stock image sites are like Google search engine with even lesser intelligence.

19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning

LearnDash

GreenShot: a perfect alternative to Snagit. Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source! 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. WordMark: An alternative to Font Squirrel, just another resource to get that exact font.

Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

I try to alternate male/female for the role of the mentor, especially if I create multiple courses for the same client. This can be a challenge with stock photos. Trina Rimmer provides excellent suggestions for how to work around the lack of diversity in her recent article The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning—and What to Do About It. I often use stock images for mini-scenarios.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

However, if I create multiple courses for that client, then I try to alternate male/female for the role of the mentor. However, this can be a challenge with stock photos. ” I often use stock images for mini-scenarios. Why create diverse characters for learning scenarios?

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Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

As an alternative to video, you can use illustrated characters with animation. Image credits: Graphic Stock (unlimited downloads $99/year) , eLearning Brothers. Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. While more resource-intensive multimedia may be desired, you have a range of options with this technique. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget.

eLearning & mLearning: Everything You Need to Know About Graphics, Part IV

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Photoshop isn't exactly the easiest software to master (nor is it the cheapest), so let's look at some free (or readily accessible) and easy alternatives for editing images for your eLearning. Removing Stock Image Backgrounds If you have Microsoft Office 2010, you can use the new Background Removal feature found in PowerPoint, Word and Outlook to remove backgrounds easily. You don't need to have Microsoft Office 2010 to remove stock image backgrounds.

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

Association eLearning

Many people wait until the last minute to stock up and then they panic when there are shortages. Here are a few proactive alternatives to last minute mayhem: Have an emergency evacuation plan in place. Disaster preparation and training often suffer from the same unfortunate flaw. You’re supposed to have them in place and ready to go for when they’re needed. That means they should be planned for in advance, not at the last minute.

The next normal

E-Learning Provocateur

While many of us had been offering online courses and other alternatives to in-person training for years, suddenly nothing could be run in a traditional classroom setting; and so as a collective we’ve been forced to shift learning and development online.

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6 Tips for Writing Training Scenarios

LearnDash

You may have certain verbiage that you wish your employees to use, and different options to help them satisfy the customer, including offering to special order the toy, call to sister stores for the toy or understanding your retail stock well enough to recommend alternate options that may satisfy.

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Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

There is no alternative future. Hutton talks, people listen”—was replaced by several technology-based brokerage houses that understood that investors wanted to disintermediate from brokers and manage their own stock portfolios. The older companies were so invested in a hands-on approach to buying and selling stocks that they missed the big new idea. Following is a selection from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter One). .

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Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 1

CourseArc

One thing is true, this crisis has left organizations of all kinds in the same place: scrambling to find an alternative solution. Take stock of everything you already have and create a plan to prepare your skillset to teach online. Step 1: Triage & Planning.

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Diversity and Inclusion in Video & Workplace Media

TechSmith Camtasia

You could use stock visuals to communicate how diverse your organization is (or aims to be). But if this doesn’t align with your organization’s current state, Jess suggests an alternative approach. “If

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eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I have previously written about some good, free stock image resources. An alternative to this would be to use Google to hunt down images that specifically fit how you're going to use them. by AJ George. In response to that article, a reader asked me if the images on these sites were royalty free and could be used in courses that he planned to sell. The short answer is that it's a case-by-case basis.

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5 quick ways to pull learners into a course

Making Change

“Welcome to the course Online Responsibility ,” a too-perfect male voice intones while you stare at a stock photo of a man who’s grinning idiotically at a computer. “Billions of bits of data travel through our firm every day,” the voice drones on while the stock photo changes to science-fictiony swirling lines and numbers. What are some alternatives?

Top Posts of 2018

Mike Taylor

December is a time when many of us take a look back on the year to take stock of our accomplishments and consider the things that did and didn’t work. Better Than Bullet Points: Alternative Text Slide Designs. Part of my reflection on 2018 includes a peek at my website stats to see what the numbers look like. Here you can see the top 10 posts. It is interesting (and I think pretty cool) that 3 of the top 4 and 6 of the top 10 are older posts that are still getting visitors.

4 Predictions: Why 2022 Will Be a Skills-First Kind of Year

Avilar

In writing about the anticipated higher interest rates starting in 2022, Josh Bersin wrote , “I believe we’re going to have a stock market correction, a series of interest rate rises, and a lot of angst about inflation. … Ready or not, 2022 is here!

Breakthrough eLearning: Year-End Reflections

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Year-End Reflections The end of a year is traditionally a time for stock taking and reflection.

Push Our PowerPoint Graphics to the Max with Gauge Templates

eLearning Brothers

Alternately you could select and then use the up and down arrow keys to put the slider into position. You can check our stock image library , or make one with your favorite image editing software and save it as a PNG file before inserting it into your presentation. Whether it be a measurement, statistic, percentage, or anything else quantifiable, gauge templates are excellent for displaying data. In the modern world, we interface with gauges on a daily basis.

3 Tips for Hiring Holiday Workers During COVID-19

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Try an alternative such as providing non-traditional perks like internship credit, free food, job rotation, gift cards, longer breaks, etc. Outline a strategic plan to keep all areas as safe as possible and stock up on PPE – gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, etc.

Royalty Free Music for eLearning

eFront

Stock Music Boutique library offers high quality royalty-free production music. The iStockphoto offers stock music in the same way that hey offer stock photos! The Archive's audio and MP3 library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users.

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Why Management Needs to Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

There is no alternative future. Hutton talks, people listen”—was replaced by several technology-based brokerage houses that understood that investors wanted to disintermediate from brokers and manage their own stock portfolios. The older companies were so invested in a hands-on approach to buying and selling stocks that they missed the big new idea. Following is an excerpt from our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy (Chapter One). .

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Braidio Announces $50 Million Investment Commitment from GEM as Company Envisages to Go Public in Coming Months

Braidio

Concurrent with a public listing of Braidio shares, Braidio will issue warrants to GEM to purchase the common stock of the company. billion alternative investment group with offices in Paris, New York, and Nassau (Bahamas).

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Business Budgeting After the Pandemic: How to Invest Wisely, Increase Your ROI and Succeed in 2021

KnowledgeCity

Create a budget that will work if the current trends we’re seeing continue and an alternate budget that pushes the business towards the growth you’re aiming for. Pay attention to stocks. Stocks have been a big contender in the new world we are all living in.

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

Association eLearning

Many people wait until the last minute to stock up and then they panic when there are shortages. Here are a few proactive alternatives to last minute mayhem: Have an emergency evacuation plan in place. Disaster preparation and training often suffer from the same unfortunate flaw. You’re supposed to have them in place and ready to go for when they’re needed. That means they should be planned for in advance, not at the last minute.

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How is Content Created for the Modern LMS: Trends in LMS Content?

G-Cube

Alternatively, animation-based videos can also be created using readily available software, slashing the costs of developing videos with actual people/setting. With a mix of custom content and stock courses, the needs of the modern corporate learners can be met and a corporate LMS can be an enterprise-wide success. The corporate world is in a state of continuous flux and it has changed face tremendously in the last few decades.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 8, 2021

Mike Taylor

This deck of cards gives you 52 proven design alternatives to the dreaded bullet point layout and over 150 professionally designed examples of slides using these techniques to spark your creativity and improve your next presentation.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

We’ve all seen e-Learning that features endless stock photos of people in business environments, sitting at desks but not actually doing anything related to the job your learners are training for. Take the time to create your own images if your budget allows, or really search through stock photo sites to find the best image. For free stock photo resources and more, read this Friday Finds blog. Stop filling space! Graphics are not just for filling white space.

REBOARDING STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

PDG

Depending on the environment, the equipment can include touch-free, standup temperature stations, hand sanitizer, masks, Plexiglas dividers, stocked washing stations, educational materials—along with clear instructions on when and how to use them.

Gaps in the ADDIE Instructional Design Model

LearnDash

Putting 100% stock into anything is never a good idea with anything. Storyboards are ineffective tools for creating, communicating and evaluating design alternatives. I have often written in the past about the strengths of using an elearning model, such as ADDIE , for course design, development, and delivery.

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6 Tips To Improve Customer Service With Online Training

Docebo

They are also responsible for offering alternative products if something is out of stock or if a customer was dissatisfied with their original purchase. How To Improve Customer Service With Online Training. The quality of your customer service has the potential to make or break your business. A negative experience can lead to bad word of mouth, unfavorable online reviews, and high customer complaint rates.

Rethinking Redux

Clark Quinn

As a consequence, again, we cannot continue as we are: “we must first stop, take stock, and admit to ourselves that the systems we currently use to reveal our people only obscure them” This is just like learning styles : there’s no reliable data that it works, and the measurement instrument used is flawed. There are alternatives that are more respectful of how people really think, work, and learn, and consequently more effective.

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Pope sells Vatican to Google

Jay Cross

. Capitalism’s epicenter and holy shrine, the New York Stock Exchange , has a new owner! For more than 200 years, brokers who knew one another performed all buying and selling of stocks and bonds face-to-face. It is among us now, an alternative economy and worldview, meming our brains, lulling us into acceptance, visible in pockets, and chipping away at our current beliefs.

KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

There are a lot of great pre-made illustrations and character packs from stock resources, and these are great places to start. In fact, there have been many instances where effective job-aids and other 'non-course alternatives' helped us replace courses entirely.

Illustration vs photography for elearning

Sponge UK

Stock images Most stock image libraries include photos and illustrations. Any stock images need to be chosen carefully for consistency and relevance to your content. Using stock images is one of the most cost-effective ways to add interest to your elearning. Unfortunately, finding exactly the right image from a stock library can be difficult and time-consuming. An alternative medium is a photorealistic illustration or model.