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Placeholder Images: Do They Help or Hurt in an eLearning Storyboard?

Association eLearning

Not so long ago, in a nearby place, someone spent a lot of time leaving notes about the photos in an eLearning storyboard. The final course was going to use a different set of stock photos. The content was there, but they couldn’t picture how it was going to fit together. It would be great if final images could be used during the storyboarding phase, but that’s rarely possible. Placeholder Images Can Accidentally. Lack of Placeholder Images Can.

Six Google Slides image editing hacks for amazing presentations


As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So, if you’re looking for new ways to enhance your presentations, why not start with the pictures? Both PowerPoint and Google Slides offer some great image editing tools that are so easy to use you don’t need to be an expert to make your presentation look striking, but we’re going to focus our time today on what Google Slides image editing can offer. Image Callout. Image overlay.


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5 Reasons to Blur Images at Work (When in Doubt, Blur it Out)

TechSmith Camtasia

This flattens the info to a static image file, completely stripping out all underlying data and removing any chance that something could be uncovered later. But that’s kind of ugly and pulls attention away from your actual content. Instead of covering up the offending content, you can blur it out, so you don’t ruin the aesthetic of the image. Blurring works with photos, too!

Use Images that Make a Difference

eLearning Brothers

I’ve written various blogs about why gratuitous eLearning images are bad. Our images should be relevant and be used as a teaching aid. It has always been interesting to me how many “bad images&# are used in eLearning. This probably happens because typing text is a lot easier and faster than creating meaningful images. Confession…I’ve used my fair share of “bad images&# over the years.).

Let’s Talk: Working with Images for Your eLearning Courses

360 Training

Images are now the official language of the universe. From a learning perspective, various researches have revealed that our brains act as image processors. Images are one of the many learning resources that we use in our online courses. Properly stylized images add consistency and a professional touch to an online course. Stylize your images in a uniform manner (and as per the course player dimensions) before adding them in your courses. Use appropriate images.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning


Instead, you should use images to make—or reinforce—a point in a clever, clear and captivating way. Ask yourself these five questions as you’re selecting images: Does the image reinforce your message? 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. For free stock photo resources and more, read this Friday Finds blog.

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

SHIFT eLearning

Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners'' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals , so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning. If you truly want to grab their attention, you’re going to need to have answers to this question specially.

3 Simple Factors To Help You Make Better Image Choices For Your Courses

gomo learning

However, it will still only be effective if you’ve considered the bigger picture and how it supports your learning goals. However, paying attention to the principles of consistency, hierarchy, and simplicity will keep your designs relevant and increase their shelf-life.

Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

A picture is worth a thousand words. What pictures are you using in your course ? Relevant, attractive, and appropriately stylized images can serve as powerful visual stimulation in online training. If you have software tools that let you edit your photos and carefully plan your diagrams, fantastic! Not only is PowerPoint a powerful way to put together a presentation, it can also be a quick and simple way to export formatted, perfectly-sized images.

15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India

Are you looking for first-rate, attention-grabbing images for your online training modules? For an instructional designer, getting the right images is a daunting task. It is often hard to find images suitable for a e-module. It is hard to find images relevant to the content in our internal libraries. Purchasing new images seems a good option, but we need to think of the project budget. Here, you can find more than 13,700 free stock photos.

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How to Create Engaging Images for your eLearning Courses


eLearning images are commonly an afterthought to course content creation. come first and only then do images come into the picture. Images can be time-consuming to develop, but well-planned images are a crucial part of eLearning. Whether you’re using stock or dipping your toe into design, it’s smart to build a repertoire of image tools and resources. How eLearning images help you and your learners. A well-made image can do it clearly and concisely.

When in Doubt, Blur it Out – 5 Reasons to Use Blurring at Work

TechSmith Camtasia

This flattens the info to a static image file, completely stripping out all underlying data and removing any chance that something could be uncovered later. But that’s kind of ugly, and pulls attention away from your actual content. Instead of covering up the offending content, you can blur it out, so you don’t ruin the aesthetic of the image. Blurring works with photos, too!

The Top 14 eLearning Template Trends of 2014

eLearning Brothers

The Edgy Player design, pictured above, was frequently downloaded in 2014. Our scenario templates include three principal layers: interaction code, background images, and characters/props, all of which can be individually swapped out to your preference with other assets from our library or those in your own collection. Cutout People Images: Jamie. Cutout people images are far the largest portion of the template library. Cutout People Images: Steve.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Online Visual Identity

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 My Online Visual Identity When Michele Martin changed her profile picture the other day, I realized I was a bit disoriented. And I saw how one dimensional our images of our online contacts (and digital friends) can be -- typically based on the same profile picture thats used in countless places. Ive had the same profile picture up for months -- on my blog, in Facebook, MyBlogLog, and now here. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

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6 Visual Design Tips to Make Your Course More Effective


Online courses aren’t just about the words written on the page or the images on the screen, but about how those words and images work together to convey ideas. If there are points you want to add emphasis to, use pull quotes, images, and bullet lists.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In Parts 1-3 of this Graphics series we've covered the different learning benefits of dynamic and static images as well as some free image resources. So you've picked what kind of image you want to use and you've found them for free online. Now let's talk about image manipulation. Easy Image Manipulation If you are a skilled Photoshopper with access to the software, image manipulation is probably a breeze for you. by AJ George.

6 Tips to Create Engaging Presentations for Your Online Classrooms


Attention spans are too short, and you might lose your audience right at the start. A picture definitely speaks a thousand words. It goes without saying that do not use copyrighted images. They are my favorite image libraries for free stock photos.

Tips for Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Retold for instructional designers on focusing on the big picture and business impact rather than getting lost in the details of “order taking” for developing courses. Support attention. A: Full bleed photos are good when you can. Just having the picture of a character and having that thread increases retention (cited Karl Kapp citing research saying 80% increase– I need to verify this stat ).

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2 New Games You HAVE to See

eLearning Brothers

Recall tests a learner’s ability to retain specific details without the benefit of knowing what to pay attention to beforehand. Learners view an image or video and are then asked one or more questions that relate to what they just saw. All pictures, videos, and questions are customizable. We created an eLearning Brothers themed example using a photo of this wall in our office. . Do you like games?

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The joy of UX

E-Learning Provocateur

One of the funniest tweets I have ever seen was brought to my attention by Vala Afshar … How it feels to watch a user test your product for the first time. Impressed with what the app can do, I turned my attention to using it in the workplace. In their excitement to scan the image, they did so immediately after installing the app – but of course without the link, the app had nothing to connect the image to my augmentation.

4 Tips for using visuals in instructional design


We have so many design apps and picture libraries at our disposal that it’s both an opportunity and a challenge to create amazing visuals in instructional design. The images will serve an aesthetic purpose instead of adding something of value to the learning experience itself.

Creating a Visual Style Guide for eLearning

CommLab India

In earlier blogs on style guides and formatting, we had shown how consistency and uniformity play an important part in holding learners’ attention. Specifications on the Usage of Images : Images/pictures play a pivotal role in creating an impactful course. The use of appropriate images to support your content has to be rightfully stressed and enforced through visual style guides.

How to create effective visual training content


If learners think that it looks bad, you may have lost a good percentage of the battle in getting them to pay attention” – Patti Shank, Director of Research, The eLearning Guild. . Putting a nice picture in the corner of a PowerPoint slide doesn’t create visual training content.

Deconstructing Design V: Sliders and Lego

eLearning Alchemy

But, to create these interactions we needed excellent photos. When we built the Storyline file, we simply reversed the order of the images. We started each slide with our first photo for each scene and sized and positioned it appropriately. This ensured that all of our images were sized and positioned the same. We then used the “Change Picture” option to swap in the correct photo for each state. Length: 1010 words. Reading Time: ~4.5 minutes.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on big name social media sites. Instagram is a mobile photo sharing app, with 74 million users between the ages of 18 and 29 and 36 million users between the ages of 30 and 49. As an association you probably take pictures of your events, certificates, and members.

How to Grab and Keep Interest in Any Presentation

TechSmith Camtasia

We’ve all been in the situation, whether as students or teachers: Navigating through a text-heavy, bland PowerPoint presentation and struggling to either pay or capture attention. Snagit is an intuitive image and video capture tool that isn’t complex, yet yields impressive results. Instead of bland text-filled slides, my presentations were suddenly vitalized by high-quality edited images and effects. David A.

Organizing Course Content with Storyboards


What pictures, charts, screenshots, or animations will best support the points being made? The best approach is to leave as little to the imagination as possible and have a particular picture of what the final product will look like. It is essential to get the most relevant and appropriate pictures/videos into the course. 3 You will have a clear picture about the learning experience you provide. How many pictures or other media do you have to buy?

Presentation design principles for better PowerPoint design


Watch the video for a summary of all the tips and tricks I cover in my tutorial: Presentation design with images. They’re all using images to enhance your PowerPoint design, both by looking good, but also contributing to the story and helping your audience understand your messages. We’ll get more into the visual storytelling aspect of this later, so for now, just think about the quality of your images. You can also use colour to focus attention.

9 Tips for a Successful eLearning Photoshoot

Leo Learning

When it comes to photographic content, there are a couple of viable options: source stock images. If hiring a third party is out of your budget and stock photos aren’t unique enough or offer a scenario series for the course of interest, the in-house route is the best way to go. Save and utilize images that best represent the desired concept mood and/or composition. If you plan on using models, make sure to ask each person who will appear in a photo to sign a release form.

Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

Shoot Your Own Photos. Taking your own photos or video is pretty easy to do these days. Professional-quality image capture used to require an expensive camera and equipment, but there are less costly options these days. Besides cost, another advantage of do-it-yourself photography is the ability to create images that match your particular work environment. Be sure to label and file images well, because in the future you may not remember all the details.

Creating Visual Stories That Resonate

Experiencing eLearning

She started with her personal story, told mostly with old photos on the slides and very little text. An image of this shape is found in this summary of Duarte’s book. She stood up in front of pictures of people to practice so she would talk more like face to face in this online format. Think about getting their attention back. Put a picture of the handout on the screen and tell people to look at the handout instead of looking at dense text on a slide.

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3 Vital Steps For Creating Storyline Game Zen Part III

eLearning Brothers

The biggest attention grabber (and holder) in any and every electronic game at any point in history has been its graphics, and you better believe it still rings true with Storyline games created for eLearning. What works very well with Storyline is the ability to insert a picture (let’s say from Illustrator or Photoshop) and easily change the picture out whenever you want a new image but keep the same triggers and animations.

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The best free PowerPoint templates online


There are oodles of different styles on offer but pay particular attention to the illustrated ones as these kinds of designs can be hard to create from scratch, especially if you don’t have much artistic talent!

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

Cognitive load theory inspires designers to influence various neural systems so attention is focused and retention is optimal. It blended narration, text and image; it encouraged, nay, required interaction—more meaningful than simply clicking to advance; and it matched learning events to attention spans, appealing to different parts of the brain. To develop multimedia elearning that succeeds, juggle image, sound and text without creating long load times.

Is Multimedia the Most Underrated Tool for Internal Communication?


The average person only has an eight-second attention span, which means that even the most revolutionary ideas must compete with things like social media and funny cat videos. Instant messages with embedded links, videos, and photos. Online photo albums. With the average person streaming 206 videos each month, it’s a huge play for learners’ attention. Pictures; sounds; motion: they all capture attention in ways that an email never can.

Humanize Your eLearning Courses or Risk Losing Learners

SHIFT eLearning

When eLearning courses pay attention to the diversity between learners , take into account how learners learn best, their feelings and desires, and there is an atmosphere that respects each learner, the learner self-directs their learning to find their purpose and goals for learning. Use pictures of humans who can adequately express feelings and values you could otherwise not express. A picture really can be worth 1000 words , as long as the right picture is used.

How to Use eLearning Characters in Intro Screens


In a previous post, I talked about 10 ways to use characters in your eLearning courses and also gave away 100 free character images. Image compositing is one of the most powerful aspects of character sets with the same person in many poses. Let me explain… In our free giveaway of 105 images , there are actually 18,000 2-character scenes you can build. If you’re looking for a course targeted at medical school students, how about a picture of a young doctor in a labcoat?

How to Get the Perfect Lighting for Video Courses


OPV Dimmable LED Ring Light, Image Source. Linco Lincostore Photography Photo Table Top Studio Lighting Kit, Image Source. Light Diffusion, Image Source. The key and fill light help illuminate the face evenly on both sides, Image Source. Backlights create beautiful highlights in your portrait, Image Source. Three Point Lighting, Image Source & Source Video. Four lights lighting example, Image Source. Harsh vs Soft light, Image Source.

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7 Best Practices for eCommerce Web Design to Look For


Also, focus on every edge of the eCommerce site, from design to content creation, pay attention to every small detail that will lure numerous visitors who will later become potential customers. . Add Quality (And Informative) Photos and Visuals.

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6 Social Media Platforms, and How to Use Them for Your E-Learning


They’re a little hard to find, but if you go to your profile page, select “lists” from the navigation bar below your header photo. The idea behind Pinterest is that users can create “boards” around a theme, and then “pin” ideas or images that are relevant. Image-based and with a newsfeed more tailored to user interests, Instagram can be an odd choice for educators. Convinced social media is right for your online course?