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

Association eLearning

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 help people visualize what a course is supposed to look like and how it’s laid out. Placeholder Images Can Accidentally. Draw attention away from the rest of a storyboard’s content. Lack of Placeholder Images Can.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 Whiteboard videos have proven to be especially attention-getting as they allow a story to unfold in front of your eyes on a blank canvas. Scribing brings a message to life through visual metaphors, captivating the viewer and holding attention until the last scene plays out. Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 Whiteboard videos have proven to be especially attention-getting as they allow a story to unfold in front of your eyes on a blank canvas. Scribing brings a message to life through visual metaphors, captivating the viewer and holding attention until the last scene plays out. Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

 Whiteboard videos have proven to be especially attention-getting as they allow a story to unfold in front of your eyes on a blank canvas. Scribing brings a message to life through visual metaphors, captivating the viewer and holding attention until the last scene plays out. Your brain fills in the details, completing the image. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.

How to get student attention in virtual learning?

Creativ Technologies

The teachers can either scold the student or change the topic to get the attention of the student. The best part is that instead of just text-based questions, videos and pictures can be used as questions. Images can also be used as answers which are useful in mathematics based quizzes.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Free Matching Images and Videos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During the first day of my Adobe Captivate Beginner class , attendees learn how to import and work with both images and videos. Even if you managed to find a video, it's unlikely that it matches the other images you've already used in your project. While at first glance the videos looked similar to the images, this was surely wishful thinking on my part.     After downloading the image I needed, I focused my attention on the videos.

Grab Learner Attention with Your Course Content

LearnDash

One of the inevitable battles online instructors face lies in retaining learner attention. If they’re working from home, they may also have children begging for attention, a partner asking for help, or a side hobby lying out in plain sight. Pictures are better than no pictures. But all pictures are not created equal. Images do more than provide a visual reference on the page. Attention is precious.

Six Google Slides image editing hacks for amazing presentations

BrightCarbon

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.

Screencast of the Week - Picture-in-Picture for Whiteboard Recordings!

TechSmith Camtasia

Motion from drawing on the screen with something like a Tablet PC or Wacom tablet make a screencast dynamic and can focus viewers attention. And, the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) option in Camtasia makes screencasts lively and shows off the presenter's personality. Typically PIP usually shows a webcam recording or sometimes an image. There are a couple elements that can make screencasts interesting and engaging.

How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images

LearnUpon

Have you ever launched a course to find that some of your course content images take a long time to render? One quick way to achieve this is to use image compression to reduce the size of the images you are using. . In this post, we give you a basic explanation of image compression and share some of the best tools that make compressing images easy. What is image compression? Compressing images reduces the file size of an image.

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.

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.).

Grabbing Your Trainees with the Right Picture

Mindflash

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand bullet points, and this is particularly true of training. Training designs are at their most engaging when words AND pictures work together to drive home the message. But when one element is missing or in conflict with the other (see above) you end up with a design disconnect, where message and media compete for the learner’s attention. Hint: Think big picture and focus on one thing. Step 3: Find an Inspiration Image.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning

Trivantis

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? Take the time to create your own images if your budget allows, or really search through stock photo sites to find the best image. Choose an image that will make your learners laugh, or something that gets them excited. Stop filling space!

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.

Adobe Captivate & the eLearning Brothers: Free Matching Images and Videos

Adobe Captivate

During the first day of my Adobe Captivate Beginner class , attendees learn how to import and work with both images and videos. Even if you managed to find a video, it’s unlikely that it matches the other images you’ve already used in your project. At first glance the videos looked similar to the images, but surely that was wishful thinking on my part. After downloading the image I needed, I focused my attention on the videos.

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. 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. Dragging from the corner will ensure that your picture scales properly and help prevent it from becoming distorted.

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. The post 5 Reasons to Blur Images at Work (When in Doubt, Blur it Out) appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog.

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. They hope you will find their collection of free images useful.

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How to Create Engaging Images for your eLearning Courses

LearnUpon

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.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Free Images Databases (sorta!)

E-Learning Acupuncture

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Free Images Databases (sorta!) Any images created by staff of the Federal Government can be shared with other staff for the purposes of government business. So when I design courses here at the Royal Military College of Canada, I sometimes consult image databases that are held by the Federal Government.

The power of pictures - part 2

Clive on Learning

I am also conscious that the mind can easily wander with just the spoken word to concentrate on, particularly after I read in The Business of Memory (see the power of pictures - part 1 ) that we "tend to listen at 800 to 1200 words a minute, whereas most people speak at about 150-200 words per minute. The mind would rather be fully occupied so it looks for something to take up the other 80% of its attention." Visualise (think of an image that represents) the first key point.

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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Dont Be a Tyrant!

Learning Visions

The Tyranny of Thinking Styles When some people hear the word "dog", they picture an image of a dog, while others see the printed word "d-o-g". " Can I, um, have your attention, please? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Dont Be a Tyrant! A post from the Eide Neurolearning Blog from 2005.

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6 Visual Design Tips to Make Your Course More Effective

LearnDash

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.

5 essential features of a good explainer video

mysimpleshow

Images. The use of images is an essential feature of a good explainer video. Images aid effective explanation and may also provide an element of entertainment. Moreover, when images are involved it is easier to understand and easier to remember! Attention Grabber.

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Visuals and Visual Thinking

Association eLearning

A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words. And there are lots of articles floating around that discuss how much faster the human brain can supposedly process images than it can process words. Let’s get the obvious one out of the way, pictures are pretty. And something that looks good is going to get more attention than something that looks sloppy or complicated. Logos, billboards, icons, infographics, memes, and other visuals are everywhere.

Another Lens for Viewing Your eLearning

Association eLearning

Wow… you have my attention. If people are going to learn they need to be paying attention. Hook them with a vivid image, joke, anecdote, etc. Picture handing in a proposal or report for review and never hearing anything back. There is more than one way to look at an object. You can view it from the front or back, close up or far away, and so on. This is also true of eLearning. So, this post is going to consider it from a different perspective.

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.

What Is the Sensory Semantic Theory?

mysimpleshow

Pictures and images are more likely to be remembered than words. Pictures have this advantage over words, because of the way pictorial information is encoded. This is also referred to as the picture superiority effect. According to Nelson, pictures are perceptually more distinct from one another than words. Pictures have another advantage over words: According to the sensory semantic theory pictures also assess meaning more directly than words.

Tips For Creating ELearning Visuals

LearnDash

Simply inserting a random picture isn’t going to make your course more effective. To help give you some guidance on how to use visuals in your courses, SHIFT ELearning has developed a rather straight-forward checklist that you can use to evaluate any image or chart you have within your content. Avoid visual distractions and try to use images with the purpose of clarifying objectives. Images and graphics should logically connect to the information on the screen.

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Masking effects in PowerPoint: Creating stencils

BrightCarbon

Specifically we’ll show you how you can use PowerPoint shapes as stencils to cut out shapes and images to make beautifully designed slides that look like they’ve been to a professional. Now we can cut out parts of images and shapes to create something more interesting. And as well as making your PowerPoint look good, they can also serve some more practical purposes, like helping to draw your audience’s attention to a particular part of the slide.

Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios

360 Training

Grab learner’s attention by adding risk-filled situations and challenging elements and keep the students alert with unexpected outcomes. Simple: Use simple and direct language while writing elearning scenarios to avoid confusion and keep learner attention from wandering off. Catchy pictures: A picture is worth a thousand words. When developing elearning scenarios, use interesting and relevant images to help student to visualize the situation.

6 Tips to Create Engaging Presentations for Your Online Classrooms

Raptivity

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.

Video Training Is Critical for Employee Success

KnowledgeCity

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a video worth? But there’s more to it than that — video visuals also appear to create a quicker emotive connection with online video garnering an enormous 1,200 percent more shares than text and images put together. Consequently, your employees are simply more likely to pay attention to any training tool you provide in video format with 75 percent of them indicating they would rather watch a video than read a text.

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10 Rules To Follow For Fruitful Inclusion Of Multimedia In E-Learning

G-Cube

Coherence Principle – This principle states that learners learn better when extraneous words, pictures and sounds are excluded rather than included. Multimedia Principle – This is a well-known principle that learners prefer to learn better from words and pictures than from words alone. Readily available generic images as well as content-specific images like graphs or screenshots can be utilized – the choice is wide and varied.

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How to Design Fantastic M-Learning with 9 Guidelines

Infopro Learning

Unlike most eLearning courses, m-learning offers only a fourth of the screen space for gathering learner attention. Refrain from using long videos or high-resolution images, as this would mean a longer loading time and expensive data charges. Also avoid the use of handheld, personal digital assistant or the smartphone devices with only 128 x 160 pixels resolution for high-quality images. Always make use of large screens as it is easier to read from and retain attention.

Knowledge Is in the Cards

Association eLearning

The goal is to figure out which picture card another player is thinking of, based on a hint they provide. The five picture cards were: 1. Using examples is a good way to get learners’ attention and help them remember content. Depending on who you are, “He waited at the starting line, muscles tense and ready to go” could call up the image of a runner, racecar driver, horse, greyhound, or a number of other possibilities.