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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. What may work for an anonymous website doesn’t have the same impact when you’re trying to get learners to sit up and pay attention. Learners can sense stock photography from a mile away.

Deconstructing Design V: Sliders and Lego

eLearning Alchemy

Together, with my nephew Saahil, we created four (4) interactions using Lego photography and Interactive Sliders. Photography. But, to create these interactions we needed excellent photos. Rotating a toy perfectly in place for the purpose of photography is incredibly difficult. We started each slide with our first photo for each scene and sized and positioned it appropriately. We then used the “Change Picture” option to swap in the correct photo for each state.

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The best free PowerPoint templates online

BrightCarbon

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! Slidesgo also has some lovely photography-heavy free PowerPoint templates.

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

ATD Learning Technologies

In an organization that promotes a casual and fun work environment, an e-learning course that looks homemade and features amateur photography can fit right in—in fact, it may even be preferred. Shoot Your Own Photos. Taking your own photos or video is pretty easy to do these days. Besides cost, another advantage of do-it-yourself photography is the ability to create images that match your particular work environment. The company wants you to keep costs down.

The Top Trending Course Topic Ideas in 2020

learnWorlds

Google Trends shows that several course topics are getting more attention lately with google searches increasing in many subject areas of online learning. d) Photography. Photography offers the potential to see the world through a different lens, literally and metaphorically.

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An illustrated guide to illustrating elearning

Saffron Interactive

According to the dual-code theory, hypothesised by Allan Paivio in 1971, pictures are twice as memorable as text as they mean that the lesson imprints twice on the memory – once as a visual image, and again as a verbal association. There are so many ways to create illustration; I’ve used pen and pencils, as well as the more modern approaches involving digitally merging photos and drawings. Who doesn’t like cartoons?

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How to Get the Perfect Lighting for Video Courses

learnWorlds

Linco Lincostore Photography Photo Table Top Studio Lighting Kit, Image Source. The background light illuminates any background you have, making the overall picture more beautiful. While the backlight and the background light add a nice depth to your picture, they are not necessarily essential. There is a term in photography- Light quality- that refers to how harsh or soft the light is. Large Photography Softbox Continuous Photo Lighting ($126.99).

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Instagram Tips for Your Business

OpenSesame

It’s important to make sure that the photography you are posting matches with the current branding of the company. Try your hand at photo-editing to increase clarity or colors. Another way to market products on Instagram is by announcing giveaways, promotions, or contests that will encourage attention from (potential) followers. As opposed to Twitter, pictures posted on Instagram usually stay relevant on someone’s feed longer instead of getting lost in the noise.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

We've all spent hours in front of eLearning or PowerPoint presentations filled with dodgy clipart or stock photos. but I am sick and tired of seeing eLearning courses that use irrelevant stock photography - it's no wonder that we repeatedly hear learners saying "eLearning is so boring and ugly". (I Turns out this initial conversation is also a great way to test their communication skills and check for attitude, punctuality and attention to detail etc.). “

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

ATD Learning Technologies

In an organization that promotes a casual and fun work environment, an e-learning course that looks homemade and features amateur photography can fit right in—in fact, it may even be preferred. Shoot Your Own Photos. Taking your own photos or video is pretty easy to do these days. Besides cost, another advantage of do-it-yourself photography is the ability to create images that match your particular work environment. The company wants you to keep costs down.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

The audience who come to see these presentations, pay attention for a few minutes then retreat to their mobile phones. pictures really are worth a 1,000 words. The best image is not a “gratuitous”, pretty picture. Tip #2: Catch the audiences’ attention by doing this. They flip through it quickly until something grabs their attention such as colors, images, headlines, etc. Give people something that catches their attention.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

LifterLMS

Things that are alive move, and that attracts more attention and engagement than still photos. I don’t have a $5000 computer with Final Cut Pro and all this stuff, but they do know how to take pictures. Can you talk about the origin of working with just pictures? In fact, the name Animoto is some kind of combination like animated photos. You could have up to like 25 photos, sometimes people had none, or just five and they weren’t that good.

Big Niches and Creating an Ecosystem Around Your Tribe with Avery White of Third Person Creative

LifterLMS

In the online education space it is important to capture attention and encourage engagement. Avery shares some great examples of telling stories through media formats like photography. That’s just in a photo. Photography has a mood. I’m very much a big picture thinker. My work and my business and this podcast is focused on a particular niche, but I’m very much a big picture thinker like you. I’m not awesome at photography.

Teacher Appreciation Week – A Conversation with Chris Badgett on the World of Online and Offline Education Honoring Teachers

LifterLMS

Then, I might have you submit a photo or an essay about what happened, what was your experience applying that information. Send me a picture of what happened or describe what actually happened when you applied it and tried to make it work for you. I did actually catalog it pretty good with photography, so that if I ever did want to come back and make a course about it, that I had the raw materials.

Cinemagraphs – The Latest Trend in eLearning

Mindflash

A photograph with a spot of subtle movement, a cinemagraph is quite literally a photo come to life, and its simultaneous naturalness and unusualness can be utterly arresting. In this way, the cinemagraph captures attention in a more natural way than colors or diagrams. There are no bright red arrows drawing our attention in real life. As a motion picture, they are more capable of reflecting natural movement than most graphics, but their unusualness draws the eye.