Grabbing Your Trainees with the Right Picture


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.

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.


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Power Up Pictures with PowerPoint

360 Training

A picture is worth a thousand words. What pictures are you using in your course ? If you have software tools that let you edit your photos and carefully plan your diagrams, fantastic! To use PowerPoint as your image formatting tool, start by adjusting the dimensions of the PowerPoint deck so that the output perfectly fits the position you intend to put the pictures onscreen. Resize a photo. Crop a photo. Click your picture, then the crop button.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

But that’s kind of ugly and pulls attention away from your actual content. It de-emphasizes the unnecessary information yet doesn’t completely obscure it – people can tell that there used to be something there and can see how it fits into the larger picture. You want to focus viewers’ attention on a particular button, or action, so they know what to click on, or the right way to do something. Blurring works with photos, too!

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

picture of the costs of. and even a photo as this will make. you have a complete picture. Begin with the big picture. developing the big picture—or what. capture their attention? picture of the learning journey and how the pieces will. Developing a.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

But that’s kind of ugly, and pulls attention away from your actual content. It de-emphasizes the unnecessary information yet doesn’t completely obscure it – people can tell that there used to be something there and can see how it fits into the larger picture. You want to focus viewers’ attention on particular button, or action, so they know what to click on, or the right way to do something. Blurring works with photos, too!

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. Youre right about how we get used to one picture.

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6 Visual Design Tips to Make Your Course More Effective


If you’re trying to remember what you learned, recalling the picture that was on the page when you read it can help. It shouldn’t be just any picture, however. The picture should be relevant to the content, even if it’s a little abstract.

Focus on What Matters Most

Marcia Conner

There are other people who don’t necessarily get it as quickly, or who understand the overall picture but can’t quite figure out how to get their own lives there. photo credit: Thomas Quine, Snowy Beach Stream ]. change Wellbeing Attention consumerism focus interview minimalism simplicity stuff Right at the time I thought I had it all, I realized I had no time to spend on any of it. Thankfully, in a book by Elaine St.

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Use Images that Make a Difference

eLearning Brothers

Here are the main results of his study: - Users pay close attention to photos and other images that contain relevant information but ignore fluffy pictures used to “jazz up&# Web pages. Some types of pictures are completely ignored. Other types of pictures are treated as important content and scrutinized. Photos of products and real people (as opposed to stock photos of models) often fall into this category.

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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How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning


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. Having people in the picture also makes a photo more memorable and interesting.

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? Before we get started, if you need quality stock photos for your presentation, you can try sites like Unsplash or Pexels , as they offer a large online library of copyright-free, high definition images. Now the picture has been inserted, let’s crop it.

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. 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? Do you want to make fun eLearning content that reinforces knowledge and gives your learners practice opportunities?

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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? net : You can download free and premium stock photos and illustrations. The website’s most popular categories are pictures of people and business pictures. Here, you can find more than 13,700 free stock photos. FreePixels : Here, you can find over 5,951 free, high-resolution stock photos, classified into 40 categories.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Editing Graphics to Draw Attention Tom Kuhlman wrote about not only ungrouping ClipArt elements in PowerPoint to create custom ClipArt, but also about using silhouettes to draw attention and convey meaning.   Another way to draw attention to specific areas of graphics is to add a cartoon effect to parts of the image. Do you have any tips for sprucing up less-than-stellar stock photos or clipart? 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. They are my favorite image libraries for free stock photos.

How To Land Your First Job?

Your Training Edge

Picture it: you’ve found the perfect job, and after submitting your curriculum vitae, you never get a call. The reason behind this is because your CV is not good enough to attract the employer’s attention. If you’re not asked by the recruiter to add your photo, don’t add it.

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Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

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. You can post these pictures to Instagram to show prospective members that your association can provide what they need, in an atmosphere will appeal to them.

Benefits Of Microlearning Videos To Drive Employee Engagement


As we all know, videos are a better approach to catch humans’ attention. Also, a picture is worth more than a thousand words, and so are videos. So, by using microlearning videos for your online training, you can help to affect the way your learners picture things. Firstly, you can use them in online training to catch your learners’ attention and tell them what is in it for them. Photo by Magnus on Unsplash.

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

360 Training

If you are good with photo editing software, designing an image stylization template can be very useful and time-saving. If not, take advantage of the basic picture editing features of PowerPoint and work your way towards professional looking images. It is better to have a white space on the course slide than to have an image divert learners’ attention. The soul does not think without a picture. We live in a visual age.

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. Read more: The neuroscience of attention and why instructional designers should know about it.

Deconstructing Design V: Sliders and Lego

eLearning Alchemy

But, to create these interactions we needed excellent photos. 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. At this point we could start creating our triggers… one trigger for every single photo (yep, about 240 of them). Length: 1010 words. Reading Time: ~4.5 minutes.

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. 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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Making a Good First Impression With Your eLearning Course


Using puns, wordplay, or other attention-getting devices only confuses consumers and makes it more difficult for them to find what they’re looking for. Choose your thumbnail picture wisely. Consumers often look at your course picture before even reading the description, making it a surprisingly important aspect to selling your course. Play around with different phrasing, photos, and content to see what works best.

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. I am still thinking of using Aurasma: we might use it in our corporate museum to bring our old photos and artefacts to life.

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.

All You Need To Understand Before Getting A Glucose Daddy


They may have only a couple of fuzzy pictures drawn in dim illumination or photos that have been demonstrably not taken in the last decade, or they may not need done areas of their profile like their annual income or worth that is net. L k for guys who’ve been longtime people in the web site with a few photos and who possess taken the time for you to compose a description of on their own and what they’re trying to find.

Facilitating the transition from online to face-to-face conversations and vice versa

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Photo by sparkzy I participated in the online facilitation course by Nancy White (long ago!) After the meeting they post reports and photos online, as well as discussions. People are curious to see the pictures, hence log on and may then contribute as well to discussions. Hence it is very important that there is a clear sense of urgency and that the topic is important enough to deserve more attention.

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?

Joe Sabia – opening keynote at Brainshark #sharkmeet12

Learning Visions

How do you present info in a way people will pay attention ? Relevant aesthetics – no pictures of hotdogs and bunnies! So how do we get people to pay attention ? Makes it so damn hard to pay attention to anything. Attention is a valued commodity. Use creativity to stand out and capture that attention! Not trips or tricks, but perspectives in grabbing attention. Huge headline, big photos. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.

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. For instance, the models in stock photos may be dressier than your workplace, particularly if your audience is in a distribution or manufacturing center. Breaking out of the corporate template can sometimes be difficult, but it can be very attention-getting and memorable. The company wants you to keep costs down. You want to keep the e-learning course interesting.

9 Tips for a Successful eLearning Photoshoot

Leo Learning

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. Add as many inspo pictures as possible to assist in communicating with the crew and photographer on the desired angle, lighting and composition. If you plan on using models, make sure to ask each person who will appear in a photo to sign a release form.

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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10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in 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. Animation and illustration are far more versatile when compared to the sometimes-stiff, always impersonal stock photo. Illustrations do an amazing job of making sure the learner is paying attention to what they’re supposed to. A stock photo can’t really convey things like nonverbal communication or reactions to different scenarios.

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.

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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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. I can edit compliance imagery to create an interactive exercise where students must identify what’s wrong with the picture, and hop to the next slide with another edited image for the answers. David A.

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


Instead of sorting through 10 million photos on a stock photo site to find the one or two that work, you’re inverting the process to create flexibility. If you’re looking for a course targeted at medical school students, how about a picture of a young doctor in a labcoat? If you’re doing a course about factory fire prevention, how about a picture of a guy in a uniform? Ask yourself: “Can my audience picture this character as one of their coworkers?”.