10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in Learning


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. Animation and illustration are far more versatile when compared to the sometimes-stiff, always impersonal stock photo. A stock photo can’t really convey things like nonverbal communication or reactions to different scenarios.

Photos, Good Enough, Visual Memory, Sentences, & Audio

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Photos for interaction - Boxes and Arrows. In software applications, photography in most cases is used as content element, since photos express situations of human life very well and thus are well suited to capture and represent a certain message. However, photography in interactive media is often a trigger for engagement and interaction. In How We Think Before We Speak: Making Sense Of Sentences the author writes: But how does the language brain act so fast?

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Brain-based Learning, Backchannel, Pics. ipods, & Gaming

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A Fresh Look at Brain-Based Education - PDK. It has been more than 20 years since it was first suggested that there could be connections between brain function and educational practice. When you think about it, often the photo really is more powerful than video at telling the story. The photo captures a moment in time allowing the viewer to slow down and think and wonder and reflect. Photos allow for greater emphasis and may have less distracting elements.

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Attract Students’ Attention in 30 Seconds or Less

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Avoid Fake Photography. Zoom in: even with generic photos, you can focus on a small part and get a different feel. Draw on top of images: If you take a generic photo but do hand drawings on top of it, it tones down the generic feel. The same part of your brain that handles gestures handles tone. Better Beginnings: How to attract students’ attention in 30 seconds or less. Presented by Dr. Carmen Taran. Thanks to the eLearning Guild.

The Top Trending Course Topic Ideas in 2020


Apart from improving cognition, facilitating memory and learning processes, music has the power to enhance creative thinking and combat serious mental and physical illnesses ranging from anxiety, stress, and depression, to brain and heart-related problems. d) Photography.

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Insights from a design doyen: Q&A with Mark Heaps


We were lucky enough to meet Mark at the inaugural Click event in 2018 and knew that our blog readers would be blown away by his photography, Photoshop, and presentation expertise. I was definitely from a more traditional graphic design background, and forever have done photography for people. The agency we have now in Austin actually also has a photography and video studio, so I’ve always been on the technical side of things. I could incorporate photography.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

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Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. It actually generated applause in the middle of the session, and I guarantee that wasn’t due to its cutting-edge custom photography, innovative special effects, or vibrant color scheme! But assuming you’ve determined that using some music is a good design decision for your project… Try stock photo sites you already use.

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


Then, I might have you submit a photo or an essay about what happened, what was your experience applying that information. 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. Learning is a part of being human and even the way our brains are designed with the mirror neurons behaviors and the way babies copy each other and everything, learning is literally everywhere.

How to Grow Your Email List with an Email Challenge and SEO Course Case Study with Brendan Hufford


Later on down the line a friend asked if Brendan could help with SEO on his photography website. Like we talked about with the way my brain works. They just want to take photos. Learn how to grow your email list with an email challenge and SEO course case study with Brendan Hufford from 100 Days of SEO in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Brendan has a lot of experience as a course creator, an SEO professional, and a marketer.

Cinemagraphs – The Latest Trend in eLearning


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. Photography styles are as brandable as the fonts and logos used in your course, and they have the power to stick in learners’ brains very easily, both for learning and marketing purposes.