How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s. Additionally, there is no way of knowing that the Clipart library will be the same as the images offered by Bing. Their clipart library usage has been in decline, as users gain more familiarity with search engines.

5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

Over Use of Clipart and Freebies. If you don’t already have them, it is imperative that you get a graphic designer and an eLearning Template Library subscription. Clipart and other one-size-fits-all freebies are handy to have but can only take you so far. Since computer clipart became a thing in the early 80′s and 90′s, it has been used millions of times over as cheap illustrations for both personal and professional projects.


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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Free Stock Photos (Update 10/28/2010: suggested by Queralt Suñé ) Nearly 100% of their Royalty Free photos are Free Download.

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Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

They aim to be a community for designers, developers, photographers and other media publishers who want better, easier access to license-specific media on the web. offers stock photographs in high resolution digital. Although the term has been used by illustrators, comic book artist, designers and teachers as well The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits.

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Be a Better eLearning Designer

B Online Learning

I could probably write a book, not an article, on the things that designers and developers should do naturally when building eLearning, especially using Articulate Storyline. Design. Don’t be lazy with graphic design: standard fonts, overuse of bullet points, predictable screen layout. Avoid bad imagery such as artificial stock images, blurry images, MS Office 97 clipart. Make video the hero – add it as full screen not a tiny box or to fit with design.

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

E-learning Uncovered

Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. Here are my top tips for finding and working with stock music. Is music always a great design decision? But assuming you’ve determined that using some music is a good design decision for your project… Try stock photo sites you already use. A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects.

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15 Best Image Sites to Visually Enhance Your Online Training Modules

CommLab India

For an instructional designer, getting the right images is a daunting task. Here, I would like to share a comprehensive list of websites where instructional designers can find relevant images for their courses. These websites go a long way in making the lives of instructional designers easy and help them produce better online modules, faster. Graphicstock : You can download unlimited stock images and use them in all types of projects. eLearning Design Online training

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What’s in Your Media Library?


Both Lectora® and Lectora® Online include a Media Library and access to characters, stock buttons and images as well as providing a location where you can store and share custom project assets. Stock Media: the characters, ClipArt and more to which you have access. Stock Media. Lectora and Lectora Online come with pre-loaded media assets including buttons, characters, Flash Activities and ClipArt. You can find it within the ClipArt folder.

Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download


Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images. On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. In my opinion, it matters less what style of image (realistic photos, clipart, etc) and more that the themes match throughout your course. For example, if you’re going to use clipart, that’s fine, but use the same style.

8 Editing Techniques for Great Images in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Jennifer is an Instructional Designer with five years of experience. You can either import an image from your local computer, drag an image from your desktop to the working area in Lectora or choose an image from the stock library. Selecting My Image opens the My Library section within Lectora while selecting Clip Art opens the Clip Art section of Lectora’s Stock Library. Guest blog by Jennifer Valley. She enjoys blogging, social media, and researching.

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 We see the same old images going round and round, with courses being designed by anyone who gets their hands on a copy of Storyline. . “ ELEARNING DESIGN

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7 Ways to Increase Learner Engagement at Work

Growth Engineering

So, instead of importing stock images or clipart from a google search – opt instead for artwork which is unique, thought out and branded. Video game designer Jane McGonigal gives some very clear cut reasons why we all love games. It’s pretty much a given that online learning presents some undeniable advantages compared with regular face-to-face training. With so much to be gained, all that stands between you and a legendary Learning Management System is learner engagement.

Innovation. Maybe.

Jay Cross

“All human institutions since the dawn of prehistory or earlier had always been designed to prevent change–all of them: family, government, church, army. mails to sell stock to the public in the Radio Telephone Company, “a worthless enterprise.” Bulbs from Open Clipart. Change has always been a catastrophic threat to human security.” ” Peter R. Drucker.

VizThink and Visual Thinking and Learning - Still Not Sure

Tony Karrer

The process also benefits from the creation of personas, visual stories about the learner, which help keep the learner the focus of the design. to help focus the design effort, but that's design 101, not really visual thinking. Again, design 101. Isn't this standard design stuff? Another portion of visual thinking is usability, information design, and interactivity. Uh, Tom, this is exactly user interface design.

Tech Toolbox #08

Mike Taylor

Welcome to the latest collection of tools and apps for your learning, design and technology toolbox. It will supercharge your workflow with a bunch of incredible PowerPoint productivity and design tools, functions and shortcuts that go way beyond PowerPoint’s normal functionality.

Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?

eLearning Brothers

JOIN THE CRUSADE…NO MORE CHEESY, ANIMATED CLIPART! There are tons of stock photography sites online. Graphics – There are times when you want to design your own graphic. Tags: Featured Random Info Tips & Tricks eLearning best practices graphic design images How many times have you seen images like these? Images are an important part of online courses. The trick is that the images we use must enhance the instructional qualities of the content.

Using graphics in eLearning: where to draw the line?

Unicorn Training

Better still, use stock photos for glossy professional pictures, it does come at a price but it is worth it. Jamie Paddock our eLearning Consultant intern explores the use of graphics in eLearning, including his top tips to create interesting and eye-catching content.Using graphics in eLearning can add a more engaging and visually friendly element to the learner experience.

New Time-Saving Camtasia Templates

eLearning Brothers

These are more intros, lower thirds, overlays, layouts, callouts, and transitions all professionally designed and aesthetically pleasing. Another overlay expanded into a theme, Breeze is a simple cloud design that is animated to give a fluffy and care free feeling. Included in the Camtasia Templates package you’ll also find our entire Stock Video library , and our icons, graphics and clipart library!