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Top 15 Websites to Get Free Stock Images

learnWorlds

Images, videos, infographics, and other media-related material are amongst the most important elements your site should include. Ready to Get Creative With Stock Photography? Stock photos are generic photos that show people, places, and things that are licensed for commercial use.

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Making a splash!

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Image by Craig Whitehead on Unsplash While in conversation last week at the EDEN annual conference in Bruges, my good friend Marci Powell told me about a brilliant resource called Unsplash. It's a website that hosts a huge, and ever growing repository of superb images, shared freely by talented photographers. Let's say you want to find a picture of colourful, neon lights, reflected off a wet street. The image on this page was found using that search phrase.

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My favorite free images resources for online courses

Matrix

Pictures generally communicate ideas faster than speech or written words. Pictures with people in them are usually more appealing to online users, as these better convey emotions. But any picture can instill some feelings in a an onlooker, when put in the right context. When creating online courses it can be hard to pick and choose the perfect image and put it in the perfect spot in your lesson. The Creative Commons licensing.

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. Hint: Think big picture and focus on one thing. If your tone is serious, look for images with…. Black & white treatment, or images using subtle or neutral color tones. If your tone is exciting, look for images with…. on similar images.

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. com : This website consists of 132549 images, organized into 183 sections.

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Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for creative commons photos, located in Vancouver, BC. FreeDigitalPhotos.net has over 2000 free images that you can use in commercial and noncommercial work.

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How Reusable Learning Objects Can Help You Design Online Courses Faster

CourseArc

These tools can be creatively reused to save time when designing eLearning lessons or creating editable course templates. By looking at the bigger picture during your course design and development phases, you’ll start to see opportunities to build RLOs that can be creatively re-used for multiple applications. Icons and reference images. Image by Juhan Sonin via Flickr Commercial Use Creative Commons License.

Tips for Better Data Visualization

CourseArc

If you’re in the business of data – analyzing it, assessing it, interpreting it, or presenting it – then you also need to find creative and engaging ways to visualize it. Show the Big Picture. Audiences, especially at higher echelons of management, prefer a big picture view as opposed to getting mired in minor details, so make sure the data you’re presenting supports the big picture rather than feeling like disconnected talking points.

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Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

Music can be a challenge but there are many resources that offer free music under a creative commons license. For example, a piece of equipment is easier to show a picture of instead of trying to describe it to learners. With Graphicstock I don’t need to worry about all the attribution rules that creative commons requires. Blog Uncategorized audio background music image multimedia music stock photography video

How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video

Mindflash

Trainees at a call center must provide consistent answers to common questions — sound clips demonstrate the proper language. If your audience is running on older, slower hardware, try keeping media files to a minimum — pictures might be worth 1000 words, but can just as easily suck up hundreds of megabytes. Adding Images. To create a new slide containing a picture, select the New Slide command from the Insert menu.

Updated – Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

Music can be a challenge, but many sites offer free music under a creative commons license. For example, a piece of equipment is more natural to show a picture of instead of trying to describe it to learners. The site is [link] and what makes them unique is they have lots of pictures of people, which tend to be rare in free stock photo sites. They have over 100,000 completely free images which you can use without attribution.

6 tips for using images in your e-learning material

eFront

In this one we’ll be sharing 6 tips for usingimages and illustrations. If, for example, you want to have a children friendly look for your website then use cheeky, colorful images that appeal to kids. Use pictures to tell a story. Don’t use pictures as mere decoration or ornamental elements. Ask yourself if adding a specific picture or graphic serves this purpose  if it doesn’t, leave it out. The internet is not an stock image library.

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. United States License.

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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". " Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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The #blimage list

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The challenge is this: Send an image to friends in your personal learning network and ask them to write a learning related blog post about it. They then challenge their friends with an image of their choice. All the posts are labelled with the hashtag #blimage (blog-image) so they can be easily discovered and aggregated. Oh, and if you need an image, there's one here to get you started. Unported License. blimage blogging challenge education image learning PLN

Selfie number 10

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Recently, in the wake of the #blimage blogging challenge I've been thinking about the power of photos and images. I usually run into them at conferences, and of course, a good way to create a memory is to get a picture taken with them. On the left of the picture is Harold Jarche , who is chair of the Internet Time Alliance and a champion of social learning. Unported License. selfieX education image learning photograph selfies Technology

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Classic Learning Research in Practice – Avoid breaching Copyright

Adobe Captivate

If content creators want to protect their expressions with copyright then they will require a fixation in a tangible medium, that shows originality and is minimally creative. You are also free from copyright, when it clearly states that the fixation is in the public domain or is licensed by Creative Commons with attribution. Copyright by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images. How using Google Images can cost you $8,000.

Telling your story

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They also encompass hyperlinks, sounds, videos, and images. Specifically, the session focused on images as narrative, and all of the group managed to create some impressive and in some cases stunning image sequences. I used images from a trip with my students to the Gambia in 2009 to present my own example of a narrative at the beginning of the session. This image is of a man looking out over the sea, in a coastal village in the Gambia. Unported License.

#LearningIs sharing

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The picture on this page of two children sharing was shared freely by its author on Wikimedia Commons. I'm using it freely because he gave his permission in a Creative Commons licence on the site. The image will get a lot more exposure than those by other photographers who don't freely licence their work. Yes, I know photographers need to earn a living just like everyone else, but giving one or two images away for free is actually good practice.

The #blimage list

Learning with 'e's

The challenge is this: Send an image to friends in your personal learning network and ask them to write a learning related blog post about it. They then challenge their friends with an image of their choice. All the posts are labelled with the hashtag #blimage (blog-image) so they can be easily discovered and aggregated. Oh, and if you need an image, there's one here to get you started. Unported License. blimage blogging challenge education image learning PLN

Our viral web

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In an interesting episode last year, I personally experienced the power of the viral web through Wikipedia Commons. I took several pictures of Punk Godfather Malcolm McLaren when he spoke at Handheld Learning 2009 in London. The next day I posted his picture onto my Flickr account and licenced it under Creative Commons for free sharing and re-use. Subsequently others loaded it up in several versions to Wikimedia Commons. Unported License.

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Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

Also on show was the HTC Vive - a VR suite which provided a truly immersive experience (pictured). The capability of the system to allow you to render 3D images and then view them from all angles and perspectives was quite a powerful effect. The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts. Unported License.

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Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with 'e's

Image source: Novak Archive (1965) In a conversation with Sugata Mitra several years ago, the novelist Arthur C. They get to know their charges well, finding creative ways to help them to learn optimally, engaging them with methods and activities designed to draw out the best performances. Good teachers continually reflect on their practice, think critically and act creatively. Enjoy the retro-futuristic images! Unported License.

#TwistedTropes 27. Washington's wooden teeth

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I don't know where this image came from. It's also common knowledge that he wore false teeth. Look at the pictures of him, and especially his face on the one dollar bill, and you'll see that his mouth is distorted, and his lips are bulging outwards in a pout. Unported License.

#TwistedTrope 23: Dale's crappy cone

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An important use of Dale's cone: Image from Wikimedia Commons Dale's cone is a very funny idea. Montezuma's terrible revenge Hadrian's busted wall by Steve Wheeler was written in London, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Space exploration

Learning with 'e's

Image from University of Northampton A death was announced today in the Times. The picture above (an artists impression) depicts a lectern and a wall of screens at one end of a carpeted room, with chairs and tables dotted around, cabaret style. Space exploration by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Engage and inspire

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The following morning, it will be my turn to speak, and I will be providing a keynote entitled: 'Teachers and Technology: The Big Picture' in which I will talk about how teachers can harness the power of new and emerging technology to inspire and engage learners. Image source Engage and inspire by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Python's got legs!

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Actually, if you're a teacher who's interested in anything to do with critical thinking, creativity or logical reasoning you should definitely be interested. by Steve Wheeler was written in London, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Fractal education

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The Mandelbrot set pictured here is one such fractal , and I sometimes use it in my talks to illustrate a key educational point. Image from Wikimedia Commons Fractal education by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. I love fractals. They are essentially art made from maths.

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

Each layout uses a set of content placeholders and each placeholder, depending on its type, may contain text, pictures, video or more complex content such as tables, charts and SmartArt. This is very common in organisations that have issued revisions to templates either to make minor corrections and design tweaks or as a result of a more significant rebranding program. I say “encourage” because you can always break it and go off-brand with your creative muscle.

Working space as learning space

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Graham Attwell over at Pontydysgu (Bridge to Learning) has challenged me to take five pictures that depict my working space as a learning space. The DVDs in this image are relevant for teaching and learning - for example, the Stanford Prison Experiment movie is particularly useful when I'm teaching a session on human behaviour and perception for my second year psychology module. Unported License.

Zoom, webinars and anti-emetics

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When she eventually gets her camera to work all you and the kids get to see is a blurry close up of her knitted cardigan and the image is jumping all over the place, yet you still have to listen politely as she complains about her lumbago. Unported License.

Robot invasion!

Learning with e's

One of the cutest robots ever - iCub - is pictured here. As usual, our conference dinner will be held in the historic and picturesque area of Plymouth's Barbican quayside (pictured), and there will be a Devon cream tea. Image sources: University of Plymouth and Jose Luis Garcia Robot invasion! by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

5 technologies to promote creative learning

Learning with 'e's

If those methods can also encourage creative thinking, they are even more welcome in the classroom. Technology can provide some of those creative solutions. Here are just five ideas for using technology to support learning, while promoting creative thinking, and I''m sure that with a little thought you will be able to adapt them to your own subject area. 1) Senses: In this picture the five traditional human senses are depicted. Unported License.

Joining the dots

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Often, the result is some form of creativity. Give children a camera , and they will show creativity. To reach that creative level, there needs to be freedom. The bottom line is that creativity of any kind is best assessed by the individual themselves. If you have painted a picture, or written a song, it will often mean more to you than it will to others. Unported License. creativity education imagination learning makerspace Technology

8. Noah's character ark

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Image from Public Domain Pictures Noah was a strong character. Thor's lost hammer Noah's character ark by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. He had to be, because he suffered endless ridicule, and hate mail, and trolling on social media (only the first part is actually true - Editor).

Cool daydreaming

Learning with 'e's

Image created by Steve Wheeler (spot the skull) We all have our favourite places. Spaces in which we can relax, be one with nature, or unleash our creative instincts. When it comes to creativity, one of the best places for me is my 'home office space'. What you can't see in the image above is the seat I took this picture from before I processed it into cartoon format. Unported License.

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Breaking the rules, banana cake and Brexit

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pexels Here's a quote for you to consider: "Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools." The little chap in the pictures is clearly enjoying his banana cake. I'm highlighting the problems that occur when teachers insist that there is only one 'right way' to calculate in maths, construct a sentence, paint a picture, or solve a problem. Unported License.

Communication and learning in a digital age

Learning with 'e's

This situation challenges us to think more creatively about the interaction between communication technologies and learning, and to explore how our educational models are being impacted by the processes of social change that come with digitalization, the emergence of social media and the Web 2.0. The other articles were written specially for this issue by members of the group and give a picture of the themes and questions we are now exploring. Unported License.

It's about the kids

Learning with e's

More reports from the conference later) Images by Jason Truscott (More pictures of #pelc11 here ) It's about the kids by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The Plymouth e-Learning Conference (PeLC) is over for another year, but the memories and the reverberations will be there for a long time, methinks.