Illustration vs photography for elearning

Sponge UK

Choosing a visual style for your elearning often comes down to illustrations versus photography. Palaeolithic humans clearly understood how to use illustration to present information effectively. Stock images Most stock image libraries include photos and illustrations.

Course of the Week Highlight: Diversity, Digital Photography, and More!

OpenSesame

Whether you’re looking to move from selfies to more advanced photography or become a business analyst (or both!), These courses from popular seller ej4 teach your employees to effectively and respectfully engage with everyone in your workplace. Learn Digital Photography Basics. Introduction To Digital Photography. By: Pro Photo Insights. This three-part course is the perfect beginner digital photography tutorial. Happy Wednesday!

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. 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.

Shoot Great Photos and Videos This Holiday Season

OpenSesame

For those looking to go one step further and break out the fancy cameras and wow with new skills, we''ve got the courses to help you master home video and digital photography. . . Want to take your digital photography skills to the next level?

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The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Trivantis

Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect. If you’ve ever met someone and instantly disliked him because of his wrinkled shirt or unflattering hairstyle, you’ve experienced the Halo Effect.

Stories without words

Learning with e's

On the second day of the project they assembled their images and videos together, added sound effects and music, and then presented their videos to their peers and the module tutors for feedback. cameras education history iMovie learning Moviemaker photography Plymouth Technology video

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Using Instagram For Social Learning

LearnDash

If you are not familiar with Instagram, it is an online app that allows people to share photos and videos. What’s nice about these suggestions is that they don’t just apply to artistic courses like photography.

Design Dos & Don’ts: Images and More

Trivantis

Creating effective eLearning courses requires good design—even if you don’t have a design background. Take a look at a few important design dos and don’ts that they recommended for eLearning developers: Do: Use custom photography.

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.

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

ATD Learning Technologies

Fortunately, there are ways to save money and still deliver effective, high-quality e-learning. Don’t cut corners on getting the content right and having effective instructional design. The most cost-effective option, however, is to use internal talent for audio.

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A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics

Bottom-Line Performance

All too often you find unrelated stock photography , huge chunks of text in awkward places , and mismatched color schemes in eLearning courses. I created illustrations for the environments the “characters” existed in, and then we used photos for real people.

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Attract Students’ Attention in 30 Seconds or Less

Experiencing eLearning

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 Best of e-Learning in June

Trivantis

Take a look at the top ten articles below, covering everything from mobile design to taking your own stock photos. Learn about how to use the Kirkpatrick Model to evaluate your online training and create more effective e-Learning. Be a Stock Photography Model!

Image Cropping 101: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

To “crop” an image is to remove or adjust the outside edges of an image (typically a photo) to improve framing or composition , draw a viewer’s eye to the image subject, or change the size or aspect ratio. But composing your image when you take a photo is only the start.

How to Get the Perfect Lighting for Video Courses

learnWorlds

Linco Lincostore Photography Photo Table Top Studio Lighting Kit, Image Source. If you need a specific type of shot, you can adapt your system by adding or removing lights to achieve various effects. CRAPHY Professional Photo Studio Soft Box Lights Continuous Lighting ($89.99).

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Meet an Intellezy Team Member

Intellezy

Besides using it for work purposes, I love retouching photos and adding vignettes to really bring photos to life. It’s a great option if you work with “template” projects or “effects” projects. Meet: Matt Cefali, Video Producer.

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

BrightCarbon

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.

How to Convince Higher Ups That “Fun” eLearning Is Good Business

Bottom-Line Performance

When we add game elements and/or highly visual interactions to learning, we create a more powerful experience that can motivate and engage learners in ways that “Click NEXT to continue reading with stock photography” courses never will. A photo-driven example.

7 e-Learning Content Mistakes That Ruin Your Credibility

Trivantis

Your words, graphic design and typography are all more effective for expressing importance. Lame photos. Stock photos of women laughing alone with salad are sure to ruin your course’s credibility. Have a purpose for each photo you use. Details matter.

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An illustrated guide to illustrating elearning

Saffron Interactive

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. It’s a cost-effective solution, saving time and money that would otherwise be spent on expensive photo-shoots.

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"Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have

ID Reflections

In effect, it can act as a set of notes of one's day's learning aggregated and filtered via hashtags and shared with the broader world. Small working out loud circles can use Twitter effectively through facilitated tweet chats as well.

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Video Creation: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

If you have a camera that shoots video and photos (like a DSLR) don’t forget to switch to photography mode and get high quality stills too. Shooting stills in photography mode will always produce better images than pulling from your video because they’ll be much higher resolution.

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100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

Just upload a photo or a gradient as a source and let them do the rest. Photos & Graphics. New Old Stock – a collection of vintage photos from public archives. Moose by Icons8 — Interesting new option for free stock photos that match each other [link] You can even download them all as a big.zip file. Findshot – Yet another great looking resource for free stock photos. Gradients Guru – Pick a gradient and add your photo for great-looking, dead-simple results.

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

ATD Learning Technologies

Fortunately, there are ways to save money and still deliver effective, high-quality e-learning. Don’t cut corners on getting the content right and having effective instructional design. 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. The most cost-effective option, however, is to use internal talent for audio.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

In effect, it can act as a set of notes of one’s day’s learning aggregated and filtered via hashtags and shared with the broader world. Small working out loud circles can use Twitter effectively through facilitated tweet chats as well.

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Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation

Litmos

Very few course packages can do that effectively, however the internet uses individual media formats that work perfectly across all devices. Stock Photo Subscriptions. Up your image game significantly by applying stock photos to all of your work.

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. A company that prides itself in its formality and straightforwardness will be most effective with an Instagram feed that reflects that. Try your hand at photo-editing to increase clarity or colors. Make sure to follow OpenSesame’s instagram at @opensesamenow to see more creative and professional photos!

The Power of Simplicity

eFront

The effect? The effect of less. In return, the mind easily gets distracted and the effect of the training program is lost. These should not be vector graphics on one screen and full-blown art photography on the next. Photo credit.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

More specifically, it allows you to share photos and videos that are accompanied with cool special movement effects and music accompaniment. Animoto’s photo presentation tool is synced with the rhythm of the music you have chosen while at the same time it informs you about the steps of the video editing process all the way to its completion. Also, this tool has a private gallery where you can save all your photos and images.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

Simple – teach them some simple rules about creating effective presentations. A lot of speakers use photography to illustrate their ideas. So when everyone uses great photos, how can you make yours stand out and have an impact on your audience? Tip: Use animation effectively.

5 Instagram Tips and Tricks for Marketing

OpenSesame

Instagram is a great way to market this beauty, especially through photography. It’s easy enough to simply post and caption pictures, but it takes another level of skill and creativity to use the filters and photo effects to your advantage from a marketing standpoint.

Resistance is futile

Learning with e's

Colleagues resisted the presence of computers, because they were worried about the potential effects, and some also questioned their validity. I had to ensure that the computers were deployed appropriately and in a manner that would demonstrate their effectiveness.

5 Instagram Tips and Tricks for Marketing

OpenSesame

Instagram is a great way to market this beauty, especially through photography. . It’s easy enough to simply post and caption pictures, but it takes another level of skill and creativity to use the filters and photo effects to your advantage from a marketing standpoint. Since its beginning in 2010, Instagram is truly a social network to be reckoned with. The mobile-friendly app boasts an incredible 300 million users and 70 million daily posts.

Cinemagraphs in elearning

Sponge UK

A cinemagraph is a photo with a touch of movement, more subtle than a full motion video or animated gif. Named and popularised by fashion photography and design duo Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck , it’s now possible to create them easily and quickly with any smartphone.

4 Video making tips for instructional designers

Matrix

This can give the subject a weak or childlike look so unless it’s an educational video that needs this sort of effect, it’s not advised to use it. Just like in photography, the golden rule of filmed images is The rule of thirds.

Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Immersive learning with VR experiences

Adobe Captivate

You will also find many 360 VR images available on stock.adobe.com, Adobe’s photo and media stock purchasing service as well as many other stock photography resources. Click off the hotspot, then on again to see the selection effect.

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. Most course creators use video, but if you have not tried it out, we encourage you to try it as it is highly effective for teaching. Or it could be like a collage of photos.