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. Using stock images is one of the most cost-effective ways to add interest to your elearning. If you’re not getting your photography, or your illustration created for your course, then you’re missing out on the impact it can offer.

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. Photography puts real people in front of learners, and their own unconscious biases could affect the connection (or lack thereof) they feel. Learners can sense stock photography from a mile away.

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How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant

LifterLMS

Learn how to level up your marketing, web design, and photography with consultant and business coach Jean Perpillant in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Jean is the founder of Design Theory, an agency built to help business owners with professional photography and digital strategy. Chris shares how when he finds a great looking website, their use of too much stock photography can kill the brand and the great design elements in other areas of the website.

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 This week I gave my first year education students a new project. In pairs they were asked to produce a short video - without words - to tell the story of a part of the history of Plymouth.

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. . . Learn to create home videos everyone will want to watch with tips on editing, using effects and transitions, as well as how to improve sound. Want to take your digital photography skills to the next level? Don''t miss this engaging three-part series on the fundamentals of photography.

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Shutterstock vs. iStock for presentation photos

BrightCarbon

Read to the end to discover where we find our favourite free stock photography too! With iStock you have the option to view the whole series of pictures, which is useful, but not to see more images of the same model. In many ways the image selection these two stock photography sites offer is similar. Shutterstock is also helpful when you need quite specific photography, like product images.

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5 eLearning Examples That Will Get You Thinking Outside the Box

eLearning Brothers

Developed for photography students, Camera Simulator allows learners to manipulate the controls of a virtual camera and observe the effects their actions have on the outcome of the picture. A good way to get unstuck from developing boring courses is to analyze good eLearning examples. So to help you get unstuck, here are five eLearning examples that will change the way you think, and help you get outside the box. Connect with Haji Kamal. Watch the demo here.

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The Top Trending Course Topic Ideas in 2020

learnWorlds

Mostly after the effects of COVID, people were looking to learn a new skill, or in this case, a new language, instead of just staying home. d) Photography. Photography offers the potential to see the world through a different lens, literally and metaphorically.

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Leading In a Technological Disruptive Market

Your Training Edge

In today’s highly turbulent times characterized by technological disruptive market, effective leadership is more about the best principles than the best practices, requiring the leaders to adopt a disruptive management approach. This article talks about the technological disruptive market and the need and ways for effectively managing and leading disruptive markets as well as workplaces.

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The best free PowerPoint templates online

BrightCarbon

Slidesgo also has some lovely photography-heavy free PowerPoint templates. An effective presentation uses photography intentionally to tell a story, not just to make slides look pretty. A word of warning – don’t pick a deck just because you like the images used: photography is likely not actually included in the template. The title slides look cool once you add your own pictures: But a few of the other layout options are very text heavy!

3 Simple Factors To Help You Make Better Image Choices For Your Courses

gomo learning

However, it will still only be effective if you’ve considered the bigger picture and how it supports your learning goals. Illustration and animation: It’s fine to use illustration and photography in your image and video assets.

Stunning Presentation Design Using PowerPoint Morph

BrightCarbon

In this post we look at the mind-bending world of Morph and how to use it create stunning design effects in PowerPoint. You can achieve this with an animation effect, but the animation would only happen once the transition is complete, so the timing would be off. As you go through the sequence you also realize that the slide uses visible elements in different layers to achieve an effect of revealing or hiding other content. Dynamic photography with PowerPoint morph.

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. If you don’t have a DSLR, use your smartphone to take pictures. If you’ve never made a video before this post will dig into a high level workflow of how it’s done.

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How to Get the Perfect Lighting for Video Courses

learnWorlds

Linco Lincostore Photography Photo Table Top Studio Lighting Kit, Image Source. The background light illuminates any background you have, making the overall picture more beautiful. If you need a specific type of shot, you can adapt your system by adding or removing lights to achieve various effects. While the backlight and the background light add a nice depth to your picture, they are not necessarily essential.

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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.

5 Instagram Tips and Tricks for Marketing

OpenSesame

The first step to creating a strong Instagram following is to identify your cookie-cutter customer, and attempt to relate through your pictures and captions. This rule does not necessarily mean merely posting pictures of things you believe your customers love and enjoy. The best way to relate to your customers is to posts pictures of things they will enjoy that can also relate back to your brand and product.

Review: Adobe Spark

BrightCarbon

This extra guidance really adds value, stopping you from simply copying and pasting text in and encouraging you to order your content effectively. This is a basic graph I made in PowerPoint, saved as a picture, then uploaded. Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app.

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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.

5 Instagram Tips and Tricks for Marketing

OpenSesame

The first step to creating a strong Instagram following is to identify your cookie-cutter customer, and attempt to relate through your pictures and captions. This rule does not necessarily mean merely posting pictures of things you believe your customers love and enjoy. The best way to relate to your customers is to posts pictures of things they will enjoy that can also relate back to your brand and product.

5 Unusual e-Learning Techniques

KZO Innovations

Read on to learn about 5 unusual but effective e-Learning techniques that are most definitely worth a try! Real Photography. Take pictures of your staff, use your office and customer settings for any scenarios and examples – make it real, and of course relevant to the content you’re posting. . There are a number of different ways to learn – but which are the best learning techniques to capture and maintain attention ?

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. As opposed to Twitter, pictures posted on Instagram usually stay relevant on someone’s feed longer instead of getting lost in the noise.

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. It’s a cost-effective solution, saving time and money that would otherwise be spent on expensive photo-shoots. Mixing photography and illustration is a great way to ensure that illustration benefits, rather than damages, brand recognition.

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8 Ways to Keep Members of Societies Engaged in the Digital Era

Kitaboo

The age-old process of using flyers and brochures is not as effective now as they were before. You can post pictures of events and activities. Use Real Images and Videos Instead of Stock Photography. But to stay true to your cause and generate genuine interest among members of society, it is advisable to use authentic pictures and videos of events, activities, meetings etc. Analytics is a simple yet important tool to measure the effectiveness of any online content.

4 Video making tips for instructional designers

Matrix

There is a good reason for that never ending army of professionals behind every good motion picture. 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. His speech was great, the words were friendly but the way it he appeared on the screen just made the audience look at his teeth and up his nostrils so the effect was lost.

20 Free Educational Apps

Ed App

Ed is a better mobile learning management system designed for today’s digital habits, delivering more engaging and effective micro-learning directly to learners anytime and anywhere. 20 Best Free Educational Apps.

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.

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

Litmos

Sometimes we write it out in text, and support the ideas with images and pictures as well. Very few course packages can do that effectively, however the internet uses individual media formats that work perfectly across all devices. But over the years other software companies have created image editing tools that rival the master of the photography software world. Introduction to Scaling Up Knowledge. The creation of media content is how we scale up the sharing of knowledge.

Spotlight on.SHEVA

Edume

This takes into consideration a number of different elements and I look at lots of data, including internet and mobile access, to make sure we’re maximising our effectiveness and reach. The most recent course we added was Digital Photography which includes how to take good pictures for Instagram or Facebook accounts. Welcome to the latest edition of our blog series about the companies and people who are using EduMe's microlearning platform.

20 free learning tools

Ed App

They offer classes on design, photography, drawing, painting and more. Ed is a better mobile learning management system designed for today’s digital habits, delivering more engaging and effective micro-learning directly to learners anytime and anywhere. EdApp is effective because it incorporates cutting-edge aspects backed by science, such as elements of gamification and spaced repetition.

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What's really ready for prime time in corporate learning?

Litmos

However, the organizer made a comment that stuck with me, to the effect of “to you it’s old, but to many it’s still new”. Once you recognize that your own use of mobile is more around notes, navigation, calendar, contacts, pictures, and more, not courses, you can start to explore the possibilities. The big picture is providing help in the moment to counter our cognitive gaps. The outcomes are better effectiveness and efficiency.

Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By

SHIFT eLearning

Being able to think in pictures will help you take your courses to the next level. One effective method to do this is through digital storytelling. Digital storytelling , is a term coined by Dana Atchley, which combines aspects of the new world (digitized video and photography, for instance) with the old world art of storytelling. At the beginning of their journey, eLearning and online training professionals need to find the “secret sauce” for what works best with learners.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Before you fire up your computer and get to work, just remember: the key to creating effective training with presentation software is to avoid drowning your learner in a sea of text, poor images, and a clunky layout. ON-DEMAND WEBINARS On-demand webinars are a great and cost-effective way to train your employees - as they can access the content anytime, anyplace. If you think training and development is out of your reach, think again.

What sort of journalist am I?

Clive on Learning

I've just made major investments in three new all-consuming hobbies - photography, video and piano playing - and I need time to make sure I get a good return on all three. It breaks away from more traditional print and TV journalism in that you are not answerable to any editor or publisher - there are, effectively, no barriers to entry.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

OpenSesame

This year, we’ve expanded on that list to include 100 new tools that have made us more effective, made a splash or made us think. See a complete picture of your day, including information on people you''ll be meeting with and even notes you''ll need for the appointments. Simply snap a picture of a typography, ad or image you like to add it to projects. Inspiration Grid - Creative showcase of design, art, photography and more, updated daily.

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20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

Simple – teach them some simple rules about creating effective presentations. pictures really are worth a 1,000 words. The best image is not a “gratuitous”, pretty picture. A lot of speakers use photography to illustrate their ideas. Tip: Use animation effectively. Original Article published on Forbes.com. Written by Mark Fidelman. All rights researved by Mark Fidelman and Forbes.com. Click on the Forbes.com to see the article. .

Insights from a presentation designer: Q&A with Julie Terberg

BrightCarbon

Occasionally, the slides needed enhancement using film techniques, as many effects were not yet possible using software. Getting clients to think outside the box with slide design is so much easier if you can show them a ‘for instance’ to paint the picture for them. Photography can also be inspiring. Julie Terberg is a passionate designer, consultant, writer, and Microsoft PowerPoint MVP based in Michigan.

Angela Brown’s Recurring Revenue Niche Membership Site Journey and Success Story

LifterLMS

I didn’t even know that you could adjust the size of pictures. So all my pictures I was uploading were thumbnail size, and I was trying to create a learning management course around thumbnail size pictures. And the picture behind me is just residential cleaning supplies.

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Big Niches and Creating an Ecosystem Around Your Tribe with Avery White of Third Person Creative

LifterLMS

Avery shares some great examples of telling stories through media formats like photography. If you want to talk about the effect of Harry Potter on children’s literature, now you’re getting into, okay, this is a piece of literature that affected an entire generation of people and infected an entire class of writers. Photography has a mood. I’m very much a big picture thinker. Yes, I’m a writer, but I love photography.

How to Choose the Right Course to Build or Membership Site Topic to Focus on with Ryan Levesque

LifterLMS

Detaching yourself from the outcome of your business is something Ryan endorses as a strategy to help you stay focused on using your business as a vehicle to learn the skills you need to be effective in your field. Ryan Levesque: The orchid photography course, as an example, we actually partnered with the course creator. An example I share in the book is newborn photography. Newborn photography. Chris Badgett: Like toddler photography.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

LifterLMS

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. I don’t have a $5000 computer with Final Cut Pro and all this stuff, but they do know how to take pictures. Can you talk about the origin of working with just pictures? That’s why using video when we’re trying to teach is so effective. You have the first three items on your menu are business, photography and family.