The case for clip art and stock photography

Clive on Learning

When it comes to the sourcing of visual aids, you would not hesitate to have a photographer carry out a photo shoot (even if this involved hiring models, booking studios, elaborate location shots and endless Photoshop manipulation of the results); you'd have no qualms about asking a graphic designer to put together complex Flash animations or an illustrator to do, well, illustrations. That's when I turn to clip art and stock photography.

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

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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.

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Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

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Flash vs. HTML5: You can publish to Flash, HTML5, or both (and prioritize either over the other). Does your company want to decrease Flash use and focus on future browsers with HTML5? This is a great supplement to your current stock photography and character sites.

Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios

Learning Visions

Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. They’ve also got cartoon assets and some animated flash characters. Or will you stick with free online stock photos? Tags: photography scenarios

Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?

eLearning Brothers

There are tons of stock photography sites online. Stylize Flash Images. JOIN THE CRUSADE…NO MORE CHEESY, ANIMATED CLIPART! 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. The images must also look professional and give the learner confidence that the material is accurate.

ARTICULATE NON EST REX – 3 REASONS HIGHER ORDER LEARNING IS BEYOND THE MOAT

Wonderful Brain

At one point I ordered up a truly engaging interactive and the developer with whom I worked finally resorted to a mash up of Flash squeezed into an Articulate shell to create the most creative piece to come out of the that shop. Plus it migrates to either Flash or HTML5. Perhaps I thought this whole situation was an anomaly and that most other large firms including learning vendors reserved their higher concepts and critical thinking demands for courseware using Flash and HTML5.

Top five tips for running a successful photo shoot

Spicy Learning

If it’s not your day job, setting up and running a photography session can seem daunting, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. And, if you have the time, why not add some extra ‘generic’ poses for stock photos that might be useful for further projects? You need at least one main light or flash, a fill light to cut out shadows and ideally a third backlight to light the backdrop and isolate the subject.