The case for clip art and stock photography
Clive on Learning
MARCH 6, 2009
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.
Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading
MARCH 28, 2017
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.
How to Convince Higher Ups That “Fun” eLearning Is Good Business
APRIL 2, 2013
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.
Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
OCTOBER 30, 2009
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?
DECEMBER 17, 2009
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
OCTOBER 26, 2012
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
OCTOBER 20, 2009
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.