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Even More Free Stock Images for E-Learning

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Apparently, the internet can’t get enough of free stock images as it seems there are new sites popping up every day. Truth be told, many of the sites aren’t very good and most of the images probably don’t have a good context for e-learning design.

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7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

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It’s always so much fun getting to meet the blog readers and learning more about what people do in the real world. Two things always stand out during these trips: There is no one way to do elearning. You can do a search online for “CRAP design” and find all sorts of free help.

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eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah — November 17, 2014 — eLearning Brothers today announced that it will offer over 500,000 stock photos, graphics, vectors, videos and audio files to the training and development community. This is the first offering of its kind for eLearning professionals.

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A Dozen Free Stock Video Sites for E-Learning

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A while back we had a great challenge on how to use video as the slide background in your elearning courses. Examples of Free Stock Video Courses. Great use of stock video throughout. Find Free Stock Videos. That’s fair for free content.

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The 5 Myths of Rapid E-Learning Revisited

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I came into rapid e-learning from the world of Authorware and Flash where building courses took a lot of time and cost a lot more money. As soon as I asked that question, I heard all of the bellyaching from our Flash developers and most of the custom e-learning vendors we hired.

The New & Improved Rapid E-Learning

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Ten years ago, the e-learning industry was still mostly Flash-based. That meant organizations either had to buy e-learning courses, have them custom-built, or hire a Flash programmer to build them. Thus, the term, rapid e-learning. Want to learn more?

6 Tips To Cut Online Training Costs With A Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool


There are multiple rapid eLearning authoring tools on the market that allow you to develop online training courses in a fraction of the time. But while they do assure eLearning developers of a quick turnaround, can they really save you money in the long run?

10 Sure-Fire Tips for Creating Your Own Stock Photos

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Going to a stock image site and looking for just the right pictures can be very time-consuming and a drain on your limited resources. Why not create your own stock images? Use the best quality settings you can to get the best image quality.

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Here’s a Free App to Compress Your Images

Rapid eLearning is a free service from Google that compresses large images. And the image below shows that the image quality is virtually the same for the naked eye. You can learn more about the app here. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. Free for personal use !

Let Amazon S3 Do Your Text-to-Speech for Free

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Previously we looked at how to create free text-to-speech narration using a free application. The audio quality is decent enough for those who need the text-to-speech audio. The first 5 GB is free and after that, it’s very inexpensive. FocusOn Learning conference.

Free e-Learning books


> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 e-Learning Practices - Editor: Prof.

4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio

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Good audio is critical to your elearning success. But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. Invest in a good quality microphone. A good mic is going to give you good audio quality. Feel free to share them by clicking on the comments link.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. 7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy. They commission the elearning courses, pay the bills, and are the ultimate authority for their elearning projects. On the other hand, a demanding customer can negatively impact the elearning course by making demands that don’t fit sound instructional design. This is common on elearning projects. Rapid E-Learning 101.

How to Move Past Free Clip Art

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A few months ago I wrote a post on Microsoft getting rid of free clip art. But there are many who relied on the free assets that Microsoft provided, especially since they didn’t include just clip art. Losing free clip art isn’t all bad news. How to Find Free Clip Art.

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Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

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Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. Balabolka: Free Text-to-Speech Application. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

12 Websites for Free Vector Images Good for E-Learning

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Do a search for “free vector images” and you’ll find hundreds of sites that boast tens of thousands of free images. Besides, how many free vector images do you really need? Websites that Offer Free Vector Images. Other Sources for Free Vector Images.

Think You Need a Big Budget to Design Quality eLearning? Think Again!


Without a large budget, elearning is doomed to fail, right? Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. I recently took a great elearning course on writing cold emails that was obviously made on a shoe-string budget. Don''t miss post #1 in Taylor''s The eLearning Chronicles series!

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

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If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. Today I want to share some free or inexpensive ways to work with the audio in your elearning courses. It’s an audio editor that is free and easy to use for beginners.

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How to Create Animated.GIFs for Free

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And here’s an easy way to create them for free. Create Animated.GIFs for Free with Screen2Gif. Screen2Gif is a free open source application available here for download. You can set the quality settings for the recording as well as change the DPI and resize the image.

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My Favorite Microphones for Recording Audio Narration

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I’ll have to admit, I’m no audio pro and I’m also a bit less dogmatic about audio quality than some elearning developers. You learn more by clicking on the links below. You want to record the best audio quality you can initially. Want to learn more?

Here Are Some Free Animated Gifs

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I’m did a workshop on simple ways to create animated.gifs for e-learning courses. Header graphics are mostly decorative so the trick is to get decent enough quality while keeping the file size down (which is a major challenge with animated.gifs). Upcoming E-Learning Events.

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Save Time By Pre-Building Parts of Your E-Learning Courses

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What’s in an E-Learning Course? E-learning courses are very similar to books. This is a big time saver and lets you maintain the quality and consistency many organizations require. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources.

Here’s a Simple Fix When the Microphone Audio is Too Low

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With that comes the quest to find decent quality audio. Overall, I really like the quality of the sound and this set up works great for recording tutorials where I work from my main screen. If you have additional tips, feel free to share them in the comments section.

Here’s a Simple PowerPoint Hack to Help with Course Design

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So you have plenty of quality templates and stock images to help guide your design. I’ll show you what I look for and a few simple hacks to free up space and create different layouts. By themselves, the stock images look fine and really don’t require any edits.

3 Easy Ways to Create Silhouette Characters

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Budgets are tight and stock photos cost money. Because of this you end up using the same stock photos over and over again. The stock characters are treated like a team of improv performers. Stock photos also raise the issue of representing diversity.

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Accessories for Recording Audio Narration

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There are other accessories that help put the microphone in the correct position and offer other assistance for recording the best quality audio. In this post we’ll look at a few accessories to help get better audio quality when recording narration. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

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The Future of E-Learning

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Here’s an excerpt from a recent presentation on the future of learning technology. E-Learning Democratized. A few years back, it was expensive to build e-learning courses. E-Learning Made Easy. The same thing is happening with e-learning.

How to Convert an E-Learning Course into a PowerPoint File

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You can import PowerPoint slides into Storyline , which makes it easy to convert some existing PowerPoint content into an interactive e-learning course. As you can see in the image below, you have a number of resolution and quality settings. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year!

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. Find answers to difficulties you may have regarding the implementation of corporate e-learning.

Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

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Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. Many access the elearning courses from computers that don’t support audio. In those cases, you’ll need to make modifications so that they can learn what needs to be learned.

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Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

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Essentially, instructional design is about crafting a viable learning experience. Based on our desired learning outcomes, we create a way for people to learn (and hopefully apply) the content in a relevant context. Instructional Design Tip: Learning Journals.

How I Created This Interactive E-Learning Course

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However, I will add that when you create e-learning projects, it is important to have consistency in image quality and the assets used in your courses. Like any e-learning module, you want to be intentional and avoid the Frankencourse. Lessons 10: Free Posters.

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements


Using just these 3 elements we can produce a high quality variation of an eFront theme with minimum changes and increased readability. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.