“…unless our words, concepts, ideas are hooked onto an image, they will go in one ear, sail through the brain, and go out the other ear. Images enhance and improve eLearning content. Most, but not all, federal government images are in the public domain.

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eLearning: The Role of Images

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Images are an often overlooked component of a good eLearning course. Sadly, when images are added to eLearning, they often have little to do with the content being presented or, just as sad, are of poor quality. An image anchors a concept in a way that words often can't.

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Library Overview: Medical Images

eLearning Brothers

Anatomy Images. To that end, we have high definition images of most of the major human organs, each from various different angles. Each image is PNG, so no more worries for you when it comes time to place the organ in question on your own background. Medical Environment Images.

Articulate Storyline: Adding Accessibility Text to an eLearning Image

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Screen readers are programs that use auditory feedback to read screen information to a learner.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. After the course provides information on planning the work and an activity. Image credit: Dollarphotoclub_81037266 Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success.

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. This 70:20:10 breakdown has since been supported by subsequent research , though sometimes the ratio is represented as 80:20 to reflect informal learning and formal training respectively.

5 Ways to Use PowerPoint as an Image Editor

Rapid eLearning

Today I am going to cover five ways to use PowerPoint as an image editor. This is great for quick image editing or for those who don’t have other image editors on hand. Save PowerPoint Content as an Image. Export PowerPoint Slides as Images.

FBI Releases Images of Suspects

Kapp Notes

Here are images of the suspects, if you know something…say something. Keep up with the latest information on the topic from the FBI website. Totally unrelated to elearning, gamification or games is the horrible event at the Boston Marathon.

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How to Make Cutout People Images in Photoshop

eLearning Brothers

For my example, I’ll use the gentleman third from the left in this image. Notice how in this image the man’s shirt is very close to the color of the background, and therefore part of the shirt disappeared along with the background, leaving a ghostly shadow of a shirt.

New Template: Image Map

Ed Microlearning

Ed Microlearning ’s new Image Map template offers Instructional Designers the ability to engage learners more effectively, delivering both small and large amounts of content in an entertaining and interactive way. How have you used the Image Map template?

New Template: Image Map

Ed Microlearning

Ed Microlearning ’s new Image Map template offers Instructional Designers the ability to engage learners more effectively, delivering both small and large amounts of content in an entertaining and interactive way. How have you used the Image Map template?

Image Cropping 101: The Basics

Visual Lounge

By now you know that images are essential to creating great content and communicating clearly. Whether you’re trying to explain something, show how something works or just adding elements to help grab a reader’s eye, images add interest and can help get your point across better and faster.

Tip of the Week: Include supplementary information in interactions using buttons


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How to Extract Text From An Image: The Definitive Guide

Visual Lounge

Imagine there was an easy way to get text out of an image and quickly paste it into another document. There are a number of reasons why you might want to extract text from an image or PDF. Paste text from an image or screenshot into Microsoft Office or another document.

Using Video, Images, or Text in ELearning


That said, just using various tools like video and images doesn’t mean that your learning is suddenly better. Careful consideration must also be taken when using images as well. Simply inserting an image because it “looks nice” may actually be more distracting.

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Survey: Library Asset Information Page

eLearning Brothers

We are in the planning stages for some changes to the way our asset information pages look and function within each of the libraries. Take a look at the Captivate template below to get a baseline for what our current asset information page looks like. Hey everyone!

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Text, Images, or Video in Your Technical Communication?

Visual Lounge

But how do you decide when to use text, images, or video for your product assistance? Is the use of images or video forbidden by law? This makes the use of video as the primary medium quite difficult, but using images may not always be the best solution either.

Images in Online Training

The Learning Dispatch

If you want learners to recall your message, use images any time they are appropriate. According to Dr. Medina, when information is presented orally, people remember about 10 percent when tested 72 hours after exposure. That figure goes up to 65 percent if you add a meaningful image.

INFOGRAPHIC: Formal Learning vs Informal Learning

Growth Engineering

This means that informal learning makes up 90% of everything we learn! But before you can do that, you need to get a firm grasp of what exactly is meant by formal and informal. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a shiny new infographic on Formal Learning vs Informal Learning !

Text Is Dead: Images in Email vs. Text

Visual Lounge

They can show functional and digestible information, or they can show your cat doing a crazy jump over and over again to prove your cat is the best cat. Snagit can help you create polished image and video creations with ease, then share them with the rest of us! Text is dead.

15 Websites to Source Images for E-learning Modules [Infographic]

CommLab India

Images play an important role in conveying information and engaging learners in eLearning courses. Check our infographic that lists 15 good sites you can access to source great images for your online courses.

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Social learning has been touted by a brave few for a long time – Jane Bozarth and Jay Cross are two big names who’ve been beating the social learning and informal learning drum for the past few years. Click the image to download the white paper.

9 Tips to Use Images in your eLearning Programs


Images have amazing convincing powers. But the wrong image can totally offset an otherwise smooth-running eLearning course. How can you be sure if your images have been well-received? There is a wealth of information in every picture. Choose Images that Replace Text.

Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

Integrated Learnings

We know that meaningful images provide a memorable and efficient way to learn information. As a text-oriented person myself -- someone who finishes reading an article's text and then goes back to view the tables and charts -- translating text into images does not come naturally for me. So, over the past year, I've made it an informal personal goal to get better at it. a flowchart, labeled image, etc.). Image Cue: Process Overview. Image Cue: Anatomy.

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Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?

eLearning Brothers

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. The images above do not look professional and certainly do not give me a feeling that I can trust the course content. So what types of images could we use?

The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?

Bottom-Line Performance

Nevertheless, it is commonly quoted that 75% of what we learn is “informal.” ” (See Marcia Connor’s 2004 article on Informal Learning to see the research on this.) Informal learning is…what happens the rest of the time.”. Okay, so maybe 67.5%

Use Images that Make a Difference

eLearning Brothers

I’ve written various blogs about why gratuitous eLearning images are bad. Our images should be relevant and be used as a teaching aid. It has always been interesting to me how many “bad images&# are used in eLearning. This probably happens because typing text is a lot easier and faster than creating meaningful images. Confession…I’ve used my fair share of “bad images&# over the years.).

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places

Challenge to Learn

After the post that I wrote on how to find copyright free images I got a number of requests to also share other eLearning sources that I use. Places that get you started in eLearning or will give you more detailed information. Websites that have independent information on eLearning, tools, communities, things like that. Not because they don’t give great information but because you have to become a paying member to benefit from their services.

Improve Your Screenshots by Framing Your Image

Visual Lounge

Some images have a natural border, while others require you to decide where an image begins and ends. With a Region capture, you decide where an images borders are. Depending on why you’re using a screenshot, sometimes more context means more information.

Bring your course to life with enhanced images


On the right side of the page, you will find a default image added in. You can alter the image size (increase or decrease it) by clicking on the top-right slider. Lengthy textual courses containing a lot of information may be hard for all learners to understand.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID Reflections

Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

How to Add Images to Your Course Bulletin

DigitalChalk eLearning

With our bulletins feature you can easily relay important information to your students on the Dashboard or login page. An added benefit of the bulletin is the ability to add images to it as well. There is an easy way to add images to your course bulletin.

Short, informative, focused: The secret ingredients of explainer animations

Sponge UK

Give your learners a focused burst of information to reinforce your elearning course. An explainer animation puts a lot of information on a single subject into a small package. Informative – There’s a message.

Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective


But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. To employ appropriate strategies, we first need to identify the potential contributors of information overload for a group of learners and then proceed accordingly. Quantity of Information.

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

Using alternative text for buttons and images. checklist for more information. If WCAG compliance is imperative to your organisation, you must seek further information from your IT department and LMS provider.

Is Image Memorability Important to eLearning?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

According to previous research humans can remember thousands of images, but understanding what makes certain images more memorable than others was not known. This study focused on memorability of an image as a measurable trait.

How Reusable Learning Objects Can Help You Design Online Courses Faster


In fact, if each one is, you may end up with some very confused students (and design collaborators) who expect to encounter the same UX, same information delivery, and same visual design aspects each time they take one of your courses. Icons and reference images.

5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we looked at five free desktop image editors. If you do a search, you’ll find that there are a lot of online image editing products. In today’s post we’ll look at five very capable online image editors. Aviary Feather is a basic image editing tool.