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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The Role of eLearning Images in Visual Learning

eLearning Brothers

eLearning images are an oft overlooked component of a good course. A great deal of the information we process comes to us through our visual cortex. Its estimated that 93% of information we communicate is obtained through nonverbal queues.

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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.

Images

CourseArc

“…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.

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.

Using Video, Images, or Text in ELearning

LearnDash

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 !

9 Tips to Use Images in your eLearning Programs

eFront

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

G-Cube

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Infographic: How Does the Brain Retain Information?

Mindflash

Click Image To Enlarge). Despite centuries of scientific research, the inner workings of the brain remain somewhat of an unsolved mystery — especially the study of memory retention and the process of learning. But theories certainly exist as to how these complex processes work.

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Fastest Growing Jobs in America: Information Security Analyst

OpenSesame

With recent security disasters such as the Heartbleed Bug and the Target Security Breach , the need for strong information security has never been more pressing. These cyber heroes are known as information security analysts. Becoming an Information Security Analyst.

Imaging Learning for Efficiency: Learning Conversation with Victoria Baxter

Learning Cafe

Fortunately, advances in different mediums for delivering learning allows us to deploy informal learning via a rich website of tools and materials for sales people; short info-bites of information through email; as well as more formal assessment-based learning through e-learning and virtual learning. Our learning conversation this time is with Victoria Baxter, Learning and Education Manager at Ricoh Asia Pacific, an experienced learning practitioner, based in Sydney.

Remembering Jay Cross and His Work

Experiencing eLearning

He was the guru of informal learning who pushed us to think outside of the traditional model of formal courses and training. Formal and Informal Learning. Informal learning is like riding a bike: the rider chooses the destination, the speed, and the route.”

Formal Training Vs. Informal Learning: Which Makes More Sense?

Mindflash

There’s been a great deal of discussion over the last few years related to informal learning. Today, just about any training magazine, website, or conference probably devotes significant time to talking about informal learning.

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.

Stylish Learning: How Do Your Employees Process Information?

Mindflash

A large number of in-depth research studies have been conducted to discover how people process, learn, and retain information. The learning styles of your employees should inform the medium through which you train them. Click image to enlarge).

Are You Giving Informal Learning Short Shrift?

Mindflash

Sure, your education gave you the basic skills and factual foundation to process new information and succeed, but most of what you end up doing at the office everyday is stuff you pick up as you go. Informal First! According to Tracey, it’s “Informal First.”

Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Change Your Background Image. Instead of a template, try adding a background images that matches the content of your course. The image above shows a quiz using the default background and one that uses a richer one. In the corkboard example, the background is the corkboard image.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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Yes, you can manage informal learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Jane Hart recently posted a thought-proving article on her blog in which she argues that you “ can't manage informal learning, you can only manage the social media tools.” For example, “is the tool we provided to increase the effectiveness of informal learning really working?”