Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

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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. To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site.

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From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/24/2010 From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6 With the pace that new versions of eFront are released is easy to not get enough information of improvements and new futures that have been added since the initial version 3.6 Version 3.6 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

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Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for creative commons photos, located in Vancouver, BC. FreeDigitalPhotos.net has over 2000 free images that you can use in commercial and noncommercial work. About 2000 photos. (8)

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Create a photo slideshow in PowerPoint

eLearningArt

I recently created a photo slideshow (using PowerPoint) of my dad’s life-sized chess set sculpture that’s at Facebook (Go Dad!). And if you want to watch the published version of the slideshow, you can watch it here: Screenshot and Text Tutorial. The screenshot version of the lessons are below and are organized into these sections: Create slideshow in under 1 minute. Improve image quality. Scale images to the edge of the slides. Advanced Tip 4: Image Quality.

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Image Cropping 101: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Images can even help you save time. But there’s a big difference between using an image and using the RIGHT image. What is image cropping? That’s image cropping!

5 Reasons to Blur Images at Work (When in Doubt, Blur it Out)

TechSmith Camtasia

You could remove info within your original document by restricting permissions or versions – but beware. This flattens the info to a static image file, completely stripping out all underlying data and removing any chance that something could be uncovered later. Instead of covering up the offending content, you can blur it out, so you don’t ruin the aesthetic of the image. Blurring works with photos, too!

Text, Images, or Video in Your Technical Communication?

TechSmith Camtasia

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? Most regulations don’t say whether or not it is legal to use video and/or images, but using these mediums can be hard sometimes because of applicable laws which could cause problems. This makes the use of video as the primary medium quite difficult, but using images may not always be the best solution either.

Major update: Introducing Unicorn LMS 8, the latest version of our LMS platform.

Unicorn Training

Thank you to our user base for all the excellent feedback and suggestions that have contributed to our latest major release of Unicorn LMS – version 8. You can now see User profile images and organisation units for each member of staff. New profile icon It is existing functionality that a User can upload their own photo to represent them within the LMS. This photo is then shown next to a User's name across the Unicorn LMS.

Paper cuts

E-Learning Provocateur

Many are free, but an astronomy app I tried stopped part way and wanted me to buy the premium version to continue. 360° photos. Google calls them “photo spheres” and they remind me of Microsoft’s Photosynth. Whereas Photosynth stitched together discrete photos, you record your photo sphere in a continuous circular motion. Note: This link is not supported in the mobile web version of Google Maps.

Free images and a great storytelling technique for eLearning

eLearningArt

For example, in the example below, I used images of office buildings to establish the scene. If you only have a single shot, I also created a video showing you how to create multiple angles with a single background image. Establishing shots can also be created with indoor photos and people. For example, in the photo above, you can show a two business people in a conversation in the hall before starting the scene.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster | Main | "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) » February 06, 2008 Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor I have used a lot of online photo editors like fauxto and pixer. I also know about the online version of Photoshop.whatever.

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Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

Many are free, but an astronomy app I tried stopped part way and wanted me to buy the premium version to continue. 360° PHOTOS. Google calls them “photo spheres” and they remind me of Microsoft’s Photosynth. Whereas Photosynth stitched together discrete photos, you record your photo sphere in a continuous circular motion. Note: This link is not supported in the mobile web version of Google Maps.

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 has a few image editing tools and offers a pretty complete solution for most of what you need to do. Aviary Feather is a basic image editing tool. You can crop, adjust the image, add some text, and apply filters.

Understanding Image File Formats

TechSmith Camtasia

You’ve grabbed the perfect screen shot or taken a photo, done a little editing, and now you need to get it out to the world. But, which image file formats do you need? In my role as a video editor, I deal with graphics, videos, and images on a daily basis and have learned a lot about which ones work best for specific situations. Common Image File Types. The main difference between all of these image formats comes down to two things: compression and compatibility.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Mindflash.com Version – Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Trainer section – Photo optional, name/e-mail address required. Photo is optional. While this makes sense if the archive is an older version and you are updating it, it seems an extra step, if you pulled the course because of whatever reason and it wasn’t because there is a new version online. In the beta version of the product, Mindflash.com included T/F, yet for the final version removed it. Labeling items in an image.

How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video

Mindflash

Photos, sound files and video clips are always great ways to liven up great presentations. A few quick examples: Photos. A retail clerk needs to categorize items rung up at the point of sale — photos of the inventory aid in product recognition. PowerPoint varies more than most software programs across versions and platforms, so the instructions below are deliberately generalized so as to be applicable to everyone. Adding Images.

When in Doubt, Blur it Out – 5 Reasons to Use Blurring at Work

TechSmith Camtasia

You could remove info within your original document by restricting permissions or versions – but beware. This flattens the info to a static image file, completely stripping out all underlying data and removing any chance that something could be uncovered later. Instead of covering up the offending content, you can blur it out, so you don’t ruin the aesthetic of the image. Blurring works with photos, too!

Is Virtual Reality a Training Reality?

Adobe Captivate

They are: 360 Video/Photos. Basically, you take a very high quality photo/video and wrap it around a sphere. That is exactly how 360 videos/photos work. Pokeman had a comeback last year, the games producer published a version where you would search streets and ally ways to find various virtual creatures, using your smart phone to see them. Blog Image Media 2017 blog image media

The Top 14 eLearning Template Trends of 2014

eLearning Brothers

Upon its release, Big Business game quickly crossed the seven seas into Nigeria, Qatar, Peru, Australia, Slovenia, Spain and many other hinterlands, comprising 42 countries, As authoring tools evolved during the year, we followed suit, optimizing for mobile technologies and version upgrades. Cutout People Images: Jamie. Cutout people images are far the largest portion of the template library. Cutout People Images: Steve. Medical Background Images: Operating Room.

Create an Image or Video Mask Using Snagit 12

TechSmith Camtasia

Image masking allows you to create unusual and unique edge effects for your photographs and other graphics. You can also use these images in Camtasia Studio to add masking effects to your videos (see a sample video here.). For this tutorial you will use a black and white geometric pattern image. Or, do a Google image search for “black and white geometric pattern” and use one you like. This is the image mask created in this tutorial. image. (Or,

10 Do’s and Don’ts for eLearning Visuals

DigitalChalk eLearning

Sometimes finding the right images can be more difficult than originally anticipated. Your images must add value to the course, whether it is a graph or chart explaining the information, or just an example photo that the student can relate to. Do find quality images. Avoid using blurry or pixelated images within your courses. Rather than looking unprofessional or distracting your students, either use quality images or none at all.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos. After the initial video, we used cutout still photos of the same actors. This required a custom photo shoot, but it was much cheaper than using video for the entire course. In the intro and closing (plus a few transitions between sections), the characters were the focus of the image. Photos or Illustrations.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos. After the initial video, we used cutout still photos of the same actors. This requires a custom photo shoot, but it’s much cheaper than using video for the entire course. In the intro and closing (plus a few transitions between sections), the characters were the focus of the image. Photos or Illustrations.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

and IMS Common Catridge and with version 3.6 You can check eFronts acceptance page on ADLs site at: [link] The process for becoming a SCORM adopter includes submission and validation of the original, unedited Summary and Detailed Test Logs showing the Level of Conformance produced by the latest version of the Conformance Test Suite for the respective SCORM version. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. They aren't open source, but they have free version. to version 3.6.6

ID and eLearning Links 9/29/20

Experiencing eLearning

This includes some scenario images and descriptions, plus a separate tracker where you have to fill out forms with info and keep track of finances and other notes. Alan’s blog post explains how he built the random events (which were originally a card draw in the physical version).

Making elearning look good on retina displays

SmartBuilder

In other words, the human eye cannot tell the difference between a photo of a painting shown on a retina display, and the painting itself! To avoid this, you must provide graphics with more image data. Elearning development tools don’t yet support a typical approach to retina graphics, which is to create lower and high resolution versions of the same image and deliver up whichever one suits the learner’s device. Featured image: pixels © 2006 Bryan Turner.

Adobe Captivate: The Cure for Blurry Zoom Destinations

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In the image below, I have positioned and resized the Zoom Source over the area of the slide background that I want to get larger. Right away you can see that there is a problem with the image in the Zoom Destination. Because a Zoom Area simply enlarges the Zoom Source, and I've resized the Zoom Destination quite a bit, the image in the Zoom Destination is blurry. To fix the problem, you'll need a larger version of the image shown within the Zoom Source.

Telling your story

Learning with 'e's

They also encompass hyperlinks, sounds, videos, and images. Specifically, the session focused on images as narrative, and all of the group managed to create some impressive and in some cases stunning image sequences. I used images from a trip with my students to the Gambia in 2009 to present my own example of a narrative at the beginning of the session. This image is of a man looking out over the sea, in a coastal village in the Gambia.

Stunning Presentation Design Using PowerPoint Morph

BrightCarbon

The first slide has the image, the ‘to be’ text and a grey box. The second slide has the image, the ‘or not to be’ text, and an orange box. Clearly the image is the same, just shifted a little to the left, so that it moves slightly during the morph transition.

Free eLearning Templates for Lectora

eLearning Brothers

Free Cutout People Images. When you get access to the free eLearning Template Library you’ll see you can download hi-res photos of these cutout people images. These images come in a few sizes to fit you eLearning needs. When you have access to the full eLearning Template Library you’ll see you have thousands of cutout people images in hundreds of poses and industries. Free Illustrated Images. Images assets included.

10 tips for using eFront

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 10 tips for using eFront Here is several practical tips for making your eFront experience more enjoyable 1) [professor] Zip and upload multiple images. 3) [professor] Use the open-source version to create locally lessons and then just upload them to you distant server. to version 3.6.6

5 Must-Have Gifts for Trainers

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

The free version, however, has its limitations of course and that’s why you need to gift your favorite Trainer or Facilitator with an upgraded subscription. The Canva PRO version gives you twice the power and twice the value. You can browse photos by industry or filter by image type.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Online Visual Identity

Learning Visions

And I saw how one dimensional our images of our online contacts (and digital friends) can be -- typically based on the same profile picture thats used in countless places. Its great to see different facets and images of people. Fat-fingered the draft version of the original comment.) Hi Cammy My trouble is that there are very few photos in existence and normally they look like crap (not me!).

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Six PowerPoint Add-Ins to Help Educators Create Sleek Slideshows

Raptivity

You could use it to light up specific objects using spotlight, highlight bullet points, slide segments or backgrounds, crop out part of an image without using an image editor, and drill down to important details using the magnifying effect. As on today, this add-in is free and works with PowerPoint version 2010 and above. ShapeChef’s trial version comes with a limited number of shapes and can be downloaded here.

How to Create a Training Manual Quickly

TechSmith Camtasia

Achieving this may mean removing unnecessary aspects of an image, which auto-fill is particularly helpful with. Collect screenshots and other images. Alternatively, for a real-world process, photos demonstrating the process or graphical illustrations are ideal. For images not captured with Snagit, open each by going to File > Open or dragging them into the tray in Snagit. Annotate images for clarity. First, select images in the tray for the manual.

How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size

BrightCarbon

Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size. Images: Select a picture on any slide and go to the Picture Tools Format tab on the ribbon. Choose Compress Pictures in the top left corner: the pop-up box shows you the resolution options you have for the image. This reduces the resolution of the image down to that level, which should help reduce the file size of the image a bit.