5 Content Troubleshooting Tips for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Do you ever feel stuck as Instructional Designers with content you can’t work with? After that, the design comes easy. Additionally, sometimes the slides you design are leading up to a task or behavior-based event later, but for now you are presenting general information.

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

eLearning Brothers

“Everyone in the training and development world uses stock photography.

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22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources

Social Learning

Below is a collection of design resources that I have personally found useful as an e-Learning, web, and graphic designer. Learning Design elearning instructional design resource Everyone loves a freebie.

eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library

eLearning Brothers

This purchase is a critical step in expanding the world’s largest eLearning library for CLOs, HR and training professionals, instructional designers, eLearning developers, K-12, Higher Ed and Corporate Universities.

The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning—and What to Do About It by Trina Rimmer

Learning Solutions Magazine

Most of us don’t have the luxury of dismissing stock images from our design repertoire. photography is part of a larger cultural problem. Design Strategies Graphic Design Instructional Design Learning MediaBut lack of diversity in stock. We need to help people think differently, and one of the biggest. ways to do. that is to change the visuals we’re using so they better reflect the diverse lives we live. Here’s how!

Time is Money: Use a Soft Skills Course to Teach Time Management

eLearning Brothers

Notice the crisp New Stone style of the template, as well as the careful attention to detail in illustration, with relevant images and slick black and white photography. It’s often said that “time is money” and that’s true in few different ways.

5 eLearning Examples That Will Get You Thinking Outside the Box

eLearning Brothers

In this dynamically designed scenario-based course, the learner plays the role of a soldier in Afghanistan who, along with his fellow officers, must meet with one of the local leaders and convince him to join their cause. The Great Flu is the epitome of good design.

A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics

Bottom-Line Performance

All too often you find unrelated stock photography , huge chunks of text in awkward places , and mismatched color schemes in eLearning courses. It could be because the instructional designer is excellent at making great learning, but doesn’t know anything about graphic design.

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Over-teaching experts and under-teaching novices

Clive on Learning

It goes without saying that one of the greatest mistakes we can make as designers of learning experiences is to treat them all as if they were the same. We may be an expert in molecular biology, photography, accounting, office politics, bringing up children or the tactics of football. instructional designNo two learners are the same.

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Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

ATD Learning Technologies

Don’t cut corners on getting the content right and having effective instructional design. Besides cost, another advantage of do-it-yourself photography is the ability to create images that match your particular work environment. The company wants you to keep costs down.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

Facebook Groups are large communities where people are already working out loud in their varied areas of interests and sharing tips ranging from which lens to use when doing macro photography to where one might buy/hire such a lens.

The Power of Simplicity

eFront

While not necessarily the case with training program design, there are instances when in the hopes of adding more functionality and value, course designers forget about the actual human experience of trainees. Achieving simplicity in course design.

New directions in self-study e-learning: the return of scrolling

Clive on Learning

Flash was originally designed to display animations, and these clearly need to be displayed in a fixed size window. In fact, fixed sizes were and still are commonplace in media generally, whether you're talking print, TV, photography or slides. instructional designEarlier this week I wrote about the first of the new directions in self-study e-learning that I had noticed - the use of social interactions.

Designing Member Engagement into your Website

Web Courseworks

Here are 3 tips to design member engagement into your website: 1. With a mobile-first approach, your content is designed to fit on mobile screens first, and then work up to how it will look on large screens. Just like designing for the mobile experience, take out the fluff.

LUC 2016 Recap: Interactions in the Intrinsic World

Trivantis

At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Kristi Lozano, an instructional designer at Baptist Health South Florida, talked about the bright idea of using intrinsic exercises and games to prompt learning.

The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning by Trina Rimmer

Learning Solutions Magazine

Most of us don’t have the luxury of dismissing stock images from our design repertoire. photography is part of a larger cultural problem. Design Strategies Graphic Design Instructional Design Learning MediaBut lack of diversity in stock. We need to help people think differently, and one of the biggest ways to do. that is to change the visuals we’re using so they better reflect the diverse lives we live. Here’s how!

e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!

Trivantis

We provide video demos , webinars , suggestions on instructional design books to read, graphic design tips and more. . Uh oh—I think someone forgot to read our “ Be a Stock Photography Model!

How to Compete with FREE eLearning

Association eLearning

The design and aesthetics of the course can have a major impact on the overall learning experience. Start with strong subject matter, invest in sound instructional design and opt for professional photography, graphic design, and audio narration whenever possible.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

It provides an online environment where teachers can create class groups, design a profile page, and join subject communities. ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

It provides an online environment where teachers can create class groups, design a profile page, and join subject communities. ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies.

Cinemagraphs – The Latest Trend in eLearning

Mindflash

When trainers custom design courses , the eye-catching nature of cinemagraphs can be used to enhance learning programs with visual cues, to create easy and relatable graphics, and to strengthen marketing and memorability for learners.

The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning – and What to Do About It by Trina Rimmer

Learning Solutions Magazine

Most of us don’t have the luxury of dismissing stock images from our design repertoire. photography is part of a larger cultural problem. Design Strategies Graphic Design Instructional Design Learning MediaBut lack of diversity in stock. We need to help people think differently, and one of the biggest. ways to do. that is to change the visuals we’re using so they better reflect the diverse lives we live. Here’s how!

WAR: Articulate Storyline Losing Battle to Adobe Captivate

LearnDash

Too often instructional designers are stuck trying to make stock photography make sense in multiple situations. adobe captivate articulate storyline instructional design training tools

The Best of e-Learning in June

Trivantis

Take a look at the top ten articles below, covering everything from mobile design to taking your own stock photos. Be a Stock Photography Model! What do you do when you don’t have the budget for professional photography? A Few Good Resources on Instructional Design.

1-Minute Guides for 6 Top eLearning-Related Books

SHIFT eLearning

Regardless of experience, all eLearning course designers and developers should continually seek new understanding and pursue ongoing developments in the field, and one of the best ways to do it is through reading books. Begin Learning Visual Communication Design.

Making The Jump Into eLearning—12 Tips For a Strong Start

SHIFT eLearning

7) eLearning design isn''t just about the visuals. Converting courses from PowerPoint slides has always been a matter of debate amongst instructional designers and one look at e-learning programs that lift these slides as is, and you will understand why.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Outside of work I enjoy several hobbies including camping, travel and photography. Some of my photography can be seen in local art galleries and online through National Geographic image stock.

Deconstructing Design V: Sliders and Lego

eLearning Alchemy

Deconstructing Design (DD) is a blog series dedicated to reviewing an instructional design challenge, output, or experience. For eLearning Heroes Challenge #52 , David Anderson challenged designers to come up with creative ways to use sliders in online learning.

Facts are a bitch

E-Learning Provocateur

This morning I posted the following question to Twitter: What do you think of Parrashoot as the name of a local photography competition in Parramatta? Tags: instructional design analysis Parramatta assumptions bias prejudice

Top 5 Photoshop tutorials

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

And I reach this conclusion because the photoshop sessions at many learning conferences tend to be filled, while the ISD sessions remain empty.okay maybe not empty, just less filled. I've often said that most elearning professionals have an extreme creative streak. So, for all of you digital photographers in the learning world, or wannabe photographers, here is a Top 5 Photoshop Tutorials list from the TechEblog

Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation

Litmos

What training professionals do with the media they have is largely what instructional design/development has become. Even if you are simply needing images as placeholders in story boards or other designs, the quality is important. Introduction to Scaling Up Knowledge.

The Tools I Use

Adobe Captivate

A few years ago I became very serious about my photography and began purchasing copies of Lightroom. Eventually, I signed up for the Creative Cloud photography plan for about $10 month. It allowed me to get the latest version of all my applications for only a few dollars more than I was spending on the Photography plan and another third party service that I no longer felt was needed.

Curation 101

From the Coleface

I chose learning basic Photoshop for photographers (a close to home example as my wife will soon be embarking on this learning journey as part of teaching photography). Just when you thought you had enough e-learning buzzwords, curation came along.