MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you've only got one photo you're allowed to use.     The problem is—how? PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan. Here’s how to get from Point A to Point B, including an extra bit to accommodate if your photo has a background you’d like removed.   Insert your photo onto your slide (Insert > Pictures). by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you've only got one photo you're allowed to use.     The problem is—how? PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan. Here’s how to get from Point A to Point B, including an extra bit to accommodate if your photo has a background you’d like removed.   Insert your photo onto your slide (Insert > Pictures). by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

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7 Problems Faced By Self-Publishers And How to Avoid Them


Listed here some of the problems faced by self-publishers and how they can be avoided. The first problem that any self-published author faces is to find the right audience for their book. Another problem which self-publishers face is with regards to the book description.

Problem based learning

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Cyrano82 on Deviant Art Over the course of the next few posts, I'm responding directly and more expansively to some of the questions posted during my live webinar for EDEN. Essentially, ill-structured problems have no single correct answer.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

Remove the Background & Improve a Photo Using Snagit 11

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever had a great photo except for that one annoyance in the background? Let me know and we might use your problem to create an instructional blog post like this. The post Remove the Background & Improve a Photo Using Snagit 11 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To''s Editing Effects photo retouch Snagit 11 spotlight watermark Like someone’s head or hand over a shoulder, or, in this case, a couple of people?

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The Amazon approach – Problem solving with elearning

Sponge UK

The world’s biggest retailer , Amazon has had to solve some of the biggest problems facing any business. We’re going to analyse their innovative ideas and show how an elearning approach can help you use the same techniques to solve some common business training problems. Time away from work: 1-Click One of the problems with training is the time that workers need to spend away from their job. Focusing on the learning outcome is all important in elearning design.

10 Sure-Fire Tips for Creating Your Own Stock Photos

Rapid eLearning

Obviously, this approach doesn’t work for everyone and taking good photos is an art in itself. The problem with a lot of digital cameras is that after you take the shot, it looks great on that tiny LCD screen. However, when you get into the office to edit the photo you see that the image is a little out of focus. I had a friend who would always use the lowest settings on his digital camera because he wanted to have room for as many photos as possible.

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Narrative pedagogy 3: Problem solving

Learning with 'e's

The world is full of problems. It is also the basis of problem based learning (or PBL). Students are presented with a problem and limited resources (e.g. yes, sometimes luck - to solve the problem. Sometimes they don't know how they solve the problem, or where it comes from. Often, in the most advanced forms of PBL, ill structured problems are given, where instructions are sparse or ambiguous, or several potential solutions to the problem might be possible.

Problem viewing 360 images after publish with Captivate

Adobe Captivate

I’m having a strange issue with publishing 360 photos and have looked through all the existing topics, but don’t think I’ve seen anything exactly like this. The post Problem viewing 360 images after publish with Captivate appeared first on eLearning. Hi everyone. I have a project that started out a blank project, to which I added a 360 slide using Slide> 360 slides.

Paper Cuts


I’ll also share my problems – and there are plenty of them – so if you can solve any for me I’d be grateful! 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. All you need to record your own photo sphere is the Cardboard Camera app. Yet I struck more problems.

What is the use of Augmented Reality in the Healthcare Sector?


Augmented reality photo booths and virtual photo booths have helped many brands and businesses to leverage. The usage of an augmented reality photo booth in the healthcare industry and technological innovations is changing the healthcare sector completely.

"Oh my Gosh Learning!" Using Problems, Diagnostics and Solutions in eLearning

Vignettes Learning

What can the employee do that could become a huge problem to the manager? 2 Experiences Sharing The processes for this method are the following: Ask the learner to show problems by sharing photos and offer solutions Ask them how they fixed the problem Get others to share experiences Image 12 - Click here for enlarged view. The common answer is that there is an installation problem. #3 Learners were able to provide photos of the difficulties they encountered.

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


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.

The EDEN Interviews: Yves Punie

Learning with 'e's

Video courtesy of EDEN Photo by William Starkey on Geograph The EDEN Interviews: Yves Punie by Steve Wheeler was recorded in Budapest, Hungary and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 collaboration competencies content creation Digital education learning literacies privacy problem solving safety skills Technology work Yves Punie

Looking ahead

Learning with 'e's

It makes sense that schools should work toward equipping children with skills and literacies that will enable them to discover the answers to problems we haven''t even begun to anticipate. Learning through exploration, solving problems and creating things can and should replace the largely passive models of education from last century that tenaciously cling to our present school systems. creativity curriculum education future innovation Jean Piaget learning problem solving school

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The AfL truth about assessment

Learning with 'e's

And that''s a problem with final exams and high stakes assessment. Should there now be more emphasis on problem solving, team working and collaborative learning? Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Hariadhi Who put the ass in assessment? AfL assessment crystallised intelligence education exams fluid intelligence knowledge learning PISA problem solving teaching Technology testing

Questions to Ask SMEs for Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

If you took a photo or video of that behavior, what would it look like? Identify mistakes and problems. You also need to know the mistakes and problems, since those will become the wrong answers and alternate paths. What problems do users report?

Design for life

Learning with 'e's

Conversely, presenting a problem to students places them in an unfamiliar context where they are compelled to expend mental energy to solve it. In such a case, using a great deal of mental effort can result in learning the structure and space of the problem. In the future when students encounter similar problem spaces, they are then able to use analogical reasoning to solve those problems more quickly. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories.

In the loop (twice)

Learning with 'e's

The theory Argyris bases his theory on the premise that each of us has a cognitive map inside our heads - in other words, a script to deal with problems and challenges based on previous experience. When we meet a problem, we fall back on our experience (including the rules and what we are allowed to do within them) and attempt to address the problem from this mental array of skills and knowledge - known as our ''espoused theory of action''.

Curious learning

Learning with 'e's

Sometimes it is to introduce a new approach or problem where students need to take an alternative role. Giving students a problem to solve is one thing. Embedding the problem into a larger project where they need to rely on each other (collaborative), and their resources (content) and their own intuition and personal qualities (creativity) to achieve their goals. Curiosity killed the cat, but it also made each of us who we are today.

Racing robots and learning

Learning with 'e's

There are a myriad of problems to solve. Some of these are engineering problems, while others are mathematical (some students discovered they needed to measure the entire circuit so they could calculate where the 90 degree turns should be programmed into the routine). challenge based learning education ICT learning problem solving programming robots schools Technology

Experiential learning

Learning with 'e's

This approach led later to a number of other similar approaches such as problem based learning and inquiry based learning. Photo by Sharpemtbr on Pixabay Previous posts in this series: Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture Argyris Double Loop Learning Bandura Social Learning Theory Bruner Scaffolding Theory Craik and Lockhart Levels of Processing Csíkszentmihályi Flow Theory Experiential learning Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

The point of no return

Learning with 'e's

Teachers should therefore develop schemes of work and lessons that have elements of doubt and ill-structured problems for students to solve. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs Photo by Sid Mosdell on Flickr The point of no return by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 affective domain disorienting dilemma education Ill Structured problems Jack Merizow learning self assessment transformation horizon transformative learning

Joining the dots

Learning with 'e's

Students will have an innate need to make sense of what they see or hear, so teachers could provide them with puzzles, challenges and problems to solve that require them to ''close'' or make sense of. One example would be ill-structured problems, which have several possible solutions. Ill structured problems are deliberately poorly defined. education Gestalt ideational learning insight Kurt Koffka learning problem solving Prägnanz Psychology theory

Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

Experiencing eLearning

I wanted a scenario that showed a clear problem that could be solved through better coaching. I’ve got the same problem as Michael.” Photos and voice over.

Conflict resolution

Learning with 'e's

Festinger, 1957, p 2) How it can be applied in education A lot of learning is based upon making decisions and solving problems. Indeed, problem based learning is thought to be one of the most effective situated learning methods. Some problems we encounter in education have conflicting outcomes. Ill-structured problems, where the problem is only partially defined and where students need to ''fill in the gaps'' discover that such problems can have several possible solutions.

Learning from each other

Learning with 'e's

Whenever I have seen this kind of reciprocal learning occur, it has emerged during intense discussions or more commonly, during collaborative learning , where a small group solve a problem or address a complex issue. Photo by Primary Source on Flickr Learning from each other by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Authentic learning

Learning with 'e's

Some of the most effective learning methods involve students doing and making, problem solving, and playing games, all of which comply with the notion of being in a meaningful setting. Medical students learn through problem based learning, often a complex situated form of education that places them in the role of decision maker. Pilots do a lot of their training in simulators, where 'real life' problems and challenges can be presented to them, and to which they must respond.

22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources

Dashe & Thomson

The problem with many free resource sites is that you are often inundated with so much unusable garbage that it’s hard not to feel like you are wasting your time. Free Stock Photography Photo Sites When I say “stock photography” you’re probably picturing a multiethnic group of… The post 22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Everyone loves a freebie.

The games we play

Learning with 'e's

There are intrinsic rewards within most games, which if designed cleverly, will provide a gradient of difficulty (levels and goals) including problems to solve and knowledge to gather, which gamers can achieve with incremental effort and commitment. It is clear that problem solving and critical thinking skills are essential skills for successful learning and working. Photo by Steve Wheeler The games we play by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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What’s the real cost of eye candy?

Making Change

The goal is to steer the conversation away from “Make me a course” and toward “Help me solve this performance problem.” Activity 2: Just one photo and lots more brain. Here’s the same type of conversation, but developed with just one photo and lots more branching. However, for the type of discussion in the scenario, seeing every eyebrow twitch isn’t necessary, so photos aren’t necessary. Photos can add problems.

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Placeholder Images: Do They Help or Hurt in an eLearning Storyboard?

Association eLearning

Not so long ago, in a nearby place, someone spent a lot of time leaving notes about the photos in an eLearning storyboard. The final course was going to use a different set of stock photos. So, here are some ideas for how to make the best of placeholders and minimize possible problems. use hand-drawn placeholders for a photo-realistic course. It turned out that they were just placeholders.

Happy learners with an attractive platform

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

So you can get away with more problems if it looks nice. You can do something about the design, font, color photos. With hand-drawn images you get a different atmosphere than with photos of well-dressed employees. Do you facilitate an online or blended course?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

in high school, which involved solving problems like figuring out the volume of weird spaces. Photo Credit: Integral Calculus DSC00163 by Mr. ToHa Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:53 AM Labels: academia , instructional design 15comments: Wendy said. I notice myself looking at workplace problems differently - I am seeing what I previously did not know I couldnt see. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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3 Steps to Graphic Record Your Next Vacation


Taking hundreds of photos on vacation end up in cloud storage and forgotten. The Problem: Growing up as a kid going on annual vacations I would always get those disposable cameras to capture the adventure. Try restricting yourself to less than a 100 photos on your next vacation! Even though care was taken in choosing what photos to take, most of the developed photos ended up as blurry or over exposed. Take a bunch of photos for reference, and.

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One Large Branching Scenario or Multiple Smaller Ones?

Experiencing eLearning

For example, in help desk training, you might have several different types of problems that the analysts need to know how to resolve. Try these tactics as well: Use simpler illustrations rather than photos or videos.