Illustration vs photography for elearning

Sponge UK

Choosing a visual style for your elearning often comes down to illustrations versus photography. If you’re not getting your photography, or your illustration created for your course, then you’re missing out on the impact it can offer. Lexus used models in the training for a new car when dealerships needed to get their sales people up to speed before the vehicle was on site. The post Illustration vs photography for elearning appeared first on Sponge UK.

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant


Learn how to level up your marketing, web design, and photography with consultant and business coach Jean Perpillant in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. That’s when he started to work more with the design aspect of site development for people.


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Angela Brown’s Recurring Revenue Niche Membership Site Journey and Success Story


Learn about Angela Brown’s recurring revenue niche membership site journey and success story in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I didn’t even know that you could adjust the size of pictures. That’s the picture I chose.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


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. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. SXC (stock.xhng) The SXC is a website providing free-to use stock photography and illustrations.

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Updated – Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I’ve also experienced this when working in an organisation also had similar expectations but no budget for stock photography, background music, or video. Music can be a challenge, but many sites offer free music under a creative commons license. For photography, I was fortunate to be a pretty good photographer. For example, a piece of equipment is more natural to show a picture of instead of trying to describe it to learners.

Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

A few years ago I worked for an organization that required custom designed eLearning but didn’t have a budget for stock photography, background music, or video. For photography, I was fortunate to be a pretty good photographer. For example, a piece of equipment is easier to show a picture of instead of trying to describe it to learners. Also, I found some great resources for stock photography.

How to Choose the Right Course to Build or Membership Site Topic to Focus on with Ryan Levesque


Learn how to choose the right course to build or membership site topic to focus on with Ryan Levesque. In this episode Chris and Ryan break down how to avoid choosing the wrong market to build your course or membership site in, and Ryan shares his experience building a learning-based business around orchids, including what motivated him to enter the space which he knew very little about. Ryan is a membership site builder; he’s an entrepreneur; he’s a marketer.

Plan your Paris Wedding – Get every Moment Shot by a Paris Photographer


The spectrum of light at sunrise or sunset makes the alluring backdrop, and these scenes add glitters to your pictures. If you are a brave bear cold, then you need to have an indoor wedding, adding a coat to your wedding dress, and the Paris photographer can take you to the fewer sites.

Capturing the moment

Learning with e's

The picture of me on the left was taken around 1980 (from another photo collection), capturing a personal moment in time for me. Photography took time. With the introduction and rapid take up of digital photography, a lot has changed. Photography is now more or less instant. Sites such as Picasa, Flickr and Facebook are full of shared images, many that have been posted to the web within seconds of being taken. Photographs are very powerful things.

Stories without words

Learning with 'e's

Although they were deliberately given few guidelines, the students were able to interpret their brief successfully, fill in the gaps, and reported learning many new skills, some technical around the use of their cameras, editing and the use of MS Moviemaker , iMovie and other tools; problem solving and creative skills, learning to work in a team, decision making, negotiation of new ideas, and researching the sites they visited.

Czech this out

Learning with e's

Digital photography is a many splendoured thing. The picture appears in the Prague sights and attractions section. The cathedral's foundation stone was laid in 1344 on the initiative of Charles IV (1316-1378) on the site of an earlier 10th century rotunda dedicated to St Vitus. I have to admit I had never heard of Schmap before now, but they seem like jolly decent chaps, and are obviously very discerning of high quality photography. Blimey.

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Shutterstock vs. iStock for presentation photos


Read to the end to discover where we find our favourite free stock photography too! With iStock you have the option to view the whole series of pictures, which is useful, but not to see more images of the same model.

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The best free PowerPoint templates online


Slidesgo also has some lovely photography-heavy free PowerPoint templates. An effective presentation uses photography intentionally to tell a story, not just to make slides look pretty. You can get your hands on some super cool free fonts on this site too, so have a browse!

10 useful Skills Help to Build a Successful E-commerce Business


However, if you want to convert real customers to your site, you must know skills; otherwise, all your potential customers won’t be interested in your business. It would help if you did your photography with a high-quality camera, lens, tripod, and lighting.

Keep Your Eyes on Data and Grow Your e-Learning Business


However, having a clear picture of what your clients do in your online school is quintessential to your success. How can you understand both the big picture and the most intricate detail? My introductory photography course is booming: sales and completion rates are satisfactory.”.

10 Video Training Software

Ed App

Aside from providing text and pictures in courses, videos are good materials for visual learners. Some delve into entrepreneurship, marketing, digital art, video editing, photography, and many more! You can add supporting pictures and documents to your course before publishing.

Insights from a design doyen: Q&A with Mark Heaps


We were lucky enough to meet Mark at the inaugural Click event in 2018 and knew that our blog readers would be blown away by his photography, Photoshop, and presentation expertise. I was definitely from a more traditional graphic design background, and forever have done photography for people. The agency we have now in Austin actually also has a photography and video studio, so I’ve always been on the technical side of things. I could incorporate photography.

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

ATD Learning Technologies

In photography terms, you are aiming for the picture to be shot in landscape (see Figure 1). The only exception to this is when you are shooting video for social media sites that require the video to be in portrait. However, most learning management systems and video sites like YouTube and Vimeo will require a 16:9 aspect ratio. For learning professionals, filming poor-quality shots is one of the biggest wastes of time.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. The site also features some amazing digital images if you are looking for something different. The site is well organized, and it includes categories such as architecture, animals, people, and textures. This is my favorite site. (2) Easy-to-use site.

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20 free learning tools

Ed App

They offer classes on design, photography, drawing, painting and more. Academic Earth was one of the first sites to offer free courses to anyone willing to sign up and take them.

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How You Can Build WordPress LMS Websites as a Service with WaaS Entrepreneur Michael Short


So if you wanted to create a way for people to purchase an LMS site similar to how Shopify works, you may want to check out WaaS.PRO. The WaaS model can serve as a win-win for developers and clients, as developers can template out websites and make the process of building out sites super easy.

How to create custom social media graphics in PowerPoint


This post is a great reference for the ideal images sizes for popular social media sites. If you don’t have lots of high quality photography of your own, consider using stock photography sites like iStock and Shutterstock or discover the wonders of free photography sites like Unsplash.

20 Free Educational Apps

Ed App

Don’t you ever wish you could take a picture of an equation and have someone show you the steps on how to solve it? Behance features new work from incredibly talented individuals in design, fashion, architecture, photography, motion graphics, and many more fields of work and passion.

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

ATD Learning Technologies

In photography terms, you are aiming for the picture to be shot in landscape (see Figure 1). The only exception to this is when you are shooting video for social media sites that require the video to be in portrait. However, most learning management systems and video sites like YouTube and Vimeo will require a 16:9 aspect ratio. For learning professionals, filming poor-quality shots is one of the biggest wastes of time.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


See a complete picture of your day, including information on people you''ll be meeting with and even notes you''ll need for the appointments. trackthisforme - A data-lovers dream, this site can track anything you want—from your mood, to how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop. Slice - The must-have tool for avid online shoppers, Slice tracks orders, spending and price drops across all your online shopping sites.

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


Sometimes we write it out in text, and support the ideas with images and pictures as well. You'll notice that nowhere on their site do they brag about being SCORM compliant. But over the years other software companies have created image editing tools that rival the master of the photography software world. Introduction to Scaling Up Knowledge. The creation of media content is how we scale up the sharing of knowledge.

8 Ways to Keep Members of Societies Engaged in the Digital Era


You can post pictures of events and activities. This will help you to not only engage with your current members but also attract new members on social media sites. Use Real Images and Videos Instead of Stock Photography. But to stay true to your cause and generate genuine interest among members of society, it is advisable to use authentic pictures and videos of events, activities, meetings etc.

What's really ready for prime time in corporate learning?


Once you recognize that your own use of mobile is more around notes, navigation, calendar, contacts, pictures, and more, not courses, you can start to explore the possibilities. If you’ve a site that’s responsive , or can make it so, anyone can point their browser to it. The big picture is providing help in the moment to counter our cognitive gaps. Similarly, photography, audio recording, and then video recording likewise surpassed our personal memory.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

For the photos in your webinar, you can take your own (make sure you get permission before you start snapping away though) or look to free stock photo sites such as Pixabay, Unsplash, or RawPixel. A Quick Word on Hosting Sites: Now, you might be tempted to just directly upload your videos to your site, and password protect the area (or create an entirely different site to host them on), or even upload them to YouTube but DON'T DO IT.

5 Content Troubleshooting Tips for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

The additional advantage of visual design is that the learner has a better chance of retaining it – not only because they spent more time with it and were more interested, but also because the visual layout, icons, or pictures you may include help to activate another input method, increasing chances of retention. Take a tip from Brother Dan Frazee, as I recently did: go to a site like and enter in “infographic” for the search.

The End of the Road for me at Adobe. 2012 and Beyond.

mLearning Revolution

5) From a family standpoint, I’m joining forces with my wife, who owns a small store here in San Diego, where she does custom picture framing and prints photography on canvas, [link]. My mission as she said is to apply everything I’ve learned about Social Media to grow the business and drive traffic the store and web site. First and foremost, Happy New Year!

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Web feats 6: Photosharing

Learning with e's

photosharing sites is that they constitute their own specialist social networks - and these are organised around an appreciation of great photography, and an interest in talking about images. She produced some pictures of the human body and asked her students to tag the various internal organs - it worked very well, and all the students enjoyed the experience greatly.

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How to Build WordPress LMS Websites for Schools, Camps, Enrichment Programs, and Nonprofits with Tara Claeys


She realized many sites she had done were for education related nonprofits, and in 2019 she pivoted to specialize in that type of content and not work for other types of businesses. Right now there’s two courses on the site.

Insights from a presentation designer: Q&A with Julie Terberg


Well, it may have been better than some early presentation design sites, but it’s tough to look back at your older work! The bonus is a library of new concepts to display on my site. Getting clients to think outside the box with slide design is so much easier if you can show them a ‘for instance’ to paint the picture for them. Photography can also be inspiring. Julie Terberg is a passionate designer, consultant, writer, and Microsoft PowerPoint MVP based in Michigan.

How to Teach Cooking Online, Part III: Marketing


Pictures are another essential. From the Instagram-worthy arrangement of ingredients to the meticulously casual staging of the final product, having photography of your recipes throughout the cooking process will both intrigue and instruct your learners. Suddenly, someone who was searching for image results of black bean burgers has stumbled from Google to your Pinterest page and eventually all the way back to your site.

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20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

pictures really are worth a 1,000 words. The best image is not a “gratuitous”, pretty picture. A lot of speakers use photography to illustrate their ideas. Most people will tell you that you should use a logical structure for your business presentation, and web sites and business school text books are full of suggestions in what order to address the need, the market, the competition, etc. Original Article published on Written by Mark Fidelman.

Big Niches and Creating an Ecosystem Around Your Tribe with Avery White of Third Person Creative


Avery shares some great examples of telling stories through media formats like photography. Avery created a course on his site that walks people through how to get to a functioning WordPress site from nothing. Find out more about how you can use LifterLMS to build your own online courses and membership sites at Photography has a mood. I’m very much a big picture thinker. Yes, I’m a writer, but I love photography.

Cut the Clip Art Clutter


Much like stock photography, the trick to using clip art well is to keep it styled in a way that reinforces your message. Hint: Think big picture and focus on one thing. Again, use the keywords field to help narrow your search on the vendor’s site. What is the training slide below telling you? Okay, so the corporate speak is uninspiring, but I’ll bet it’s the random clip art that’s really speaking to you – and it’s probably screaming “Train wreck!”.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto


Go to to find out more about how you can use LifterLMS to build your own online courses and membership sites. I don’t have a $5000 computer with Final Cut Pro and all this stuff, but they do know how to take pictures. Can you talk about the origin of working with just pictures? Unless if you keep that on your site, or if it’s kind of locked behind some kind of either paywall or email, YouTube is a fantastic place.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)


Instagram is kind of like Twitter, but its limitation is that it’s all about visual content, either pictures or video that’s only up to 15 seconds long. Second, it’s popular with the younger demographic, and being based on photography and video, quite fun to use. After all it started out as a glorified resume site that recruiters and HR teams could use to find potential hires. Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life.