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.

Telling your story

Learning with e's

Today I was involved in teaching a session for a BA group on the use of digital photography and communication. I decided to use a reworked version of the picture of the young girl in a blog post called ' What Price Education? ' Blogs are not simply about text.

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The best free PowerPoint templates online

BrightCarbon

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. An impressive bonus is that some of the templates have both an animated and a non-animated version.

Video Creation: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

If you have a camera that shoots video and photos (like a DSLR) don’t forget to switch to photography mode and get high quality stills too. Shooting stills in photography mode will always produce better images than pulling from your video because they’ll be much higher resolution.

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Stunning Presentation Design Using PowerPoint Morph

BrightCarbon

Instead, they move under a masking layer – highlighted on the screenshots – using the background texture picture as a small mask just above or below the white outline box, which is then cropped down on the second slide. Dynamic photography with PowerPoint morph.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

eLearning Architect

but I am sick and tired of seeing eLearning courses that use irrelevant stock photography - it's no wonder that we repeatedly hear learners saying "eLearning is so boring and ugly". (I One of the biggest challenges when creating a course is finding relevant, high quality graphics.

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

Litmos

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. The big picture is providing help in the moment to counter our cognitive gaps.

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

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Each layout uses a set of content placeholders and each placeholder, depending on its type, may contain text, pictures, video or more complex content such as tables, charts and SmartArt. You might see eleven depending on your version of PowerPoint or more if you have a custom template.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. If you have an interest in photography, you can even submit your own pictures. The photographers establish the terms, so read the fine print, but most pictures can be reused immediately. A German site (English and German versions).

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

OpenSesame

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. Simply snap a picture of a typography, ad or image you like to add it to projects. We are big fans of online tools here at OpenSesame.

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

BrightCarbon

Even though this beast had fewer features than the first version of Photoshop, clients were thrilled with the concepts that we helped them design and take away on paper. There are a few original copies remaining and we are working on an updated version.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

SXC (stock.xhng) The SXC is a website providing free-to use stock photography and illustrations. 4 Free Photos The website is an online community of photographers who enjoy taking pictures and decided to share them with the public to use them for free in their private or commercial projects.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with e's

Previously dominant multi-national corporations such as the photography giant Kodak have discovered that failing to respond quickly enough to societal changes can be very costly. Numerous versions of his act, some very humorous, can be found under the Lt Pike meme.

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

LifterLMS

Chris Badgett: A WaaS is like having your own version of that but on WordPress, it’s kind of like you get to have your cake and eat it too. That’s the most popular version of what people use Lifter for. We have an estimator, a pro estimator that basically their customers can take pictures of the damage for the body shops, or the paintless dent repair guys. His setup teaches them what pictures they need to take and where to put them on the website.

Cut the Clip Art Clutter

Mindflash

We’ve all seen (or designed) training that looked like the clip art version of a ransom note. 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.

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

LifterLMS

Avery shares some great examples of telling stories through media formats like photography. Photography has a mood. I’m very much a big picture thinker. Usually when people ask me questions, I say, “Okay, do you want the two-minute version?”

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

LifterLMS

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? People … everything that you said, people want the raw authentic version of you and your brand.

Teacher Appreciation Week – A Conversation with Chris Badgett on the World of Online and Offline Education Honoring Teachers

LifterLMS

Send me a picture of what happened or describe what actually happened when you applied it and tried to make it work for you. That will be the first version of it and to do that as a side hustle for me, maybe all in all, that’s a couple of months worth of work to prepare for.

Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide

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Whilst companies using G Suite can upgrade to a paid version with more business functionality, for the individual user the free version offers all the tools they’re likely to need. Version history allows you to see past iterations of a document, which can be incredibly useful.

The Power of Preselling and Freemium with John Turner of SeedProd, a Coming Soon Page and Maintenance Mode Plugin for WordPress

LifterLMS

His plugin started to gain traction and was getting lots of feature requests, so John created a pro version. I started building those, and I would release the pro version of that plugin. Freemium being you have a free product with an upsell to a paid version.

How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

TechSmith Camtasia

But how can a simple picture of your screen be so vital? Afterall, a picture is worth a thousand words! Depending on your machine, the operating system it’s running, the browser version you’re on, the way something appears for you could be completely different for others.