What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Back in 2007, I provided a long list of sources of stock photography for eLearning. And there are lots of other posts available on eLearning Learning Stock Photography. I had coffee with Bryan Jones, the founder of eLearningArt ,last week in Los Angeles, and it led to a discussion about images/stock photography and eLearning. At the start of the conversation, I wasn't quite sure why a company would focus on stock photography specifically aimed at eLearning.

Helping People Launch WordPress Membership Sites with Andriy Haydash

LifterLMS

Helping people launch WordPress membership sites with Andriy Haydash is the topic of this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Andriy emphasizes minimalism for new course site builders. Chris Badgett: I’m on your site, Andriy. A membership site, it is the business.

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

LifterLMS

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. Angela Brown: We’re a membership site that helps house cleaners create and grow their own cleaning businesses.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

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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Where to get high-quality, low-cost photos for your eLearning projects

Adobe Captivate

While you or your organisation might subscribe to one or several online image libraries such as Getty Images, iStock Photo or even Adobe’s own photo library, in this post I’d like to highlight three low-cost (or even free) photo resources that let you search for and access photos instantly. The site lets photographers submit their photos who hope to get further (paid) business due to exposure on the site.

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. I’ve found some significant resources for stock photography.

From Martial Arts Business Owner to Health Course Creator to Online Entrepreneur Membership Site Creator With Kevin Geary of Digital Ambition

LifterLMS

The journey from martial arts business owner to health course creator to online entrepreneur membership site creator with Kevin Geary of Digital Ambition in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. That’s available for free in the site.

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Shutterstock vs. iStock for presentation photos

BrightCarbon

Shutterstock was cheaper, it had better model continuity, and Shutterstock’s Spectrum search was a super easy way of finding coloured images. Read to the end to discover where we find our favourite free stock photography too! Colour search.

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19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning

LearnDash

Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source! Google Image Search: Great for getting ideas for your elearning images. Font Squirrel: Great little site to find the font you need for your templates, be it PowerPoint or another form. Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them!

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. You can get your hands on some super cool free fonts on this site too, so have a browse!

11 localization ideas for global eLearning that go beyond translation

gomo learning

2) Reconsider your photography, visuals, and other media. A good example of this is making sure that your photography and your videos help your audience feel like they’re represented.

Podcast: Build your Social Media Presence with Barb Smith

Learningtogo

She enjoys hiking, scuba diving and nature photography. I suggest starting with a free WordPress.com site. Leverage the web through searches, tutorials, video courses, and industry-related blogs. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours.

Barb Smith – Build your Social Media Presence

Learningtogo

She enjoys hiking, scuba diving and nature photography. I suggest starting with a free WordPress.com site. Leverage the web through searches, tutorials, video courses, and industry-related blogs. Listen to Podcast: [link]. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for creative commons photos, located in Vancouver, BC. This is a single integrated search, allowing users to bookmark their photos with private and public tags, and increasingly we will be offering advanced searching options , rating systems and other tools. You can browse by category or search for exactly what you need. Riya - Visual Search provides royalty free images.

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How to Start an Online School: Step-by-Step Guide (for 2020)

learnWorlds

A landing page for a photography school created with LearnWorlds page builder. A landing page for a photography school created with LearnWorlds page builder. The course content is on the site, and everything is working as it should.

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

BrightCarbon

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.

27+ Best WordPress Development Companies Based on their Specialization, Location and Cost

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Hall is a WordPress development services agency that has been into Search Engine Optimisation even before the term was coined. Hall focuses on creating highly responsive and user-friendly sites with a priority towards targeting high conversion rates. 1) WP Site Care.

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

LifterLMS

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 Looop is Helping Edwardian Hotels Deliver Consistently Exceptional Client Care

looop

We wanted it to be immediately available to our entire team, without having to have 12 different people in 12 different sites explaining the same thing.”. With that goal in mind, Cesaltina began searching for an ideal solution. In the beginning they actually came in and helped us create some videos and photography and helped us create some training. Now we’ve trained ‘super-users’ at each site so that they can add, edit, and change content.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

OpenSesame

The narrowed search options include "Articles, including patents" and "Case law". 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. Inspiration Grid - Creative showcase of design, art, photography and more, updated daily.

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Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

It actually generated applause in the middle of the session, and I guarantee that wasn’t due to its cutting-edge custom photography, innovative special effects, or vibrant color scheme! But assuming you’ve determined that using some music is a good design decision for your project… Try stock photo sites you already use. A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects. Search for concrete terms. Do you use music in your courses?

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5 Content Troubleshooting Tips for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

Take a tip from Brother Dan Frazee, as I recently did: go to a site like Thinkstock.com and enter in “infographic” for the search. If the key points of your slide are efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness, for example, you may start asking yourself what types of icons or photography would clearly convey those concepts to your learner. Do you ever feel stuck as Instructional Designers with content you can’t work with? Do you feel uninspired as to how to make something active?

Cut the Clip Art Clutter

Mindflash

Much like stock photography, the trick to using clip art well is to keep it styled in a way that reinforces your message. Search by Style to Build a Clip art Collection. If you’re using Microsoft Clip Art Online , it’s easy to search by style. Just click on the style link to automatically search for all clip art images created in that style. If your inspiration image doesn’t have a style field noted, try searching by keyword in the keyword field.

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Clive on Learning

In the meantime, I've been making up for the lack of his illustration skills by begging, stealing (don't tell anyone) and borrowing photos from a host of online sites. I really can't see any snags at this price, which from what I can remember is a tint fraction of what you used to have to pay for stock photography. Apart from Google image search, I've also been exploring Flickr, now a bit of a cult site.

Selling Courses Online – $0 to $13,000 / Month

Academy of Mine

They didn’t know how to create a student backend, they didn’t know how to accept credit card payments from their website, they didn’t know about IP verification, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization. Live content: Student’s really love the live feature of our client sites. Our client sites come installed with “live lecture calendars” where they can see the live lectures being offered this month.

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

BrightCarbon

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. Photography can also be inspiring. I’ll start looking through my own photo archives or search for unique images on Unsplash. Julie Terberg is a passionate designer, consultant, writer, and Microsoft PowerPoint MVP based in Michigan.

How to Teach Cooking Online, Part III: Marketing

LearnDash

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. Google image search results. If you’ve spent any time searching for images on Google, you will notice that when you click on the image, Google brings up the original source—in this case, your Pinterest post.

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

Litmos

People are already finding value in things like quick references, how-to videos, expertise finders, custom calculators, enterprise search, and more. If you’ve a site that’s responsive , or can make it so, anyone can point their browser to it. Similarly, photography, audio recording, and then video recording likewise surpassed our personal memory. It’s easy, with all the buzz around new technologies, to get excited about the possibilities.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

Tom Peters , Author of In Search of Excellence. 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 Forbes.com. Written by Mark Fidelman. All rights researved by Mark Fidelman and Forbes.com.

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

Last week in San Jose, California, Danielle Feinberg, Pixar’s Director of Photography and Lighting, discussed some of the challenges she and her colleagues face in making these great movies in the closing keynote of the ATD TechKnowledge trade show. Search. The company has nearly 200 videos live on the Videonitch platform and reports that its learners, from 20+ countries, are very happy with the search and browse features as well as the ability to rate and share the videos.

How to Grow Your Email List with an Email Challenge and SEO Course Case Study with Brendan Hufford

LifterLMS

Later on down the line a friend asked if Brendan could help with SEO on his photography website. Brendan took up the opportunity, and his friend earned an extra $42,000 after 6 months from the work Brendan had done on the site. After finding that he loved answering people’s SEO questions in Slack, Brendan ended up creating an online course where he put together everything he could to help people get off the ground with their SEO and start ranking well on search engines.

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

LifterLMS

Go to LifterLMS.com to find out more about how you can use LifterLMS to build your own online courses and membership sites. 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. Because YouTube, it’s not even really like a social media platform in the sense that people are there to socialize with her friends, it’s actually kind of like a search engine for content.

100+ Learning, Design & Technology Resources to Help You Get Sh*t Done

Mike Taylor

DB Freebies – this site rounds up all the great design freebies from Behance and Dribble. Site Palette – A browser extension that extracts the color scheme from a website. Site Palette – a browser extension to generate color palettes for your projects. Color Leap | Do a little time traveling and browse the colors of history with this fun, cool site. Iloveimg is a fast, free site with just about any tool you could want to edit images in bulk.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

Once you finish, you can save these posters to your computer, share them for other users to see either through your website or embed it in wikis, external sites and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. The following websites are good resources to bookmark for free image searches: Unsplash. Alternatively, if you are going big and have a budget to spend you could go for the more professional option of Linco Lincostore Photography Photo Table Top Studio Lighting Kit.

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. 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 LifterLMS.com. Photography has a mood. Chris: Google search? Yes, I’m a writer, but I love photography.

More from Gnomedex 8

Jay Cross

Charlene Li - and the Groundswell site. Photography Tips ( EasyEdit ) – Kris Krug. Search Life Meets Real Life ( EasyEdit ) – Danny Sullivan. From yesterday afternoon: Find more videos like this on Internet Time. Vendor relationship management : CRM in reverse. Sun’s Eve Maler talks of personal digital analytics. Adeona – Gabriel Maganis and Tadayoshi Kohna. laptop theft = immense problem Adeona is the first free, open-source laptop tracking service.

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

eFront

Second, it’s popular with the younger demographic, and being based on photography and video, quite fun to use. Besides, eLearning content is something that can benefit from a longer FB post, compared to a smaller AdSense ad in Google’s search results. 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.