• ELEARNINGMIND  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] Hack Your Digital Learning: Guerilla L&D Creates More Compelling Content
    Whether you can afford a $40K production or you’re scraping together free stock photography, the most important factor is the connection you create between you and your audience. Whether you have a huge L&D budget or you’re working with something more along the lines of a shoestring, digital learning can definitely increase your tab.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] Guerilla Learning and Development Creates More Compelling Content
    Whether you can afford a $40K production or you’re scraping together free stock photography, the most important factor is the connection you create between you and your audience. Whether you have a huge learning and development budget or you’re working with something more along the lines of a shoestring, digital learning can definitely increase your tab.
  • PULSELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] Value from Using 3D Graphics in eLearning
    Investing in a 3D character guide for content can fall into the gimmick category; often, photography of a real person is much more effective. Consider 3D Photography Instead. You can also purchase 3D graphical environments from stock libraries for much less than a custom build. 3D graphics, simulations, and virtual reality are starting to cross the threshold into the eLearning industry.
  • ATD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget
    In an organization that promotes a casual and fun work environment, an e-learning course that looks homemade and features amateur photography can fit right in—in fact, it may even be preferred. 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. You want to keep the e-learning course interesting.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading
    This is a great supplement to your current stock photography and character sites. While it’s probably not a replacement, it could save time and money through quick integration while developing (less task switching) and could help reduce subscription needs on other stock sites. Have you ever watched Bob Ross paint, amazed by how the piece is taking shape? Have you ever watched Bobby Flay pan sear a ribeye to perfection? What do Bobby Flay and Bob Ross have in common?
  • DESIGNING DIGITALLY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] 5 Useful Tips for Designing eLearning
    When using stock photographs, search to find images that truly support or illustrate the topic, rather than inserting cheesy photos just to fill the screen. Trending options include flat icons, hand-drawn sketches, skeuomorphic drawings that look realistic, and flat lay photography. Content is always king. But, the importance of visuals cannot be undermined. It is imperative to design eLearning with memorable imagery that holds the learner’s attention.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects
    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. Also, I found some great resources for stock photography. One resource that I use and is one of the best values in stock photography is GraphicStock.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] Designing Member Engagement into your Website
    Get rid of the stock images. We are all guilty of over-use of stock images, and as a web visitor – do they really grab your attention? Authentic photography is one of the best ways to exemplify your association’s personality/purpose. People resonate with live human interaction and it’s much more interesting than the same businessman stock photo they saw on the last website they visited. Member engagement is a topic we can’t ignore in 2017.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017
    [Photography, Stock] 7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017
    As with last year, designers are still seeking ways that they can create unique images from scratch rather than using stock photography to tell their story. Still, that stock library you have can be put to good use. Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design.
  • LITMOS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Photography, Stock] Holiday Wish List for Corporate Training Professionals: Part 4 - Software for Content Creation
    Stock Photo Subscriptions. Up your image game significantly by applying stock photos to all of your work. There are a few places to find free stock images but I recommend shutterstock. 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.
  • DASHE & THOMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016
    [Photography, Stock] 13 Free e-Learning Resources to Make Your Courses Beautiful
    Are you bored with your existing stock photography? by: Andy Schiemo. Does your eLearning feel stale or still have that 1990s vibe? Are you still using photos that look like this? Free Resources
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
    [Photography, Stock] 10 Reasons to Use Illustrations Instead of Stock Photography in Learning
    The grinning woman eating a salad; the perfectly multicultural meeting; the man with a headset: these are the standards for stock photography. And while it definitely has its place, stock photography isn’t the gold standard when it comes to learning. Animation and illustration are far more versatile when compared to the sometimes-stiff, always impersonal stock photo. Learners can sense stock photography from a mile away.
  • WISETAIL LMS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016
    [Photography, Stock] #INDIETECH: Stock Photography Must Die
    Like the vast majority of B2B software companies we’ve used stock photography across all of our marketing, communication and social channels for years. The post #INDIETECH: Stock Photography Must Die appeared first on Wisetail. We’re guilty. We’ve spent hours pouring over Pexels and Veer for “the right” photo only to see it being used all over the Web. All Founder Perspective & #INDIETECH
  • WISETAIL LMS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
    [Photography, Stock] Stock Photography Must Die #INDIETECH
    The post Stock Photography Must Die #INDIETECH appeared first on Wisetail.
  • SPONGE UK  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
    [Photography, Stock] Illustration vs photography for elearning
    Choosing a visual style for your elearning often comes down to illustrations versus photography. Stock images Most stock image libraries include photos and illustrations. Any stock images need to be chosen carefully for consistency and relevance to your content. Using stock images is one of the most cost-effective ways to add interest to your elearning. Unfortunately, finding exactly the right image from a stock library can be difficult and time-consuming.
  • TRIVANTIS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Photography, Stock] LUC 2016 Recap: Interactions in the Intrinsic World
    She shared helpful tips for creating these exercises, which can be applied to anything you’re doing in eLearning, like: Use photos of hands instead of full stock photography of people so that you can take the photos yourself and still give the course a humanistic feeling.
  • ELEARNING ARCHITECT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Photography, Stock] Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget
    We've all spent hours in front of eLearning or PowerPoint presentations filled with dodgy clipart or stock photos. 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.
  • KZO INNOVATIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] 5 Unusual e-Learning Techniques
    Real Photography. Stock images may be easy to obtain, but every e-Learning content developer out there is using them to support their content, and repetition is simply boring. There are a number of different ways to learn – but which are the best learning techniques to capture and maintain attention ? Sometimes e-Learning requires techniques outside the norm to make a real impact.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning—and What to Do About It by Trina Rimmer
    Most of us don’t have the luxury of dismissing stock images from our design repertoire. But lack of diversity in stock. photography is part of a larger cultural problem. 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! Design Strategies Graphic Design Instructional Design Learning Media
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning – and What to Do About It by Trina Rimmer
    Most of us don’t have the luxury of dismissing stock images from our design repertoire. But lack of diversity in stock. photography is part of a larger cultural problem. 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! Design Strategies Graphic Design Instructional Design Learning Media
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] The Lack of Diversity in Stock Images Hurts Your eLearning by Trina Rimmer
    Most of us don’t have the luxury of dismissing stock images from our design repertoire. But lack of diversity in stock. photography is part of a larger cultural problem. 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! Design Strategies Graphic Design Instructional Design Learning Media
  • TRIVANTIS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] Design Dos & Don’ts: Images and More
    Take a look at a few important design dos and don’ts that they recommended for eLearning developers: Do: Use custom photography. Invest in a camera and take your own stock photography,” says Trivantis designer Anthony LaQuatra. “It It will add a personal element to your course and will set you apart from those using standard paid stock imagery.” While quality stock photos can save time, custom photography has its own advantages.
  • TRIVANTIS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
    [Photography, Stock] The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning
    Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best. That’s because you recognize the value of first impressions. But did you know first impressions are important in your e-Learning course too? Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect.
  • SHIFT ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] Before You Add One More Image to Your eLearning Course, Read This!
    Bad Stock Photos Make for Bad eLearning. The dilemma with stock photos is that cheesy-to-the-maximum, cliché, exaggerated, awkward and fake photos do not connect with an audience of learners. The ideal case is that you take your own photos, but we know that not everyone has the budget, time or available resources, so if you must use stock photography, make sure it’s relevant, not hideously overused and t hink creatively about choosing and editing them in unique ways.
  • TRIVANTIS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning
    Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! . Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best. That’s because you recognize the value of first impressions. But did you know first impressions are important in your e-Learning course too? . Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World
    AMERICAN FORK, Utah — November 17, 2014 — eLearning Brothers today announced that it will offer over 500,000 stock photos, graphics, vectors, videos and audio files to the training and development community. “Everyone in the training and development world uses stock photography. The stock library subscription is now available for immediate download.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning
    We are offering a new stock asset library for eLearning. Over 500,000 stock images, graphics, videos, motion graphics, sound effects, and music loops. Stock Vector Graphics. Stock Images. Stock images to use in your internal and external courses. Stock Audio. Stock Videos. The post Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers!
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library
    Company Cutout Video People eLB News eLearning eLearning Template Library Our Favorites People Pictures Products/Reviews Stock Images Templates eLearning images eLearning Stock Photography elearning templates elearningImages AMERICAN FORK, Utah–eLearning Brothers today announced that it has acquired privately held eLearningImages.com , an online library of eLearning images that focuses on people-images in the eLearning space.
  • TRIVANTIS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] 7 e-Learning Content Mistakes That Ruin Your Credibility
    Stock photos of women laughing alone with salad are sure to ruin your course’s credibility. Don’t have the budget for quality stock photos? Learn how to take your own: Be a Stock Photography Model. Details matter. They affect your audience’s attitude toward your content. And the way an audience responds to any content is crucial. Here’s an example: I’m reading an article online—let’s say about cat scratching posts—and I find a misspelling.
  • TRIVANTIS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!
    Cheesy Stock Photos. Uh oh—I think someone forgot to read our “ Be a Stock Photography Model! Camera shy but need stock photo resources? Here at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we pride ourselves on offering you all the resources you need to create the best e-Learning. We provide video demos , webinars , suggestions on instructional design books to read, graphic design tips and more. .
  • TRIVANTIS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] The Season’s Top 10 e-Learning Picks: Summer
    Be a Stock Photography Model! We have our modeling debut, while showing you how to take your own stock photos. This summer was full of cookouts, fireworks—and over at Lectora®, a bunch of big product news with the CourseMill® family. Our website and eNewsletter got a whole new look too, so we’re pretty excited! .
  • TRIVANTIS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] The Best of e-Learning in June
    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? Take your own stock photos! Things are heating up in the e-Learning world, and this month had some great articles that we wanted to share with you!
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] 22 Free e-Learning and Graphic Design Resources
    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 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.
  • TRIVANTIS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014
    [Photography, Stock] Be a Stock Photography Model!
    We’ve written a lot about the importance of choosing the right images for your e-Learning projects and suggested some sources for economically priced stock photography. But what if you don’t want to spend hours searching for the perfect stock photo, or you just can’t find one that demonstrates your industry? Or maybe your learners are tired of seeing the same impersonal stock photo used over and over. Then it’s time to start taking your OWN stock photos!
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] A Guide to Superior eLearning Graphics
    All too often you find unrelated stock photography , huge chunks of text in awkward places , and mismatched color schemes in eLearning courses. Sometimes learning designers get in the habit of conceptualizing “text and next” courses and then want to just slap a stock image on the screen. I also am not a fan of stock photography when it doesn’t serve a meaningful purpose.
  • LEARNDASH  |  SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] 19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning
    Creative Commons: The never ending search for stock photography – may as well start at the source! Stock Exchange: See a theme yet? Morguefile is another place to find some pretty sleek free stock images. Free Sounds: Elearning needs sound, may as well get some free stock sounds. Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them!
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Photography, Stock] How to Convince Higher Ups That “Fun” eLearning Is Good Business
    When we add game elements and/or highly visual interactions to learning, we create a more powerful experience that can motivate and engage learners in ways that “Click NEXT to continue reading with stock photography” courses never will. Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. We use examples from real projects to help you uncover the best way to meet these challenges in your organization.
  • WONDERFUL BRAIN  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] ARTICULATE NON EST REX – 3 REASONS HIGHER ORDER LEARNING IS BEYOND THE MOAT
    Overall, results were measured by the number of courses that made it from a facilitators guide to the LMS at the lowest possible costs measured against production hours, stock photography purchases and additional matter—music or more robust narration for example. For the past two months or so, I’ve been writing high profile video scripts and storyboarding in a group whose company is synonymous with the 2008 economic collapse.
  • LEARNDASH  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] WAR: Articulate Storyline Losing Battle to Adobe Captivate
    Too often instructional designers are stuck trying to make stock photography make sense in multiple situations. Not too long ago I wrote a post about my initial reaction to Articulate Storyline and its relation to Adobe Captivate. The post itself attracted a lot of attention, many of the comments passionately defending Storyline. It seems one thing is abundantly clear since Storyline has come onto the scene: the comparisons between the two programs is at an all time high.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Photography, Stock] What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning
    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. But I really missed something important: traditional stock photo sources are often a pain for eLearning. 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.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning
    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! Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. Here are my top tips for finding and working with stock music. A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] New Crystal Reports Tips | MicroAssist
    VR Photography. E-Learning Stock Photography. Contact us: (512) 794-8440 | info@microassist.com. Search: Home. Custom E-Learning E-Learning Overview. Courseware Development. Learning Management Systems. E-Learning Case Studies Texas Electronic Death Registrar. USDA Meal Re-Imbursement Program. Vaccine Education. Examples of Our Work Lessons. Visual Models. Interactions. Simulations. Questions. Accessibility. Storytelling. Audio & Video Audio & Video.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog
    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. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. Blend It!
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog
    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.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
    [Photography, Stock] Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog
    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.
  • EFRONT  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] 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. Free Stock Photos (Update 10/28/2010: suggested by Queralt Suñé ) Nearly 100% of their Royalty Free photos are Free Download.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Photography, Stock] 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. 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!”. We’ve all seen (or designed) training that looked like the clip art version of a ransom note.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Really…Were These the Best Images We Could Find?
    There are tons of stock photography sites online. JOIN THE CRUSADE…NO MORE CHEESY, ANIMATED CLIPART! How many times have you seen images like these? Images are an important part of online courses. The trick is that the images we use must enhance the instructional qualities of the content. The images must also look professional and give the learner confidence that the material is accurate.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
    Friday, October 30, 2009 Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Or will you stick with free online stock photos? Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:22 AM Labels: photography , scenarios 3comments: Brian Dusablon said.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios
    Do you struggle with finding good stock photos to use in your eLearning scenarios? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. Or will you stick with free online stock photos? Tags: photography scenarios You might find the right guy to play the role of the client in your story, but there’s only three shots of him and he looks like a goofball in one of them.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top five tips for designing engaging graphics for e-learning
    While stock photography can be useful, relying on it entirely can often result in dry and unoriginal work. Creating original graphics for an e-learning course can be a challenging task, particularly when anything that’s created has to comply with strict branding guidelines. An engaging graphic environment is essential for an interesting and successful learning experience. Read on for our top five tips for achieving this. Work on the concept.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Top five tips for running a successful photo shoot
    If it’s not your day job, setting up and running a photography session can seem daunting, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. And, if you have the time, why not add some extra ‘generic’ poses for stock photos that might be useful for further projects? A few pieces of equipment, the appropriate preparation and a small dose of confidence are the keys for success. Here are our top five tips to make your next photo shoot go swimmingly. Do your preparation.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Learning with 'e's: The 5th Plymouth e-Learning Conference
    We invite papers on the digital divide, e-learning methods and case studies, mobile and pervasive technologies, digital games, multi-user virtual environments, informal learning, new classroom technologies (PDAs interactive whiteboards, etc), personal learning environments, visual media (videoconference, digital photography), e-portfolios and social software (wikis, blogs, podcasting, etc).
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Free Stock Photo Site: SXC
    SXC was launched in February 2001, as an alternative for expensive stock photography. The idea was to create a site where creative people could exchange their photos for inspiration or work. Check it out: [link
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] The case for clip art and stock photography
    That's when I turn to clip art and stock photography. And there's a lot of poor clip art and stock photography out there which is horribly cheesy and, worse still, over-used. In the perfect situation you'd have unlimited time and money available when creating a presentation, print document or online learning materials. You'd be able to call in whatever specialist expertise you wanted and have the time to wait while they delivered the goods.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009
    [Photography, Stock] Design elements - a graphics style manual
    Create images - don't scavenge : Nothing is more banal or meaningless than a commonly-used instance of stock photography that shows up everywhere. I love crossing into related disciplines and exploring the received wisdom. I'm obviously not a professional graphic designer but I am an enthusiastic amateur and keen to improve. With this in mind I enjoyed exploring Timothy Samara's sumptuous Design elements - a graphic style manual.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008
    [Photography, Stock] 100 Conversation Topics
    Free media sources that I use - stock photography, clip art, animations, sounds, music. Today, I saw a post by someone suggesting ways to come up with ideas for blog post topics and they gave some examples. The examples were not all that relevant to most of the readers of this blog, but it definitely sparked a thought for me. Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. Most of the time I learn something, I write a blog post.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2007
    [Photography, Stock] Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources
    Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. MorgueFile.com offers stock photographs in high resolution digital. Stock Exchange offers high quality images taken around the world by amateur photographers. If you have an interest in photography, you can even submit your own pictures. TurboPhoto provides free stock images from 10 categories all of which are in the public domain.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
    [Photography, Stock] Tips for do-it-yourself artists
    In Move over stock photos, Poser's here , Cathy Moore looks at alternatives to stock photos, in which, she complains, the girls are always too thin, too pretty and too happy. You can get these figures to adopt whatever pose or expression you like - something that's not possible with clip art or stock photography. Monday was graphics day.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
    [Photography, Stock] DIY inhouse photo studio - when you can't find that perfect stock photo
    I also get many questions about stock photography resources. Here's a quick list of cool do-it-yourself pohtography studio how-tos and resources: Building an in-house photo studio Light Box/ Light Tent Homedepot Lighting does the trick Softlight panel with frame Homemade muslin backdrop Studio Lighting Podcast Design in flight: DIY photography on the cheapAs I mentioned earlier, there are many photographers within the ranks of the elearning community.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2006
    [Photography, Stock] Snap happy
    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. For some reason it's taken me ages to catch on to the potential for finding and sharing photos on the web. It's probably because my graphic designer colleague David Kori has been indisposed for a couple of months while he prepares a new suite of learning materials for schools.