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. Budget and scalability Custom photography is likely to cost more of your budget than custom illustration, but both are more expensive than stock images. 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

LifterLMS

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. Jean is the founder of Design Theory, an agency built to help business owners with professional photography and digital strategy. Chris shares how when he finds a great looking website, their use of too much stock photography can kill the brand and the great design elements in other areas of the website.

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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? ' images education Africa learning Gambia school digital photography blogging narrativeBlogs are not simply about text. They also encompass hyperlinks, sounds, videos, and images. Blogging is also about telling your story.

Augmented Reality – Making Paper Interactive

Upside Learning

Then you’d know there is an aesthetic value in the glossy paper, fabulous product photography and innovative use of color and layouts. It’d be a shame to throw that out the window and replace with a digital version. Clients who already use paper-based materials for distribution or in an instructor-led environment often ask us how we can enhance the learning experience for participants. One of the ways we recommend is to use elements of Augmented Reality.

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. It might be best to use these templates for inspiration; see how they are constructed and then build your own version with your own images. A word of warning – don’t pick a deck just because you like the images used: photography is likely not actually included in the template.

The Tools I Use

Adobe Captivate

I think it’s obvious that I use Adobe Captivate and almost always have the latest version. I do also keep the previous version installed on my main system. I know that Adobe would prefer me to tell you to buy the subscription version but I always feel more comfortable knowing that regardless of what my current situation is, I can continue to run my Copy of Captivate indefinitely. I relied on those apps for years after upgrading to newer versions of Captivate.

eLearning: Creating a Self-Video with Adobe Video Express

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  Adobe Presenter Video Express is a new version of the video software that comes with  Adobe Presenter 10. If you can purchase professional photography lights, that's a great way to go. With With it you can record a video of both you and your computer screen at the same time. When you open it from the Presenter ribbon within PowerPoint, you can create a video of yourself and your PowerPoint slides.

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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. Adobe’s services are paid monthly while Camtasia is a one time license cost, with the option to upgrade when new major versions are released.

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Community Engagement, COVID-19 and Big hART – the promises we must keep

Kadenze

This is what Big hART provides – engagement, self-expression through music, video, photography, animation, dance, an expression of their story, building agency, visibility and safety. Students are invited to participate in creating their own versions of NEOMAD characters, in online creative demonstrations, using software such as Procreate, Adobe and Zoom. Photo by Leith Alexander, courtesy of Big hART.

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 We asked the artist to send both the black and white and colour versions of the artwork which didn't increase their workload but gave us double the amount of images to use). One of the biggest challenges when creating a course is finding relevant, high quality graphics.

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Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

Bottom-Line Performance

With the better HTML5 engine, republishing courses using a new version of Storyline may improve crash issues on mobile devices lacking in RAM. It was the opposite in previous versions. This is a great supplement to your current stock photography and character sites. Studio 360 was a separate purchase from Storyline in previous versions. Upload to Review 360 and export a scorable version quickly for LMS.

How to Convince Higher Ups That “Fun” eLearning Is Good Business

Bottom-Line Performance

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. This example is a generic version of an information security course we developed for another customer. Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions.

Review: Adobe Spark

BrightCarbon

Any photography you use should be chosen with care, check out this blog post for tips on where to get great images , and this one for how to avoid image clichés. Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app.

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The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Trivantis

Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! Try a free 30 day trial of Lectora® Online, the newest version of this powerful cloud authoring tool. 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.

When augmented reality isn’t

E-Learning Provocateur

Of course you have to start somewhere and the PhM website does promise a new version, but it refers to contemporary photography and gamification. I’m a big fan of the Powerhouse Museum. In a world in which everyone loves to bang on about emerging technology, relatively few ever do anything about it. The PhM, however, has the guts to give it a go. So I was excited to stumble upon their Augmented Reality browsing of Powerhouse Museum around Sydney app for Apple and Android.

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

They are also familiar with the content and learning management systems, authoring tools, and other tools and systems for video, audio, photography, 3-D, and animation. They can simply access the materials, make the necessary changes, and deploy the latest version. Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Good question.

How to Build a Beautifully Designed Training Based Membership Website with WordPress with Melissa Love from the Marketing Fix

LifterLMS

I’m on this photography course, it’s a really prestigious training academy. Chris Badgett: Photography. Melissa Love: … started to get asked to talk at photography conferences. I go and speak at five or six photography conferences a year, some are small.

Hollywood Hacks: 4 Ideas for Affordable, Professional-Quality Video Learning Content

Instilled

Hot picks: Rovtop 10 inch Ring Light or Photography Studio LED Lighting Kit. A version of this post originally appeared on the PeopleFluent blog. In a period where we’ve had to lean more heavily on video to deliver learning programs, organizations are increasingly interested in getting more professional-looking results.

Screencast of the Week - Red Gate, Coding by the Sea

TechSmith Camtasia

Keep it short - let people see the 3 minute version not the 33 minute version Credits: Edited & produced by: Anthony Osborn Script writer: Phil Scott The original 'coders by the sea': Alex Davis, Robert Chipperfield, Dominick Reed & Nagashree Manjunath Photography: Dominick Reed Musical soundtrack: 'Ever wondered' by Macca Microphone (a good amateur one): Sony ECM-MS907. I'm always amazed at the screencasts I see Camtasia users create.

Stunning Presentation Design Using PowerPoint Morph

BrightCarbon

Dynamic photography with PowerPoint morph. In this second version of the same sequence, you can see that no gaps appear as the images move, which is achieved by expanding some of the images and carefully layering them so that as the visible parts of the images move, there is always an image underneath. Welcome to the playground of my imagination! In this post we look at the mind-bending world of Morph and how to use it create stunning design effects in PowerPoint.

The 10 most innovative eLearning platforms

Ed App

Whether it’s sports, brand management or photography, Thinkific offers easy and powerful tools to create comprehensive online courses. Unfortunately, there’s no free version here.

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

You might see eleven depending on your version of PowerPoint or more if you have a custom template. It may also include common background pictures such as a brand logo, graphics and photography. PowerPoint is an awesome tool for creating your latest presentation template but if you’re the person responsible for creating them in your organisation, you’ll know that PowerPoint often behaves like a badly-behaved monkey.

Handling content efficiently with a Rapid Learning solution

Learning Wire

You don’t have to start from scratch; you can reuse existing written material, presentations, diagrams, photography, illustrations, audio, or video. Ideally you get a working online version of the course rather than a paper‐based description. The most successful solutions also have a built‐in translation feature that helps you create multiple language versions with minimum effort.

The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

Trivantis

Take your own stock photos: Be a Stock Photography Model! . Try a free 30 day trial of Lectora® Online, the newest version of this powerful cloud authoring tool. 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? .

CLO Symposium Plus: Are You Ready for the Talent Economy?

CLO Magazine

Photo by Will Byington Photography. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. Eric Weiner. At the fall 2016 CLO Symposium Plus, presented by Chief Learning Officer magazine and held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, learning as an influential partner in talent management wasn’t just an idea, we saw it on the ground.

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The Camtasia Studio 8 Library: Part 1 of 6 – Store Subprojects in the Library for Better Performance

TechSmith Camtasia

The Camtasia Studio Library, first introduced with version 7, is a powerful tool for leveraging my screencasting workflows. His personal interests include bicycling, kayaking, cross country skiing, photography, cooking, boating, fishing, crabbing, and camping. Guest post by Bob Jones, owner of Bob Jones Software. In this six part blog series, I will share six different ways I use the Camtasia Studio Library to boost productivity, efficiency, consistency, and more.

Image Cropping 101: The Basics

TechSmith Camtasia

In fact, it’s kind of a rule of photography that your main subject shouldn’t be in the center. This cropped version brings more attention to our faces (and amazing early-90s hair) and distracts a bit from the fact that I apparently wore my teen angst on my sleeve (or, on the lower half of my body, as the case may be). But in this cropped version, we’re drawn more to her face and the fact she’s focused on her phone.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Mashable's 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. If you have an interest in photography, you can even submit your own pictures. A German site (English and German versions). Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! She points me to (I don't have time to clean this up. Sorry.)

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New directions in self-study e-learning: the return of scrolling

Clive on Learning

In fact, fixed sizes were and still are commonplace in media generally, whether you're talking print, TV, photography or slides. Nobody wants to create multiple versions of their e-learning to suit the idiosyncrasies of different devices. Earlier this week I wrote about the first of the new directions in self-study e-learning that I had noticed - the use of social interactions.

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Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Immersive learning with VR experiences

Adobe Captivate

You will also find many 360 VR images available on stock.adobe.com, Adobe’s photo and media stock purchasing service as well as many other stock photography resources. You may either navigate via web browser to a published version of your project, or you may select the Preview > Live preview on devices option from the Toolbar. Battle shrinking attention spans with immersive learning scenarios that your learners can experience in Virtual Reality using VR headsets.

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

Litmos

Similarly, photography, audio recording, and then video recording likewise surpassed our personal memory. What starts as wikis has now morphed into collaborative versions of white boards, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, diagrams, and more. It’s easy, with all the buzz around new technologies, to get excited about the possibilities. We can imagine implementing machine learning, chatbots, Virtual and Augmented Reality, the list goes on.

LMS/LCMS More Puzzlers – OS + Language + Browsers

eLearning 24-7

Go to the store and you will see the laptops and home desktops coming out with the 64 bit version home OS, better yet, there is a 64 bit browser for IE, which is slightly different than the regular IE browser. The newer versions offer more functionality, better security, more capabilities – than older versions. And for some.they will go the route of Polaroid, who waited too long to realize that the digital photography market really was going to achieve success and work.

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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. Photography can also be inspiring. Julie Terberg is a passionate designer, consultant, writer, and Microsoft PowerPoint MVP based in Michigan.

Using LifterLMS to Empower 1 Million Teachers in Africa with WordPress Titan Malcolm Peralty

LifterLMS

Chris Badgett: And Darren Rowse, also, correct me if I’m wrong, but he did a lot in the photography niche, right? I mean, I was updating, before WordPress had built in updating for core versions or releases, you had to manually update WordPress.

Over-teaching experts and under-teaching novices

Clive on Learning

We may be an expert in molecular biology, photography, accounting, office politics, bringing up children or the tactics of football. It may seem that I am suggesting you double your workload by providing two versions of each learning experience, but it doesn't work like that. No two learners are the same.

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Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

You might see eleven depending on your version of PowerPoint or more if you have a custom template. It may also include common background pictures such as a brand logo, graphics and photography. PowerPoint is an awesome tool for creating your latest presentation template but if you’re the person responsible for creating them in your organisation, you’ll know that PowerPoint often behaves like a badly-behaved monkey.

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. Learn about how you can build WordPress LMS websites as a service with WaaS entrepreneur Michael Short in this episode of LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Michael have met up at several different WordPress and business related events.

Making Courses More Tablet-Friendly

E-learning Uncovered

When I have custom photography, each file may be 2 MB or more depending on the megapixel of the camera. Fortunately, many authoring tools (such as Storyline and Captivate) let you publish to traditional and HTML5 content at the same time, with the best version being displayed to each student.

Resistance is futile

Learning with 'e's

Digital technology has advanced photography into areas that were previously considered impossible. You don't have to wait for the publishing house to decide to release an updated version. I'm fascinated by the psychology of educational technology. I enjoy learning about the ways people behave with technology, how they perceive technology, and how they use technology in teaching and learning. I'm also intrigued by resistance to change.

Bend & Flex: Building Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

Stock photography company Shutterstock hosts an annual daylong hackathon during which employees present demos for new tools that will improve the customer experience. A few years ago, shoe retailer Zappos got the world’s attention when it jumped into the most extreme version of self-managed teams.

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