eLearning Brothers Acquisition of eLearningImages.com Expands the Planet’s Largest eLearning Image Library

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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. With this acquisition, the eLearning Brothers library has more than doubled the number of eLearning assets over the last 12 months. About eLearning Brothers. eLearning Brothers.

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7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

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It’s always so much fun getting to meet the blog readers and learning more about what people do in the real world. Two things always stand out during these trips: There is no one way to do elearning. Some people build courses, some create marketing material, and some use the rapid elearning software to create multimedia information. One of the sessions I did in Atlanta was on how to get the graphics you need for your rapid elearning courses.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

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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. Stock images are in the public domain.

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The Rapid eLearning Blog » How to Find Stock Images for Your E-Learning Course without Breaking the Bank

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10 Sure-Fire Tips for Creating Your Own Stock Photos

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Going to a stock image site and looking for just the right pictures can be very time-consuming and a drain on your limited resources. Why not create your own stock images? If rapid elearning software makes everyone an instructional designer, then surely a digital camera makes us all photographers. You can always frame and resize the pictures later. The best pictures will have the subject intersect two perpendicular lines.

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7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. 7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy. They commission the elearning courses, pay the bills, and are the ultimate authority for their elearning projects. On the other hand, a demanding customer can negatively impact the elearning course by making demands that don’t fit sound instructional design. This is common on elearning projects. Rapid E-Learning 101.

Want a Great Looking E-Learning Course? Here’s a Simple Way to Get It.

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There are three core questions that help guide the development of an elearning course. I discussed this a bit in the post on building a roadmap for elearning. For many rapid elearning developers the most challenging part is the first question because it requires a skill set different than training or instructional design. This would be a lot easier to do since all I needed was an image of a picture frame and a family. 22: Rapid E-Learning Workshop.

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Are You Making This Mistake with Your E-Learning?

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A lot of e-learning is compliance-based and often how it has to be delivered is a bit rigid. And as an e-learning developer, you’re stuck. We add some ergonomic pictures. How much of you e-learning courses already exist as content elsewhere?

Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course

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During the year I conduct dozens of elearning workshops. I dedicate a large part of the workshop to graphic design because based on what I see, it’s an area that challenges many elearning developers. Elearning courses are mostly a visual medium which means that graphic design is a key part of building effective elearning courses. In fact, it’s one of the three core considerations in the design of elearning courses: What will the course look like?

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How to Convert Storyline Courses to PowerPoint

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It never fails that after building an e-learning course in Storyline, someone asks if they can get a PowerPoint version of the course. Storyline is designed for interactive e-learning. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources.

Hundreds of Free Resources to Build Your E-learning Courses

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And of course, there’s always something new to learn from others when the share what they use. E-learning 101. Take your own pictures of people and share. Get inspiration from stock photo sites and try to mimic them. 3 Ways to Get Placeholder Text for Your E-Learning Courses. Free Stock Photos. Search most free sites: https://www.sitebuilderreport.com/stock-up. Rapid E-Learning Blog. Want to learn more?

More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

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It was a great time of meeting many of you and learning more about what you do. Once you have a video, it’s easy enough to add the video to your elearning courses and include interactive elements to create engaging and interactive video courses. Essentially video is just a media asset like a picture or shape. We discussed it in this blog post on finding free stock images. Question: See any cool apps or sites lately that work for elearning?

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Things to Consider When Adding Multimedia to E-Learning Projects

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E-learning courses are mostly screens of content made up of media: text, shapes, illustrations, pictures, and video. Design the Look of the E-Learning Course. The cause is usually that the e-learning developer lacks the technical skill to construct the right media.

A Three-Step Process to Create Hand Drawn Custom Characters

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In fact, there’s a lot of value in hand drawn characters because they add personality and stand in contrast to the more typical (and often sterile) characters used in a lot of elearning courses. It’s just a matter of learning a few production techniques and then taking some time to practice. I could see something like these characters and icons working in an elearning course. Upcoming E-Learning Workshops & Events (2015). Free E-learning Resources.

Four Reasons Why You Need to Unlock Your Course

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” If you build e-learning courses, you probably hear this all the time. Being Exposed to Information Isn’t the Same as Learning. Just because people are forced into the content doesn’t mean they’re learning from it. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses

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It’s a great way to get past the bullet list of learning objectives that we often see in courses. I then did a follow up post on how to quickly find images for your elearning courses. Many aren’t intentional when it comes to the visual design of their elearning courses. My initial idea for the demo was beyond my resources, so I decided to look for photo frame pictures on istockphotos. Elearning courses are mostly visual. Rapid elearning workshop.

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3 Easy Ways to Create Silhouette Characters

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Budgets are tight and stock photos cost money. Because of this you end up using the same stock photos over and over again. The stock characters are treated like a team of improv performers. One possible solution is to shoot your own photos, which I covered in a previous blog post on creating your own stock images. Stock photos also raise the issue of representing diversity. You can learn more about that in this post on working with grouped clip art.

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How to Edit SVG Graphics in PowerPoint

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Insert a picture by using Insert>Pictures on the toolbar. That should open the doors to all sorts of possibilities as you find free SVG files at those various sites that offer free stock images. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more?

How to Copy Text from Flash Courses When You Don’t have the Original File

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Here are a couple of simple ways to copy the text from old Flash e-learning courses that you can add to updated HTML5 e-learning courses without having to retype everything. Right-click on the image to copy text from the picture. Those are two free to low-cost options to quickly get the text from previous e-learning courses. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro.

When to Use Emojis for E-Learning

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And after all of that time, they’ll come to learn that we worshiped the goddesses known as Kardashians. It literally stands for picture character. You can learn more about emojis here: Emojipedia. Emojis for E-Learning Require Context to Communicate . Emoji for E-Learning Examples . Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events.

How to Get the Most Value Out of E-Learning Templates

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E-learning templates are great. And there are lots of e-learning templates from which to choose. With all that said, there are some challenges with templates and issues I run into when delivering the e-learning workshops. Screens are going to be made of text and media (buttons, pictures, shapes, and video). Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro.

Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

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Here’s a screenshot of the template using pictures rather than shapes and vector icons. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Upcoming E-Learning Workshops & Events (2015). Community-based elearning workshops focused on practical tips & tricks. To learn more & register, click here. Community-based elearning workshops focused on practical tips & tricks.

How to Convert an E-Learning Course into a PowerPoint File

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You can import PowerPoint slides into Storyline , which makes it easy to convert some existing PowerPoint content into an interactive e-learning course. At that point, you can review the pictures and make edits. The one thing you can’t get in the conversion is a PowerPoint slide with separated text, pictures, and shapes. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Want to learn more?

PowerPoint Tip: Here’s a Simple Way to Build E-Learning Graphics

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Here’s a PowerPoint tip: build your e-learning course graphics in PowerPoint. In fact, I use it quite a bit for this blog and some of the graphics I need in my e-learning demos. In a previous post, I shared visual design tips for graphics I built in Rise 360 for an e-learning scenario. 16:43 | Get the head to stick out of the picture. A Simple Way to Build PowerPoint Graphics for Mobile Learning. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

5 Ways to Use PowerPoint as an Image Editor

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And then I right-click and save as picture. In the image below, I used PowerPoint to create the sandwich stack and then right-clicked to save as picture. I do this quite a bit when I need to quickly build graphics for my e-learning courses. Using PowerPoint slides to create images is easy and it gives me more control over the images I use in my e-learning courses. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more?

Blur Your Course Into Focus

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A good elearning course always starts with good content. However, content alone isn’t your only consideration when building elearning courses. One of the beefs people have with rapid elearning courses is that they tend to look like PowerPoint slide shows. You’ll learn to craft a better message and make screens that are more visually interesting. But the reality is that a budget and rapid elearning usually don’t go hand-in-hand.

Find Color Schemes for Your E-Learning Courses

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Create Color Schemes from a Picture or Logo. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. Learning Technologies. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more? Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills.

Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

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We know that meaningful images provide a memorable and efficient way to learn information. Yet, in the tradition of building bulleted lists in PowerPoint, text dominates many eLearning courses. If I've written out a step-by-step process in an eLearning course, I try to replace it with a diagram. While there are many ways to include a story in eLearning , a slide full of text is probably the dullest option. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Create an Interactive Course Using a Single Image

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In the example above I made slides for the computer, picture frame, book shelf, microphone, and calendar. Simply click here , and you’ll be taken to the ballot page, where you can vote for Storyline 2 in the “Software – Learning/Workforce Dev” category by using the short code “G171M.” Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Upcoming E-Learning Workshops & Events (2015).

How to Create a Video with 3D Models in PowerPoint

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Insert it just like you would a shape or picture. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. Learning Technologies. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more? Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills.

How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint

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Right-click and select “Save As Picture.” Microsoft may have gotten rid of clip art for PowerPoint , but there’s no reason why you can’t edit free vector images and get what you need for your presentations and elearning courses. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Upcoming E-Learning Workshops & Events (2015). To learn more & register, click here.

Common Visual Design Mistakes That Ruin the Way Your Course Looks

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E-learning is a mostly visual medium which means a lot of what we communicate in our courses comes through how they’re structured visually. Here are two good fixes: Learn more about basic design ideas like the CRAP ( contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity ). Or going a stock photo site and trying to come up with ideas. It’s like walking into the room where the furniture doesn’t seem to be staged right and the pictures are crooked.

Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

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Essentially, instructional design is about crafting a viable learning experience. Based on our desired learning outcomes, we create a way for people to learn (and hopefully apply) the content in a relevant context. I find that one major challenge for adult learners is the unease that comes from not understanding the appropriate context and how the learning fits into the bigger picture. We designed some elearning modules around the parts of the machine.

Think You Need a Big Budget to Design Quality eLearning? Think Again!

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Without a large budget, elearning is doomed to fail, right? Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Rocky Horror Picture Show. I recently took a great elearning course on writing cold emails that was obviously made on a shoe-string budget. So despite having no special interactive program or technology, I was engaged by the concrete scenarios and solutions, and therefore able to learn effectively. Don''t miss post #1 in Taylor''s The eLearning Chronicles series!

The gradebook module

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/23/2010 The gradebook module The brand new eFronts gradebook module combines results from online activities (tests, participation, projects) and offline activities (written tests, teacher judgment,) to produce grades for users. In the following picture you can see a typical grading setup.

Extensions on RSS module

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/02/2010 Extensions on RSS module eFront had for some time now an RSS module that could fetch and present an RSS feed inside a lesson or on administrators panel. A few pictures follow that illustrate the new RSS functionality. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

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8 Tips To Develop Real World Online Training Simulations With Limited Resources

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However, you can reuse it time and again to develop immersive eLearning simulations for your online training course. Such as online training tutorials or real world examples that can be integrated into the eLearning course design. Just make certain that they all tie into the learning objective and enrich the online training experience. It doesn’t get more realistic and relatable than pictures and sound effects taken directly from the work environment.

8 Tips To Develop Real World Online Training Simulations With Limited Resources

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However, you can reuse it time and again to develop immersive eLearning simulations for your online training course. Such as online training tutorials or real world examples that can be integrated into the eLearning course design. Just make certain that they all tie into the learning objective and enrich the online training experience. It doesn’t get more realistic and relatable than pictures and sound effects taken directly from the work environment.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

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Best of eLearning Learning. Another great month for eLearning content. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory. What tools should we learn?

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The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

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I have this routine where I read my elearning news feeds on a tablet (usually at night). I was just getting used to SCORM and now I need to learn about TinCan xAPI. However, if someone did want to learn more about you without violating the law all they need to do is an online search. Your online profile with its pictures, political memes, and comments creates a perspective on who you are and what you value. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Want to learn more?