Here’s One Way E-Learning Characters Add Value to Your Courses

From Articulate by Tom Kuhlmann URL: http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/ When designing the visuals for an elearning course there are only so many things that fit on the screen and one of the most important of those things is a character. Here’s why. E-Learning Characters Initiate Engagement Adding the right image initiates engagement because it draws the learner’s attention,…

6 Best Practices in Graphic Designing for eLearners

From TalentLMS by John Laskaris URL: http://www.talentlms.com/blog/6-best-practices-in-graphic-designing-for-elearners/ “Content is King”. If that holds true and we believe it, then graphic design is the Queen! That’s right folks. You may have the best text and the best course materials, but your graphic design (typography, colors and images) will be the first features that will attract and retain your…

A Three-Step Process to Create Hand Drawn Custom Characters

From Articulate by Tom Kuhlmann URL: http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/create-hand-drawn-custom-characters/ In previous posts we discussed how visual thinking helps us focus on core concepts and teaches us to communicate those with graphics and other visual elements. We also looked at ways to practice developing your visual thinking skills so that you can effectively apply them to your course design.…

How to Customize Free Stock Photos For Your Presentations

From Articulate by Tom Kuhlmann URL: http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/customize-free-stock-photos-presentations/ Most of us are scrambling to find free assets to use in our presentations and elearning courses. The good news is that there are more than enough free stock images available, such as these three earlier posts where I shared 80 free stock photos, 45 free stock photos, and 60…

10 Types of Visual Content to Improve Learner Engagement

From SHIFT’s eLearning Blog by Karla Gutierrez URL: http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/10-types-of-visual-content-elearning We love visuals. In fact, we are wired to respond more to visuals than to words. That is why, we are so hooked to Pinterest and Instagram. This is also the reason why Facebook posts and tweets with images get liked and are retweeted the most. But as…

I Don’t Always Put Graphics in My eLearning…

From eLearning Brothers by Brother Sean URL: http://elearningbrothers.com/dont-always-put-elearning-graphics/ As a child, I treasured the public library with all my heart. Something about having all that information in one place was just exhilarating to me. What a nerd, right? There was one book in particular that I checked out so often I might as well have bought…

Over 60 Free Stock Images

From Articulate by Tom Kuhlmann URL: http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/60-free-stock-images/ Now that Microsoft’s quit providing free clip art and free stock images many of you are scrambling to get hold of free resources to use for your elearning and training development. Download Free Stock Images In a previous post I shared 45 free stock images via the Unsplash site.…

Why Rich Media Matters For Learning And Development

From eLearning Industry by Jayme Jenkins URL: http://elearningindustry.com/rich-media-matters-learning-development? Sometimes, when the budget gets tight, one of the places Learning and Development professionals think they can cut is graphic design. But the truth is rich media makes a big difference to the success of your corporate training programs, and you should care about how your programs look because…

Free People Icons for E-Learning

From Articulate by Tom Kuhlmann URL: http://blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/free-people-icons-e-learning/ Free people icons are great when they’re truly free to use for commercial courses. And who doesn’t like them, especially now that Microsoft no longer offers free clip art? Here’s a list of some free icons. I only link to the ones that are free for commercial use. That…