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10 Web Design Trends That Will Rock 2017 | Red Website Design Blog

10 Web Design Trends That Will Rock 2017 | Red Website Design Blog | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Are you considering creating a new website for your business? Want to know the trends that are expected to take charge in 2017?

The Deep End take a look at the 10 web design trends they expect to see more of in this infographic....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 8, 2016 11:40 PM

Check out these 10 valuable web design trends for 2017.

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The Colors Used by the Ten Most Popular Sites

The Colors Used by the Ten Most Popular Sites | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

I was curious what colors were being used by large, popular sites, so I decided to find out.Alexa.com maintains a list of the most visited sites on the internet. I wrote aPHP script to scrape the ten most popular sites and record all the colors used in the sites' home pages and style sheets.


I plan to rescrape the data on a regular basis. Because of this, I'll keep analysis to a minimum, since it could become outdated when the data changes. Once I have data over a larger time period I'll be able to examine and graph trends in web development. I also plan to examine the difference in color usage between popular websites from different parts of the world....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 6, 2016 12:21 PM

Fascinating look at use of color on top websites.

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Udemy has redesigned its entire platform

Udemy has redesigned its entire platform | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

"Udemy has redesigned its course taking experience on the Web so users can focus on the experience of learning rather than simply absorbing content ..."


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How To Use Color Overlays With Photos

"How to use color overlays with photos?" is answered in this PowerPoint tutorial video. For more answers to your presentation design and public speaking questi…

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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 20, 2016 10:57 AM

A great step-by-step video tutorial how to recolor your images in PowerPoint.

Marie Christine Masse's curator insight, March 30, 2016 8:15 AM

A great step-by-step video tutorial how to recolor your images in PowerPoint.

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5 Signs It’s Time For Your SPOC To Get A Makeover

We get it: Change can be hard. But when your small private online course (SPOC) isn’t cutting it anymore, it’s probably time to make some alterations. After all, not only is ineffective training a waste of time, but it can be a burden on financial resources as well. If your SPOC is guilty of the ... http://elearningfeeds.com/5-signs-its-time-for-your-spoc-to-get-a-makeover/


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Creating and Sharing Color Theme and Player Skin in Storyline

Creating and Sharing Color Theme and Player Skin in Storyline | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Consistency helps make life simpler. Whenever we humans perceive a pattern running through a set of things, we tend to group them together. This grouping serves a purpose. It is this recognition of consistency that reduces our cognitive load and helps us grasp things easily. Therefore,... http://elearningfeeds.com/creating-and-sharing-color-theme-and-player-skin-in-storyline/


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Presentation Design Tips | 10 Clever Color Combinations

Presentation Design Tips | 10 Clever Color Combinations | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
How to pick colors for PowerPoint and develop a harmonious presentation color palette is one of those not-so-small details necessary to creating the perfect

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 28, 2015 3:35 PM

A great article about color combinations that help you make a stronger impact on your audience. Beautiful sets of color!

Sue Alexander's curator insight, September 29, 2015 1:01 PM

This is AWESOME...palettes that my kiddos can see and use!

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Habits of Good Instructional Designers | Design | ICT | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills | eLEADERship

Habits of Good Instructional Designers | Design | ICT | LEARNing To LEARN | eSkills | eLEADERship | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Instructional design is a fascinating profession with a vast array of tools, guidelines, theories, and best-practices. 


As you hone your craft, you will begin to develop habits. Successful elearning course developers formulate these habits after years of practical application. Below is a list of some of the more common habits of successful instructional designers.


Habits of a Successful Instructional Designer


1. Simplifies Complex Topics 


2. Learner First Mentality


3. Tactful Use of Engagement


4. Constantly Improves Content 


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Bill Weigall's curator insight, July 14, 2015 5:22 PM

Simple tips worth remembering.

Kirsten Durward's curator insight, July 28, 2015 8:05 PM

Instructional Designers and Tech Integrators will soon be merging

Philip Smith's curator insight, February 3, 2016 11:28 AM

Four good principles of instructional design.

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Six things you need to know to get started with mobile learning - E-Learning Heroes

Six things you need to know to get started with mobile learning - E-Learning Heroes | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

"Every day, more and more people rely on smartphones and tablets in their work and personal lives. Naturally, organizations have noticed and want to take their learning content “mobile” so it’s as ..."


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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Visually Appealing Content - QuickSprout

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Visually Appealing Content - QuickSprout | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Martech è il miglior strumento a disposizione per colmare il divario tra Vendite e Marketing. Contattateci per vedere come.


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 23, 2015 1:20 PM

Including appealing visuals into each and every piece of shared content is a good practice to adopt.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 24, 2015 5:47 AM

 

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Roger L. Gill's curator insight, March 24, 2015 8:03 AM

Visual Content is a must for marketing and it must be good.

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Web Design Trends 2015 [Infographic]

Web Design Trends 2015 [Infographic] | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
Explore the top web designing trends for 2015. The infographic discusses the top 6 predictions that are set to rule the web designing world in 2015.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 8, 2014 9:37 AM

Liked and agreed with all 6 of these 2015 Web Design Trends when I read the post without the infogfpahic. Infographic helps and I bet wil get more shares :). M

malek's curator insight, December 8, 2014 11:24 AM

I like“Card” design, no, it\s not new, but I find it a good tool for designers working on responsive websites. Cards are a great way to keep things modular

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The Anatomy of a Highly Shareable Infographic

The Anatomy of a Highly Shareable Infographic | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
Make sure your infographics don't fall flat. Learn what essential elements you need to increasing sharing.

The hard truth about creating content online is the amount of time you put into it isn't always proportional to what you get out of it. We all hope that everything we do is a grand slam resulting in traffic, leads, and reporters clamoring to talk to you. 

But that's not always what happens.

Luckily, there are few things we can do to infographics to hedge our bets a bit. So, we put together the following infographic on making highly shareable infographics -- helping you rake in more views and conversion opportunities. Follow these tips, and your infographic will be much more likely to get shared. 


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massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 4, 2014 3:11 AM

The Essentila Elements of Infographic, piece by piece...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 23, 2014 11:47 AM

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E-learning Interactivities – What does these quotes have in common?

E-learning Interactivities – What does these quotes have in common? | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

"In order to develop an effective eLearning course, we need to think what factors make it interesting and fun to the learners? Let us have a look at it ..."


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21st Century Learning Coach 's curator insight, August 23, 2014 1:51 PM
From blog.commlabindia.com - August 22, 12:12 AM

"In order to develop an effective eLearning course, we need to think what factors make it interesting and fun to the learners? Let us have a look at it ..."

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The Science Behind Design: 8 Psychology Principles to Apply to Your Next Project

The Science Behind Design: 8 Psychology Principles to Apply to Your Next Project | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

When it comes down to it, design is all about making choices. Each color, shape, line, font, text, and graphic you use will ultimately influence the message you're trying to get across.

I’ve often been in conversations with people who know they should get better at design, but they don’t feel they have a “natural sense” for creativity. However, I argue that learning to design well has as much to do with psychology and user behavior as it does creativity.

But learning the "psychology of design" doesn’t mean picking up a playbook that'll tell you the right and wrong way to design something. That's just not the way it works.


What brushing up on psychological principles (as they relate to design) will do is help you understand what goes into the creation of intuitive, intentional design experiences. 

Want to learn more? We'll dive into a handful of psychological principles below to help you get the wheels turning.... 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 16, 2016 2:09 PM

Knowing the psychology of design can help you get better results from your marketing campaigns.

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Moodle in English: Design SCORM cours

Moodle in English: Design SCORM cours | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
#moodle useful post: Re: Design SCORM course - reduce navigation: by Guido Hornig Hello Marwa Bekra,you did... https://t.co/289FsFLfWY
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The 7 Elements of a Software Training Course Design

The 7 Elements of a Software Training Course Design | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
If you've ever asked: "What is the difference between designing a software training course and developing it...and why does it matter?" The answer is simpler than it may appear. And it is important in helping you create a repeatable, scalable, and un-daunting approach to creating software... http://elearningfeeds.com/the-7-elements-of-a-software-training-course-design/
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Is Your LMS “Fit” and “Mobile”? Mobile Learning Trends 2016

Is Your LMS “Fit” and “Mobile”? Mobile Learning Trends 2016 | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

  At the start of the year, Christopher Pappas (founder of elearningindustry.com) , published an article outlining his take on the top 6 trends in mobile learning to be aware of.   In this article,  WBT Systems takes a look at how these trends could impact on learning programs in the y... http://elearningfeeds.com/is-your-lms-fit-and-mobile-mobile-learning-trends-2016/


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Designing Effective Multimedia Lessons for Learning

Designing Effective Multimedia Lessons for Learning | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
The delivery of learning via the use of multimedia (also known as eLearning) continues to be a popular choice in workplaces around the world. In my current role as an Instructional Designer, I am involved in the design and development of eLearning courses for corporate clients with the aim of closing knowledge gaps in employees and ultimately improving their performance. The challenge for myself, and indeed all instructional designers, is how to best present information in such a way that it does not overload the known limits of working memory and allows for transfer into long-term memory. 

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Powerpoint background tips: How to customize the images, colors and borders

Powerpoint background tips: How to customize the images, colors and borders | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
PowerPoint's built-in templates are convenient, but everyone knows what they look like, and you look unoriginal if that's all you use. Try these tips to make something unique that will help your presentation stand out.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, October 4, 2015 2:35 AM

Choose a standard PPT template and customize it to take it to a whole new level. Use this comprehensive tutorial about how to do it.

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Where to find free background textures: 15 great resources | Creative Bloq

Where to find free background textures: 15 great resources | Creative Bloq | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Texture di sfondo sono un ottimo modo per dare profondità e originalità ai vostri disegni e andare di pari passo con il lavoro basati su vettori. Ancora meglio, ci sono migliaia di sfondo texture gratuiti scaricabili da web con poca confusione.

 

Qui ci sono i posti migliori per trovare sfondo più libero texture, per iniziare e sperimentare e costruire la propria collezione personale ....


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Creativo Bloq rivela i migliori siti per trovare di alta qualità, Immagini gratis per le texture da utilizzare nei vostri progetti.

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Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 4, 2015 4:14 PM

Creative Bloq reveals the best sites to find high-quality, free background textures for use in your designs.

Angela Auzenne's curator insight, August 5, 2015 12:09 PM

Creative Bloq reveals the best sites to find high-quality, free background textures for use in your designs.

Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, August 10, 2015 11:56 AM

Creative Bloq reveals the best sites to find high-quality, free background textures for use in your designs.

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Web Design: What's Next With Smarts & Surprises via @jowitaziobro

Web Design: What's Next With Smarts & Surprises via @jowitaziobro | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Smart Web Design Trends Post
@jowitaziobro taught our team some important ideas about what's next in #webdesign this morning. She states her goal as digging deeper than the usual suspects in web trends and she succeeds. Here are her 7 What's Next in Web Design Trends:

1. Gestures are the new clicks.

2. The "Fold" is dead (longer swipe-y pages see #1).

3. Websites are quicker users too (so lack of speed kills).

4. Pixel is dead (we used to limit our image sizes and "weight" with the web's advanced caching and Content Delivery Networks no need for such limitations anymore).

5. Animation is back (and about to be in a big way).

6. Components and frameworks are the new design and programming (need to reread and think on this one some).

7.  Social Media is dead long live "direct" email. 

Great post for a Monday. Hell great post for any day. Well done Jowita. Rock on. Marty  


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How to Turn Your Bullet Points Into Visually-Engaging Elements

How to Turn Your Bullet Points Into Visually-Engaging Elements | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Professional designers will advise against ever using bullet points in a deck: Bullet points act like bullets — they kill your presentation. However, this mentality can change if you transform your bullet points into a visual component of your presentation.


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peterlakeman's curator insight, May 8, 2015 3:23 AM

Goog examples. This shows exactly how to avoid bullet points.

 

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 15, 2015 9:06 AM

Great tips on transforming those old "bullets" and how to make a more engaging presentation.

David Bell's curator insight, May 17, 2015 4:03 PM

Single best design tip for bullets I have seen. 

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Top 15 Web Design Trends 2015 - via Toolyo Blog

Top 15 Web Design Trends 2015 - via Toolyo Blog | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
This article is written after a huge research about top web design trends for 2015. If you want to design an awesome website you should read this blog.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 26, 2014 9:59 AM

Just a few of the 2015 Web Design Trends discussed:

* Storytelling
* SVG Animations
* More Scrolling & Less Clicking
* Full Image / Video Backgrounds

Many more on this excellent 2015 Web Design Trends post from @Levent Cem Aydan

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Designing Moodle Courses for Mobile Access

Designing Moodle Courses for Mobile Access | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
As the adoption of mobile devices increase, so does the demand for information to be readily accessible from them. As educators, we face the challenge of getting our courses online and modifying our design to meet that delivery method. However, the “online” delivery method is complex in that it can entail a range of devices ranging from desktop computer, tablets, smartphones, to the next big thing.

Even though you might not be designing your course to be taken solely on a mobile device, there is a high chance that your students will access it in this way. In today’s post, I am going to discuss some best practices to consider when designing yours courses so that they accommodate for mobile access.

1. Use a responsive theme. Moodlerooms recently released the Snap theme for Joule. This is a responsive theme that will provide users with the best experience when accessing Joule from a mobile device. If you are using Express for your site theme, you can use Snap for individual courses or your Site Administrator can set it as the default theme for any users accessing from a mobile device or tablet.

2. Rethink your content structure. First off, you clearly have less real estate with mobile. Because of this, there is more scrolling. Evaluate your course structure and make adjustments as necessary. As you design, you might want to rethink the chunking of your content to work with the mobile experience. Also, try keeping the important content at the top of the screen, so that it is read first, not last.

3. Rethink your graphic selections and layouts. While responsive sites will adjust the size of your media elements automatically to best fit the screen real estate, you might want to reconsider the overall design selections. You will want to avoid wide images that pan across the screen, tables, and the float attribute for image layout. Also, consider removing the height and width attributes for optimal display. Lastly, performance on mobile devices can be slower, so make sure you are optimizing your media appropriately.

4. Provide students with expectations for how materials can be accessed. You can include these expectations in your course syllabus. For example, you may have materials such as interactives or documents that will require access from a desktop or laptop computer.

5. Use a video player that will work across devices. You’ve probably heard the Flash versus HTML5 controversy, and you might be confused on how to best deliver media to your students. You will want to choose a mobile friendly player. You will also want to be consistent with which player you use throughout the course. Provide students with this expectation in the course syllabus. It is ok to tell students how your videos will best be viewed.

6. Use eLearning tools that support mobile content. There are many eLearning tools that output to HTML5 allowing you to integrate mobile friendly content.

7. Design for mobile access from the start. If you are designing a new course, you have the benefit of working in the best practices from the start. Consider an iterative design approach so that you can test the mobile experience after one module is developed.

8. Consider new activities. Your students most likely have a smart phone and love to use it. Why not use this to your advantage and make use of that functionality as part of your course activities? Think about the advantages of instant polling, capturing progress or findings through multimedia, documenting field trip experiences, and recording voice for submission.

9. Try accessing your course from a mobile device. Start with the smallest sized device that you own, and work your way up. By doing this alone, you will reach your a-ha moment more quickly. Take some time to identify any challenges in your design and consider making improvements. Sometimes, small changes can make a huge impact!

10. Ask your students for feedback! Consider polling your students. Find out if they are using their mobile device and how they are using it. Are they simply using it for message, to view grades, or are they going through course materials? The more you learn about your students the better equipped you’ll be to improve your course.

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