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10 Tricks for Stunning Photos in Your Online Course

10 Tricks for Stunning Photos in Your Online Course | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
Does your Moodle design include stunning photos?These 10 tricks will supercharge the photos you use and ramp up your learner engagement.

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15 Best Sites for Open Source Images

15 Best Sites for Open Source Images | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
Some of the best of the best in open source images sites are listed in this article, as well as great guidelines for ethical searches and Creative Commons

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , massimo facchinetti
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Marco Favero's curator insight, August 6, 2015 4:07 AM

aggiungere la vostra comprensione ...

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 6, 2015 8:37 AM

Great list with step-by-step instructions for using Google Images and Creative Commons Search, plus pros and cons of another 7 tools..

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Royalty Free Image Resources | Listly List

High quality images don't need to cost an arm & a leg. These sites offer images that are free to use for personal or commercial use! Just be sure to pay attention to copyright licensing for each. Most are CC0, but not all. We've made note of how each of these sites can be browsed (how & if they are searchable). Searchable is great if you know what you're looking for. Sites that are not searchable, while time consuming, can be great for inspiration when you aren't quite sure what you want. | UNS

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How to Choose the Right Photographs for Your Presentation

How to Choose the Right Photographs for Your Presentation | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 12, 2014 11:51 AM

The article deals with the role of photos in your presentations and discusses 3 methods of using images with purpose.

Great image examples and explanations!

Lon Naylor's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:50 AM

Some interesting design considerations when it comes to using photo images.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 13, 2014 7:41 PM

Como elegir fotografías para una presentación.

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Business HTML Glyphs & Icons

Business HTML Glyphs & Icons | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
Don't let the preview image lull you into thinking this is a simple freebie. Although the icons are available as a PSD, you can also grab the CSS glyph

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, LaiaJoana, Luciana Viter
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FotoSketcher - Turn photos into art

FotoSketcher - Turn photos into art | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

FotoSketcher is a 100% free program for Windows which converts your digital photos into art automatically and in just a few mouse clicks. Over 20 different styles are available from pencil sketches to watercolor or oil paintings, pen & ink drawings and cartoons.

You can also improve your original photos with simple tools (enhance contrast, sharpen, simplify image, increase luminosity, color saturation etc…) and add simple or realistic frames and text.


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Baiba Svenca's comment, February 26, 2013 10:20 AM
Linda, it's only for Windows, no version for Mac.
Linda Alexander's comment, February 26, 2013 10:36 AM
Okay, thanks, Baiba. That solves the mystery of why I couldn't get it to work. Too bad!
Marga Roig's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:41 AM

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100 images for visual brainstorming

100 images that can inspire you when you are brainstorming about new products or services.

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elenired's comment, December 13, 2012 9:14 AM
It's a great tool full of ideas, isn't it?
Natassa Dourvetaki's comment, December 13, 2012 9:19 AM
worth using it!
Natassa Dourvetaki's comment, December 13, 2012 9:19 AM
worth using it!
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Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

Essential Guide to Visual Thinking for E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
Want to communicate the right way in your e-learning courses? One trick is to apply visual thinking skills. This post on visual thinking offers some tips.

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The Role of eLearning Images in Visual Learning

The Role of eLearning Images in Visual Learning | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

eLearning images are an oft overlooked component of a good course. A great deal of the information we process comes to us through our visual cortex. Its estimated that 93% of information we communicate is obtained through nonverbal queues. According to Mike Parkinson, visual information is... http://elearningfeeds.com/the-role-of-elearning-images-in-visual-learning/


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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
Find the visual content you need with our complete list of free image sources, offering high-quality images for your blog posts and social media updates.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 1, 2014 8:10 AM

Waar kun je waardevolle, goede en #gratis #foto's vinden voor websites en social media? Bekijk deze kloeke lijst. 

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Digital Image Factory: All Pics

Free & Easy Digital Image AWESOMENESS by The Daring Librarian. What's your favourite digital imaging site? Slideshare Tip: Why the "All Pics" in the title?...

Via Baiba Svenca, Javier Sánchez Bolado
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:46 PM

A great slide presentation that focuses on images in your presentations - how and where to get them, how to enhance them, how to work with fonts and colors. Finally, there is a long list of image editing sites which will help you do the job.

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:48 AM

one more good resource of practices and resources to make presentations, classes and professional learning pop!

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:40 AM

Excellent slide show provides suggestions  and tips for students and instructors - no more death by powerpoint!  

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How To Use Images Effectively Online: Key Advice and Examples

How To Use Images Effectively Online: Key Advice and Examples | elearning stuff | Scoop.it
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. True or not, images are an important part of any website we create. Since it is so easy to embed an image in a website (even the process of creating your

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Robin Good's curator insight, March 6, 2013 5:40 AM


If you want to learn how to use images effectively inside your website or blog here is a truly excellent guide by Chistian Vasile on 1WD.


In the guide you will find rational and fact-supported advice on how to choose, place and test image use inside web-based content as well as lots of extremely relevant examples of effective image use online.


From the original article: "...if you manage to find the right pictures and insert them in the right places, they can do wonders for you, as they did for some others."


Well written. Informative. Resourceful. 8/10


Full guide: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/images-on-web-design-usability-guide/



Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 9, 2013 2:54 PM

Confessions of A Director of Ecommerce
I've spent the last few years trying to share as many "secrets" as I learned as a Director of Ecommerce. I don't run an ecommerce website anymore so can afford to be generous (lol). 

One of my pet peeves was directing the eye sight line of people in our images. I wanted the eyes pointed at something that mattered. People follow the eye line of those they are looking at. We had three tactics:

1. Gaze straight at visitor - promotes engagement.

2. Gaze directly at a Call To Action - promotes clicks.

3. Gaze at other people in same picture - promotes connection.

 

 We used #1 for pages with broad reach such as our homepage and category top-level pages. 

We used #2 in 4Q on the home page and bending the sight lines of any people in images on a product page works well (our product pages tended to make the PRODUCTS the heroes so few people). 

We used #3 when connection was one of the benefits of a product. If you sell wine, travel or family cars you may want to have pictures of people looking at each other. I would never ONLY have this picture on a webpage since it can make the viewer feel left out. 

The natural companion to the "connection" picture is a picture of a single person gazing out at the viewer. This says, "Yes, we see you, value your visit and want to be friends". 


Websites communicate SO MUCH in covert ways. Balancing what you say with one image such as the people looking at each other with another image to promote engagement is the game you play, the inside baseball "secrets" that separate teams capable of making millions in profits online from those who won't and wonder why :).M 

 

Peter Zalman's curator insight, March 10, 2013 8:06 AM

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Improve Your Screenshots by Framing Your Image

Improve Your Screenshots by Framing Your Image | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

Some images have a natural border, while others require you to decide where an image begins and ends. For instance, if you use Window capture, the captured window...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 24, 2013 2:11 AM

Think about what your audience will see and what you want them to see by framing your screenshot wisely. The examples demonstrate the striking difference between the three images, each framed in a different way. Backgrounds are important too.

 

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How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused

How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused | elearning stuff | Scoop.it

I don't know you, but for me, images are very important. A text without an image, is like a sky without stars. For this reason, I like this post with several ressources, maybe you too! [note Martin Gysler]

 

“Hey, I’ve seen that image before. Actually, I’ve seen it many times before.”


Images allow you to express what words can’t.

 

They draw the viewer in and elicit an emotional impact, providing your users with information while confirming that what your selling or promoting is real.

 

There are many affordable options available to purchase stock photography. This may be a blessing or a curse. Affordability often comes at the cost of originality.

 

It’s important to consider your ideals and the image’s ability to illustrate a concept perfectly. But consider originality as well. You wouldn’t want to fall into the trap of using cliche imagery because it’s easy and convenient.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/Af9ZXX


Via Martin Gysler, Malhar Barai, Mike Ellsworth
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Martin Gysler's comment, February 9, 2012 3:44 PM
Great Katipsoi, I'm glad that you can use this information to improve your page.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 11, 2012 10:32 PM
So helpful and something that is a daily struggle o THANKS. Marty
Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 12, 2012 1:10 PM
Marty, thanks for the comment.

I just found another great way to search for Creative Commons images: http://search.creativecommons.org/

It automates a CC search on Google Images, Flickr and more. Wow!