You don’t need a whole new graphic editing suite if you have PowerPoint on your PC. This beginners introduction lasting just over 4 minutes introduces you to the simple process. You can then used saved files in any authoring tool. Created by Articulate.com
Those clever guys at ELearning Brothers have produced a video which tells you how to get rid of annoying noises and eliminate background noise in your eLearning voice overs. In this video, they use Adobe Audition and Audacity, which is a free tool.
Tom Kuhlmann has really come up trumps this time! Anyone who is putting together learning resources on a budget these days knows that the stumbling block for many of us is producing a coherent graphic message running through not just each resource but a whole set of resources that contribute to a course. In this article, Tom has not only presented some new and refreshing ideas, he has also pulled… Read More »7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses
To quote the guys at SHIFT, “Personalising learning, which must include making the eLearning more human, is one important way to maximize the potential from eLearning.” Here they come up with 7 tips which will help you to do just that, put more of a human element into your eLearning resources so as to make them more engaging for the learners. The seven tips are: Put Learners At the Center.… Read More »7 Tips for Humanising Your eLearning Courses
Christopher Pappas has pulled together his 10 top tips for using slideshows in eLearning. There are now a number of tools which allow you to start with PowerPoint slides and end up with interactive resources that include quizzes, media, animation, branching and much more. I guess, of those out there, I have used iSpring more than the rest. I can get great results using it. I use iSpring in conjunction… Read More »Top 10 Tips to Create Effective eLearning Presentations and Slideshows
A few weeks ago, Connie Malamed put together a beautifully concise article on colour palettes for eLearning. Connie suggests that there are probably at least four things you will want to get from a colour scheme: promote a positive experience, avoid causing eye fatigue, project the appropriate mood or psychological effect, and be appropriate for the audience and content. She then goes on to discuss: Branding Based on audience and content… Read More »8 Ways to Choose a Colour Palette for eLearning
In a continuing series, Nikos Andriotis of eFront identifies 6 tips for using images and illustrations. Too often learning resources end up with images that just don’t quite do the job intended – often because of budget and time constraints. Knowing and sticking to some key points can enable savings to be made in both of these constraint areas. Nikos gives us some interesting pointers under these headings: Match your… Read More »6 tips for using images in your e-learning resources
Tom has done it again and pulled together an excellent piece, presenting it in such a way that it becomes an appealing learning resource for a wide variety of people. As Tom says “PowerPoint is a versatile application. You can use it for all sorts of things from presentations to online training programs. Today’s tip comes courtesy of blog reader, Daniel Albarrán. He sent me an email stating that once… Read More »How to Create Your Own Illustrated Characters in PowerPoint
Stephanie Ivec of Lectora has written an intriguing and useful article on the fascinating field of colour psychology. Click here to take a look at what Stephanie has to say on colours, what they represent and what you might use each for in eLearning. Stephanie also goes on to explain colour combinations.
It’s a well-known fact that highly interactive and immersive eLearning courses are far more effective than those that are static or solely content-driven. Creating an eLearning experience that encourages learners to play a pivotal role in their own learning process is paramount. One-dimensional eLearning courses simply are not good enough (in most situations). One way to boost the interactivity of any eLearning course is to integrate avatars, which guide, narrate,… Read More »Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning