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Use conversations to deliver eLearning content- and a free template

eLearning Conversation

If you look closely, you’ll notice that content is delivered through conversations in many types of media… in movies, TV shows, interviews, commercials, and more. Part of the beauty of conversations is that the content is delivered and you aren’t even aware of it. In this post I’ll outline some best uses of conversations to…

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Icon Sets: 5 questions to ask before you buy or download

Back before I started eLearningArt, I worked on a consulting project in a niche industry that had a limited supply of useful stock images. Given our budget, conducting a custom photo-shoot was out of the question. On the other end of the spectrum, we also didn’t want the unprofessional feel of using mismatched clipart. Instead,…

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Present course information in a cool way with display board eLearning templates

When I work with display board eLearning templates, the image of the display board is only one part of the design. You’re probably used to seeing images like this (you don’t need to read the content, it’s just a placeholder): …which is fine. But when I use display boards in my eLearning courses, the image…

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Free images and a great storytelling technique for eLearning

eLearning Splash Screen Example Avatar

You can incorporate many techniques from film to improve your training You don’t need a blockbuster movie budget to incorporate some cool techniques from movies. In fact, a lot of what I learn from movies and TV is more about storytelling than special effects. Take the example of the “establishing shot” that my good friend,…

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4 Awesome Background Image Techniques and More FREE stuff

One of the most important elements of good scenarios, quizzes, and templates is the background image. It’s easy to spend hours searching for the right background. One way to cut down on the search time is to build your own backgrounds. In this post, I’ll show you four techniques that I use to rapidly build…

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Rapid Scenario Building and More FREE Templates and Images

Last week I blogged about creating a rapid eLearning course mockup using a free storyboard to get stakeholder feedback early in the development process. This week, I want to talk about how you can create and use character interaction templates to build out mini-scenarios. Here’s an example of a 2-person character interaction. You can download the…

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Rapid Storyboarding and a FREE Template

One of the most painful lessons I’ve learned as an elearning developer is that what I envision and what my boss or client expect are often very different. I think we’re on the same page in an initial meeting. Then I go back to my desk, close myself off to the world and build what…

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Add Contrast for Emphasis

Hello there! It’s Art again – E-Learning Art – bringing you another lesson to enhance your e-learning scenarios. In my last post, I talked about facial expressions and provided a lesson on how you could add that effect into your own training. One of the greatest advantages of building your scenarios with elearning characters and…

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