Custom E-Learning Development Process

Custom E-Learning Development Process

This week's e-learning challenge is to create an explainer video using the popular Common Craft Style graphics approach. Since I've always wanted to try my hand at this type of presentation, I knew this was the motivation I needed! Status: Create narration script. Next steps: Identify the visuals and concept graphics.
Combining Text with Images in E-Learning

Combining Text with Images in E-Learning

This week's e-learning challenge asked course designers to share creative ways to combine text and images in e-learning. I've always been a fan of overlaying text on images for course introduction screens so this challenge was a lot of fun! Here are a few examples I've created for previous E-Learning Challenges. Text-In-A-Box This simple technique creates contrast between the text…
PowerPoint Tutorial: How to Create Blurred Backgrounds

PowerPoint Tutorial: How to Create Blurred Backgrounds

Blurred backgrounds are a great way to add depth and visual interest to your slide designs. The effect is popular in both web design and e-learning. Here's how you can create the effect using PowerPoint. This tutorial and template was first published in E-Learning Heroes and featured in Articulate's downloads!  
PowerPoint: Before & After Image Effect

PowerPoint: Before & After Image Effect

The before and after image effect is a great way to quickly contrast two images. While this effect is most often created in Flash, you can create a similar effect using PowerPoint and Articulate Presenter's seekbar. Preview the final effect Download the source file
PowerPoint: Creating Visual Emphasis

PowerPoint: Creating Visual Emphasis

Here's a quick way to use PowerPoint to create visual emphasis. Using a simple two stop gradient, you can reduce focus on one area of an image while highlighting another area. Simple and effective. And it's a great introduction to using PowerPoint 2007's gradients.
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