Clip art? Seriously?
Ask any course designer to name their biggest challenges, and chances are you’ll hear more than one say, “Ugh, clip art!” It’s true, clip art is generally not the most elegant design element.
But, when you break it apart, the pieces actually hold a world of opportunity for course designers.
This week, let’s embrace clip art’s constraints and leverage its parts to create an e-learning template.
No, I’m not joking! Just one clip art image, broken apart, is enough to inspire a dozen template slides:
Tom has a great post on using clip art to create a consistent e-learning template. The key is to focus on the relevant pieces of the clip art and not the whole image.
Challenge of the Week:
Show and share your clip art-inspired template using one or more clip art objects:
- Objective: Create one or more e-learning template slides using free clip art objects.
- Tools: You can use Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, Word, or PowerPoint to create your template.
- Notes: Please include the clip art file you used for inspiration.
- Create E-Learning Templates With a Consistent Clip Art Style
- Microsoft clip art search (search the Illustration category)
- Ungrouping clipart in PowerPoint (screencast)
- 15 Interesting Clip Art Styles for Your E-Learning Courses
Sharing your examples:
- Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published project. The comments section allows links but not attachments. If you have a question or want to share your source files, you should use the forums.
- Forums: Create your own thread in our E-Learning Heroes forums and share a link to your published source file. You can also attach your project files if you’d like some help or feedback.
- Personal blog: Post your published example on your own blog and place a link in the comments below.
Last week’s challenge
To get help get you tuned up for this week’s clip art makeover, check out the healthy serving of creativity your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:
- Montse Anderson shared an example of how a text-heavy table can be converted into a multi-question knowledge check.
- David Anderson shared an example he re-worked for a blog reader. The example featured an introductory paragraph and three bullet points. Quickly and easily, he converted the bullet points to a drag-and-drop knowledge check.
- Nicole Legault jumped in to show how easy it is to convert static text using Quizmaker ‘13. Be sure to check out Nicole’s blog post describing how she put her demo together.
Have a clipARTISTIC week, E-Learning Heroes!
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