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e-learning examples and free stock images

For many of you, this is like the start of a new year. The summer’s gone, kids are starting school, and it’s back to building some elearning courses.

I’ll keep this post quick so you can get back to the work at hand.

More Free Stock Photos

free stock photos

I just noticed that one of my favorite free stock photo sites, StartUp Stock Photos, released a bunch more photos. I like their photos because they can be used in a lot of elearning contexts. To save you some time, I downloaded them all and zipped them up into a single download.

You can always find inexpensive stock photo subscriptions. In fact Graphic Stock (which has a good selection) regularly runs a $99/year subscription with unlimited downloads. They also have a video  and audio service that is reasonably priced.

Don’t Share Courses in Google Drive!

google drive

Google Drive’s been a popular way to share published courses and web sites. However, that’s all changed. Effective August 31, 2015, Google Drive no longer supports this feature. If you have some shared courses on Google Drive, you’ll need to move those to another service. You have until August 2016.

Here’s a post where I shared a few alternative methods for sharing courses. I like the Amazon S3 option. That’s what I use for the blog.

Articulate Guru Award Winners

articulate guru e-learning example

Articulate just announced the Guru Award winners. I’ll have to say this year was one of the best because we had so many diverse and creative submissions. One thing that stood out to me is how many people use the elearning applications for more than course creation.

Personally, I love all of the Guru submissions (even the ones that don’t win) because they represent so many clever ideas and production techniques. I like to deconstruct them to figure out how they were built. It’s a great way to learn and get ideas.

Here is an article that highlights the Articulate Guru winners and links to the demos.


Enter the Ninja
Phil Mayor
Elearning Laboratory

Articulate Guru e-learning example gold

Click here to view the guru winner.


Audiometry Refresher Training
Richard Edwards

Articulate Guru e-learning example silver

Click here to view the guru winner.


Robot Wars
Nancy Woinoski
Pinched Head

Articulate Guru e-learning example bronze

Click here to view the guru winner.


Galactic Games
Jerson Campos
Visual E-Learning

Articulate Guru e-learning example 1

Click here to view the guru winner.

Ebola Fatality Rates
David Tait
4pt Limited

Articulate Guru e-learning example 2

Click here to view the guru winner.

Everyday Employee Relations
Jack Quantrill

Articulate Guru e-learning example 3

Click here to view the guru winner.

The Case of the Fraudulent Pharmacist
Kate Atkinson
The Training Room Online

Articulate Guru e-learning example 4

Click here to view the guru winner.

Like I said, there were lots of really good entries and many covered more than elearning. As you can see they range from simple games and quizzes to interactive graphics. In either case, they show off some of the capabilities and features of the Articulate tools. There’s a lot to glean from these examples.

Now back to work and have a great week!


Free E-Learning Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs

Participate in the weekly e-learning challenges to sharpen your skills

Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Lots of cool e-learning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Getting Started? This e-learning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

5 responses to “E-Learning Tidbits: Free Stock Photos & Award Winners”

September 8th, 2015

Thanks for offering the download link but it doesn’t work! It seems to just refresh the page. I’ve tried holding down ctrl and even inspecting the link to see if I can see what’s wrong but no good.

Hey Tom! Is that download link correct? I’m not having any luck with it in a couple different browsers. Of course it could be operator error and I just need more coffee after a long weekend! 😎

September 8th, 2015

Thanks for the heads up, the link is working now.

If you run a WordPress site, here is a handy video on how to embed Articulate content:

Well done to all the Guru winners!

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