Free Online eLearning Resources -MAKERBOOK

Free Online eLearning Resources -MAKERBOOK

This week we have a website to share  providing a  hand-picked directory of the best free resources for creatives.

As mentioned in my last post any type of elearning production can be a costly business.

I set an hour or so aside each week to search for worthwhile (paid and free) resource material for elearning production use.

If I cannot find what I am looking for I create my own using Microsoft Powerpoint (underestimated as a powerful, versatile, elearning development tool), Adobe Creative Cloud and a range of online platforms (Canva,etc.)
I have added this handy tool to our elearning toolbox of useful tools.

 Click the image to access the site.

Happy Designing !


We are always looking for ways to keep cost down for our clients and we take a practical approach to design.

Free Online Design Tool -Piktochart

Free Online Design Tool -Piktochart

The cost of developing elearning can be expensive if your agency, company of corporate business does not have in-house designers.

We are always looking for ways to keep cost down for our clients and we take a practical approach to design.    Why use  a complex design tool when a simpler online application does the job just as well?

As mentioned in one of my earlier blog posts Canva is my rapid-graphic-editing personal go-to choice.

I recently signed up to Piktochart, an online platform that  gives non-designers the ability to create basic infographics without the complexity and learning curve of Adobe design software.

The platform comes with a library of icons, graphics and templates to use in expressing your creativity.

As a tool to create a quick and compelling infographic  Piktochart is an easy-to-use but robust design platform for quick design.

There is a free version with a two tier commercial option. They are also looking at releasing a collaborative option for design teams in July 2017.

I have added this handy as a paid option  to our elearning toolbox.

Piktochart Features 

  1. Drag-and-drop, point-and-click
  2. Over 600 professionally-designed templates from a selection of infographic, banner, report, and presentation formats.
  3. Over 4000 beautifully designed icons
  4. Import data from a Microsoft Excel file, a Google spreadsheet, or Survey Monkey . (I like this feature !)
  5. High-res Downloads (JPEG, PNG or PDF formats).

 Click here to access Piktochart

Let’s see how it works

Have a look at this video.

Happy Designing !


Free Material Design Tool

Free Material Design Tool

Have you ever spent hours looking for just the right photo, icon or colour scheme to ensure a consistent look and feel across your elearning course?

 Well, get in line and join the club!

Design – I consider it a cornerstone of eLearning course development success.

 When I design I consider 3W’s

  1.  What needs to be communicated.
  2. What level of learner engagement is required, and:
  3. What are the learning goals or achievement outcomes

Material Design provides  access to a Colour palette enabling you to create a consistent colour scheme for your elearning project.  You also have access to  hundreds of icons you can use with projects.

Click here to access Material Design

 Need a Colour Design Brush up?