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Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint® by Jane Bozarth

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Chapter 4. Designing for Impact

Use Graphics with Soul

In choosing images that will support your instructional message, give real thought to what will help you convey intent and support your learners. There are a number of excellent, extensive clip art, photo, and sound galleries, among them the Microsoft Office gallery (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspxs), iStockphoto (www.istockphoto.com), and Clipart.com (www.clipart.com); the trick, how-ever, is not in choosing an image but in choosing the right one. Jamie McKenzie, editor of From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal, rails against what he calls "mulitmediocracy" and encourages us to look beyond first glances at clip art galleries to find graphics with soul. The example ...

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