Gill ChesterGill Chester of Little Man Project reveals her secret seven – a list of free or affordable web resources to inspire and support eLearning creation.


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These membership sites allow you to search and download a wide variety of cut out characters and backgrounds specifically designed for eLearning

Cost: eLearning Art costs start at $14.95 a month ($180 per year) per designer per year, while eLearning Brothers annual fee starts at £373.

Join a community:

If you don’t use Articulate products, don’t be put off from using this site. Anyone can join and there is a huge community of eLearning developers willing to help and support each other with ideas and inspiration.

Cost: free

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Inspiration is a key part of creativity. Sites like Pinterest and behance offer a vast source of design ideas from eLearning examples to infographics and websites. Use them to gather ideas for presenting topics, interactions or graphics. Collect examples in one place and create mood boards for your projects. curates a wide range of eLearning, multimedia journalism and websites. Although these sites and resources are extremely well funded they can be a starting point for your creative process.

Cost: free

Simplify the review and feedback process:

This tool allows you to upload SCORM packages created by approved software (this includes Lector, Captivate and Storyline) and send it to your project team for comment. The team can then access the module and make their notes against slides.

This tool will save you hours of work every time you need feedback on a module. The system automatically detects the slide number and title so you can see exactly which slide needs amending. It also makes it easier for reviewers, making them more likely to provide detailed feedback.
After a review has been completed you can download an excel version of the feedback which will allow you to compare the changes requested and store this information for comparison

Cost: Pricing starts at $150 a year

Gill ChesterGill Chester of Little Man Project has over 16 years’ experience in developing and managing the delivery of training and online learning, She specialises in providing cost effective and responsive solutions for all aspects of training and eLearning. This includes a range of services including course development, learning environment (online and offline), course material authoring and design, instructional design, training consultancy and the rapid development of eLearning.