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Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

Visual Lounge

For most TechSmith tutorials, the narration track is actually recorded first with a handheld microphone or a podcaster USB microphone that feeds straight into Audacity (an open-source audio editor). How to change the Audacity project rate. 1:15. How to use the Amplify effect in Audacity. How to export audio from Audacity to use in Camtasia Studio. Watch it on YouTube !

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Technology  – Even if you don’t have an expensive microphone, consider using a simple  pop filter  to help reduce the popping sounds of words that start with “p” or “b”, or the hissing noise that comes with “s” There are many free audio recording tools on the market that can be used to record voice-over, but Audacity is our favorite one.

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Editing Audio with Audacity

The Learning Dispatch

tools like Audacity at your disposal. What you will need: A supported operating system (Windows XP or later or Mac OS X 10.4 or later) Audacity (free download here ) An audio file (Audacity natively supports major formats like WAV , AIFF , MP3, and OGG. Editing audio is a fairly straightforward process, especially when you have excellent (not to mention free!)

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Audition, Audacity, and More…Oh My! – Part Two of Tools Review Blog Series

TLC Media Design

In part one of this blog series, we evaluated various presentation tools you can add to your toolbox. Now we’re going to take a look at some audio tools you can use. Audio can be an integral part of the work you do for various types of projects including podcasts, presentations, videos, and eLearning|blended learning. Audition Development Tools eLearning Software Reviews

‘Getting Started with Audacity 3.1? Review

The E-Learning Curve

I'm taking a break from no-formal learning today to look again at one of my favorite e-learning production tools: Audacity audio editor. ‘Getting Started with Audacity 3.1′ Tags: e-learning Audacity audio editor elearning open source oss Packt Publishing review ′ Review is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

eLearning Voice Over Tip: How to Eliminate Background Noise

eLearning Brothers

In my video, I’ll be using Adobe Audition and Audacity, which is a free tool. So if you don’t have Adobe Audition, you can watch the end of this video and see how you can use Audacity. Also, you can download Audacity here. Video on How to Eliminate Background Noise in Adobe Audition and Audacity. Who doesn’t want that? Watch video on YouTube.).

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

Setting Audacity Preferences on Your Computer Before beginning a recording project in Audacity, it's necessary to configure your version of Audacity’s preferences in the Edit Preferences dialog box. Follow this step-by-step procedure to configure Audacity for your computer and operating system. Configuring Audacity You Try Launch Audacity Check the Preferences.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Audio Editing + Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Previously in this series of E-Learning Curve Blog posts about Podcasting for E-Learning, I discussed downloading and installing the open source audio editor called Audacity. chose Audacity because it’s free (as in speech), it’s available for Linux/Unix, Mac OS and various Windows operating systems, and most importantly, it’s a very impressive media editing tool. Figure 1. Figure 2.

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Getting started with Audacity 1.3, a New Packt Publishing Book

The E-Learning Curve

How could I refuse when Packt Publishing asked me to review Getting started with Audacity 1.3 by Bethany Hiitola? Getting started with Audacity 1.3, a New Packt Publishing Book is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning Audacity audio editor elearning open source software oss Packt Publishing

Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

In my previous post , I discussed interface metaphors, and showed a video example of the process behind the analog tape-editing metaphor used by most media editing tools - including Audacity. Figure 1 shows the primary menu options and functions of Audacity. Figure 1 The Audacity UI [Click to Enlarge] The menu bar contains all of the functions for Audacity.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Having given you the ha'penny (or dime) tour of Audacity , it's time to talk about recording audio with a digital editor. Audio Production Process [Click to enlarge] And these are the steps in detail: Activity Requirement Audio source A Narrator Capture A Microphone Encoding Audio editing software Audacity Sound Forge WaveLab GarageBand Once you have your narration script, your mic, and your audio-enabled computer you may begin recording. You Try: Launch Audacity In default configuration, a new, empty project will open. Today, I will look at steps 1 through 5: Figure 1.

A Recipe for Success: Recording Clear Audio for Your E-Learning Courses

E-learning Uncovered

software application for audio recording (such as WavePad , Audacity , or GarageBand ). Uncategorized Audacity audio GarageBand narration WavePadThe ability to record and edit audio is becoming easier and easier due to user-friendly technology.  Most computers are sold with software preloaded that makes audio recording a snap.  headset with a noise-canceling microphone. Seriously!!! 

E-Learning Magic: Explaining Complicated Procedures Simply

SHIFT eLearning

If you’ve ever found yourself tearing through your whole house looking for an instruction booklet to fix a phone, tablet or other device that had the audacity to stop working just when you needed it most then you know how important it is to know the procedure for things. Procedures are action oriented. They help complete a task with detailed, step by step instructions. procedure training

30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

Experiencing eLearning

Edit out noise in Audacity. Whether you’re working freelance or looking for a full-time job, you need a portfolio. What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? In some cases, it’s enough to remove logos and a few identifying details. In other cases, you can redo an existing activity with brand new content.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

Audacity. Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. Guest post by Robert Morris. The upswing of the eLearning industry is showing no signs of slowing down. An increased number of educators, organizations, institutions, and individuals of various industries are creating online courses that enable them to grow as professionals and gain more knowledge.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Because none of the off-the-shelf eLearning development tools are great at recording and editing audio files (they'll do the job of course, but they're lacking a lot of essential audio editing options that you'll find in more robust audio software), consider recording your audio externally in tools such as  Audacity , a free and really powerful. by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience.   But when should you record your audio?   The answer to when it's best to record audio is.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Audacity (12). Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface , September 4, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity , September 9, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences , September 8, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Thursday, October 08, 2009. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Gaining Leverage From Leadership. Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Some of my favorite recording and editing software programs include: Audacity (which is free). Check out this video to see how easy it is to remove background noise from your audio in Audacity: Whether you work from home or an office, producing high quality audio for e-learning doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. Choose a high-quality microphone. Not at all!

ELearning Audio and Narration – sites, notes, suggestions

eLearning Chef

While discussing eLearning Brothers, they have a nice tip on eliminating background noise with a video showing the process with both Audition and Audacity. Adobe’s Audition is a solid audio editing tool but the free Audacity is a strong competitor. In fact, rarely do I fire up the more resource-hungry Audition when a quick Audacity record/edit works just as well. Since last detailed post about recording narration for your eLearning projects, additional discussions have brought about a few more ideas, notes, and resources. Voice-Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

While there are many excellent commercial, free-to-use, and open source audio editing applications applications available, the editor I will talk about during this series is called Audacity. Audacity is an open source, easy-to-use multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio.

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is probably the most popular of the free audio editors. Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. And the price is right. Download. Ocenaudio. Download. Presonus Studio One (free). Download.

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings.  It allows you to perform some very basic editing. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. Part 3 is going to cover some of the basics of instructional design. Competency. You could even say this was a nice micro-learning type segment. Competency is the big picture. Powerpoint.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings.  It allows you to perform some very basic editing. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. Part 3 is going to cover some of the basics of instructional design. Competency. You could even say this was a nice micro-learning type segment. Competency is the big picture. Powerpoint.

12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. iMovie. iMovie allows you to turn your home video into your favorite film with just a few clicks. Chirbit. ScreenFlow. Windows Movie Maker. Vocaroo. Camtasia.

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Podcasting like a pro! (Part 2) – How to edit and publish your podcast recording

eFront

First step is to download Audacity & AoA Audio Extractor , and if you would like to use introductory and closing music you can find links to free resources in this post. Step 2: Familiarize yourself with Audacity by visiting any of the following. Audacity Quick Help (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t). Audacity Manual (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t). Audacity Wiki (the latest tips, tricks and tutorials, on the internet). Audacity Forum (ask your question directly, on the internet).

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20 tools for legacy learning

Learning with e's

Tools to look out for: Podbean, Libsyn , Audacity. I'm not going to be around for ever, and neither are you. As teachers, we only have a short time to make an impression on our students, and that time goes by very quickly. So what legacy do we leave behind when we stop teaching? Is our influence as educators solely confined to the memories of those who have sat in our classes?

Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post is a demonstration outlining how to edit an audio file using the Audacity open-source non-linear sound editor. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast editing audio The demo is about six minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. Now, you can actually edit the audio content.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

And if they used a tool like Audacity, they could easily cut and edit the audio file as they see fit. User-generated content (UGC) is not a novel concept, but most of us in the corporate sector have barely scratched its surface. And yet… the world is changing. The event was hosted by Jeevan Joshi and presented by myself, Andrew Mazurkiewicz and Cheryle Walker. What should Ron do?

Best Free eLearning Tools of 2010 – eLearningTV, November 17, 2010

eLearning TV

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need? We have compiled a list of different resources and applications to help you build your courses quickly and easily. Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! SCORM.

I want to break free #twistedpair

Learning with e's

Sparrow and his crew fight numerous battles with the powers that be, and ultimately using his guile and audacity he triumphs again and again, but always with a cost. My #twistedpair are Nelson Mandela and Captain Jack Sparrow. Nelson Mandela spent more than 26 years in South African prisons, mainly in squalid and inhumane conditions. It's a small island in the bay near Cape Town. Believe.

6 Tips for Creating Audio for E-learning Podcasts, Screencasts and Online Presentations

Electronic Papyrus

Audacity is a solid freeware option and will be more than sufficient for most. Tags: Audio Video e-learning instructional design audacity audio recording mp3 plantronics sound Recording audio for E-learning contexts is a straightforward process when you use the right equipment and adhere to some basic steps to optimize your recording environment. You know of what I speak. Microphone.

Online Learning Maker Faire Pre-Session Downloads

Kapp Notes

If you don’t have audio software, you can download Audacity for free and us that software. Audacity. On Wednesday of this week, I am conducting with 6 other folks an exciting event at Online Learning. We are doing a Maker Faire of elearning development. Below describes the Faire and the resources we are going to use. Six stations in all. It promises to be chaotic and fun!! Stencyl.

Behind the Scenes - How We Create Screencasts

Visual Lounge

Audacity setup. I was absolutely blown away at the number of screencast examples many of you shared on this recent blog post. The screencast that was listed the most in your feedback was one done our Instructional Designer, Ryan Eash. wanted to make sure everyone saw this screencast. Ryan has created a lot of our tutorials for Camtasia Studio. He recently made a video showing behind the scenes from start to finish about how he creates our Camtasia training videos. know you'll find it useful. The video runs a little longer than most of our videos. It runs 30 minutes long. Finished script.

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are a lot of open source options out there as well, including Audacity, Reaper, and NCH Software. There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. Here are some simple suggestions for  before  you start recording your next project. 1. Well Well Written, Properly Formatted Script.

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Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

Audacity is an audio editor you can edit, fine tune and change audio recordings. Audacity is an open source free software (free software) that gives you the freedom to use it, study how it works, improve it and share it with others. Audacity is the overall  top rated media tool in the eLearning Guild research report Media for eLearning:Top Tools. However, this is changing.

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Audacity One of the most popular free tools is Audacity, which is available for download for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, in a variety of languages. Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. Use whatever works best for you. To go with my PPT slides. Ask us !