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Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

If you are designing and developing eLearning, you are most likely going to need voice-over work. Voice Principle – People learn better when the narration in multimedia lessons is in a friendly human voice, rather than a machine voice. Using professional voice-over is expensive and time consuming, so many projects opt to use “in house” voices.

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eLearning Voice Over Tip: How to Eliminate Background Noise

eLearning Brothers

Annoying background sounds in your eLearning voice over courses can be frustrating. Not everyone in eLearning is an audio engineer, that’s why I wanted to make a quick video on how to take out noise reductions in your voice over projects. Once you know how to do it, it will make your voice overs sound clean and professional. Also, you can download Audacity here.

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How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

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. Nothing is worse than when you are on a roll recording a voice over and then you come across a misspelled word or incorrect placement of a comma. This is probably the most important aspect to having a professional sounding voice over.

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How to do Voice Overs for eLearning – Post Editing (Part 3)

eLearning Brothers

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. Now that you’ve finished your voice over recording, you have an unedited audio clip that needs to be touched up. Audacity and NCH Wavepad are also other good options for editing voice overs. Normalize your Audio.

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

E-learning Uncovered

Audio Ingredients: 1 narrator with a good, clear speaking voice. 1 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. Here is the recipe we use for our in-house audio recording.

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.

Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview

The E-Learning Curve

to participate in their Xyleme Voices series of podcasts. Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning Audacity interview learnign standards podcast production workflow xyleme voices In late 2009, I was privileged to be invited by Colorado-based LMS provider Xyleme Inc.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Voice Overs. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Make sure you are in a well insulted room when recording your voice overs and let your team know that you are in “production” so to avoid any interruptions. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. Competency. That is your theme.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Voice Overs. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Make sure you are in a well insulted room when recording your voice overs and let your team know that you are in “production” so to avoid any interruptions. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. Competency. That is your theme.

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

360 Training

While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). Ask us !

12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio files easily. Record your voice using a webcam or microphone connected to your computer, or upload an existing audio file. 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. Just click the record button, capture your screen and voice, and share the link. iMovie. Chirbit. ScreenFlow.

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. With the newest versions of PowerPoint, you can easily create animated presentations with graphics and voice, as well as creating simple PowerPoint presentations. 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? SCORM. Articulate. iSpring.

It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

Visual Lounge

The Free Way – Audacity. If you aren’t looking to invest in high-end audio software, Audacity is a free piece of software created and maintained by a community of programmers and audio experts. More on that later… Here’s how it works: Noise Removal Audacity – Create, Discover and Share GIFs on Gfycat. Noise removal in Audacity. The higher this goes the more your actual audio (such as voices) will be affected. . Audacity is great for cleaning up audio for a podcast or music. Clean Audio. Before We Get Started: Room Tone. Next Steps.

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

Visual Lounge

If you think music will distract from your message then you may choose not to include it at all and focus on your voice. If it is too loud the track will distract from your voice and your message will be lost in the mix. Voice Over Tip: Make your voice sound better and cut through the background music with ease by adding some extra EQ, compression and normalization to it.

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How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Voice Overs and Screen Captures. There are a myriad of ways to put together a great training video, but I wanted to take you through how we do this at Mindflash to give you some insight on how to get great sounding audio for your voice overs and compelling screen captures and video. The AKG 820 is the microphone used in most Mindflash voice overs. Audio: Microphones. Zoom H4n.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Voice Overs and Screen Captures. There are a myriad of ways to put together a great training video, but I wanted to take you through how we do this at Mindflash to give you some insight on how to get great sounding audio for your voice overs and compelling screen captures and video. The AKG 820 is the microphone used in most Mindflash voice overs. Audio: Microphones. Zoom H4n.

10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos

CommLab India

Record the voice over with your iPhone in an echo-free space. Edit audio with the free audio editing tool Audacity. Your potential Business To Business (B2B) customers are empowered with the whole gamut of information available on the Web. In this context, product demonstration videos can powerfully evangelize your high quality products in no time. Increase customer engagement.

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10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option. Users can record and edit audio with Audacity and it runs on most operating systems, including Mac OS X and Windows. Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Listing is alphabetical.).

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

Audacity which is free – destroys it. Scenario Builders with your own voice and text. Just the other day I saw a really cool scenario builder that came with a bunch of avatars and had a voice playing. But what it lacked was the ability for you to upload your own voice. There are some vendors who offer the scenario builder and the ability to add your own voice. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use. Sure, you have the same probability of forecasting by tossing a penny in the air, but for some folks the magic 8 ball is a soothsayer. HTML5 output. Wake UP!

Living off the Land: Capturing The Voice of Experts

The Learning Circuits

My first thought was using Centra, but the client always uses the telephone for voice, and I am not sure if they have save capability. A second option is to use the record voice option in PowerPoint. A third is to use a tool like Audacity to record an MP3, and then have some one else align that with slides. In one project on which I am working, I have been asked for a strategy to quickly capture a lot of presentations from a lot of people to share with others.

Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio The demo is about seven minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. Once your package is edited satisfactorily, save it.

E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

For example, You can use ‘Audacity’, the free tool, for audio editing in online courses. Instead of hiring voiceover professionals for audio narration, you can choose a person from your team who can lend his voice. The free software ‘Audacity’ for audio editing is available. Is it possible to develop high quality e-learning courses in a cost-effective manner? Yes, of course!

13 More Tips to Help You Record Narration Like the Pros

Rapid eLearning

By setting the microphone 6 to 12 inches from the narrator you’ll get a crisp clear voice. Two free applications that could come in handy: Audacity for audio recording and editing. You don’t need to be a professional audio engineer to record narration. However, you do want to pay attention to what you’re doing and do the best job possible. Those tips leaned more on the technology.

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

After recording your voice or whatever it appears as one wavelength, which is standard for any recording – and not the problem I have with the product. Thus if you decide to import a music file for that record as a second audio layer, it appears on the same wavelength as the initial voice recording, rather than a second record line for that one recording. If you prefer to have multiple layers of recordings for one record, I strongly recommend using Audacity (which is free), then save and export the recording to Storyline. Nope, never.until now. Real fun. Breakdown.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

And there’s no need for expensive or complicated software, either; Audacity (open-source and free for Mac, PC, or Linux), Myna (online and free), and GarageBand (comes free with a Mac) are all perfectly sufficient. One tip that I would offer is that if you’re laying an audio track under narration, the audio needs to be way quieter than you think it does to keep from overwhelming the voice! Do you use music in your courses? Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. Show restraint.

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ScreencastCamper Profiles: Shannon Sellars and Erin Klein

Visual Lounge

Outside of the TechSmith family I also use PowerPoint , Audacity and GarageBand. It’s a big topic so I’d like another voice to help lead. On to our second round of ScreencastCamper interviews! This time around, we spoke with Shannon Sellars and Erin Klein about their screencasting work and what they hope to learn from/contribute to ScreencastCamp. Shannon Sellars.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

You will need… Activity Requirement Audio source A Narrator Capture A Microphone Encoding Audio editing software Audacity Sound Forge WaveLab GarageBand Recording Medium Audio Tape (i.e. Having outlined the conceptual terrain of podcasting, it's time to look at the nuts and bolts of podcast production. But we’re not going to do that today. Figure 1.

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4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

As I said before, I’m no Jedi Master with audio (maybe a Padawan …), but even I can muddle my way through basic audio-editing using Audacity. . Audacity is free, open-source software for recording and editing audio. In fact, here are 4 Audacity tutorials I’ve pulled together to get you up and running AND show you how to edit your audio for higher-quality results.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

VoiceThread — presentation videos with voice annotation. Audacity. Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. Learning objectives. Clearly defined expectations. Content. Videos. Movenote.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

You can record any part of the screen’s activities,plus use a mic for voice-overs (narration). Audacity – I use this all the time. The best sound editor and yes, you can record your voice or input into the solution.You can use it to do V/O’s tutorials, use it with e-learning courses – audio editing and recording. Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool.

What to do during the holidays to understand the New Knowledge Order

The Learning Circuits

Finally, if you are crazily motivated, download the free, open-source Audacity software and try recording your own voice. Between Web 2.0 including Blogs), Computer Games and Simulations, Digital Cameras, Podcasts, Widgets and other Ubiquitous/Ambient Information, and Cell Phones (just to name a few), it is hard to argue that we are all not in the midst of a New Knowledge Order. The upcoming winter holidays gives some of us an opportunity to spend hours of low-tension time to experiment. My question to you is, how should that time be spent? What else

Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

Visual Lounge

And, Ian has a great voice for narration! The video was recorded with Camtasia Studio 5 and audio recorded using his sE2200a mic in Audacity. This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts ! I liked this screencast for several reasons. The background audio music was a great touch and added polish to the screencast. Perfect!

Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording Audio

The E-Learning Curve

You've prepared your script, warmed up your voice-over artist, set up your mic, and launched Audacity. Only the very best professional voice-over artists will get everything right in one long take, and even they will never get it right first time, every time. Now you can record your narration. There is no need to stop recording. Once your recording is complete. Save the file.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. VOICE OVER INTERNET (VOIP). I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. Leave a comment if you try one and like or dislike it … and why. ImgBurn.

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