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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

eLearning Brothers

When recording voice overs in a non-professional studio, you’re bound to run into unwanted background noises, and other pesky sounds that your microphone picks up. Make your own sound booth. Best of all, if you’re on a budget you can build a vocal sound booth for under $60. The post How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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Captions vs. Sound – How to Get Heard?

Visual Lounge

However, there’s a huge difference between doing video, and doing video well, and one of them is knowing when to use captions vs. sound. One of the most annoying things you can find in your Facebook feed is a video that autoplays with the sound on. It’s TV ads with the sound turned off.” In a world without sound, captions are one of the best ways to increase those numbers.

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Freebie Friday: The Sweet Sound of Free Stock Assets 

eLearning Brothers

Anyone who has ever edited audio knows that quality sound effects are an essential part of the process. Lucky for them, we have an expansive library full of sounds that will add a little something to your eLearning course. This week, we’re adding four handy stock sounds to our Free Library for a limited time only, so snap them up quick. Buzzer. You’re fired!”

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Will the ‘Sound of Silence’ create new paths in learning?

Origin Learning

Think of Simon Garfunkel and the enchanting music of ‘Sound of Silence’ compel you to break into a song. wKsdMenonLw (Compliance, Sound of Silence). The availability of digital bandwidth makes a historical dive possible as it throws light on the ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically important’ song album. Compliance!

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

This all sounds great, but what is social learning and is it reliant on Facebook. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. creating yet another course or scheduling yet another workshop. of learners. busy trainers? You’re. goals. groups.

Tips for Creating Sound Learning Objectives

Designing Digitally

Learning and development programs help organizations generate a more highly skilled and productive workforce, which in turn, drives business outcomes and generates revenue. Only carefully designed learning programs will help organizations achieve these goals, however. Program designers should build such programs based on effective course design practices. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Targeted.

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Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better

eLearning Brothers

Once you have your audio recorded, there are still many things you can do to help it sound more professional. Eliminating breaths is another key component of having professional sounding voice overs. It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Quality audio is more important than you realize. Clip 2 – Shure SM-58. Clip 3 – Shure PG-42.

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Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound


As instructional designers are pushed to create content faster and deadlines are moved up, the concept of creating courses at the speed of sound becomes more commonplace. Making a repository of organized stock images, video, and sounds to reduce the amount of time spent searching for appropriate course objects. But how can you prevent a “course factory?” Use Standard Benchmarks.

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Adobe Captivate: Say Goodbye to the Mouse Click Sound

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received an SOS from a fellow Captivate developer who was having a hate-hate relationship with the mouse click sounds he was hearing in his Adobe Captivate demonstration. He told me he had spent over an hour trying to figure out how to disable the mouse-click sound, project-wide. Project-wide?     Looking to learn Adobe Captivate 5 or 5.5?

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The Top 5 Sights and Sounds at ATD International 2016


The post The Top 5 Sights and Sounds at ATD International 2016 appeared first on Inkling. The annual ATD International Conference boasts one of the largest gatherings for folks in learning and development, human resources, talent acquisition, and the like. This year, held in the Mile-High City, did not disappoint. Attendees from all over the world were able to choose from numerous speaking sessions, visit exhibitor booths, and network with partners and peers. Here are five of my favorite takeaways from this year’s conference: 1. Rock Star Learning with Gene Simmons! Mind, Body, and Soul.

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Gamification Sounds Like What Instructional Designers Have Done for Years

Kapp Notes

Sounds like some of the things instructional designers do, we use case studies and examples to wrap experiences, we add rules and we create challenges to engage the learning. Wow, these sound a lot like principles from theories we study in the design of instruction. Sounds like what he is talking about in describing meaning. Where someone can “toy around.&#.

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Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ? It is also important to remember, we should add music and/or sound effects only when they enhance the learning experience. Hope you liked this post.

Tips for blends 1: Don’t jump to solutions – start with a sound analysis

Clive on Learning

This one’s a bit obvious, but it needs saying. It’s oh so tempting when confronted with a new project to jump straight into the creative process of selecting the ingredients for your blend without a clear understanding of what it is that you’re required to achieve. There will be plenty of room for creativity later on in the design process, although you may find that the ‘how’ becomes all too obvious once you have answered the questions ‘what’, ‘why’, ‘who for’, ‘by when’ and ‘for how much’. Next : Try to stop the subject expert and the client dictating the solution. blended learning

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PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound

DigitalChalk eLearning

With this converter, you are able to keep any animations, sounds or media clips that you have added to your presentations. How do you save your animations and sound? The post PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound appeared first on. This gives you three great options to choose from now – chalkboard, web archive, and a PowerPoint converter! It’s easy!

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?”  Why don’t we hear that?  And you’d be wrong.  It is amazing ho. Properly d.

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Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Over 500,000 stock images, graphics, videos, motion graphics, sound effects, and music loops. Music, sound effects, and loops. Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers! We are offering a new stock asset library for eLearning. Unlimited downloads, at least 50 a day, for only $499 a year. High-resolution, royalty-free, and ready to go. Stock Vector Graphics. Learn More.

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Sights, Sounds, Thoughts and Criticisms – Sydney Learning Cafe UnConference 2012

Learning Cafe

Register here for the Melbourne Learning Cafe UnConference to be held later this year. To receive a copy of the position paper “Near Future of Learning in Australia” register for the Learning Cafe Blog weekly newsletter on our home page (right had top corner). After welcoming he participants.,each Some possible solutions were discussed. Value for money and the venue was rated highly.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

We watch what we want, when we want, on whatever size screen we want, with the highest quality of sound we want. Sound Quality. Hollywood Rule: Sound is more important than visuals. It sounds strange coming from eLB, a company known for “visually explosive eLearning”. eLearning Featured eLB eLearning Brothers Hollywood production value sound effects stock asset library

Adobe Captivate: Kill the Click Sounds

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      I received an email from a new Captivate developer who was having a hate-hate relationship with the click sounds he was hearing in his Adobe Captivate demonstrations and simulations. He told me that in his demonstrations, the mouse was making an obnoxious click sound when a click occurred. Nevertheless, the solution is very simple. Interested?

Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Brainy Betty offers sound files that are perfect to insert into PowerPoint for many uses. FreeSFX is a UK based side where you can download free sound effects. royalty free music background music for training royalty free music for elearning free sounds for elearning royalty free sound effects royalty free MP3sDownload royalty free music!

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Beginning Instructional Authoring: Readability Statistics Help You Sound Human by Patti Shank

Learning Solutions Magazine

Does your content read like a history textbook or a government document? It doesn’t have to be dry. as dust. Here’s how to use tools you probably already have to put some life into learning! Design Techniques Getting Started

eLearning Sounds Now Available in Our Template Library!

eLearning Brothers

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added eLearning sound effects to the Template Library. 25 sounds have been added with 75 more coming soon. These sounds include: timers, alarms, buttons, correct, incorrect, ticks, swooshes, and many more. Learn more about eLearning Sounds. Download a free sound effect.

Serious Comic – Voice Over, Music, and Sound Effects


Posted in Uncategorized I could probably bore you with a few more posts just on character development, instead I want to share some important lessons learned in designing the audio assets for a serious comic. First, let’s all agree that all serious comics don’t necessarily have to have or even need voice-over audio, nor does it need music

Soundscapes for elearning

Sponge UK

Sound design is one of the most overlooked elements in the process of creating elearning, but it could be just what you need to take your elearning project to the next level. How important is sound? Sound is critical in many visual mediums; modern cinema uses sound effects to create a sense of reality and music to illicit an emotional response.

How To Video: Custom AdobeCaptivate 5 Buttons with Sounds

Adobe Captivate

Video shows the process for creating Captivate 5 Buttons, and attaching Sounds either through rollovers, or through clicks. Either way the sounds are able to play each time the user clicks / rolls over. Enjoy. Whats new

Project Aha!

Jay Cross

is the sound of enlightenment. Learning Community Making sound decisions The Learning Business is a set of practices I’m developing to help pull-workers learn to learn. I’m investigating what it takes for a learner to become self-sufficient, to both learn and design learning experiences. I’d like to make that easier. None that I know of. It can be a game changer.

4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

Allen Interactions

Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better. By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. We’ll start with the following passage.

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Benchmarking Online Learning

Jay Cross

Design Increasing profitability Making sound decisionsFascinating data. WHAT KEEPS WORKERS FROM LEARNING ONLINE? 63% lack of time for self-study. 40% can’t find what they need. 41% find current online learning not relevant to their need. 28% lack of somewhere appropriate to study. 26% find learning content uninspiring. 25% technology issues such as low bandwidth. 91% team collaboration.

Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? I'm betting that you're nodding your head right about now. The popping sounds are called plosives , as in "explosives," or P-pops. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners. If you've recorded your own audio for an eLearning project, I'm betting you're guilty of creating your own plosives at least a few times.

Free Webinar: Designing Instructionally Sound and Engaging mLearning

Take an e-Learning Break

By the end of the session, you should be able to successfully design instructionally sound and engaging mLearning projects. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | 10:00AM Pacific Time Free Webinar, Membership Not Required This webinar showcases one of the most popular, best-rated sessions from mLearnCon 2011 Conference & Expo, newly updated and now available to all through this special online presentation. It is clear that mLearning presents a unique challenge for instructional designers.

The road is open

Learning with e's

The Sounds of the Bazaar Internet radio guys were also present and I managed to squeeze in a live interview on Day 1 with Klaus Rummler on the 'future of learning', as we stood outside in the spring sunshine. Moodle Martin Dougiamas Mahara Moodlemoot Sounds of the BazaarMy slides are here. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. Getting closer will engage what's called the "proximity effect," lower the sound of your voice, and make it sound fuller. But beware, if your breathing is too hard, you'll get popping sounds without a pop-filter as I discussed a few weeks ago.

Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

We were treated to national treasures such as the Australian War Memorial , the National Museum of Australia , the National Film and Sound Archive , the Australian National Botanic Gardens and Canberra Glassworks – not to mention lunch at Two Before Ten , dinner at Mezzalira and z’s at the Diamant Hotel. Yep, our very own Amsterdam. And the Human Brochure set out to prove it.

Porn, weed and fireworks

E-Learning Provocateur

We were treated to national treasures such as the Australian War Memorial , the National Museum of Australia , the National Film and Sound Archive , the Australian National Botanic Gardens and Canberra Glassworks – not to mention lunch at Two Before Ten , dinner at Mezzalira and z’s at the Diamant Hotel. Yep, our very own Amsterdam. And the Human Brochure set out to prove it.

Sounds bazaar

Learning with e's

It's called Sounds of the Bazaar and it looks like it's been going for a while, because this is edition number 14. I am featured on a podcast this month which is hosted by one of the busiest men in e-learning: Graham Attwell. The podcast lasts approximately one hour and is reminiscent of a vox pop radio show. My interview is about 7 minutes long, and is one I did with Graham about the University of Plymouth's Sexual Health SIM in Second Life while we were at the ICL conference in Austria last month. You can even hear the coffee machines in the background. Hope you can make it.

Bazaar sounds again

Learning with e's

Just in case you forgot, Emerging Sounds of the Bazaar, recorded live during ALT-C last week, was a great event. Noises off. and now it's live. More good news - it's now available for download on the Pontydysgu site. There are even some poetry performances by George Roberts and me, so it has a little of everything, for everyone. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.