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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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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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Adding Voiceover Sound to Powerpoint


I have created a 4 part series of videos demonstrating and discussing how to include voice-over sound in PowerPoint presentations. Part 1: Adding Sounds Part 2: Summary and Considerations Part 3: Audacity Part 4: Adding External Sound Files and Final Summary. powerpoint sound audacity audio multimedia elearning

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.

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

Everything E-Learning

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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Articulate Presenter: Adding Voiceover Sound


In a previous post we looked at how to include voice-over sound in PowerPoint presentations. For those that also have access to the Articulate Presenter PowerPoint Add-In there is the opportunity to add sound to an enhanced presentational format. powerpoint Audio Articulate

7 ways to make dialog sound natural

Making Change

You might be tempted to write the small talk that starts a conversation, so it sounds realistic. It varies the rhythm, makes people sound more human, and gives them character. “Upon examining the data,” your scenario character says, “I have become increasingly uncomfortable with the proposal, specifically its requirement that we induce wombats to fly.”

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Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

This all sounds. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. very logical, of course, until an organization starts to. push forward with change then finds that there may. be some very real barriers to moving forward. successfully transition from a traditional performance. elements in more detail. Moving.

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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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!

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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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The sound of learning

Dave's Whiteboard

I’ve just seen Jane Bozarth’s terrific column at Learning Solutions, Content Becomes Its Own Context. As she read David Byrne’s How Music Works , she writes, “I found I could pretty much substitute the word “content” for the word ‘music’ in many of his ideas.” ” I don’t plan to summarize her article here, so you’ll have to read it for yourself. I may have to read Byrne’s book. certain enjoyed Daniel Levitin’s This is Your Brain on Music , which I wrote about almost five years ago. Generic musing

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

Podcast #9: QR Codes? Sounds like something out of a Bond film!

Tayloring it

Sounds like something out of a Bond Film! This podcast sees Craig being joined by  Kate Graham , Kim George and Paul Simbeck-Hampson to (hopefully) dispell any misgivings or musunderstandings relating to QR codes, how they can be used to not only enhance learning activities but also as a marketing tool. Download podcast in mp3 format: QR codes? Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Shownotes.

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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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.

Trick or Treat? 6 E-Learning Demons to Avoid this Halloween

Enspire Learning

Scary music and sound effects: A spooky sound track can be perfect for setting the mood for youngsters coming to your door on Halloween night…. TRICK: …but if the sound design in your e-learning module (music, interactivity sound effects, or ambient sound) is excessive, it can be distracting and annoying. E-learning shouldn’t be scary. Give it some bite.

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

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.

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

Do We Sound Like This?

In the Middle of the Curve

Sometimes, our training sounds like this to our audience. My dad is slowly getting his eyesight back. Still not where he wants it - but it is good enough that he sent me this gem. Does yours? - Go to the YouTube posting for the full story behind this video

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.

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

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.

Immersive skill training sounds great, but does it add real value?

Divein Coaching

  Whenever one talks about immersive skills training, the reaction is almost invariably positive. immersion education situated cognition situation skills technology environment

Sound Familiar?

In the Middle of the Curve

Life in America feels like perpetually rushing to five-alarm emergencies in an ambulance pulled by stoned cats - Martha Beck - WebMd I'm glad it's not just me

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.