How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs
OCTOBER 17, 2014
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.
Tips for Creating Sound Learning Objectives
JULY 18, 2016
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.
Adding Voiceover Sound to Powerpoint
DECEMBER 31, 2011
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
Freebie Friday: The Sweet Sound of Free Stock Assets
DECEMBER 11, 2015
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!”
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
JULY 31, 2015
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.
Articulate Presenter: Adding Voiceover Sound
JANUARY 29, 2012
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
Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
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.
The Top 5 Sights and Sounds at ATD International 2016
MAY 25, 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.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
Therefore, the impor- tance of a sound sales enablement strategy. sound learning program always incl. sound like a no brainer, an off-the-shelf integration with Salesforce with LMS. How to create and drive success. with sales enablement ENABLING. SALES AT SCALE Copyright © 2016 Docebo - All rights reserved. Event-based training alone does not work. No easy access to experts.
Adobe Captivate: Say Goodbye to the Mouse Click Sound
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 13, 2011
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?
Gamification Sounds Like What Instructional Designers Have Done for Years
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
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..
Tips for blends 1: Don’t jump to solutions – start with a sound analysis
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
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
Do We Sound Like This?
In the Middle of the Curve
JUNE 19, 2014
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
eLearning Sounds Now Available in Our Template Library!
APRIL 11, 2013
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.
The sound of learning
DECEMBER 11, 2012
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
PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound
AUGUST 25, 2014
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!
Adobe Captivate: Kill the Click Sounds
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 21, 2014
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?
Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
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.
The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 6, 2011
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.
Sights, Sounds, Thoughts and Criticisms – Sydney Learning Cafe UnConference 2012
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
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.
What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?
MAY 21, 2015
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!
APRIL 20, 2011
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.
Trick or Treat? 6 E-Learning Demons to Avoid this Halloween
OCTOBER 26, 2011
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.
Royalty Free Music for eLearning
JUNE 17, 2011
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!
Soundscapes for elearning
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
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.
MARCH 10, 2015
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.
Beginning Instructional Authoring: Readability Statistics Help You Sound Human by Patti Shank
Learning Solutions Magazine
MAY 9, 2012
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
Benchmarking Online Learning
AUGUST 25, 2015
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.
Serious Comic – Voice Over, Music, and Sound Effects
APRIL 7, 2013
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
How To Video: Custom AdobeCaptivate 5 Buttons with Sounds
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
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
Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
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.
In the Middle of the Curve
NOVEMBER 19, 2007
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
Immersive skill training sounds great, but does it add real value?
APRIL 20, 2013
Whenever one talks about immersive skills training, the reaction is almost invariably positive. immersion education situated cognition situation skills technology environment
Porn, weed and fireworks
OCTOBER 28, 2012
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.
Free Webinar: Designing Instructionally Sound and Engaging mLearning
Take an e-Learning Break
MARCH 27, 2012
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
APRIL 17, 2011
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.
Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 23, 2010
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.
Timing is Everything
NOVEMBER 29, 2013
Making sound decisions The Future The process of Innovation Time Your perspective on time is vital to the way you make decisions and lead your life. Right now your mind is looking to the past for viable solutions or monitoring present resources or scanning the future for new opportunities. You’re shaped by your focus on what’s gone by, what’s here now, or what’s coming next. Try it.