Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. Jill Goldman of Goldivox is a voice over professional who graciously agreed to share with me the issues she sometimes sees in scripts. This is part 3 of my series on writing voice over scripts.

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Teacher Voices: Stewart Matthews

Learning with e's

Here's another post in my continuing series on teacher voices. In this post, we hear from Stew Matthews, who graduated from Plymouth University in 2010. education learning Plymouth University schools Stewart Matthews teacher voices teaching Technology

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Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes

eLearning Cyclops

September's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. I have found these lend themselves well to voice overs. Here are my tips if you are using voice-over. If budget allows voice-over talent and a studio, great.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

Reflecting on My 2010 Blog Posts and Happy New Year

eLearning Cyclops

So, I took a look at my most popular posts during 2010. Here are the top 10 posts written in 2010: My e-Learning Don’ts A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June’s Big Question Looking for THE SCORM Resource?

Web Conferencing: Voices from the Underground

eLearning 24-7

Three of the sites will be able to attend, but one site who has 39 employees will only have 50% of them viewing from their cubicles, and the other site has only overnight staff, so I have to figure out how I can have them view the seminar… This is learning in 2010. Now when it comes to recording, you will need to find out the following: Does your recording only work with VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) ?

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eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 18-20, 2009 One Voice International Conference and Forum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] February 22-23, 2010.

The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts. Tags: AUDIO DESIGN MEDIA STORYBOARDING narration scripting scriptwriting voice over Want to improve how you write for the ear? Then you'll want to read these tips.

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Voice-Over in eLearning

The Learning Circuits

However, there was a comment on one of my posts that made me realize that the discussion of the use of voice-over in eLearning was far beyond the conversation that Joel and I were having. The most sophisticated text-to-speech cannot approach a real voice person for e-learning.

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Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” A dialogue box appears (shown a few pictures down), allowing you to select a slide and add the text which the selected voice will speak, at least to the best of its ability.

Tips for Audio and Voice Overs

Visual Lounge

One of the biggest challenges in video is getting good audio. Want to know some of our secrets? Chris McQueen, one of TechSmith's instructional designers, shares his secrets on how he gets great audio for the videos he creates! It's a quick video that runs just over 7 minutes.

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Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Creating tone of voice in eLearning.

mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

mLearning Trends

Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. To help measure understanding and knowledge retention, voice-based CellCasts Sessions can include spoken word assessments (e.g.,

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Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Presentation: “Twitter in Education, what next?” - Dont Waste Your Time , September 10, 2010 As a follow-up to my (successful?)

The power of Voice in online classrooms

E-Learning Acupuncture

These voice comments can also be augmented with annotations to the images that highlight areas of interest – much like pointing to a section of a slide while talking in class. Consider this scenario. You are an art history teacher and you are assigned with teaching a distance course.

Bouncy, bubbly or British? How To Choose Voice Over Talent

The eLearning Coach

Integrating the perfect voice into an online course, video or slide show enhances the audience’s perception and enjoyment of the program. On the other hand, choosing a voice that doesn’t fit can sometimes feel like fingernails scraping across a blackboard.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

vlingo: Voice Control Goodness

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Amplify’d from janeknight.typepad.com vlingo Vlingo is a voice-powered user interface that unlocks access to mobile phone wireless data services. I really hope this is real. I just discovered it on Jane Hart's pick of the day. If I could work work the way the movie/cartoon portrays the app to work I will be in HEAVEN!!! Great new app to debut at mLearnCon 2011 as well.if it works the way I hope it will. I have not tested yet.

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

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.

Announcing new Text-to-speech voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

And the single biggest reason is Captivate 4 voices. Many Captivate customers use TTS as the voice in the final published course. These folks have figured out how to use the dictionary to customize the NeoSpeech voices, and to use VTML tags to add more character to the voices. Loquendo's voices are expressive, clear, natural and fluent; and would be a great complement to the current set we have.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

One of the concerns raised by various comments during the series has been around the quality of the results of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Voices and if that was suitable for eLearning. A great deal more information per slide can be transferred with voice than with plain text.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear? Post from: The eLearning Coach The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. e-Clippings (blogoehlert) , November 8, 2010**Please use W-A-S-D keys to move through this post, mouse to look around, space bar to jump and left-click to fire. Great content again this month.

On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. At the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, the poems and protests of Liu Xiaobo were a reminder of the potential of a single voice.

Installing Text To Speech voices in Captivate 5 for Mac

Adobe Captivate

We’ve had several queries on our Forums on installing the new and text-to-speech voices. If you do not find the voices listed in the Speech Agent drop-down menu, check if the following folders exist on your system: NeoSpeech: VT folder in /Applications/Adobe Captivate 5.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

September 1 to November 18, 2010. The state of mapping APIs - OReilly Radar , September 7, 2010. Welcome to the Decade of Games - HarvardBusiness.org , September 9, 2010. Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - Forbes.com: News , November 14, 2010. Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. The Data Bubble II - Doc Searls Weblog , October 30, 2010. But. - Adaptive Path , September 30, 2010.

How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool | Good To Great

Good To Great

12 Responses to How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool Craig Taylor | November 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Reply You certainly did Stephanie. Jeanne dOrleans | December 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Reply What a great use for Wordle (which I love).

My iPhone Apps for Learning Solution 2010 -

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Are you going to Learning Solutions 2010 in Orlando this month? Not only does it transcribe my voice into text it also adds it to my calendar and sends me a text reminder. Well, that’s page one of my iPhone for Learning Solutions 2010. Do you have an iPhone/iTouch?

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine) - ZaidLearn , December 16, 2007 The power of Voice in online classrooms - eLearning Acupuncture , May 31, 2010 The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures - ZaidLearn , August 29, 2009 E-teaching personality is good for e-learning - Electronic Papyrus , January 5, 2010 Online Discussions Face-to-Face Versus Threaded Discussions: The Role of Time and Higher Order Thinking Dr. Katrina A.

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Locating the Text-to-Speech voices

Adobe Captivate

We receive many enquiries on how to download the Text-to-Speech voices from our site. I have to say the experience can be a little bit of a treasure hunt. For now, RJ , our senior evangelist, has created a quick how-to movie to help users with locating and installing this content: [link]. captivate , text-to-speech. How do I

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

If this topic is of interest, then also check out the Big Question this month: Voice Over in eLearning. The first requirement is obvious: TTS voices with audio distribution license, which are of acceptable quality for eLearning applications, should be provided.

Analysis of ProtoSphere/Lync Integration

Kapp Notes

Last week, ProtonMedia made a formal announcement about a project I first reported on in September of this year that ProtoSphere, the 3D enterprise collaboration and learning tool, is now fully integrated with Microsoft’s Lync Server 2010. as ProtoSphere Lync Edition 2010. Event.

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

2) Technical problems arise, not everyone could hear my Voice over IP. Learning in 3D Class sitting around conference room table. Jumping into a virtual world can be a fun but scary and daunting place for first timers.

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. In this blog post, let us learn how to tweak the speech generated using Loquendo voices. Prosodic aspects of the voice (speaking rate, volume, voice pitch and timbre).

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The subject of TTS voice licensing and pricing is important because it helps e-learning practitioners understand which TTS tools they are legally allowed to use for their specific applications as well as letting them estimate the costs and pricing models of using these TTS tools. Captivate) and its bundled voices.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

Combining in one application rich media such as 3D worlds, slideshows, videos, avatars, voice, chat, and interactive 3D objects. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim. OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

In the first two posts, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality and Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , we introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its components: the natural language processor (NLP) and the digital signal processor (DSP).