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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Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

If we as instructional designers write scripts that are easy for voice over talent to understand, the voice over professionals we work with can record and edit those scripts faster. This is part 2 in my series of posts on tips for creating voice over scripts.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

Five Software Products for Adding an Avatar to Your eLearning

Kapp Notes

The company provides consumers with easy-to-use avatar animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync solutions for real-time 3D filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production. Here are 4 software products that allow you to add an avatar to your elearning courses.

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.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Why not use human voice-over? How will the quality of the voice affect the quality of the learning? How will the students accept the voices?

Bloomsburg University Instructional Technology Students Win Awards

Kapp Notes

Students practice breathing exercises to learn how to "throw" their voices to the back of the room. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

shouldn’t all our training be based on actual situations, events and locations and not on the facing forward rows of seats set up in a classroom or the mind numbing virtual classroom with a PowerPoint slide and a disembodied voice?).

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.

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.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

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.

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.

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.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


Meetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprise’s existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddle’s optional voice over IP. More here - [link] November 1, 2010 11:33 AM Meri said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 2, 2010 2:30 AM Meri said.

Development Times for Captivate eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Add it all up, and your budget looks something like this (keep in mind that the timing below does not include the time it will take to record and edit your own voice-overs or narrations): 40-80 hours to write the script or create the storyboard. by Kevin Siegel. Many new Captivate developers underestimate development time needed to produce eLearning lesson in Adobe Captivate. The following table should help. Small Projects (1-25 slides): 1-4 hours of production.

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.

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Example #4 - Jane Eyre Meets Mr. Rochester in the Garden Example #5 - Concepts of Calculus with Professor Paul Example #6 - Magic PowerPoint Voices – Dialog between Paul and Heather synched with animations Example #7 - A bit older example using NeoSpeech 1.0

The 12 Days of Screencasting - On the Fourth Day.

Visual Lounge

Since that point, he's written for The Computer Paper, HUB Digital Living, The Globe and Mail, The Village Voice, Homefront, CE-Biz, onAir, TUXmagazine.com, and more. Listen up fellow Screencasters!

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.

Adobe Captivate: Hearing (Extra) Voices? You're Not Crazy!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

There is an installer for Neospeech (which adds the two legacy voices for Captivate 4, Paul and Kate); and an installer for Loquendo (which provides three new voices: Stefan, Juliette and Simon). by Kevin Siegel.

A peak at “Learning in 3D”

Janet Clarey

In addition to this a completely new tone of voice and learning style in Vestas World was introduced. This tone of voice was peer-to-peer based and meant that Vestas World set a very high quality standard for the e-learning programs to live up to.

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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Improving Conferences - Ideas & the Year Round Conference - Engaged Learning , February 6, 2009 WH Says: “…Open up the pool of presenters beyond the same 10-20 names I see at every e-learning conference … More voices would be a good thing and shows strength (and depth) in our industry.&#. How to Run a Conference That Makes Us Say “WOW!” - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2010 Attending conferences is always a mixed bag.

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Audio for eLearning: Wake Me Up When It's Over!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You may feel uncomfortable with this, but it's a time-proven technique that will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your voice. Be honest with yourself when evaluating your voice. Ensure that the modulation of your voice includes emotion, emphasis or just plain life. by Rick Zanotti There's are few things worse for a learner than to have to attend a class or take an eLearning course and the narrator speaks in a monotonous, dull tone.

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?)

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).

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?

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010.

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.

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.

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part I

Upside Learning

microphone voice. Last week I attended a day-long certificate workshop at the inaugural mLearnCon in San Diego titled Creating a successful m-learning strategy: From Planning to Implementation conducted by Judy Brown , Rovy Branon , Jason Haag , and Chris Raasch.

Don't be tone deaf! Creating tone of voice in eLearning.

Learning Visions

Creating tone of voice in eLearning. These are slides from a My Kineo webinar I ran this week with Kirstie Greany. Don't be tone deaf! View more presentations from cammybean