How Much Narration in eLearning? Our Lessons Learned by Don Bair and Mike Dickinson

Learning Solutions Magazine

Whether to narrate eLearning content, how much to narrate, and choosing the person or "voice" to narrate are among questions that come up constantly for eLearning designers. Here is what one team learned from their own study of the questions, and the guidelines they adopted. Asynchronous Blended Instructional Design Media

The Basics of Blended Learning

Your Training Edge

With Collaborize Classroom, every student gets a voice. The anonymity of screen and flexibility of asynchronous discussions is easier to follow for shy, quiet and reluctant learners, for sharing their ideas and thoughts comfortably.

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New to Twitter? 5 Tips for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

The early adopters of social media can be intimidating: they have thousands of followers and subscribers and seem to be posting constantly. Curate useful content: Don’t let that little voice in your head keep you from Tweeting.

The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology

Upside Learning

It seems the younger members of the workforce prefer synchronous (real-time) collaboration tools over asynchronous tools. Fueling the rapid increase in adoption of mobile/cell phones is the advent of more powerful telecommunication networks.

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work


Blending Self-paced and Live/Collaborative learning: Technology-aided learning has created avenues for self-paced or asynchronous learning. Many are adopting the combinations listed above, often not confining themselves with just a single blend but including more than two modes as well.

E-Learning 2.0 Research

Experiencing eLearning

Steve Wexler has such a nice, NPR-style voice. I’m enjoying hearing voices of people I’ve been reading and interacting with for a while; it’s a different facet of connection. Asynchronous e-learning is high.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

At the core, when I look at what a team needs, it's a pretty simple list: Real-time Voice Screen Sharing Document Editing (sometimes) Asynchronous Share / collaborate on documents, web pages Discussion Notification Of course, I'm simplifying by leaving out things like video chat, recording, etc.

eLearning’s Staggering Growth Due to ROI Benefits for Business

eLearning Narrators

Interestingly, the arena that has adopted and fostered the meteoric rise of e Learning is not the realm of academia, but the domain of business. By its nature eLearning is: Asynchronous – the timing of its consumption is independent of the timing of its dissemination, a.k.a.

Flip your classroom: The benefits & challenges of the flipped classroom approach in enterprise learning


Flipped courses provide lectures and other informational material for learners to consume on their own time , via asynchronous self-study content, video-on-demand, or other similar means. Unlike a traditional, classroom-centric course, or a purely distance-learning program, the flipped classroom approach is a blended learning technique that marries the best of synchronous and asynchronous teaching approaches.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?


The objective here is not to advocate the adoption of collective learning, an approach where everyone works together to achieve a common goal – although it can also be adapted online. In the publication Actively Engaging Students in Asynchronous Online Class , authors Shannon A.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

This is probably more information than you are accustomed to providing at the outset, but it is crucial that learners understand exactly what is expected — especially if the course is asynchronous. VoiceThread — presentation videos with voice annotation.

Virtual Instructors: Almost as Good as the Real Thing

CLO Magazine

VILT establishes a protocol for how people connect by adding valuable voice, video and presentation elements. Interactive virtual case study explorations completed in conjunction with asynchronous individual study time.

Can web training software replace your offline training?


An instructor with a monotone voice that just wouldn’t stop talking. As for the rest, we hope that by the end of this blog post we’ll have them convinced, if not to immediately adopt eLearning, at least to start evaluating the available options.

Build a better flipchart and the world will beat a path…

The Learning Circuits

Another exciting find that may help define the future is ODEO , an application that allows anyone to use audio for asynchronous dialogue and personal podcasting. We are (at least for others) our voice.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Courses can be short (minutes or hours instead of weeks) and often self-directed (with learners setting their own pace) and asynchronous (not linked to a set schedule). Do you outsource recording narration to voice-over talent?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Courses can be short (minutes or hours instead of weeks) and often self-directed (with learners setting their own pace) and asynchronous (not linked to a set schedule). Do you outsource recording narration to voice-over talent?

In Learning, Size Matters

CLO Magazine

The drastic increase in asynchronous e-learning points to the workforce’s need to access what they need when they need it (Figure 1). Given available technologies, they can record their actions or their voice to enable those who need to know.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Often contrasted with the ADDIE process, the Agile design method emerged in the 1970s and became widely adopted in the 1990s. Asynchronous Learning. Asynchronous learning allows learners to train individually, enabling them to complete courses at a time, place and pace that suits them.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

Related posts: Watchitoo combines asynchronous video. Thus, limited education resources would better be devoted to adopting other educational practices that have a strong evidence base, of which there are an increasing number. Need Professional Voices for eLearning Videos? Best of eLearning Learning. I keep falling behind on my reading, so it’s great to have this look across a bunch of great writers and thinkers who help me stay up to speed.