Improved Learner Experience with the New Audio Player [New Feature]

learnWorlds

Some prefer visual material, others written and others prefer audio or a combination of those. Today, we are so excited to announce our new and revamped Audio Player , that will take your audio upload and management to the next level! We have done a complete make-over in the way an audio learning activity is presented. The new audio player comes with enhanced capabilities and modern design. Soundwave View of the Audio Player.

The Demise of the Flash Player – What Do I Do Now?

Adobe Captivate

Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats. This announcement has a major impact on any organization which has e-learning courses published to run in Adobe Flash player. And for more than a decade, if you took or built an e-learning course, chances are high that you published or viewed it in the Flash player.

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Why You Need Audio Descriptions to Make Online Course Videos Accessible

TechSmith Camtasia

Not only does the ADA Section 504-refresh highlight the need for audio descriptions in higher education videos, but it’s also an accessibility best practice that has the potential to benefit all students. Learn the different types of audio descriptions, how they work, and how to create them so your institution stays compliant. Are audio descriptions like captions??. Audio descriptions (AD) talk through what’s being seen. Audio descriptions help many types of learners.

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Beginner’s Guide to Pinterest Video Accessibility

3Play Media

First and foremost, accessible elements such as captions and audio descriptions are the best way to make online videos accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing and to people who are blind or low vision.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( Chris suggests that a reasonable alternative to the “At the end of this class you will be able to&# list is a series of questions. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Announcing Articulate Skins! Awesome!

eLearning Brothers

We are happy to announce the launch of our new Articulate Player Skins site! Articulate has a standard Player (or Skin) that it uses to “wrap” the course content. ArticulateSkins.com offers an alternative to the standard Articulate Player. Change your skins based on the need for audio or more complex controls.). Each pack of Articulate Skins includes 4 versions: 2 Deluxe Skins (with and without audio controls).

Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Alternatively, people with motor and sensory disabilities know whether content is accessible or not. Well, you make them accessible by adding captions, audio description, transcripts, and play them in an accessible video player. People use captions when they don’t have headphones, are in a loud environment, or aren’t fluent in the native language of the spoken audio. Captions are visual representations of the audio. Tip Two: Add Audio Description.

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

eLearning Architect

But adding audio to courses creates several variables within the design process. The Next button can be Hidden or Disabled until the voiceover has completed if you want to force the learner to listen to the audio on each individual slide. However my preference is to Disable buttons so the learner gets used to knowing where it is, and then change the appearance of the button once the audio has completed, thus allowing the learner progress.

3 Secrets to Creating Better Video

3Play Media

An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player. Transcripts are a plain text version of the audio. Transcripts are not time-synchronized, so they’re typically best for audio-only content like podcasts. Audio Description. Audio description (also referred to as “description” or “video description”) is an audio track that narrates the visual elements in media content.

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How to Publish Online Video

3Play Media

Quality Audio. Although videos are a visual medium, audio quality is just as important as the video quality. . There are several video tools that help achieve video accessibility including, closed and live captioning, audio description, and transcription. . They make video accessible to deaf and hard of hearing viewers by providing a text-based and time-synchronized alternative to the audio. . Audio Description . Accessible Video Player.

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Accessible Training Videos Improve Employee Learning & Engagement

3Play Media

Things like captions, interactive transcripts, and audio descriptions each play a role in improving employees’ learning outcomes through training video content. Audio description may help people with autism identify emotions and learn social cues. Audio Description.

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Delivering Impactful Induction Training through Social Tools – Some Practical Tips

G-Cube

For instance, senior management can share an inspirational audio or video clip that can be viewed on the LMS – at the beginning or end of the induction course. A discussion can be undertaken on the assigned topic – in the classroom or on the social platform itself through chat or audio-video conferencing. They also have built in media players to play audio or video files. Alternatively, a dedicated ID can be created within the LMS to which all queries can be directed.

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Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline

G-Cube

Alternatively, there are also a variety of ready-made theme-based templates available that can be utilized. With Storyline’s extraordinary multimedia support , developers can add Flash interactions, import video (in all popular formats), import audio or record it right in Storyline.—without Images and text can be synchronized with audio or video to create a ‘WOW’ effect. In Storyline, Closed Captioning or the audio transcripts are not available on slides.

What are Some Best Practices for Storyline 360 Translation?

Yukon Learning

Tip: Keep track of where you’re attaching external files throughout the course if the files live on slides via the “Open URL/File” trigger and not just in the Resources player tab. Alternate text written for accessibility. For e-Learning that needs to meet accessibility guidelines, you may want to generate alternate text before exporting Storyline 360’s translation so that alternate text can be translated with your content. (We’ll ¡Hola! Bonjour!

Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

Alternatively, people with motor and sensory disabilities know whether content is accessible or not. Well, you make them accessible by adding captions, audio description, transcripts, and play them in an accessible video player. 43% say branded videos, 36% say branded photo content, 18% say branded written content, and 3% say branded audio content. Captions are visual representations of the audio. Make sure your video player allows you to publish captions.

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How to Create Free Closed Captioning Text

Rapid eLearning

For this post we’ll work off of the assumption that you want closed captioning for audio narration or an inserted video on your slides. Generally speaking, closed captioning text accompanies the audio or video narration in your online training courses. It’s used to help those who can’t hear the audio follow along with the course’s narration. Alternatives to Free Closed Captioning? The image below shows the transcript on the side in the player.

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3 Secrets to Creating Better Video

3Play Media

The University of Washington describes, “An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player.” Transcripts are a plain text version of the audio. Transcripts are not time-synchronized, so they’re typically best for audio-only content like podcasts. Audio Description. One major challenge with audio description is that it’s extremely hard to publish.

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Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems

G-Cube

All of the open source systems use Flash player and Java applet for desktop sharing, which allows them to work on all the browsers supporting Flash, but will cause problem on iOS & various versions of Android. You can combine it with Skype for audio communication, or alternatively use its integrated telephony option (Available in US & some European countries).

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Is there an alternative to Flash? Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Creating such a content player may be tough job using Silverlight (relative to Flash). Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Is there an alternative to Flash? Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Creating such a content player may be tough job using Silverlight (relative to Flash). Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Repurposing your post into a blog video can do three things for you: A blog video can be embedded within the text, and provide readers with an alternative way to consume your content. Creating an alternative version of something that already exists is a great way to save time, and ensures you’re maximizing the mileage you get out of your content. Step 4: Select your audio. For audio, you can use music, voice narration, or a combination of the two.

Free L&D webinars for January 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Articulate Storyline: Creating, Saving, and Sharing Custom Players There are many variations in customizing the Player in Articulate Storyline. Create a custom Player for your organization or multiple custom Players for various departments within your organization.

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A discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of screen recording as an instructional tool

Take an e-Learning Break

You'll need a computer with a browser, Adobe Flash player and Internet connection. Voice-Over IP will broadcast over your computer if you have audio. Alternatively, audio is available via telephone. Interesting free seminar coming up from Adobe: A discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of screen recording as an instructional tool 12.30 - 13.30

The 15+7 Best Webinar Platforms: Comparison Guide for 2020

learnWorlds

This has proven to be especially true as we saw COVID-19 forcing things to change, encouraging businesses to consider alternative ways of exchanging information. 7 Alternative Ways to Host a Webinar. It provides HD video and audio, screen sharing and scheduling options. Users say that the video and audio quality needs improvement. Audio Conferencing. Users have reported slight delays in audio and video. The budget-friendly alternative.

How to Convert Flash-Based Websites to HTML5 Right Now!

Hurix Digital

One of the primary advantages of HTML5 is its ability to support multimedia (audio, video, animations) content and to fulfill the greater usability demands of varying screen dimensions of both mobile and desktop devices. Content in the HTML5 websites, including videos, audios, animations, etc.

How to Create a Storyboard for eLearning Content

LearnUpon

When building a course, there are many key players involved – managers, stakeholders, subject matter experts, tech teams…the list goes on. Photoshop , PowerPoint or Google Slides are alternative easy-to-use storyboarding tools and the results can be uploaded to your chosen authoring tool. You can additionally add a space for the script, annotations, audio or any other steps you want to include. You can also pair your script, annotations, and audio at this stage too.

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

She wanted it to be fun, memorable, to use alternate forms of delivery, to include some gaming, to promote networking among students from all over the globe, and to reduce expenses. A Learning Burst combines an 8 to 10-minute audio cast (in a talk show format) with a PDF workbook with supporting material. Audio segments are in a MP3 format and can be played on any compatible player/device. Guest blogger, Dave Basarab , introduces learning bursts.

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What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

She wanted it to be fun, memorable, to use alternate forms of delivery, to include some gaming, to promote networking among students from all over the globe, and to reduce expenses. A Learning Burst combines an 8 to 10-minute audio cast (in a talk show format) with a PDF workbook with supporting material. Audio segments are in a MP3 format and can be played on any compatible player/device. Tweet Guest blogger, Dave Basarab , introduces learning bursts.

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Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

There are many alternatives to Captivate’s Video Demo. Presenter Video Xpress is an alternative, but I find the editor much too limited. Camtasia (probably the best tool for this goal) and Snagit are also alternatives, but there are a lot more available. It can be used as standalone asset; the viewer only needs a mp4 player which is available on each system. Standalone version (exe): not sure what the future will be when Flash Player has died. Intro.

The Importance of Storytelling in Elearning

Origin Learning

Alternatively, we could say something like: Mary has just joined XYZ Automobiles as a Regional Marketing Manager North Zone (India). She reads an article published recently that compares the internal marketing strategies that the top automobile player has employed. Audio stories do good, but if you’re willing to go that extra mile to present your story in the form of a video, great.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Over the years web browsers matured and so did Flash Player, which became the most widely used plug-in to play multimedia elements on a web page. Frequent updates to Flash Player, and increases in its usage provided hackers with an opportunity to exploit the security vulnerability of Flash and to hack systems.

How to Make an Animated Explainer Video (Step-By-Step Guide)

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 3: Record and edit the audio narration. One option for recording audio is Adobe Audition. If you prefer a free alternative, Audacity is another great choice and easily enough gets the job done. Then, edit your audio to remove bad takes, mistakes, and anything you won’t use. Here are a few other places you can try: YouTube Audio Library (Free).

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Is there an alternative to Flash? Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Creating such a content player may be tough job using Silverlight (relative to Flash). Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Will Your eLearning be Impacted by the End of Flash?

ePath Learning

Flash, the software that helped to bring online video, animations, audio, and interactivity to the Internet is coming to an end. By the end of 2020, Adobe Systems will no longer support, improve or distribute its Flash Player. Therefore, if your eLearning currently uses Flash, you’ll need to consider converting your eLearning courses to an alternative technology, such as HTML5, by the end of 2020.

The New 508 Compliance Rule – What it Means for Video in Higher Ed

TechSmith Camtasia

Are watching video lectures in a noisy place where the audio can’t be heard (for example, on public transportation). Learn better with two methods of input (visual and audio). Alternatively, you can caption videos in large survey courses, or simply ask instructors which videos they think need attention first – ones that are used in multiple course sections, or re-purposed across several terms or semesters.

Test

CD2 Learning

What they found in actuality was that the systems couldn’t handle audio/video content, and the user interface was quickly outdated. NFL players can practice plays before hitting the field. Students challenged with visual learning will discover alternatives, and thousands can pursue degrees or certifications they never thought possible. Over the past 20 years, innovation in the e-learning industry has been staggering.

It's a Great Time to Work in e-Learning

CD2 Learning

What they found in actuality was that the systems couldn’t handle audio/video content, and the user interface was quickly outdated. NFL players can practice plays before hitting the field. Students challenged with visual learning will discover alternatives, and thousands can pursue degrees or certifications they never thought possible. Over the past 20 years, innovation in the e-learning industry has been staggering.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It’s the free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. It doesn’t have video or audio chat, though. VIDEO PLAYERS AND CONVERTERS. FLV Player. You can download the free FLV player at CNET.

PDF or ePUB- Which is the Better Format for ePublishing?

Kitaboo

However, they are in search of a better alternative as the PDF format does not always match the screen size of readers’ electronic devices. The ePUB format allows easy integration of interactive content to digital eBooks such as audio and video players, hyperlinks, URLs and responsive maps to make the reading experience fun and enriching.

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How to Create Interactive eLearning Simulations in 3 Steps

eLearning Brothers

Configure the player. Give them alternatives, make them think and truly pick up skills in a safe environment. Use the Audio editor to adjust all the elements of the narration. A linear narrative structure is becoming less popular in literature, cinematography, and eLearning. Nowadays learners are eager to make choices and face the consequences of their decisions.