6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

Audio can be a useful tool to add life to and explain your content. However, too much audio in the wrong place could make your content sink, not sing. In this article, we’ll show you some great ways to use audio and share inspiring demos of where audio rocks. Audio can be cheap to produce and quick to make. In fact, badly done audio can damage the learning potential of your content. Why audio in elearning is important. Use audio with animation.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. She suggested using audio sparingly. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." In the comments on Cathys post, there was a bit of discussion about switching back and forth between pages with and pages without audio.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So heres to more guerilla audio recording! Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:24 PM Labels: audio , guerrilla , instructional design 14comments: Steve Howard said.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives. Have you experimented with alternatives to listing out learning objectives?

How and Why Pause Captivate’s Timeline?

Adobe Captivate

Alternative for ‘Pause’ command is to assign 1 to the system variable cpCmndPause (its default value is 0). The situation is a lot more complicated for audio: Background audio is totally insensitive to Pauses or Pausing points: it will continue to play. Slide Audio : will automatically be paused by the Pause command, but not by a pausing point. Slide audio clips automatically will increase the duration of the slide. Intro.

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.

Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

Flowcharting: Procedure for identifying and graphically representing the sequential and alternative relationships among processes and decision points relevant to completing a project. Storyboarding: A design technique for showing as individual scenes the proposed sequence of visual, textual, and audio elements in a learning module (such as a video or eLearning module). In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?”

ID and e-Learning Links (2/2/14)

Experiencing eLearning

The Effects of Feedback Interventions on Performance: A Historical Review, a Meta-Analysis, and a Preliminary Feedback Intervention Theory (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) | Reading for Pleasure. 1989; Brehmer, 1980) and suggest alternatives to FI for increasing learning, such as providing the learner with more task information (Balzer et al., Another alternative to an FI is designing work or learning. Female voice over and audio editing for e-learning.

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How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 3

Kadenze

For instance, it argues that adding text over audio and visual presentations may impede learning and is therefore redundant and unnecessary. Artistic redundancy points to an alternative approach. It draws from Information Theory where redundancy refers to effects which deliberately seeks to produce ‘a surplus of signal over message’. Photo by W / Unsplash. In this third of four vodcasts, Brad Haseman, Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc.

Adding Recorded Voice to a Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Learning theory strongly supports the addition of audio such as voice-over to eLearning. As a general principle however, if eLearning is to be available to a multitude of devices and browsers, it is prudent to ensure that the eLearning would be sufficient even if the audio fails to play. So, my preference is to design eLearning such that audio is an enhancement to the presentation, but not essential. Audio and Speech can be managed from the Audio main menu.

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THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

In a traditional classroom, theory and practice are often presented in the same session. In contrast in a flipped classroom, the theory is taught first, often in an e-learning format. Applying the theory occurs afterwards during the face-to-face sessions. This allows for the learner to review the theory a second time. This level of online course could include images and graphics, video and audio, and test questions.

How to Teach Music Online & Monetize Your Skills (Guide)

learnWorlds

Since online music lessons rely on audio-visual communication, it’s important to equip yourself with the right tools and software that will allow you to conduct classes effectively and with ease. For music theory: Teoria. How to teach music theory online?

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Design Considerations for Case Based Learning Opportunities

Adobe Captivate

Case studies are stories that are used as a teaching tool to show the application of a theory or concept to real situations. Alternatively, the learning unit could be set up with a single case study that includes links to all the pertinent instructional units and learner exercises. Supporting data, which can range from tables, diagrams, images, video, audio, supporting documents, or URLs. What alternatives are available to the decision maker? Overview.

Personalized Learning Experiences and Why It Matters Today

Origin Fractal LXP

Similarly, the theory holds strong for L&D too. Delivering specific skills has paved the way for alternate solutions that include collaborative learning opportunities to nurture team dynamics, improve interaction, motivation, and morale while scoring high on skilling and learning goals.

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

Take an e-Learning Break

EST, February 10, 2010 [link] - to register We'll investigate the relative theories ranging from the classic Clark/Meyers psychology based recommendations, to the emerging trends toward experiential learning and ask important questions about whether audiences are actually changing? Voice-Over IP will broadcast over your computer if you have audio. Alternatively, audio is available via telephone.

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

learnWorlds

It could be text, graphics, animation, video, audio or more enhancing tools. A course which uses PowerPoint presentations, simple video, audio, graphics and quizzes of True-False or multiple-choice test questions. It blends theory and practice in an attempt to instill motivation.

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8 Ways to Develop an E-Learning Mindset

Origin Learning

E-Learning is the use of electronic media such as videos, audios, presentations and online content created using the effective use of technological tools in learning and teaching. This will not only help the designer in effectively communicating the content but also motivate the user to make the effort required to choose the alternative form of teaching or learning. The video, audio or presentation merely acts as a tool to provide ease of communication of instruction.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

An alternative to custom content is library content. . Micro-learning can be videos, animations, audio files, or e-learning. Though it’s quite long, this video featuring Will Thalheimer offers great insight into the theory of spaced practice. audio and text at the same time).

Virtual Labs and Simulations – Helping K-12 Students Learn Science Online

Hurix Digital

In such cases, virtual lab simulations can be an excellent alternative — these are safe, efficient, and cost-effective measures to provide students with an interactive lab environment. Affordable alternative to physical labs.

4 Popular Training Employee Methods

WalkMe Training Station

Instructor led training can be consolidated with alternative methods, those which reinforce the content taught by experts. How often has theory-based learning failed to replicate the type of situations workers are likely to face? With this being said, hand-on learning is best combined with theory to ensure workers understand the intricacies of what’s expected from them. That way you configure how much theory is necessary before diving into hands-on.

Bring the Science of Learning into Your Employee Training

eLearningMind

The science of learning comes down to knowing how our brains like to learn. Our brains crave repetition and patterns —with a bit of the unexpected thrown in to wake us up to alternatives we haven’t thought about. Artwork by Kevin Bannister. Share on facebook. Facebook. Share on twitter.

How to Upskill Your Employees with Business Application Training

Hurix Digital

Here people aren’t just learning new skills in theory but acquiring practical knowledge that can open up new job avenues. By allowing them to consume training materials anytime, anywhere in the form of videos, audios, books, and targeted course modules designed by thought leaders.

How to Become a Life Coach Online: 5 Steps to Success

learnWorlds

All of this information sounds good in theory. Alternatively if you have already developed your course content through either means e.g. through your blog, you can reuse existing content to make up your course.

Stop Worrying About Generation Z,Start Thinking About Learner Preferences

TalentLMS

Today, though, there’s a lot of buzz around alternative teaching methods, individual learning styles and how to best train members of each generation, whether they’re baby boomers, generation Xers, millennials, or generation Zers. According to the training styles (or “learning styles”) theory, some people are visual learners, others learn better by doing, others learn easier when taught verbally and so on.

Rethinking How We Use Closed Captioning in Education

3Play Media

Often video includes audio of actions that aren’t on screen. Reading captions instead of listening to audio can transform the viewing experience in subtle ways. Sean introduces some fascinating theories about captioning and how to think about it differently. Add an alternative easy reading caption track for K-12 or special needs viewers. Video captions are more than just text on a screen. That’s what Sean Zdenek believes.

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Rethinking How We Use Closed Captioning in Education

3Play Media

Often video includes audio of actions that aren’t on screen. Reading captions instead of listening to audio can transform the viewing experience in subtle ways. Sean introduces some fascinating theories about captioning and how to think about it differently. Add an alternative easy reading caption track for K-12 or special needs viewers. Video captions are more than just text on a screen. That’s what Sean Zdenek believes.

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2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again). Audio in E-Learning. The Metro DC ASTD chapter asked me to do an interview about audio in e-learning and I linked to the interview and shared some of my notes. Just a theory. The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources.

How to Build Spaced Learning into Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

According to the Forgetting Curve theory, information is forgotten over a period of time if it’s not reinforced. Make sure students take breaks between learning sessions by building in alternative learning activities, perhaps a video or audio that relates to the lesson material. Send them an automated and spaced-out series of emails containing additional reading, videos, and audios related to the session’s content.

Maintaing Courses For Globalized Businesses

Adobe Captivate

Content as in audio, video, graphics, text. While this does work in theory, often it creates a situation where we are trying to fit a round nail through a square hole! Now try doing the same with audio and video! An alternate methodology maximizes the usage of rapid tools like Adobe Captivate in content creation and content integration. Globalization , Adobe captivate , elearning Suite , localisation , SCORM , resuse.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

A theory developed by John Sweller that describes the strain working memory experiences when information is being processed. Although this movement away from Flash will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers their customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery. Originally used to compress image files, nowadays it’s best known for moving images which are a lightweight alternative to video.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gender

Learning Visions

Should we be looking at alternative virtual worlds such as Protosphere ? eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

Learning Visions

Oh that David Byrne, hes so creative and alternative co-opting PowerPoint like that. eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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

KnowledgeOne

The author of the study A theory of online learning as online participation defines this participation as “a process of learning by taking part and maintaining relations with others. According to each of the learning theories on which it is based, the definition of a significant interaction can vary. If we stick to the commonly used social-constructivist theory, it must include a form of “sharing, negotiating, arguing, discussing, and perspective taking.”

Mastering Multimedia with Matt Medeiros

LifterLMS

Podcasting is another thing you do, audio’s a thing you do, YouTube’s a thing you do, Video’s a thing you do. At the minimum, you get a good audio because I can’t stand listening to podcasts that just sound terrible.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

The MBA is fine, but you have to have experience and education (formal, certification or informal) in learning theory and learning design. Six Sigma) could in theory do well, and perhaps nudge a too-comfortable, old-school training department out of its comfort zone. I was a classroom teacher for years creating instruction (yes teacher = ID to me) for the most challenging audiences - Middle School history students and Alternative Education.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Epic launches new tool for accessible rapid e-learning Product features to include: A wizard that guides users through course creation An in-built art direction library, allowing users to choose from a range of predefined look-and-feel templates The ability to insert media of the users choice (graphics, video and audio) Automatic one-click SCORM packaging Its not clear to me from the press release what type of authoring environment is used (is it Microsoft Word?)

How Online Learners Are Using Interactive Video Transcripts [STUDY]

3Play Media

More collegiate and post-collegiate learning is moving online as students seek educational alternatives, wishing to attend classes on a flexible schedule. The concept of “ dual coding theory ” indicates that multi-sensory learning styles are more effective because often we can only absorb only so much through one medium. Recently, after completing online courses for the fall 2012 semester with MIT’s OpenCourseWare , students volunteered information about their learning experience.

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PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

Oh yes, and then there were pricing models and volume discount calculations that rivaled string theory. Authoring Tool Selection – Note how the authoring tool selection changed based upon the physical location across the continuum – from creating steaming audio to PowerPoint with embedded video, to PSO job aids to share with the client during the sales call. Streamed audio likely came out of a decision that considered burning CDs as an alternative.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

I prep the script and send it off for audio production (weve been working with an excellent independent guy with his own studio who can churn this stuff out!) Sometimes have to record new audio. Oh, except Im the developer and audio engineer too. I was beginning to wonder if I was in some sort of alternate training reality. My word "template" consists of a few tables with color coding for audio, or software demos, etc.