7 ways to make dialog sound natural

Making Change

You might be tempted to write the small talk that starts a conversation, so it sounds realistic. ” Find simple alternatives in The A to Z of Alternative Words (PDF) from the Plain English Campaign. It varies the rhythm, makes people sound more human, and gives them character.

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The Top 5 Best Bridge LMS Alternatives


Here are some comments from Bridge users and reasons to consider Bridge LMS alternatives. Now that you know some of the reasons to consider Bridge LMS alternatives, the next step is to make the right choice for your company. This sounds like a simple one, but it depends on your company.


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Top 5 VR Headset Alternatives To The Oculus Quest For 2021

Roundtable Learning

This article will overview VR training, differentiate between the three types of VR headsets, explore different cost factors for VR headsets, and provide five headset alternatives to the Oculus. . Smartphone headsets sound exactly like what they are.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2019: An Alternative to Rollover Captions and ?Rollover Images

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This sounds complicated but it's super easy.). I have always loved using rollover captions and rollover images in my Adobe Captivate projects. The problem is that while I love them, HTML5 does not.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

are switching between devices, alternating between. sound complex and potentially costly but. Think that sounds unlikely when there are massive. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

The Best Microsoft SharePoint Alternatives for Sales-Driven Organizations


In this article, we’ll discuss SharePoint alternatives and their pros and cons. In that respect, we’re a great SharePoint alternative. While this may sound similar to SharePoint, there’s a key difference: Our system requires far less maintenance due to AI-assisted document management.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content


People like watching people – it’s human nature (especially when the alternative is seeing bullet points or clip art on screen). Whilst this option sounds more expensive and more work than recording a live training session, it can be quicker and provide a more polished end product than an interactive learning option. The post Using video as an alternative to create learning content appeared first on Litmos.

How to Create Alternative Text for Images for Accessibility and SEO

TechSmith Camtasia

Alternative text (also called “alt text”) helps ensure people who are blind or visually impaired, or who may have other physical or cognitive disabilities can access and understand visual content such as images, charts, and graphs. What is alternative text? Unfortunately, there is no one way to add alternative text. Alternative text best practices. In this sense, creating good alternative text is more of an art form rather than a science.

Alternate Reality Games: a model for engagement?

Growth Engineering

Does that sound like you? Today, we’re looking at the wonderful world of Alternate Reality Games. What is an Alternate Reality Game? Practically speaking, the Alternate Reality Game can be considered a collaborative art form, where the players engage in two main activities: hunting for fragments of a larger story, and sharing what they’ve found with the other players. In an Alternate Reality Game, the purpose isn’t to craft a linear narrative.

Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ? It is also important to remember, we should add music and/or sound effects only when they enhance the learning experience. PacDV : PacDV offers free music and sound effects to use in your videos, films, audio, and multimedia projects.

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Soundscapes for elearning

Sponge UK

Sound design is one of the most overlooked elements in the process of creating elearning, but it could be just what you need to take your elearning project to the next level. How important is sound? Sound is critical in many visual mediums; modern cinema uses sound effects to create a sense of reality and music to illicit an emotional response. Controlling the sound in your elearning doesn’t have to mean creating complicated sounds of your own.

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The LMS is from the Past – The web is the future

Challenge to Learn

We are proud to offer a modern alternative to the LMS: a flexible best of breed, fully web-based (SaaS) solution created by a unique collaboration of three organizations: Aim 4 You. It allows you to create instructionally sound eLearning courses based on learning objectives. Aim4You e-Learning LMS alternative Saltbox TinCan API The LMS is in the Past – The Future is the Cloud. A Learning Management System (LMS) offers tons of functionality.

Royalty Free Music for eLearning


Brainy Betty offers sound files that are perfect to insert into PowerPoint for many uses. FreeSFX is a UK based side where you can download free sound effects. The Archive's audio and MP3 library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users.

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Alternate Reality Games Part 1 – A Good Fit for L&D?

Janet Clarey

Alternate Reality Game (ARG)…an interactive story-based game, delivered through multiple “real world” modes (i.e., For instance, “Geek Dad” Daniel Donahoo recently wrote about an alternate reality game (ARG) his 7 and 9 year old boys played to learn how languages are structured. ARG stands for alternate reality game (not to be confused with augmented reality). Web page + Phone +Piece of Paper + Sound Game Design + Whatever = Serious Game.

How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives


However, there must be a better way, so we reach for alternatives to training, such as knowledge management, performance support, enterprise 2.0, Social Learning : Social learning is what it sounds like—learning with and from others. As a learning and development professional, I have often struggled with the question, “how can we keep up with the constant and increasing need for learning and demand for training?&#

Rethinking How We Use Closed Captioning in Education

3Play Media

The Associate Professor of English at Tech Tech literally wrote the book on captions: Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture. Captioning is a skill that at times requires some creative solutions, especially when you’re dealing with non-speech sounds. Captions don’t caption sounds per se. Captions don’t caption sounds; they capture meaning. The sound indicates that the bartender is turning off the tap.

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The SharePoint Advantages and Disadvantages You Need to Know


As long as your organizational structure is sound, it shouldn’t take too long for anyone to find anything they’re looking for. Here are 12 SharePoint alternatives to check out instead. Growing Teams advantages disadvantages sharepoint sharepoint alternativesAre you looking for a system that will let your employees collaborate, communicate, and be more productive? If you are, you know that the right tool will help your company get ahead.

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Learning with 'e's

He produces programmes about social trends and culture and is particularly passionate about alternative education. eský Rozhlas Liberec radio station which has three fully equipped sound studios. We talked about the implications of this and several alternative approaches to education. alternative education Czech Republic David Hamr deschooling education Ivan Illic learning radio Technology

Noise at Work: Tips for reducing noise and Staying Focused

Your Training Edge

Besides, this can be hearing damage that is moderate in perspective on presentation to sound after some time. In like manner impedance made by unforeseen, enormously loud sounds. Alternatives on How to Block Exterior Noise.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. but you never wanted to overuse sound effects for fear of it being labeled as "gratuitous use".

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Questions to Ask SMEs for Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

What would it sound like in a conversation? You also need to know the mistakes and problems, since those will become the wrong answers and alternate paths. When you create branching scenarios, you probably work with SMEs. They’re the ones with the expertise, after all.

Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Alternatively, you can just write it out in the text of the script the way you want it read. I think the second sounds much more natural in narration, even though it looks clunky in writing. It’s so easy to create a bullet point list in writing, but those lists really don’t sound good in voice over. However, rather than using a list like the above, try to rewrite it so it sounds more like someone speaking.

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Blinded by the buzzword!

Clark Quinn

People can toss around buzzwords to sound cool. And the prefix ‘neuro’ has little practical implications, but it sounds like we’re on top of the latest scientific findings! It requires effort, but the alternative is wasting time or money on things not worthy of resources. With any industry, a large quantity of buzzwords exist, and Learning & Development isn’t any different. Likewise, plusses and minuses accrue.

5 Training Delivery Methods You Can Leverage to Engage Modern Learners

Infopro Learning

Some organizations consider adopting hybrid policies where employees can alternate working from home and in the office throughout the week. Many organizations are looking for alternatives to instructor-led sessions that allow for social learning. VILT is just as it sounds.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 27, 2021

Mike Taylor

6 Alternatives To Bullet Lists. Here are six visual alternatives to bullet points from Connie Malamed. Voicebooking has a good voice over generator with some great sounding AI voices. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo.

19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning


GreenShot: a perfect alternative to Snagit. Free Sounds: Elearning needs sound, may as well get some free stock sounds. WordMark: An alternative to Font Squirrel, just another resource to get that exact font. Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them!

Blended training – Design and Delivery for Online Learners

Infopro Learning

Blended learning is just as it sounds. Some businesses plan to continue operating in a remote capacity, while others plan to allow employees to alternate from in and home throughout the week. Blended learning has long been a popular corporate training design approach.

A Range of Options for Scenarios and Storytelling

Experiencing eLearning

Even if you can’t convince your organization or clients to invest in full-blown branching scenarios, you can use less intensive alternatives to incorporate scenarios and storytelling. Sounds simple, right?

Creating Accessible eLearning: What You Need to Know


Alternative Text. One of the most essential and straightforward methods for creating accessible content is to provide alternative text, or text equivalents, for course elements like graphics, audio, and video. Most authoring tools, like Lectora ®, provide a way to define the alternative text or ALT text for visual elements in your course. Be sure to consider appropriate and descriptive alternative text as you develop content.

Top 10 Tips for Drama-Free Virtual Sales Meetings


When your lighting, camera, and sound are sub-par, your presentation suffers too. Make sure you have good quality sound, both mic and speakers, for your presentation. Ask a peer to sound-check your equipment from a mock meeting when doing a new setup.

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Creating Accessible Websites: Don't Just "Click Here!"

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Tabbing between links labeled "click here" sounds like "click here, tab, click here, tab, click here" when read by an assisitive device. As an alternative, consider changing the link text so it is an explanation of the target content. by Mary Gillen. Most people who surf websites don't think twice about the link they're about to click. The linked text typically says "click here."

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 3, 2021

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: I’m trying to focus on wrapping up a presentation deck and there is something about the relaxing sounds of rain in the background that feels right for me today. Last week’s most clicked item: Better Than Bullet Points: Alternative Slide Designs.

Visuals and Visual Thinking

Association eLearning

Sound tricky? Alternately, you could convert your own written notes into visuals. Logos, billboards, icons, infographics, memes, and other visuals are everywhere. A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words. tldr” (too long, didn’t read) is an all too common acronym. And there are lots of articles floating around that discuss how much faster the human brain can supposedly process images than it can process words. There’s no denying that we live in a highly visual time.

Universal Design for Learning: Multiple Means of Representation


Offer alternatives for auditory information : Make sure all learners have access to auditory content. Visual or tactile equivalents for voices and sounds. Offer alternatives for visual information : Make sure all learners have access to visual content.

Skeptical Optimist or Hopeful Cynic? A Science Mindset

Clark Quinn

The alternative, a cynic still looking for good, is less optimal. Whether it’s overviews, processes, or even acronyms, their guidance is soundly based. Are there alternate views? Of course, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” In addition to empirical grounds, one should also evaluate the theoretical basis. Is there any difference? At core, my new book is about learning science.

No Folk Science-Based Design!

Clark Quinn

Dr. Will Thalheimer, for instance, has soundly disabused Dale’s Cone. They are not sound bases for learning design! Look, intuition is fine in lieu of any better alternative, but when it comes to designing solutions that your organization depends on, doing anything less than science-based design is frankly fraudulent. When we have to act in the world, make decisions, there are a lot of bases we use. Often wrongly. And we need to call it out and move on.

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Realities: Why AR over VR

Clark Quinn

His definition sounded like alternate reality, as in alternate reality games. In the past, I’ve alluded to why I like Augmented Reality (AR) over Virtual Reality. And in a conversation this past week, I talked about realities a bit more, and I thought I’d share. Don’t get me wrong, I like VR alot , but I think AR has the bigger potential impact. You may or may not agree, but here’s my thinking.

Advantages of Custom e-learning Solutions for an Organization


This may sound tempting however, these course are mostly general in subject matter and not customizable to an organization’s specific needs. If you’re looking for customizable, scalable, specific training content, the better alternative is custom e-learning solutions. When you search the term “e-learning” on the web, you’ll find endless results, many of which are trying to sell ready-made courses. These courses can be bought as is, plugged it into your LMS, and deployed immediately.

“We’re looking for a quick way to send out training. Can you help?”

Rustici Software

It sounds like we need a Learning Management System, but we don’t have the time or budget for that right now. It sounds like you need a training solution that’s simple to implement, can go live ASAP and doesn’t break the bank.


How to Create Explainer Videos That Motivate Coworkers

simpleshow video maker

Or, alternatively, a smartphone with a few select filming accessories. To make your explainer videos even more engaging, you can also use music software to create your own studio-quality sounds to play in the background. A company’s success begins internally.

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