6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning


It can also offer an accessible alternative for those with visual impairments, dyslexia or low literacy levels. You can read up on their cognitive load and dual encoding theories in this article. For example, check out The Guardian ’s content, which explains quantum theory and black holes simply by using audio and animated visuals that complement, not collide. Make sure sound quality is good. Does it sound natural?

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A New Year’s Resolution: Remove the Fluff from eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Learning theories suggest that we ought to introduce and review new knowledge in ways that: Relate to what we already know (which is why Gagne’s model prompts us to stimulate recall early in a lesson), for the sake of making the information meaningful and easier to recall later Include the context of when learners will apply it on the job, so that real-life triggers will help learners recall the knowledge when it’s needed. Does this formula sound familiar? By Shelley A. Gable.


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


Lag time is the asynchronization or time delay between what happens on the screen and the video or sound. Recorded music videos work great as part of your music curriculum, or as an alternative to live sessions when you can’t meet your students online at a specific time.

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


Do any of these terms sound familiar? 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. discusses the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design.

Embrace Training in ED and HigherEd

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps in the next few weeks you will visit one of the hundreds of thousands of web sites that are filled with educational theory. Theory that sounds great on paper virtual or otherwise, but never really worked out so well in the classroom. It sounded like it was spoken on Venus. There continues to be great buzz about this idea of taking higher ed, pushing theory out the tower window and focus only on skills. The same, boring theory. Not theory.

E-Learning Design Part 7: Models of Memory


We’ll also be looking at how we use this theory to inform our e-learning practice. In contrast to the aforementioned theories, others have focussed more on what we do with the information we receive and the impact of this activity on retention. An example of this would be to consider if a word was in capital letters or sounded like another word. Baddeley and Hitch (1974) argued that the multi- store model was too simplistic and came up with an alternative.

6 Key Adult Learning Principles & Leveraging Them In eLearning

Academy of Mine

But first, you must understand the adult learning theory and its origin to make things convenient and smooth. Sounds interesting? What Is The Adult Learning Theory? There is no denying the fact that theories are essential.

How Does Gamification Improve Engagement?

Digitec Interactive

It comes from the theory that people are more likely to perform better if their progress is tracked, and they have some sort of incentive or competition. This new wave came from the theory that gameful experiences are a great way to absorb information.

Learner Assessment in Online Courses: Best Practices Course Design


The first thing an online instructor should be aware of is the two different types of assessments that the educational theory indicates: The formative and summative. Sounds weird? A rubric can look like that: The learner can include and apply relevant course concepts, theories, or materials correctly. You can also use alternative assessment techniques by promoting learner contributions to the discussion board.

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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Performance Management is Broken

The Performance Improvement Blog

Each of these common approaches sounds good in theory. The alternative, according to the authors, is to improve the on-going manager-employee relationship. What is intended to pass for performance management in too many organizations today is the annual compulsory performance review. To label this a “performance management system” is to give the process much more credit than it deserves.

Adobe Captivate and eLearning webinar series

Adobe Captivate

These sessions will generally be held every two weeks (on alternating Wednesdays, skipping the winter shutdown at the end of December) and will aim to provide basic information about eLearning and Captivate in the basic session, and to provide a forum and resource to advanced users through the advanced eSeminars. The advanced sessions specifically will focus on a wide variety of relevant topics, with the ambition of providing a sound resource worthy of recurring attendance.

Microlearning: How Educators Can Learn From Athletes


It is also time to bury completion as a measure that matters and alternately make it just a small component of the overall journey towards subject mastery. Can you imagine if the filter for inclusion in major league baseball was a written and oral test on the theory, history and practical application of the sport? That sounds silly but it is exactly what is carried out in corporate America every day.

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


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. Sounds simple?

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviors are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.&# -Albert Bandura, Social Learning Theory , 1977 A tremendous amount of medical education and research operates on this principle.

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3 Mental models for learning L&D professionals should know about


Yet it’s not as easy as it sounds. This is where the theory of mental models comes in – it postulates that acquiring a new way of regarding how everything works will lead not only in a fresh perspective on reality but also in surprising solutions to improve it. Since this may prove to be a bit too costly (both financially and time-wise), reading is a wonderful alternative. It might sound obvious, but knowing what we don’t know is actually harder than it seems.

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Free learning & development webinars for May 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Best Practices for Writing Voiceover Scripts for Elearning Courses For adding narration to your elearning courses, you need to change your writing style a bit to make it sound more natural to the ears instead of the eyes.

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Bring the Science of Learning into Your Employee Training


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.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

The principle sounds simple; however I think it needs additional groundwork to be able to give an appropriate answer. Alternatives are self-study, or an apprenticeship. So instead of arguing against the proposed solution, come up with an alternative (or more) and explain why this is more effective. Please send me your ideas, suggestions, tips, theories or solutions on this topic and the other 21.

13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On


Run the bad one first, and prompt critical analysis in the context of the theory. Then run the good scenario exemplifying the theory in action, leading to the desired outcome. Distracted driving deaths are directly related to cognitive load theory (CLT). According to cognitive load theory (Sweller, 1988), working memory for all learners has limitations, which are dependent on the learner’s existing knowledge and experience.

Adding Recorded Voice to a Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Learning theory strongly supports the addition of audio such as voice-over to eLearning. Which opens the following Adobe Sound Gallery. To complete the background sound, set the attributes in the “Background Audio” window: Select Loop Audio and Stop audio at end of project. In order for the background sound not to interfere with any voice-over, Select Adjust background audio volume on slides with audio. Should I add voice over to my Captivate Project?

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Kevin Kelly: Technology is good for the world

Jay Cross

Kevin’s thesis is that we need a theory of technology. It sounds like an alternative religion. It’s like the fall of the tree not making a sound when there’s no one there to hear it. Kevin Kelly is a force of nature. He spoke at the West Coast Wiki Conference yesterday. From my Seminal Documents page : Out of Control , The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World. Kevin Kelly.

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What is Experiential Learning?

Growth Engineering

Our sweet knowledge is thanks to a good ol’ dollop of ‘experiential learning’ Experiential learning may sound like a super jargony L&D term and that’s because it is! Kolb’s Theory of Experiential Learning. Kolb is the person most associated with experiential learning theory and said: “knowledge results from the combination of grasping experience and transforming it.”. So, this is a stage of analysis, observing alternatives and drawing up pros and cons.

Our Collection of Learning Management Tools

Ed App

Articulate Alternatives. To provide you with more intuitive, flexible, and cost-effective options, we’ve curated a list of Articulate alternatives. Storyline Software Alternatives. Articulate Alternatives. Storyline Software Alternatives. Articulate Alternatives.

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I am not scared because I don't believe in the technological singularity theory. Elliot Masie said we can forget about AI for now- that might sound reassuring but I disagree!). An alternative is the high5 test. For the first time in my life I went to the OEB learning technologies conference in Berlin. It was a great conference. I did not feel tired Friday at 18.00 when it ended, but completely energized and full of new ideas!

Heading to the Corporate University Summit

eLearning Weekly

Here are some of the sessions/presentations that sound most interesting to me: Keynote: How to Succeed in the Brave New World of “Pull” vs. “Push” Learning (Phil Morel, Microsoft). Social Networking: Learning Theory in Action (Avi Singer, Undertone Networks). Panel: Use Innovation to Drive Informal & Alternative Learning. I will be heading to Chicago on Tuesday for the Corporate University Summit , a corporate learning and development conference.

How to track employee training (without blood, sweat, and a dozen spreadsheets)


This sounds like a tricky undertaking, but we’ve got you covered. Keeping track of employee training might sound as easy as 1, 2, 3, track! – in theory. These tracking tools are a more sophisticated alternative to tracking employee training in Excel, especially if your training is classroom-based. Training has amazing benefits for employee motivation, retention, and performance – but you already know that.

Use Case: Front Desk Training


Today’s scenario is “Eliminating Negative Habits” and we’re going to look into the how I made the scenario, why it’s a different/special experience, as well as what makes our platform better than other alternatives out there. LearnBrite focuses on Experiential Learning: a fantastic theory that can create powerful results. This can have the added disadvantage of creating a disconnection between the learned theory and the on-the-job practise.

Digital age learning

Learning with 'e's

I held the position that the theory of andragogy (Malcolm Knowles) adds very little to our understanding of learning. In some ways, I argued, andragogy theory seems outmoded in the light of recent rapid developments in new teaching methods, learning resources and digital media. If this sounds familiar, it is exactly what happens informally day in, day out on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.

How To Design Effective eLearning Scenarios


Irrelevant situations will just distract them, whereas eLearning scenario events that resemble reality will help them focus on learning how to overcome their problems and explore alternative solutions. Most importantly, it helps turn theory into action; interactions allow your learners to choose alternative paths, make decisions, and see the impact of those decisions.

Tony Bates on epistemology, course design and e-learning

Janet Clarey

My professor pronounced it so it sounded nearly sensual: i-?pis-t?-?mä-l?-j? “ Instructors should certainly know how to use the Internet and computers, but much more important is that have a good understanding of epistemologies, learning theory and instructional design; alternatively they need to be prepared to work collaboratively and respectfully with those that do have this knowledge.&#. Defined narrowly, epistemology is the study of knowledge and justified belief.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


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.

Is technology killing the art of conversation?

Learning with 'e's

An alternative perspective to this is that conversation isn't actually dying at all - rather, it's evolving into something, new, something different. There may be latency (delay) due to the distances involved, and there may be limitations to the sound and visual elements of the Skype call. 2015) Learning with 'e's: Education theory and practice in the digital age.

Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

Friday, May 1, 2020, 11AM – 12PM PT: Coaching for Behaviour Change (Free for ATD members) Coaching’s an effective tool for developing people and producing positive behaviour change because it aligns with almost any learning theory or learning principle.

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Instructional Design Opportunities In Energy Generation, Transmission & Distribution

Convergence Training

Tom Baer is an instructional designer with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in the Seattle, WA area. We’d like to thank both Tom and Puget Sound Energy for their contributions to this discussion and tip our hats to them on their hard work. Tom is a senior instructional designer with Puget Sound Energy, and he’s in their Electric Operations Training Unit. Thomas Edison was all for direct current and Tesla was for alternating current, and alternating current won out.

What is Microlearning and How Does it Drive Employee Engagement?

Obsidian Learning

At the risk of sounding basic: the Wikipedia definition of microlearning. If a project has me stumped, it’s easy for me to get lost in the rabbit hole of learning theory. What’s the alternative? "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.". – Mark Twain. Perhaps because I’m a dog-lover (and a decent fan of Mark Twain), this quote had always resonated with me.


Free L&D webinars for October 2019

Limestone Learning

Is that the sound of the heat coming on? In this webinar, Hadiya Nuriddin, Focus Learning Solutions, will apply theories from the book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect to transform an experience into a lesson, then into a story that facilitates connections between the facilitator, the learners and the material. Some seem exciting, most seem complex, and some just sound like hype. “ Carrot harvest ” by woodleywonderworks is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

The Best Skills to Consider Picking Up Right Now


Albert Einstein , the world-renowned physicist best known for his general and special theories of relativity, had a remarkable number of achievements throughout his lifetime.