Online assessment: the student voice

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Assessment is the measurement of learning; One definition suggests that assessment is 'the wide variety of methods or tools that educators use to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition, or educational needs of students.' It is often characterised as 'testing' to provide a grade, but this would be a restricted view of assessment. Success was based on giving students a voice.

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The Importance of Voice Search and Virtual Classrooms in Learning Platforms

Origin Fractal LXP

Here are some interesting stats on voice search: 20% of all searches on Google are voice-based 31% of smartphone users use voice search at least once a week 50% of all online searches will be voice-based by 2020 Almost 20% of all voice search queries are triggered by just 25 keywords Global voice commerce is expected to be worth $40B by 2022. offers further insights on the emerging market for voice search. Voice Search in Fractal LXP.


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How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

TechSmith Camtasia

Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. Once we understand what makes a voice recording echo-y or scratchy, we can start fixing the problem. Direct sound comes from sound waves going directly to your ears (or voice recorder). No one will know if you record your voice overs from the passenger seat.

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Giving the modern workforce a Voice: Introducing Surveys in EduMe


They need a VOICE. It provides your team, no matter how , or where they work, with a voice and a sense of value. 85% of the global workforce may be disengaged at present, but we believe instilling them with a voice is the remedy. Read the press release here.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

and Auto-Translation3 Give Your Video Content New Value4 Question Time: Make Assessments Interesting5 Customizable Themes: Great Design Made Easy6 Learning that Looks Great, No Matter. audio elements, including your voice. bored is to mix up your assessment.

Student voices unheard?

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I also stressed how important it is to give students a voice in their own education. However, if they don't have a voice in their own learning, they are peripheral to the process, and education fails them. How do we give students a voice? Do their voices go largely unheard? How many students leave higher education prematurely or are marginalised and disaffected because their voices are unheard or ignored? Photo courtesy of JISC Student voices unheard?

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Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

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It's also a chance for them to voice their hopes and fears about teaching, now they are actually in the thick of it. Put less pressure on testing and assessment, more trust in teacher to instil a love of learning and supporting the children’s needs and interests. Photo courtesy of Naomi Hancock Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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5 Tips to Convert Elearning Assessments into Serious Games

42 Design Square

Divide the assessments into levels; without passing one, the other shouldn’t be accessible. PLAY THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE: Make the assessment a little more interesting; add conflicting voices to the user’s inner voice. What’s-Correct is best assimilated after deeper processing of all the distracters in an assessment. Most assessment distracters are framed as either correct or incorrect options, which contradicts how the real world works.

Increasing Digital Classroom Engagement: Is the Learner’s Voice Missing from Your LMS?

eThink Education

While video content can bring the voice and presence of the instructor to the learning experience, can the same be said of the learners? Giving Learners a Voice with the Right LMS Tools .

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mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

mLearning Trends

Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. This makes it possible to deliver just-in-time information, training materials, data collection tools and performance support mechanisms to mobile workers using the tool virtually everyone already has in their pocket or purse – a voice-enabled mobile phone.

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Bouncy, bubbly or British? How To Choose Voice Over Talent

The eLearning Coach

Integrating the perfect voice into an online course, video or slide show enhances the audience’s perception and enjoyment of the program. On the other hand, choosing a voice that doesn’t fit can sometimes feel like fingernails scraping across a blackboard. Voice actors must sound knowledgeable even when they don’t understand the subject. They also need disciplined voice control and excellent enunciation. Use a voice that fits the audience.

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Activities, resources and assessments - your flexible friends

Clive on Learning

My response is to design each module as a series of activities, resources and assessments, each of which can work on a self-directed or cohort basis, whether online or face-to-face: Discussions and other collaborative activities : These are easy to visualise for cohort-based courses, whether asynchronous (using forums and social media) or synchronous (in physical or virtual classrooms).

Engaging compliance training: It’s time to think differently about assessments


The traditional multiple choice quiz isn’t the only way to assess your learners. One approach that we’re finding effective is to think outside the box when it comes to course assessments. When it comes to compliance training, assessment in one form or another is hard to escape. And assessments are a reasonably robust way of demonstrating effectiveness as they can show that learners understand key rules and regulations as well as appropriate actions and behaviours.

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A Must-Do Before Training Begins: Assessing Readiness


Dad raised his voice and announced, “What the hell have you been doing in the car for 17 years? The raised voice, the curse word I was not allowed to utter and the rebuke from my father were all uncharacteristic. I have other stories of the consequences of failing to assess readiness for training, but this one always hits the mark.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

How to Prepare a Room for Quality Voice Overs. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. Once we understand what makes a voice recording echo-y or scratchy, we can start fixing the problem. Direct sound comes from sound waves going directly to your ears (or voice recorder). Audio Best Practices.

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Three Ways to Rapidly Assess Needs

CLO Magazine

Needs assessment doesn’t have to be a drawn-out, months-long process Accelerated needs assessment and diagnosis tools can help learning leaders make everyday decisions. The new framework will help reduce the level of anxiety and confusion being voiced by project team members around the world.” Here are three ways to do so. Conduct short, limited conversations rather than lengthy surveys. • Select a small sample of individuals to interview.

Five Interactive Learning Trends That Could Be the Game Changer This Year


AI Empowered Learner Interactions The learning systems and platforms that have been used till date for any kind of assessments and recaps have fixed logic that has been keyed in. Today, if a learner undertakes such an assessment question and responds with anything other than the programmed answer, it is considered wrong. While voice technology has been around for long, its presence in eLearning was never witnessed.

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A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Assessment Tools – SaaS is the way to go, and the ones in the market, are either very basic, or they can do the basics and go far beyond to extensive assessment feature sets. Assessment tool, authoring tool – under e-learning.

Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

Before diving head-on into creating a training, a need analysis is required to assess the training needs and skill gaps. Recording of Voice Over – Voice samples of the panel of professional artists is selected and the VO for the course is recorded. Construction – Finally, the voice over recording is integrated with the course to create a beta version or second cut. Assessments or exercises form an important part of any course.

How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

This can be the result of many different factors—learners might not find the information valuable or relevant, the training might be too advanced or too easy for the audience, or the seminar room simply might be too warm and the instructor’s voice too soothing. Seat time is not a valid assessment of learning. Despite the fact that these types of assessments don’t measure learning, they are the most frequently used methods of evaluation in many training programs.

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

If someone can skip all the content, go straight to the assessment, and pass, it means one of two things. 2) The eLearning course and/or assessment were poorly designed. What I’d Rather See : Unlocked navigation, pre-tests that let experienced learners skip directly to the assessments (when that’s appropriate for the course), and course design that’s inherently interesting. Meaningless Activities and Assessments.

Why engagement is a critical ingredient in successful sales training?


Putting together an assessment is far easier than creating learning content from scratch. Create question banks that you can slice and dice into quick assessments. These assessments can also help you identify gaps in knowledge and understanding. Identify voices of authority among your sales team – for example, a veteran sales person respected by the team or an opinion leader.

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How to Create a Culture of Executive Coaching

TLNT: Training and L&D

Voices keep reminding us “This too will pass!” Rather, it is a time to assess, adapt, and act on our individual, institutional, and organizational futures. But I cringe when I hear that. It is not time to quarantine passively until COVID-19 passes by.

Paradiso Solutions presents its Top 10 eLearning development companies for 2020


Evaluations – Gamified Assessments. Professional voice dubbing. The products offered by G-Cube includes Assessment Engine, Classroom Training Management, Competency & Skill-Gap Analysis, Reporting with Integrated BI Tool, and more.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. Often, the same text is in the voice over notes as on screen.

Here is the List of Top 10 eLearning development companies for 2021


Evaluations – Gamified Assessments. Professional voice dubbing. The products offered by G-Cube includes Assessment Engine, Classroom Training Management, Competency & Skill-Gap Analysis, Reporting with Integrated BI Tool, and more.

5 Simple Moves to Become a More Successful Leader


My company LearnLoft’s research for over 40,000 leaders for our EO Assessment to which set out to identify what the bests and worst leaders do and don’t do, has shown the number one thing leaders do poorly is asking their people for feedback about how they are doing. Take a 360° assessment. There are many leadership assessments out there such as our EO 360°, but find the one that you like the most and go to work. So you’re struggling to lead a team.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

The category your online course falls into will determine how you present content and assess learning. VoiceThread — presentation videos with voice annotation. Activities and assessments. For assessments, there are many online software applications available. eLearning Featured Posts Gamification Learning & Development Training Assessments corporate training gamification simulations technology enabled learning training and development

Paradiso Solutions presents its Top 10 eLearning Content Development companies for 2018


With Paradiso, one of the best eLearning Development company, you can be sure that you will get rapid course development , Mobile Learning compatible content , Gamification based assessments, Simulation-Based Training, Custom Course Creation, Induction Training hours, Compliance training and Content Based on Training activities. Evaluations – Gamified Assessments. Professional voice dubbing.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

You can record any part of the screen’s activities,plus use a mic for voice-overs (narration). The best sound editor and yes, you can record your voice or input into the solution.You can use it to do V/O’s tutorials, use it with e-learning courses – audio editing and recording. Quiz, Assessment Creation Software. Can create quizzes/assessments. Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#.

Roses are red

E-Learning Provocateur

Importantly, we also see performance criteria, evidence and assessment conditions. Hence, not only would I prefer they be referred to as such, but also that they adopt an active voice (Make Decisions, Analyse Data).

7 Must have features of an instructional design software and recommendations


Then learning objectives, lesson plans and assessment strategies are defined. Wizcabin is an instructional design software, that support automated course authoring , provides HTML5 output and supports easy assessment development. Interactivity also helps you to create a feedback loop, that would be useful in assessing the seat time and making improvements. Assessments. Assessments are one of the key elements of all instructional design strategies.

Harnessing Untapped Technology with Organizational LMS Leads to Increased Sales Training Efficacy: A Case in Point


To suit the needs of the sales team, we conceptualized, created and deployed an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) based LMS. Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and DTMF (Dual Tone Multi-frequency) tones input via a keypad. Keeping in mind the geographical spread of salesmen, a multilingual IVR (Interactive Voice Response) based learning management system was developed.

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Localization & eLearning: The Translation Process

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Project assessment to determine frequently used vocabulary, register, file format, etc. Overall project assessment including identification of Professional Voice Talents comparable to project goals. Research and provision of Voice Talent demo recordings from voice bank. Casting of Voice Talents based on client approval. Voice Over Recording. Voice Over Recording of requested changes. by Jen Weaver.

Passion for education

Learning with 'e's

Many teachers think this but few voice it as an issue. assessment education inspiration learning passion pedagogy schools teachingPhoto by Anthony Easton on Flickr In my last post I wrote about inspiration - for those who are teachers, and also for those who are learning - and I guess, that is just about everyone. I also touched on the theme of passion - the love for learning that all successful teachers tend to exhibit.

How Visualizing Sounds Can Make You a Better Virtual Trainer - Workshop Tip 227

Vignettes Learning

One of our most significant assets is having a good sound quality of voice. We heavily rely on our voices to communicate with our learners. We need a steady and friendly voice to establish rapport, trust, and connection. Listen to your voice. Is your voice clear?

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Coach class

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Suddenly, a voice from below interrupts his misery. And yet quite a few fail to reach their potential as students of their subjects because they cannot apply their knowledge directly to the assessment. You need to know two things: Firstly, what does the assessment require? Secondly, what are the most effective ways to respond to the assessment task? assessment athletics Chariots of Fire education learning sport technique university