Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Having given you the ha'penny (or dime) tour of Audacity , it's time to talk about recording audio with a digital editor. Figure 1 describes the end-to-end audio production process. You Try: Launch Audacity In default configuration, a new, empty project will open. The Windows mixer is quite straight-forward, though some soundcards use their own custom mixing panel. Well done: you have made your first audio recording in Audacity!

10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos

CommLab India

Your potential Business To Business (B2B) customers are empowered with the whole gamut of information available on the Web. Before they buy a product or approach your sales team, they do extensive research by going through your website and seeking information from other sources.

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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

These tips could also easily be applied in free audio editing software such as Audacity. He is the original English male voice over of Music Radio Creative and now looks after the production of all the audio for his customers to make sure it sounds just the way they like it. .

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ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

TechSmith Camtasia

Kyle Wilson discusses shooting video for production. Tips on engaging customers and telling a story in your screencast. Audacity Power Users. Find out about some powerful tricks in Audacity ranging from noise filtering to compression. What is ScreencastCamp?

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

The following eLearning resources will help you stay focused and productive during the course development. This open source toolkit enables you to produce interactive learning materials in a productive online environment. Audacity. Guest post by Robert Morris.

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

LifterLMS

But if you don’t have a process to show on screen or a product to display, then students won’t want to watch the video. Audacity. Chris Badgett: Audacity. Kim Merritt: Audacity, pull it out of Audacity as an MP3, and then, use it from there.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

In fact: 4x as many people prefer to watch a video about a product rather than read about it when making a purchasing decision. Explainer videos are short videos (usually less than two minutes) that explain a business concept or product in an entertaining, visual way.

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A few of my favorite things

Web Tools for Learners

Audacity - open source audio creation and mp3 coding. Bitnami - download custom server stacks to manage your open source application. Pandora - listen to custom tunes while developing stuff. Tiddly Spot - personal productivity wiki. Like most people who develop and manage training for a living, especially at small to medium sized companies and non profits, I have learned to do a lot of work using free and open source software tools.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling. Audacity. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Audacity – I use this all the time. This is one you need to include in your toolbox, even if you are using paid products. The second part of the series continues with employees, but also includes customers.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018

learnWorlds

Services & Customer Support Centers. Customer Education (Marketing & Sales). A mini-course is a bit-sized alternative to offer as a lead-capture mechanism for your business, educating your customers or presenting your skills to nurture leads into customers.

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Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

eLearning 24-7

When people think authoring tools, three products typically come to mind. I’ve always found this product to be the top of the line for PowerPoint to Flash course builds. Articulate loves to say that Engage is used often, but from folks I have spoken with who use the product, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Engage is the only product you can edit the HTML – using a HTML Kit. You can only go so far with this product.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

The year kicked off with lots of potential, lots of excitement in the air and lots of customers gearing up to purchase new systems, despite global economic woes. Audio editing – still no match to Audacity, a free program. I love the end of the year.

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Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

From an interaction (listed as interactivity) to a feature within the product. In just the past month, I have seen quite a few vendors add this capability in their product – and for the most part they are all RCAT products. Audacity which is free – destroys it. How hard is it to offer such a capability within your product? Well some vendors have more than 15 come with their product. Each can be customized – to a degree.

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Many customers have reached out to Mindflash recently asking how we created our Mindflash Example Courses so we decided to put together a blog post to share the steps we followed. To help narrow down the field, here are my top 3 choices: Audacity: Free.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Videomaker Magazine : great resource to learn video production tips. Kuler : site to create custom color schemes. for custom fonts.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

Capterra’s LMS study, found 26% of folks were unhappy with their LMS (based on a survey of over 100 LMS customers). Just as in any industry there are people who lie or as we say “misrepresented” their product. I have run into the same issue – salespeople who say their product does A but in reality it does not. . Or they send the RFP after a discussion, but before seeing the product. I’ve been there.

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How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

Many customers have reached out to Mindflash recently asking how we created our Mindflash Example Courses so we decided to put together a blog post to share the steps we followed. To help narrow down the field, here are my top 3 choices: Audacity: Free.

Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

Several years ago we engaged a vendor to create three eLearning modules for a new product launch. When I went back to the product marketing team with the request for budget to re-engage the vendor, they were less than enthusiastic. My largest project to date was the creation of three learning modules for a (different) new product launch. I’ve also used Audacity , a free audio creation and editing tool, as well as various video encoding and editing tools.

Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide

BrightCarbon

Use it to set custom layouts, backgrounds, colour schemes and fonts for all your slides. To customize the theme, open the slide master and follow the steps as explained above. If you do choose to use a custom size for your deck, make sure you do so with good reason.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

It actually generated applause in the middle of the session, and I guarantee that wasn’t due to its cutting-edge custom photography, innovative special effects, or vibrant color scheme! I spliced a stinger and a loop together to create the finished product. And there’s no need for expensive or complicated software, either; Audacity (open-source and free for Mac, PC, or Linux), Myna (online and free), and GarageBand (comes free with a Mac) are all perfectly sufficient.

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Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

The basic premise is that with the cost of production asymptotically approaching zero, you can more or less round it out to nothing. Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. Sure, it costs bugger all to copy the files, but just as with Big Pharma, the cost of development of genuinely new products is so high that it can't be ignored.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

The basic premise is that with the cost of production asymptotically approaching zero, you can more or less round it out to nothing. Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. Sure, it costs bugger all to copy the files, but just as with Big Pharma, the cost of development of genuinely new products is so high that it can't be ignored.

What Tools Should We Learn?

NuggetHead

If the need is not that often, it’s easy to hire out the voice recordings or the video production. Whether you ever record your own voice scripts or get into the mechanics of video production, it serves best knowing the tools your ‘vendors’ are using.