How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

And if you’re recording in a noisy environment use dynamic microphones. Audacity is the perfect introduction to the world of editing audio. With Audacity, you can trim files to reduce their length, remove background noise, edit out silence, adjust volume and much more.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Audio Editing + Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Previously in this series of E-Learning Curve Blog posts about Podcasting for E-Learning, I discussed downloading and installing the open source audio editor called Audacity. Today, I’m going to begin normalizing this new environment for you.

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Environment – Choose the best possible environment for recording the audio and be sure to do a sample test ahead of time. Instructional Design Online Learning audacity audio narration pop filter voice overStudio microphone and pop shield on mic stand.

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LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

My Personal Learning Environment - Sticky Learning , September 2, 2009. Audacity (12). Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface , September 4, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity , September 9, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences , September 8, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars.

A Toolkit to Develop E-Learning in an Open (XML) Environment

The E-Learning Curve

Returning from content development theory , the gratis/libre debate, and the pros and cons of each approach, this post will focus on the range of tools that you need to develop e-learning content in a (relatively) open environment.

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem.

It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

Visual Lounge

Recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Room tone is simply a few seconds of recording the natural noise of the environment in which you’re recording (with no talking, nail filing, heavy breathing, etc.) The Free Way – Audacity. If you aren’t looking to invest in high-end audio software, Audacity is a free piece of software created and maintained by a community of programmers and audio experts. Noise removal in Audacity.

Gas makes a splash in 3D worlds

E-Learning Acupuncture

That’s when Tim and his staff had a great idea: let’s do the learning in a 3-D virtual environment! I spent about 15 minutes this morning with Tim Allen, Head of Technology for Crompco Corporation.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

This open source toolkit enables you to produce interactive learning materials in a productive online environment. Audacity. Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. Guest post by Robert Morris.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Writing Environment. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3.

How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Record in an environment with good acoustic properties. Having a solid recording environment is essential to producing top-quality audio. When evaluating a potential recording environment, close your eyes and listen to the ambient sounds.

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

Scenario-based training: Scenario-based learning in an online environment can be challenging. As I said before, I’m no Jedi Master with audio (maybe a Padawan …), but even I can muddle my way through basic audio-editing using Audacity. . Recording Audio with Audacity.

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

Writing Environment. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

Visual Lounge

Recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Room tone is simply a few seconds of recording the natural noise of the environment in which you’re recording (with no talking, nail filing, heavy breathing, etc.) The Free Way – Audacity. Audio Best Practices.

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How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

A walk-in closet that is full of clothes can actually be a really good spot to record because the clothes actually provide a pretty good environment to cancel unwanted noise. There are a lot of open source options out there as well, including Audacity, Reaper, and NCH Software.

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What is the Best Microphone?

Visual Lounge

I struggle with audio especially when I’m out of a controlled environment. We used Audacity to record the audio at 44,100Hz. Ever heard the saying, ‘Audio is King’? One of the most difficult parts of a video is getting quality audio, in my opinion. And, there have been studies that show that the quality of your audio affects your audience’s perception of the quality of your presentation more than the visuals. Poor audio = people think poor presentation.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Audacity. Most corporate training courses are delivered using a learning management system (LMS) or other digital learning environment. For the most part, data is collected within the LMS or other digital learning environment, which also provides tools for reporting.

How to do Voice Overs for eLearning – Post Editing (Part 3)

eLearning Brothers

Audacity and NCH Wavepad are also other good options for editing voice overs. A lot of it depends on what microphone was used, the voice talent’s type of voice, and the environment the recording was done.

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Tools and Tips for Transcribing Videos Faster and Easier

Visual Lounge

If you’re transcribing in an environment with high levels of white noise, a pair of noise-canceling headphones, like Bose QuietComfort or the Sony WH-1000XM2, can work wonders for your productivity (and your sanity).

ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

Visual Lounge

The event boosts learning with an open environment. Audacity Power Users. Find out about some powerful tricks in Audacity ranging from noise filtering to compression. What is ScreencastCamp? For those who are wondering, “What the heck is a ScreencastCamp?”

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option. Users can record and edit audio with Audacity and it runs on most operating systems, including Mac OS X and Windows.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Control your recording environment. Try to find a consistent place to record audio so that you can better control your environment. Audacity. I’ve mentioned Audacity before. I’m no audio engineer. And odds are that neither are you.

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Microphone Round-up!

Visual Lounge

I struggle with audio especially when I'm out of a controlled environment. We used Audacity to record the audio at 44,100Hz. Ever heard the saying, 'Audio is King'? One of the most difficult parts of a screencast is getting quality audio, in my opinion. And, there have been studies that show that the quality of your audio affects your audience's perception of the quality of your presentation more than the visuals. Poor audio = people think poor presentation.

Time for Change: MOOCs and Learning Technology

CLO Magazine

The MOOC industry began with a strong focus on excellent content and the delivery of a complete and integrated learning environment. Our learning environments are pretty far behind. We’re still using LMS platforms developed 10 years ago, e-learning courses that look more like cartoons or audio-enabled flash cards, and we still don’t have enough mobile learning environments. Massive open online courses are transforming learning technology.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

CourseLab - E-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating very nice interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Audacity – I use this all the time. Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Audio editing – still no match to Audacity, a free program. The vast majority of these OASs are now next gen lite LMSs, but there are those who list themselves as collaborative learning environments, and an authoring system that is pure SaaS. . I love the end of the year.

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Top 10 Cost-Saving Tips from the Latest eLearning Guild Report

Trivantis

</li> <li><strong>Invest in PowerPoint training</strong> <a href=”[link] to Flash</a> development saves a lot of time because development takes place in the already familiar PowerPoint environment. The eLearning Guild recently released a great eBook full of helpful cost-saving tips for e-Learning development called <em>The eLearning Guild’s 75 Tips to Reduce eLearning Costs. </em>The </em>The Snap!

Building an Internal Simulation Capacity

The Learning Circuits

In some academic environments, commercial off the shelf (COTS) computer games will better meet a need than any educational simulation.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording Audio

The E-Learning Curve

You've prepared your script, warmed up your voice-over artist, set up your mic, and launched Audacity. Now you can record your narration. Typically, audio narration is recorded longform – that is, you record a large segment – maybe 10 minutes or so in one take.

So what is software worth?

Clive on Learning

At the moment I'm either using or considering using all of the following: Moodle , the open source virtual learning environment. Audacity , the free audio editor. What is the connection between computer software and women's clothing? No, idea? Let me tell you. With the costs of manufacture tumbling as retailers source from the Far East, along with a general easing of import restrictions, the costs of clothing in the high street have fallen to almost unbelievable levels.

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When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

Yes, your salesperson should ask the right questions and they should ask about your work environment (if employee only) or some idea about your customers. They focus so much on what you plan to do with it, who is your target audience and so forth that they rarely if ever ask about your own work environment (again, assuming internal only). Equally though, you should have done a gap analysis or at least know your own work environment to let them know that you use X or Y and so forth.

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Audacity. 10 Common 3D Virtual World Training Questions and Answers - Kapp Notes , June 11, 2010 Recently a number of folks have asked me some questions about 3D worlds that I think can be answered in some of my previous posts so here are some of those posts as answers to frequently asked questions about virtual immersive environments: 1) How do I get started in 3D? Creating the right 3D learning space environment. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010.

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The Art of Voice Overs – Part 1

Edmego Learning

Audacity. Audacity is a great recording software tool. Edmego recommends that you take the extra steps and record your voice overs in a quality environment. The Art of Voice Overs – Part 1. Voice overs are a major aid in learning retention.