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

E-learning Uncovered

Do you use music in your courses? I’ve found time and time again that a little bit of well-placed music can add a surprising amount of polish and – more importantly – set the tone of the overall experience. Music can take a shortcut through people’s brains and tap into their emotions in a way that’s uncommon with spoken or written words. The impact came from timing the verbal and visual elements to a music track that perfectly captured the mood I wanted to create.

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23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

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Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free Music and Sound Effects for eLearning Courses.

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Audacity. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It creates data backups, video DVDs and music CDs. Open Office. I keep hearing good things about Open Office. To create a.pdf, just use the print command from the source program that the file was created in. It’s open source software, yet actually has some Help documentation.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1

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Now, you could go with what everybody uses (Microsoft Word) or its open source alternative (Open Office), and both will surely more than capable for the task. But the real reason is that unless you’re doing heavy photo and design work, Photoshop is probably overkill for your humble content editing needs (mainly cropping, resizing, making small adjustments, etc). Deciding to embrace eLearning for your employee training has become a no-brainer nowadays.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

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Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. CCMixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. Musicshake and TuneAround are free tools that let you easily create your own music and soundtracks. Photo Resizer : use this application to quickly resize images to a specific resolution. You can find photos, illustrations, video clips, and some Flash files.