How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

In this post, we’ll show you how you can use a free audio program to create high-quality audio for your eLearning courses. Audacity is the perfect introduction to the world of editing audio. It’s open source software built by volunteers. With Audacity, you can trim files to reduce their length, remove background noise, edit out silence, adjust volume and much more. Download Audacity here to get started. Audacity uses certain thresholds to decide what is silence.

Editing Audio with Audacity

The Learning Dispatch

tools like Audacity at your disposal. There are a host of different ways to use this program to your advantage; but in this post, we''ll just cover some of the more essential functions that will probably be most useful to you in your training or course development work. or later) Audacity (free download here ) An audio file (Audacity natively supports major formats like WAV , AIFF , MP3, and OGG.

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Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. 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.

Udemy for you and me

E-Learning Provocateur

Simply open an account and you are provided with the tools you need to structure your curriculum, upload your content, and publish your course to the world. In so doing, I created Audacity Crash Course and The Wide World of MOOCs. You can also add your course to the Udemy affiliate program, which makes it available for others to promote for a share of the spoils. You have to send an email to the affiliate team to request them to add your course to the affiliate program.

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. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons.

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. Now read on… The key to developing e-learning courseware in an open environment is to use a production model that liberates instructional design and content authoring from your final media outputs.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 10, 2020

Mike Taylor

Another thing everyone should be excited about is the fact that the voting for Jane Hart’s annual Top Tools program is now officially open. 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. Audacity is a really great tool for any type of audio recording and editing. Here are a few editing tips to make working in Audacity a lot faster and easier. 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Audacity is a free, handy open source audio editing tool. Then, I export it and do some pre-editing in Audacity , which is free. Kip and I have a shared folder in Dropbox and I export with two tracks out of Audacity into Dropbox. All of the prerolls and post-rolls I record into Audacity and export. One click and it opens the official profile submitted by the guest. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program.

30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

Experiencing eLearning

Customize the ribbon in any Microsoft Office program. Edit out noise in Audacity. Check out the course lists on Udemy, Open Sesame, ed2go, Lynda, or similar sites. Whether you’re working freelance or looking for a full-time job, you need a portfolio. What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? In some cases, it’s enough to remove logos and a few identifying details.

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is probably the most popular of the free audio editors. It’s open source with lots of users so that means there’s a lot of help available online. This opens up an easy to use recording window. The program has no installer and doesn’t write in the registry. Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them.

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eLearning Art and Design Tips: Using GIMPShop Repeatable Textures

eLearning Brothers

How are you going to open up the image and edit the vector file? There are plenty of open source alternatives out there to help your eLearning art and design. GIMPshop Open Source Software. It’s an open source program that replicates lots of Photoshop’s features. In future eLearning art and design blog posts, we will do more open source tutorials with GIMPShop, Inkscape, Audacity and other free alternatives.

30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

Experiencing eLearning

Check out the course lists on Udemy, Open Sesame, Lynda, or similar sites. Whether you’re working independently or looking for a full-time job, you need a portfolio. What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? Revise Existing Work. In some cases, it’s enough to remove logos and a few identifying details. In other cases, you can redo an existing activity with brand new content.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

You don’t need to know both programs, but I recommend at least a basic understanding of at least one of these tools. I use the open source tool Audacity for audio editing. OpenShot is a free, open source video editor. Note: The above list assumes that you are already familiar with Microsoft Office programs, including PowerPoint. Having more skills opens up more options and opportunities.

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

If you are familiar with Adobe’s Creative Suite then Audition would be a good program to use to record and edit your voice overs. There are a lot of open source options out there as well, including Audacity, Reaper, and NCH Software. There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. Here are some simple suggestions for before you start recording your next project.

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Adobe Captivate 4 Audio Editing: Shhhhhh! I Mean Speak Up!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Right-click any audio file on the Library, choose Edit with Adobe Captivate and you'll open the Edit Audio dialog box. Of course, I'd be remiss if I failed to mention that the features you will find in dedicated audio-editing programs like Adobe Soundbooth or Audacity are light-years better than the options you will find in Captivate, but it's nice to know what you can accomplish without leaving Captivate.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5)

Mark Oehlert

The George Mason University Instructional Technology Program and the Defense Acquisition University invite you to attend the 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium to be held on June 3, 4 & 5, 2008 in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Audacity 101: Hands-On Audio Editing* * Collaboration in a Virtual World Each workshop is a half-day.

9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If there’s a beta program or new software application, I’m quick to sign up and play around with it. All you do is open it and then you can pick a color from any part of your computer screen. Audacity. Audacity is an open source audio editor. That’s easy to do with Audacity. Click here for Audacity tutorials. I get a lot of questions from blog readers who are on a limited budget.

ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

TechSmith Camtasia

The event boosts learning with an open environment. Mike explains the benefits of both programs and how people are using them to complete projects. 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?”

A Glimpse of Your Future Workforce – Now in Middle School

Janet Clarey

Suarez, who is self taught, started to build, create and sell his own apps and even created a club for fellow students where he shares what he knows about programming. Unassisted (except for the Audacity tip), he recorded the audio, saved it as a file type he could import ( because I later asked and learned Audacity saves with a AUP file type.so

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

LifterLMS

So, I started using, at that point it was GoAnimate, which is an online animation program that is very easy to use, and it’s kinda really made for anybody. But, when you’re doing something like using animation with it, that opens up just a whole other opportunity to really make it engaging for somebody, and they wanna pay attention. Audacity. Chris Badgett: Audacity. Kim Merritt: Audacity, pull it out of Audacity as an MP3, and then, use it from there.

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

TalentLMS

What’s a little more difficult however is picking the right tools to help you with course design, content creation, learning assessment and all the other tasks you need to run a successful eLearning program. Whatever your role in the implementation of an eLearning based training program (or a physical one for that matter) you’re gonna need a text editor at some point. Deciding to embrace eLearning for your employee training has become a no-brainer nowadays.

4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5)

Mark Oehlert

The George Mason University Instructional Technology Program and the Defense Acquisition University invite you to attend the 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium to be held on June 3, 4 & 5, 2008 in the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Audacity 101: Hands-On Audio Editing* * Collaboration in a Virtual World. (seriously, Sid Meier is a keynoter and it only cost $250 for the whole conference!).

Time for Change: MOOCs and Learning Technology

CLO Magazine

Massive open online courses are transforming learning technology. During the past year we’ve all seen the explosive growth of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, produced by organizations such as EdX and Coursera. Yes, there are many exciting new programs out there, but most corporate learning systems aren’t nearly as compelling as YouTube. It’s inevitable that vendors that develop free, fee or accredited programs will look for opportunities there.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

I mean I watch programming that could be slid under learning, “The story of the Magna Carta”, that is learning I tell you! Audacity – It is a free, open-source audio tool. My initial post was going to be on a completely different topic today, but I decided to shelve it for another week, because of something that I saw on Linkedin this week. First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning.

E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

The ability to record audio in real time or post time makes a lot of sense and eliminates the need for using Audacity (albeit it is a wonderful and free product). There is something wrong when a free and open source product like Audacity can do it, yet a product that costs hundreds of dollars cannot. That it is not a good idea to have multiple programs open while you are saving and publishing your video.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

This blog will explore more than 60 tools and technologies for successfully implementing each of these elements in your technology-enabled training program. All training courses and programs should have learning objectives. Audacity. OSQA — free, open-source Q&A software. Piwik — open-source analytics platform.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. 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. Some say this email program from Mozilla is better than Outlook Express.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

All the Open source systems – again you must add TinCan API on your own. Latitude Learning – only if you have the open source solution and you must add TinCan API on your own. Audio editing – still no match to Audacity, a free program. I love the end of the year. It enables you to look back and see the triumphs, the disappointments, the good and the bad. Many people look back and are amazed.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018

learnWorlds

A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and public access via the web. Good courses for a MOOC are: STEM Sciences (Math, Physics, Programming, etc.). The purest form of corporate education may be training programs designed “in-house” for an organization that may wish to train their employees on specific aspects of their job processes or responsibilities. Get your school now! Try for FREE.

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Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

Have you ever opened up a fortune cookie and said to yourself, “How did it know that about me?” Audacity which is free – destroys it. Action script programming, HTML extensions and other advanced feature sets targeting e-learning developers. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use. Sure, you have the same probability of forecasting by tossing a penny in the air, but for some folks the magic 8 ball is a soothsayer.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)

learnWorlds

A massive open online course is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and public access via the web. Good courses for a MOOC are: STEM Sciences (Maths, Physics, Programming, etc.). This is why companies make an increased investment in in-company training programs. Learners will be able to discriminate between the program’s peculiar features. Assignments are open-ended (text) questions that your students have to answer, and the instructor can manually grade.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. AlacrityPC : shut down unnecessary services and programs before you run a resource intensive application like multimedia authoring applications. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. Like a lot of guys, he has some issues with color perception so he wanted an easy way to match colors. I have the same challenge.

Podcasting to Accelerate Sales for Course Creators with Craig Hewitt from Castos

LifterLMS

If it’s just you recording, then using a tool like Audacity, which is a free open source tool, you can record, and you can edit on it. So, audacity is our go-to recommendation for local recording and for editing. ” I just did it 20 minutes before our morning tea meeting and I just popped in and open zoom link and like 40 people came in there and it was like chaos.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning - Rapid eLearning Blog , June 1, 2010 I’m no audio engineer. Audacity. The Return on Peer Review - elearnspace , June 14, 2010 Martin Weller – a long time advocate for openness in education, demonstrating through practice rather than hype – discusses the return on peer review : Peer-review is one of the great unseen tasks performed by academics. Most high schools don’t teach programming. Best of eLearning Learning.

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Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide

BrightCarbon

Once open, you can rename your new Slides doc any time by clicking the Untitled Presentation box in the top left. You’re likely to have come across many of these options before in other software programs, so we’ll focus on some of the more Google Slides-specific functionality below. View: The View tab is used to change screen setup, open new windows and side panels, and toggle grids and guides on and off. To open the animation and transitions pane, click Animations.