How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity


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. Download Audacity here to get started. Find out more about Audacity.

Udemy for you and me

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

How to Reduce Audio Noise in 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. It plays what the audio will sound like with noise removed.

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10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. I’ve mentioned Audacity before. The tools above are free and help you get better sounding audio. Sometimes we need background music or sound effects. If you have some money you can always buy background music and sound effects on CD. I’m no audio engineer.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

While there are many excellent commercial, free-to-use, and open source audio editing applications applications available, the editor I will talk about during this series is called Audacity. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio. Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

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. More on that later… Here’s how it works: Noise Removal Audacity – Create, Discover and Share GIFs on Gfycat. Noise removal in Audacity. It plays what the audio will sound like with noise removed.

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


NEEWER 6 inch Studio Microphone Mic round Shape Wind Pop Filter Mask Shield with Stand Clip – This gives one more layer of protection from those “plosives” (the nasty reverberating “p” sound that can really mess up a show. It makes for great sound.

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’re recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. For capturing location sounds, or dialog between 2 or more people, we recommend a shotgun mic. The Science Behind Sound.

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7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is probably the most popular of the free audio editors. Here’s how Wavosaur describes the tool: “a cool free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files.

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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I find that if I try to record my audio after-the-fact (in the tool itself or in an external program), it's more difficult to synchronize my audio with what's happening in the video.      I find that my "off-the-cuff" video demos sound more natural when I record my voice during the recording process. by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience.

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

eLearning Brothers

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. Audacity and NCH Wavepad are also other good options for editing voice overs.

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


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. When you say sound … Like, what do you do to make a nice voice over? Audacity. Chris Badgett: Audacity.

How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. The clothing will help dampen outside sounds and echoes. When evaluating a potential recording environment, close your eyes and listen to the ambient sounds. Sound Forge.

Tools and Tips for Transcribing Videos Faster and Easier

TechSmith Camtasia

The following transcription programs have limited free versions with affordably priced upgrades: Express Scribe by NCH Software (Mac or PC). For example, you might tell the program to expand “tsm” to “thanks so much.”

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

At this point, you'll need to experiment a bit to come up with a volume that sounds the best to you. by Kevin Siegel When working with audio in Adobe Captivate, one issue you are likely to face is audio levels that are all over the map.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course


The Blue Yeti has a few more features than the AT2020—different recording modes, for example — but I like the way I sound on an AT2020 better. Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music.

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. Audacity. Audacity is an open source audio editor. There are also times I like to layer my narration with ambient sound or different effects.

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


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.

ScreencastCamp 2013 Session Content

TechSmith Camtasia

Mike explains the benefits of both programs and how people are using them to complete projects. Need to sound more professional in Film making? Audacity Power Users. Find out about some powerful tricks in Audacity ranging from noise filtering to compression.

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! Scootpad – Okay, I know it sounds like something you would buy your puppy; but excluding the name a practice- instruction-assessment, etc.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. Audacity. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products.

How to Use an E-learning Company to Develop Training Assets

CommLab India

Tools Used: Sound Forge, Audacity are examples of tools that can be used for Podcasts, but there are several other options that can be explored online. Traditionally, employees were given a physical training manual at the end of a training program.

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. Freez Screen Video Capture - Screen-capture & screen-recording tool to record screen activities and sounds into standard AVI video files. Audacity – I use this all the time.

Learning by Creating: Turning Bloom’s on Its Head

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If you attended a university educator prep program, you’ve likely seen Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. If you attended a university educator prep program, you’ve likely seen Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. Guest post by Library Media Specialist, David Phillips.

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Building an Internal Simulation Capacity

The Learning Circuits

measuring/evaluating situations - Measuring the effectivness of sims is critical to growing and perpetuating any program. web, creating - An organiation should have people with a basic knowledge of HTML/CSS Director and Flash, using - Flash remains the first programming skill to need.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

Audacity which is free – destroys it. that sounds swell” rankings. 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. For my forecasts, the magic 8 ball does not apply.

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. Will at Work Learning , June 2, 2010 What happens when people add scientific-sounding words to their arguments–even if the scientific-sounding words have nothing to do with those arguments? If I Were CEO, I’d Mandate Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , June 5, 2010 The title doesn’t sound very 2.0-esque, now does it? Best of eLearning Learning.

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The Art of Voice Overs – Part 1

Edmego Learning

Audacity. Audacity is a great recording software tool. We have been using this tool for years to assist us in our voice over program. Do you want your course to sound like it is being played in the Brooklyn tunnel or in a high class studio?