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

E-learning Uncovered

Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. Here are my top tips for finding and working with stock music. But assuming you’ve determined that using some music is a good design decision for your project… Try stock photo sites you already use. A lot of stock photo sites also have music and sound effects. Do you use music in your courses?

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Fresh Finds

Mike Taylor

Everypixel.com – my personal favorite source of free stock photos and graphics. Audacity.

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

TalentLMS

I purchased the royalty-free stock audio from Audioblocks. Audacity is a free, handy open source audio editing tool. Then, I export it and do some pre-editing in Audacity , which is free. All of the prerolls and post-rolls I record into Audacity and export.

10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. I’ve mentioned Audacity before. Another option is to buy stock sounds. iStockphoto also sells stock audio. I’m no audio engineer. And odds are that neither are you. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing.

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

Trivantis

</li> <li><strong>Use the incredible amount of free resources available</strong> Use free stock images, animation, audio editing, image editing, stock media, color design and more. 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!

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Stock Image Resources. eLearning Art : free sample character pack of stock images. Stock.xchng : lots of free stock images.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Audacity. 5 Super-Easy Techniques for Removing Backgrounds from Stock Images - Mindflash , June 1, 2010 Have you ever found yourself struggling to find a stock image with a transparent background? Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content.

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