When Is Audio Narration Helpful?

Experiencing eLearning

In a discussion on eLearning Heroes , Judith Reymond asked about the research on when or whether audio narration is helpful to adult learners. I usually don’t provide audio feedback on practice activities to give people a break.

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Audio Best Practices

Visual Lounge

Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Unless you have a higher end camera that has a built-in shotgun mic, you are going to want consider recording audio separately from your video. They do a great job of picking up only the audio that is close by.

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Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning

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Stock Audio. Bring your courses to life with audio clips. The post Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers! We are offering a new stock asset library for eLearning.

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Tips for Recording Audio in Learning Content on a Budget

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Adobe Captivate: Export Audio

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by Kevin Siegel    You can import or record audio to just about anything in Adobe Captivate. Right-click a slide object and you'll find you can select Audio > Import to  (or  Record to ). You'll be happy to learn that you can easily export audio clips.

PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

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  Last week I covered how to play multiple audio tracks at the same time. That wasn't so hard, but what can get a bit complicated is playing multiple audio tracks sequentially. Select the Audio Tools Playback tab.  by AJ George.

Tips When Working With Audio in Articulate Storyline

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Working with audio is really fun! Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development audio design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design online learning rapid authoring tools storyline

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Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

Rapid eLearning

Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. However, there are times when it makes sense to NOT use audio. Do Not Use Audio Narration When They Can’t Hear It. support audio and if they need headsets.

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eLearning: Adding Silence to Audio Waveforms

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by Kevin Siegel      If there is unwanted noise (static perhaps or a barking dog) in the audio you're using in your eLearning projects, all of the eLearning tools allow you to quickly edit the audio file and delete the offending noise. 

Adobe Captivate: Replacing PowerPoint Slides But Keeping the Audio

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The developer had imported a 60-slide PowerPoint presentation into Captivate and then added audio to each of the Filmstrip slides. In this instance, he was given a completely different presentation (the same audio was going to be used, but each slide visual was going to change).

PowerPoint 2010: Working with Audio

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  Adding audio to a PowerPoint 2010 slide is simple. All you need to do is choose Insert > Audio and then open the audio clip. However,  However, when it comes to adjusting the audio, the option you might be looking for can be difficult to find.      In a perfect world, you would be able to make adjustments to an audio clip by either right-clicking a slide's sound icon, or by using the Audio Tools.

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Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. If you choose  Import to , you will be presented with an  Import Audio  dialog box.

Using Lectora to Sync Audio

Integrated Learnings

Most multimedia developers are familiar with audio timing in frame based applications like Adobe Flash and other movie editing software. This concept is a little different when using Lectora to sync audio. Lectora allows developers to set events that occur at flagged times within audio.

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Audio in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses. A common question is "Should we have audio in the e-learning module that exactly matches the text on the screen?" It’s not that you can’t learn from audio and text, it is just that the learning is more productive if the two are separate (audio that enhances what is on the screen not repeats it word-for-word). Is it good to have audio to describe graphics on the screen?

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TechSmith Tips – Microphones, Recording Audio & How to Sync Audio with Video

Visual Lounge

I am Mike, a video producer for TechSmith and in this episode I am going to give some advice on types of microphones, audio recorders and methods to easily sync your audio with video. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. Selecting an Audio Recorder.

eLearning: Should the Captions Match the Audio?

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I recently received the following question from a reader of my skills & drills newsletter :   Question: I have been asked to make the text captions in my Captivate project exactly match the audio.  Do you have any advice on the use of Audio and Text captions in terms of effectiveness?    Answer:  Generally speaking, captions that exactly match the audio are NOT effective.

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Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. Bottom line, for use in the 360training authoring system, you need a tool that will export your audio file in MP3 format.

Does audio narration help eLearners?

Yardstick

Unpacking the value add of audio narration in online learning. Typically, audio voiceover will also be displayed as text. Sometimes the learner has an option to hide the text and listen to the audio, or mute the audio and read the text, choosing one sensory channel over the other. But often the text is displayed along with the audio whether the learner wants to experience both or not. The post Does audio narration help eLearners?

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Export Audio

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I received an interesting email last week from a Captivate developer asking where imported audio was physically stored on the computer. She had edited much of the audio from within Captivate and needed to share some of the edited clips with team members in her office. Once audio clips are imported into a Captivate project, they are embedded within the project and are not stored externally. Choose Audio > Audio Management to open the Advanced Audio Mangement dialog box.

eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah — November 17, 2014 — eLearning Brothers today announced that it will offer over 500,000 stock photos, graphics, vectors, videos and audio files to the training and development community.

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Two Ways to Edit Your Background Audio that You Didn’t Know About

eLearning Brothers

The answer is in having a secondary audio track with either sound effects, or music. In the video below I’ll be outlining two types of essential audio mixing skills for dealing with at least two tracks of audio: Ducking, and Notching.

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Mobile Learning Via Audio

Kapp Notes

One thing many people seem to forget when thinking about "mobile learning" is that the one universal application that runs across all mobile phones is voice. Some really inventive voice-focused training modules can be developed and delivered all with a mish-mash of mobile phones.

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PowerPoint: Playing Multiple Audio Files

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  A couple of weeks ago I discussed some points for working with Audio in PowerPoint ; today, a bit of elaboration. What if you want to play two audio files automatically at the same time (say, for example, you want a song to play but you also want a recorded narration to play simultaneously)? Insert both audio clips onto the desired slide ( Insert > Audio ).  by AJ George.

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7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. Audacity is probably the most popular of the free audio editors.

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Adobe Captivate 6: Audio Control Without a Playbar

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It's not a big deal if you don't need the playbar, but what if you need to give your learners the ability to mute/unmute the audio? You need to use this variable in the project to allow the learner to control the audio when there isn't a playbar.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

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I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. I was surprised by how good the audio was considering the poor experiences I've had with most built-in microphones in the past.

Audio and Video Transcription Tools Help Create More Content

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My Favorite Microphones for Recording Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

While I’ve covered audio recording tips and tricks in the past, one of the most frequent questions I’m still asked is about microphones. I’ll have to admit, I’m no audio pro and I’m also a bit less dogmatic about audio quality than some elearning developers.

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. Whether it’s unwanted static, an echo, or ambient room noise, bad audio can distract your learners from the content in your e-learning course and prevent them from clearly receiving your message.

Adobe Captivate 5: Keep Audio From Getting Cut Off

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When importing voiceover audio into Adobe Captivate, I always suggest that audio be added directly to the slide instead of objects on the slide ( Audio > Import to > Slide ). By importing audio directly onto the slide, you'll have more direct control over the audio. You will be able to edit the audio clip by double-clicking the waveform on the Timeline. the first syllable of audio can get cut off. by Kevin Siegel.

12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio files easily. The post 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools appeared first on.

How to Control Layer’s Audio in Storyline?

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In Articulate Storyline, developers often face this problem: the audio in different layers overlap when the option “hide other slide layers” is unchecked, leading to confusion. Here are the simple steps to control layer audio in a “click on tabs” interactivity.

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Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

First, the audio narration slowed me down. Since I didn’t need the visuals to understand the audio, I decided to listen to the course like a podcast while glancing at email and other stuff. So when is audio worthwhile? Although I had never designed an eLearning course to include full audio narration, the experience reinforced that I probably shouldn’t go down that path in the future. When you consider that incorporating audio is an additional project expense (e.g.,

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Adobe Captivate: Export and Share Audio and Images

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I had a PowerPoint developer ask to use one of the audio clips in my Captivate project in his PowerPoint presentation. Next, I right-clicked the audio clip and chose  Export.