Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

eLearning Architect

More and more learners are demanding voiceover in their eLearning courses and for good reason – a great voiceover can bring your content to life. But adding audio to courses creates several variables within the design process. Question 1: What is your voiceover preference? List some adjectives that describe the perfect voice – relaxed, upbeat, professional, enthusiastic – most voiceover websites will use this terminology to categorise the voice talent.

10 Free Authoring Tools

Ed App

This is where authoring tools come in. An eLearning authoring tool is a type of software that allows you to create digital training content, convert it into an eLearning format, and distribute it among learners via a learning management system. authoring tool

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PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio.   This week, expanding upon the same method from last week, I will show you not only how to add voiceover narration, but how to have it play at the same time as background music.   Click the Narrate Timeline tool.  by AJ George.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

ICDTranslation

An experienced instructor, great content and the right authoring tool. Whether you are creating employee training or college online courses the e-learning software that you use is very important. You need a tool that facilitates the creation of learning content without having to worry about the technical issues. Finding the best software can be time consuming, especially if you have to test several tools before landing on the right one for you.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

learnWorlds

Affordable software and easy-to-use apps empower course makers and unleash their creativity resulting in impressive instructional videos. The plethora of available video editing software makes it hard to choose one. Here are the top 34 tools we selected and tested for you.

The 5 Video Features That Make an Authoring Tool Easy to Use

CommLab India

Are you looking for an authoring tool that’s capable enough to accommodate your video-creating and editing requirements? Even if you are not looking for a tool that handles video creation, chances are you will dabble with video – YouTube content , recorded videos , custom-made branded videos – in your training material, sooner or later. It saves money and more importantly, makes an authoring tool easy to use.

Authoring eLearning with Articulate Storyline—How it Works, Pros, and Cons

Maestro

Your team of interactive designers and developers are some of the most creative people in the office, and you want them to have the best possible authoring tools at their fingertips. Storyline is one of the leading tools for authoring eLearning. Voiceover-driven.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. She suggested using audio sparingly. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." In the comments on Cathys post, there was a bit of discussion about switching back and forth between pages with and pages without audio.

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10 Training Video Software

Ed App

Including videos in your lessons has now been made easier, thanks to the availability of training video software. Now that videos have been a go-to format due to their effectiveness, we’ve listed 10 training video software to help boost the learning experience of your employees.

Fantastic Five: Know Your E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

The answer- right content, a well -designed storyboard, and the most important, an appropriate development tool. This blog intends to give you the details of five popular e-learning development tools. Even if you are aware of these tools and using them, you may still want to know more. This development tool has been around for a long time. Creating animations and games becomes easy with this tool. Using this tool, videos with real scenarios can be created.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

This is usually older, legacy content that was created before Flash started to get outpaced by other software platforms. The answer depends on what your content is, what tools you have at your disposal, and what your learners need to get out of the content.

Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Problems with recording audio. Video goes in and out with the audio – They explain it has to do with the latest version of Flash, but how about coming up with an alternative. Record Live Audio/Video. Let’s talk about the “record live audio and or video option” When clicking this option, the next window will ask your permission to access/use your webcam and mic. Record Voiceover. In my case I added some an audio file.

Recap of The eLearning Guild’s 2014 Learning Solutions Conference

E-learning Uncovered

Concurrent Session: Implementing Project Management Software for eLearning Production. As Tanya mentioned a few weeks ago, Diane and I spoke about the implementation process for our new project management software solution, Celoxis. We outlined our process for searching and selecting the tool and discussed the various features you can find in these tools. Two weeks ago, the entire Artisan team had the opportunity to attend the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

For instance, PowerPoint is a tool most SMEs are familiar with and content templates can be developed using this tool. With the help of rapid development tools like Articulate Storyline, a PPT can be easily converted to an e-module – reducing development time considerably. Use audio and video to create impactful learning. Contrary to popular belief, audio and video can be introduced in an e-course without creating a hole in training budgets.

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Create Effective Dialogue Simulations for Online Sales Training with iSpring Version 8.3

CommLab India

TalkMaster has built in tools that help create characters and scenarios that mirror real life communication. They provide the option of adding voiceover to a character’s lines in dialogue simulations, adding a realistic touch to the conversations. Dialogue characters can be made to speak as if in real life communication with the Talkmaster tool. The tool is simple and easy to use and offers many options. Learning Technology rapid authoring tool

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. Many who are blind use a screen reader, which is software that reads the screen out loud. Those who have a hard time seeing (but are not blind, often termed low-vision) might use software that enlarges text and images.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. Many who are blind use a screen reader, which is software that reads the screen out loud. Those who have a hard time seeing (but are not blind, often termed low-vision) might use software that enlarges text and images.

TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover. And in my software classes, I create a column for checkmarks, where I note whether each student has had a turn to share their computer screen.      Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author.

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Estimating Time for Rebuilding an Existing Course Library with Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Recently I was asked to estimate how long it would take to re-build five e-Learning courses created with another software program in Captivate. These text-only (no audio) courses were built more than five years ago with a lesser known authoring tool, and the finished products were generated in Flash. With this project, we want to accomplish several things: Terminate our year-to-year contract with that other tool.

A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

CommLab India

Start converting your existing PowerPoint presentations used in classroom training sessions to e-learning courses pepping them with animations, audio, interactivities, and assessments. Formulate Instructional, Visual, and Audio Strategies and Decide the Interaction Level. Most of these presentations are devoid of audio and interactivity. Finalize the audio strategy – how much audio is to be used and what the tone and accent of the narrator should be.

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TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover. And in my software classes, I create a column for checkmarks, where I note whether each student has had a turn to share their computer screen.      Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author.

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TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover. And in my software classes, I create a column for checkmarks, where I note whether each student has had a turn to share their computer screen.      Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author.

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5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility

Trivantis

You know your authoring tool can do so much more than that. Try using the Smart Art tool in Microsoft Office to create a quick flow chart that helps you visualize which topics are connected and how to order your course. Use professional audio voiceovers and video tutorials whenever your budget allows and avoid cheesy clip art graphics. The wrong authoring tool. Not all authoring tools are created equal.

Publishing Success with Digital First Publishing – Part 2

Magic EdTech

Articulate Rise 360 : Articulate’s subscription-based course development tool adapts is totally responsive, automatically adjusting its content to the screen size of each. The tool enables collaborative development and collaborative reviews, decreasing time to market while increasing content quality. Evolve : Appitiere’s Evolve is subscription-based HTML5 authoring tool that is lauded for its easy design interface and its responsive flexibility.

How to create SCORM courses with Camtasia

LearnUpon

Camtasia is a really accessible screen capture tool that makes creating video content for eLearning courses easy. You can: capture your screen or monitor to demonstrate to your learners how to use software or to run through a presentation. record a presentation voiceover. Simply take any assets such as images, video or audio and drag them onto a timeline and arrange them into the order of your choice.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials. by Karin Rex, COTP.

The E-Learning Department of One: Four Survival Skills Needed to Succeed

SHIFT eLearning

A one-man eLearning department must be highly talented and possess a combination of skill sets: he or she should know how to use authoring tools, design, and give a great voice to content. Multimedia Production and Authoring. Most eLearning courses include voiceover audio, video, photos, music and animations. Therefore, one-man eLearning departments need to record and edit audio, video and graphic elements.

E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

Opt for free tools. In many cases, free tools can do up to 90% of the work and share many features of commercial tools. For example, You can use ‘Audacity’, the free tool, for audio editing in online courses. Select rapid authoring tools. Rapid authoring tools give you the flexibility of time by developing e-learning courses swiftly and provide a wide range of choices such as interactivities, character packs, etc.

Using Lectora to Make eLearning Accessible

eLearning Brothers

Many visually impaired people use a device called a screen reader that looks through the HTML of the page and describes its appearance to the user in audio. While you’re at it, include an option for synchronized captions to follow along with any narrations or voiceovers. Our friends at Trivantis have recently released a free ebook titled, “Making eLearning Accessible” , focusing on applying these principles and many others to the Lectora authoring tool.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials. by Karin Rex, COTP.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials. by Karin Rex, COTP.

eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

use authoring tools (55%) do graphic design (41%) do testing (55%) [me too!] programming (17%) audio engineer (13%) voiceover artist (20%) [me too!] As Instructional Designers, it appears we're a wide-ranging lot. Not only do we do instructional design, but we also do a whole lot of other stuff. Clive Shepherd tweeted about a survey recently done by the eLearning Network , a non-profit eLearning community based out of the UK.

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What Does it Take to Create Interactive Online Learning Solutions

CommLab India

Therefore, it is important to have a good team of instructional designers who understand different instructional strategies, how they can be applied in an e-course, different audio-visual elements that are possible, learning styles and preferences of adult learners and so on. While the main e-course is developed using rapid authoring tools such as Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, iSpring, you also need other software programs to build all the necessary elements that go into the course.

Best Ways to Train Staff with Mobile Learning?

Ed App

By utilizing a combination of animations, live footage and voiceovers, you can successfully break down any subject of any difficulty. Currently, the majority of podcasts are in audio format. They are played on mobile devices such as iPods, Smart phones, MP3 players and other gadgets that are suited to play digital audio files. Usually, an eBook is a compilation of text, graphics, audio, video, hyperlinks, and other forms of multimedia content.

Client Review for Translations: Setting Expectations

E-learning Uncovered

The process goes like this: The vendor provides the translated text files and then waits for approval from the client before proceeding with voiceover recording and integration into the authoring tool. Third, and most importantly, it is very expensive to fix translation errors after audio is recorded and the new text is integrated into the course. Most voiceover artists charge a minimum fee, even if they’re only recording one slide’s worth of audio.

Best ways to train staff with mobile learning?

Ed App

By utilizing a combination of animations, live footage and voiceovers, you can successfully break down any subject of any difficulty. Currently, the majority of podcasts are in audio format. They are played on mobile devices such as iPods, Smart phones, MP3 players and other gadgets that are suited to play digital audio files. Usually, an eBook is a compilation of text, graphics, audio, video, hyperlinks, and other forms of multimedia content.

How To Develop A Channel On YouTube: 6 Steps To Popularity

mysimpleshow

Besides, you can create professional explainer videos easily with online video maker tools like mysimpleshow. You will need to decide whether you will be simply doing a voiceover or you will be actually filming. If your mic didn’t work in some places, re-record the audio separately for those bits. About the author Frank Hamilton : Frank Hamilton has been working as a translator at translation service TheWordPoint.

E-learning Translations: Tips in Design and Delivery

CommLab India

Here are certain tips for you to have a smooth course content design in any language of your choice: Use Audio-Video Content Wisely: Most of the cost of translation comes with visual text, including images, graphics, and text. Translating audios into any other language is also a concern, as it is a time consuming task. Hence, the use of audio-video content should be minimized. These tools make the translation of content quick and easy.

Custom E-Learning Design

Designing Digitally

Audio scripting. Voiceover talent selection. Our process succeeds because it includes a needs analysis that factors in the target audience, skills gaps, existing training materials and assessing current technology (including what devices learners will use and authoring tools that are required).