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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?

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. by AJ George.

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Audio for eLearning: Wake Me Up When It's Over!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti There's are few things worse for a learner than to have to attend a class or take an eLearning course and the narrator speaks in a monotonous, dull tone. How do you make your voiceover narration more compelling, engaging and interesting? Here are some quick steps to ensure that your recordings are not driving your learners into a comatose state: Practice reading your audio aloud and record yourself doing it. Tags: Audio eLearning

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10 Free Authoring Tools

Ed App

As smartphone technologies have become more available, mobile learning and eLearning are gaining in popularity. As it stands, the global eLearning market is expected to reach USD $325 billion by 2025. This is where authoring tools come in. authoring tool

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? She suggested using audio sparingly.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Sparkol, makers of VideoScribe, sent 1,000 people a whiteboard animation and another 1,000 people a talking head video, both of which used the same audio file and provided the same content (a business coach making a pitch for new clients). e-learning eLearning Videos VideoScribeby Karin Rex, COTP.

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? If an authoring tool offers video editing capabilities, you as an instructional designer, don’t have to look for additional video software.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Sparkol, makers of VideoScribe, sent 1,000 people a whiteboard animation and another 1,000 people a talking head video, both of which used the same audio file and provided the same content (a business coach making a pitch for new clients). by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Sparkol, makers of VideoScribe, sent 1,000 people a whiteboard animation and another 1,000 people a talking head video, both of which used the same audio file and provided the same content (a business coach making a pitch for new clients). by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . What Is Elearning? A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools.

Making the most of animation in elearning

Elucidat

If you’re thinking of using animation in your elearning it’s important to consider upfront what you’re trying to communicate and the effect you’re looking to have on your audience. 5 examples of animation in elearning being used at its best.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . What Is Elearning? A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools.

eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

Clive Shepherd tweeted about a survey recently done by the eLearning Network , a non-profit eLearning community based out of the UK. 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.

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Recap of The eLearning Guild’s 2014 Learning Solutions Conference

E-learning Uncovered

Concurrent Session: Implementing Project Management Software for eLearning Production. Concurrent Session: Ten Lessons Learned: My First Year in eLearning. Morning Buzz: Managing eLearning Translation Projects. We work with translation vendors and voiceover talent to provide us with the text and audio for the courses and then piece everything together within the authoring tool. Morning Buzz: Starting a Freelance Career in eLearning.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

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. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist.

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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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey As Instructional Designers, it appears were a wide-ranging lot. Clive Shepherd tweeted about a survey recently done by the eLearning Network , a non-profit eLearning community based out of the UK. use authoring tools (55%) do graphic design (41%) do testing (55%) [me too!]

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Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. eLearning Technology.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

ICDTranslation

An experienced instructor, great content and the right authoring tool. So, we have researched the web for you to find out how the e-learning authoring tools, or e-learning software, are rated by the experts in the field. The Best E-Learning Authoring Tools of 2007 According to PCMag.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

These are perfect for recording voiceovers. My desktop microphone of choice is this Audio-Technica 2020 USB Microphone. I use an Audio-Technica Lavalier Microphone. Lastly, you’ll need video and audio editing software.

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. Because the nurses may be trying to absorb the eLearning while working at a station in a busy ward, where they can’t use earphones!     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author. by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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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. Because the nurses may be trying to absorb the eLearning while working at a station in a busy ward, where they can’t use earphones!     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author. by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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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. Because the nurses may be trying to absorb the eLearning while working at a station in a busy ward, where they can’t use earphones!     Jennie Ruby, CTT,  COTP , is a veteran eLearning developer, trainer, and author. by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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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. 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

Evolve : Appitiere’s Evolve is subscription-based HTML5 authoring tool that is lauded for its easy design interface and its responsive flexibility. Adapt : In 2014, three European companies (Learning Pool, Sponge UK, and Kineo) rolled out Adapt, a free open-source elearning HTML5 authoring tool that supports the development of responsive courses. Apple launched Apple iBooks Author in 2012 to support its iBooks and iTunes platforms.

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 create SCORM courses with Camtasia

LearnUpon

Camtasia is a really accessible screen capture tool that makes creating video content for eLearning courses easy. 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.

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

SHIFT eLearning

Most existing guidelines for eLearning planning and implementation are designed with larger organizations in mind and assume a level of staffing, IT support, and budget because traditionally large corporations are the ones with sufficient resources to create eLearning solutions.

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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.

Benefits of Bilingual Education and E-learning  

ICDTranslation

If you are going to include a video, you need to think which language you are going to do for the voiceover and which for the subtitles. . Should you present only the on-screen text, the navigation menus, audio or video. eLearning cultural difference language

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. Hence, the use of audio-video content should be minimized.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

Adding or changing tools along the way is how elearning businesses grow and evolve. Authoring Tools. An LMS is the essential tool to host and sell your online courses,you will need to choose the right one to grow your elearning business. Authoring Tools. Instructional designers know the elearning course creation tools as authoring tools. They are software to combine different elearning material into a course package. Bonus: eLearning Dom.

When It Makes Sense to Pay for Professional Narration

Rapid eLearning

Your rapid elearning software makes it easy to record your narration. Today we’re going to look at when it makes sense to consider professional narration for some of your elearning courses. Since you’re probably not an audio expert, you are less efficient when you record.

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Unicorn Client Day - LIVE BLOG

Unicorn Training

Will have video functionality by time its launched by 1 Sept but really open to hearing the other thoughts/feedback of functions people may like to add to post-launch roadmap (audio for walkthrough voiceovers one function suggested a few times today).

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

Interactive eLearning courses contained within an LMS are often not as accessible from home, and in-person trainings are entirely dependent on another person’s time. Use an engaging speaker or voiceover to present the topic with passion and excitement. Don’t forget the audio!