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Internet Trends & What they Mean for Accessibility

3Play Media

We live in the age of internet domination. 51% of the world’s population are internet users (a number that is more slowly climbing up than previous years as most of the people who are likely to be online are, well, already online). Yet, despite the importance of the internet in our culture, web accessibility lawsuits are skyrocketing. The internet, in all its glory, is still profoundly inaccessible. Internet Trend 1: E-commerce Makes Up 15% of Retail Sales.

5 Podcasts Doing Transcripts Right

3Play Media

Back in the good ol’ days when the internet didn’t exist, transcripts helped librarians and other specialists navigate and archive content. With so much content to navigate, transcripts help make content more accessible, searchable, shareable, and digestible… Particularly when it comes to podcasts. Podcasts have become image-less theater productions, full of sound effects and music to immerse the listener in the story. Note: this is a podcast show that began in 1995.

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Things to know about podcasting for employee development

Matrix

There are numerous options for learning designers, various platforms, apps and templates — all aimed at making corporate education both engaging and effective. The option I’ll discuss today is podcasting: a learning facilitation method that is convenient and non-invasive. Why podcast?

PODCAST 104: Embracing Authenticity to Connect and Drive Revenue with Shari Levitin

Sales Hacker

This week on the Sales Hacker podcast, we speak with Shari Levitin , CEO of Levitin Group. We talk about how to make sure that your training and coaching is effective, the value of authenticity, and what is (or isn’t) coachable. If you missed episode 103, check it out here: PODCAST 103: Accurate Data Will Set Your Funnels Reviews on Fire with Todd Abbott. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast. Welcome to The Sales Hacker Podcast.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Critically Analyzing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

My previous blog posts on podcasting have focused the human side of podcasting: narration, story-telling, communicating with your audience. Now, it's time to spend a little time understanding the technical aspects of podcasting. Recording and producing your own content is great fun, and I hope you'll find that there's tremendous satisfaction to be had creating and crafting your own little corner of the internet. The same principles apply when you begin to podcast.

Podcasting like a pro! (Part 2) – How to edit and publish your podcast recording

eFront

So you’ve gone through the steps of creating a podcast series and you have your first recording in hand. It’s now time to edit and publish your podcast for a professional result! First step is to download Audacity & AoA Audio Extractor , and if you would like to use introductory and closing music you can find links to free resources in this post. Audacity Quick Help (should be installed locally, internet version if it isn’t).

Everything Gets Easier When You Know Who Your Ideal Client Is with Agency Operator and Podcaster Jason Resnick

LifterLMS

Learn how everything gets easier when you know who your ideal client is with agency operator and podcaster Jason Resnick in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. You can find his podcast over at Rezzz.com if you’re interested in checking that out.

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness <!–( Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface - The E-Learning Curve , September 4, 2009. Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity - The E-Learning Curve , September 9, 2009. from McKinsey - Internet Time , September 6, 2009. Audio (18). Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording with Audacity , September 9, 2009.

5 Podcasts Doing Transcripts Right

3Play Media

Back in the good ol’ days when the internet didn’t exist, transcripts helped librarians and other specialists navigate and archive content. With so much content to navigate, transcripts help make content more accessible, searchable, shareable, and digestible… Particularly when it comes to podcasts. Podcasts have become image-less theater productions, full of sound effects and music to immerse the listener in the story. Note: this is a podcast show that began in 1995.

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. That’s why I invite innovation leaders to share updates in these 30-minute audio sprints. Open source just means that the code base is freely available on the internet, and everyone can look at it line-by-line. So Martin decided to publish a free code base on the internet, similar to open source projects in other industries.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. In the UK, Mark tells me that audio is used sparingly. In the US, Mark sees (or rather, hears) a heavy use of audio. bit audio use.

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Some interesting Moodle audio visual plugins just released

The E-Learning Curve

I've been discussing podcasting in some depth recently: today I've decided to take a break from the topic, and tell you about a related subject. Let's pretend for a moment that you've followed all my advice, tips, and suggestions about creating, authoring, recording and producing podcasts with alacrity. LMSs range from systems for managing learner records to software for distributing coursesvia the Internet, typically including features for online collaboration.

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Podcasting to Accelerate Sales for Course Creators with Craig Hewitt from Castos

LifterLMS

Learn how to use podcasting to accelerate sales for course creators with Craig Hewitt from Castos in this LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Castos is a podcast hosting platform that allows you to host your audio files and create your RSS feed, and that is what can be sent out to platforms like iTunes. When Chris talks to people who are interested in LifterLMS, he often hears that they discovered LifterLMS from a YouTube video or from a podcast episode.

The power of the spoken word: including podcasts in training

Matrix

Why L&D professionals should consider the podcast as a training tool. Without further ado, here are four reasons why you should consider including podcasts in your company’s training materials: Podcasts – the cool version of dramatic radio. This is why podcasts are becoming one of the most popular means of media. In essence, a podcast is very similar in structure and style to a radio talk show, and it can be listened to using an iPod or MP3 player.

Do you know how to get the most out of audio on your e-learning courses?

isEazy

Internet, and especially smartphones, contribute to less concentration and less focus everyday. But did you know that the combination of visual and audio will engage students and reinforce their learning? Audio, for example, is an excellent resource to complement text and image on the screen. If you combine the information on the screen with audio, you can draw attention to important items and reinforce key concepts on each screen. How do I include audio in isEazy?

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Putting it all together

The E-Learning Curve

I've been discussing one of the lesser-covered aspects of podcasting: delivering effective voice-over narration. This speech pattern is most apparent when a podcast has not been designed, planned and scripted properly. Here are two excerpts from podcasts about archeology from iTunes U. I have edited this piece down a little but in the unedited version of this podcast, the lecture proper does not begin until nearly two minutes into the podcast.

How to Start and Grow a Podcast and Build an Online Course Empire with Joe Casabona

LifterLMS

Learn how to start and grow a podcast and build an online course empire with Joe Casabona in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Joe runs a podcast called How I Built It. Chris and Joe discuss concepts that apply to both podcasting and course creating in this episode. LMScast is the number one podcast for course creators just like you. If you actually go to podcast search engines, they’re not that good.

How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training

Kitaboo

You must at some point have sat through a conference or a video call where you struggled with getting the screen connected, or the audio wasn’t clear, with frequent interruptions from your or the other end like “your voice is breaking off”, or “the screen went black, we can’t see you”. These audio/video and connectivity issues are a part of online conferencing. And remote training is the most cost-effective solution to train your global workforce.

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Producing Podcasts: Some Considerations for Content Creators

The E-Learning Curve

Anthony Bates, author of Technology, e-learning and distance education (2005) states that audio (via radio broadcast) has been used in education for over seventy years. It was the emergence of the internet that genuinely facilitated audio and visual media-based learning. The Open University today, on iTunes U All I will say here is that the internet enables access to e-learning content: For Anyone. First of all, a (longish) pre-amble.

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

According to a Verizon ’s “Going Back To School As An Adult,” students maximize the use of mobile internet to ‘hunt’ for alternative learning resources , the moment their professors give out the required reading list. Stands for Massively Open Online Courses , the MOOCs are free college classes available for everyone with an internet. Since these gadgets are with them for 24/7, they can access these files anytime of the day provided that they are equipped with mobile internet.

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Online Course Marketing That Works with Tom Libelt from the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast

LifterLMS

We discuss online course marketing that works with Tom Libelt from the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. He is the founder of the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast where he and his guests share their knowledge and expertise on how you can grow your business online. LMScast is the number one podcast for course creators just like you. Tom’s over from the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Most often, it’s delivered over the internet. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). And there are ongoing discussions about whether ADA applies to the internet presence of commercial businesses. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Most often, it’s delivered over the internet. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). And there are ongoing discussions about whether ADA applies to the internet presence of commercial businesses. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website.

Learning Experience Platforms (LXP): Effective Workplace Learning for Today’s Employees

Kea

A generation of Internet-connected people entered the workforce and changed learning styles for everyone. Before long, the static, company-centric LMS had morphed into an outward-oriented learning experience platform (LXP) that pulled materials of all kinds from all over the internet. Almost any video, podcast, or webpage is potentially a way to learn. The LXP should be an open ecosystem, linking corporate archives to the full internet.

Learning Experience Platforms (LXP): Effective Workplace Learning for Today’s Employees

MagicBox

A generation of Internet-connected people entered the workforce and changed learning styles for everyone. Before long, the static, company-centric LMS had morphed into an outward-oriented learning experience platform (LXP) that pulled materials of all kinds from all over the internet. Almost any video, podcast, or webpage is potentially a way to learn. The LXP should be an open ecosystem, linking corporate archives to the full internet.

How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Camtasia comes with two handy ‘audio fx’ to help you. You can drag the ‘lower volume’ effect onto your music track when your voice comes in and then use the ‘raise volume’ effect when you finish speaking. Bonus Audio Tips for Your Videos. These tips could also easily be applied in free audio editing software such as Audacity. Import the music track to your audio editor and tweak the EQ.

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Why Microlearning Is Best for Learners

Superb Learning

Enter microlearning; an effective and practical way for both young and adult learners to quickly develop new skills. Thanks to the internet, we’re able to access an incredible amount of information on websites such as Wikipedia. Audiobooks and podcasts.

3 Secrets to Creating Better Video

3Play Media

It’s predicted that 82% of the world’s internet traffic will be video by 2020. An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player. Captions assume the viewer can’t hear, so they include relevant non-speech elements like sound effects and speaker identifications to make it easier for the viewer to understand what is going on. Transcripts are a plain text version of the audio.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. The learner could listen to the audio if her preferred style was auditory, OR read the text if her preferred style was visual. This means that I learn best through my visual channel, next kinesthetic, with audio being my weakest channel. I always tune out the audio and read ahead.

5 Ways to Customize Your E-Learning Experience

LearnDash

As long as you give clear directions to help learners give appropriate feedback, this can be an effective way of customizing the e-learning experience and providing a human touch. Others prefer to snack on podcasts as they walk to work, ride the bus, or wash dishes. Learning from your learners can help you create a fantastic customized e-learning experience.

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Why video is the superior tool for learning

Your Training Edge

And in spite of the comparatively high cost of video development, there is limited research into the effectiveness of video as a pedagogical tool for MOOCs. What limited research does exit revolves around engagement metrics like examination of clickstream data and reviewing stats, which might or might not act like an effective proxy for gauging learning.

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Self-publishing Checklist for New Authors

Kitaboo

Here, in this article, we provide a self-publishing checklist for new authors to effectively launch their books. There are a wealth of articles on how to design an effective book cover which you can read on the Internet should you wish to take the DIY route.

Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider

Bottom-Line Performance

“Modern” browsers have been around since 2009, but many huge corporations still mandate compatibility of web and eLearning applications with Internet Explorer 8, which is a dinosaur in technology years. Audio cassettes were used in the 1980s to deliver product info, industry insights, etc. Take a look at the explosion of interest in the podcast Serial produced by National Public Radio.

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace

G-Cube

So they are enthusiastic learners and do not always needs a trainers/instructors encouragement to complete a learning course effectively. Training managers within an organization are now actively creating the avenues to make sure that in addition to formal trainings and custom courses, learners get access to on-demand learning as well – to increase the overall effectiveness of corporate learning. Content collated from the Internet.

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Best Ways to Train Staff with Mobile Learning?

Ed App

M-learning is an effective training approach that guarantees quick, just-in-time learning even for your ever-busy employees. Using podcasts. A podcast is an online media recording, shared via the internet and conveyed in an episodic format. 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.

The Online Learning Jargon Buster

Learning Pool

Adapt Builder is an authoring tool that allows you to create fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 e-learning courses that display effectively on tablet devices and smartphones (as well as PCs and laptops). You will often hear people talk about bandwidth when discussing their internet connection speed. This can be an important factor when considering your solution type as some locations may have low bandwidth or unreliable internet connections.

3 Secrets to Creating Better Video

3Play Media

It’s predicted that 82% of the world’s internet traffic will be video by 2020. The University of Washington describes, “An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player.” Captions assume the viewer can’t hear, so they include relevant non-speech elements like sound effects and speaker identifications to make it easier for the viewer to understand what is going on.

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Interesting friends.

Learning with e's

He observed them re-appropriate a large amount of resources, including graphs, photographs, music and video from the Internet as patchwork ideas that they laced together into a final report. Later in the same session Ana Carvalho (University of Minho, Portugal) spoke on how she had researched into the effectiveness of podcasting with K-12 students. Her students largely agreed that podcasting was easy to use but that they didn't want it to replace their teacher.

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Best ways to train staff with mobile learning?

Ed App

M-learning is an effective training approach that guarantees quick, just-in-time learning even for your ever-busy employees. Using podcasts. A podcast is an online media recording, shared via the internet and conveyed in an episodic format. 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.

Adding Online Maintenance Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Convergence Training

Download our FREE Guide to Effective Manufacturing Training. Podcasts (recorded audio). Is Online Training Effective? This goes beyond the scope of this article, but different types of training are more or less effective depending on what you’re trying to have the learners perform. that influences the effectiveness of the training. that make the training effective or not effective.