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Communicating with sound

Clive on Learning

Sound is a medium that matters. Your audience can listen to a podcast or a radio programme while they’re busy doing other things like walking, driving or keeping fit. You can add narration and sound effects to your animations and videos or leave it to music to set the mood. Sound is a medium the learning professional can master without the need for in-depth technical skills and professional tools. audio podcasting sound

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Designing Effective Podcasting

CourseArc

A user holding a tablet with an audio podcast with different formats. The podcast that put mainstream podcasting on the map – “ Serial ” – sparked a new wave of using audio-only as entertainment. Podcasting wasn’t a new idea. Series such as “This American Life” on WBEZ have been using the medium of podcasting long before the launch of “Serial.” Storytelling is one of the simplest yet most memorable and effective ways to present content.

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Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player. Start thinking about a topic for your next podcast, which will be even better than this one! Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio Best Practices. Nothing turns off viewers faster than a video with bad audio. If you’re recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. 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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Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post is a demonstration outlining how to edit an audio file using the Audacity open-source non-linear sound editor. Now, some context: in my previous post in this series about Podcasting for E-Learning, I described the pre-edit stage of post-production. In that post I discussed audio has been recorded, the master file was saved and imported into your audio editor. Now, you can actually edit the audio content.

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5 Podcasts Doing Transcripts Right

3Play Media

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. So while podcasts are meant to be heard, that doesn’t mean the transcript has become dispensable. Note: this is a podcast show that began in 1995.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Audio Editing + Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Previously in this series of E-Learning Curve Blog posts about Podcasting for E-Learning, I discussed downloading and installing the open source audio editor called Audacity. If you’ve taken the time to install and run the app you should see something similar to Figure 1: this is the Audacity audio editor user interface (UI) in Windows XP. Similarly, there are Cut, Splice and digital sound effect features and functionality that replicate these processes in the analog world.

The Power Of Online Training Podcasts: 9 Ways Online Training Podcasts Can Engage Remote Employees

TalentLMS

Are you ready to launch your own online training podcast series? In this article, I’ll explore 9 ways to use these powerful audio tools to engage remote employees. Online training podcasts give your organization the ability to impart online training tidbits and helpful tips. However, producing award-winning online training podcasts takes careful planning, organization, and most importantly employee involvement. Online training podcasts are interactive.

Podcasts in eLearning

TalentLMS

Have you ever used radio programs or audio CDs for learning? Audio podcasts are like radio programs, and can be used for learning. In this article, we will discover the best scenarios that call for podcasts and best practices for producing them. The TEDx podcasts have a million-count audience. This expresses the popularity and ease of access that such podcasts to the general public. So what are the best practices for creating podcasts for eLearning?

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. You have to sound human.

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio ?. How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool.

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. Don't worry if you've never so much as looked at a sound file before. As you begin to hone your podcasting skills, you'll find that you're also taking a remarkable learning journey. The same principles apply when you begin to podcast.

What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

JCA Solutions

Using eLearning Audio Can Make or Break the Success of Your Learning. People who don’t value audio haven’t been paying attention. Not just in terms of eLearning audio, but even in general. Audio Driven Lives. Our lives are based on audio. Look at the recent incredible growth of podcasting. Without the audio narrative of great storytellers, much of what we know would likely have never been learned. Sound Learning.

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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. Generally a podcast is composed of the following: General intro with music [file]. Editing sound quality using Audacity.

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Audio for eLearning is Only As Good As the Tools You Use. We have to have not just pictures and words, but captivating audio and video as well. Without audio for eLearning courses, today’s courseware will not be very engaging or effective. The sounds we use make a difference. Good audio can create a great course. Bad audio can distract and disengage. Go Professional Audio for eLearning When You Can. Audio Technica AT-2020USB.

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Why You Need Audio Descriptions to Make Online Course Videos Accessible

TechSmith Camtasia

Not only does the ADA Section 504-refresh highlight the need for audio descriptions in higher education videos, but it’s also an accessibility best practice that has the potential to benefit all students. Learn the different types of audio descriptions, how they work, and how to create them so your institution stays compliant. Are audio descriptions like captions??. Audio descriptions (AD) talk through what’s being seen. Audio descriptions help many types of learners.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. You don’t have to edit audio in a beginning-middle-end sequence. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio.

Podcast 27: What Makes Microlearning Work? – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. Effective microlearning is not just bite-sized content. But “one-and-done” training doesn’t always work, so microlearning may also be integrated into a larger curriculum, where continual reinforcement is very effective. It’s designed to teach individuals how to give effective presentations. Sounds frustrating.

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.

5 Podcasts Doing Transcripts Right

3Play Media

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. So while podcasts are meant to be heard, that doesn’t mean the transcript has become dispensable. Note: this is a podcast show that began in 1995.

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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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.

LearnTrends - Sound - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning - The E-Learning Curve , September 21, 2009. How to achieve smooth visual effects in videos created using Camtasia? - Sound (27). Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning , September 21, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 18, 2009 to September 25, 2009. Upcoming Free Online Webinars.

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.

Podcasting for E-Learning – Storytelling and Teaching

The E-Learning Curve

Sound – especially the human voice - has been a fundamental part of the transmission of information and knowledge since pre-history. We can say then, that audio has be a core component of teaching for at least 3000 years. The problem with sound though, that it is ephemeral – it is not permanent – once spoken, the words are gone forever. Click here to view the transcript of this podcast (PDF, 24K).

The 6 hottest learning trends for 2018 ? Part 6: Podcasting

Limestone Learning

" Sound, mike, microphone " by ? ?? For the time-strapped multi-tasker trying to shoehorn learning into a workday without sacrificing productivity, podcasts are a logical fit. If that sounds like extra work, it doesn’t have to be. Podcasts can be entertaining and relaxing while still filling our heads with information. Podcasting also reflects a new way of looking at how learning is delivered. Why podcasts are the next big thing.

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

isEazy

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. Tip: Remember that audio shouldn’t be a repetition of the text that appears on the screen. As always, analyze when to include audio.

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Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts

WBT Systems

Publicists are telling their clients, “Get a podcast.” Podcasting is the new talk radio, the new advertising, and the new book tour. It’s time your association gets a podcast too. By adding podcasts to your online learning curriculum and communication strategy, you will attract the attention and loyalty of members, customers, and prospects, while enhancing the impact of your educational content. Who’s listening to podcasts? Advertisers love podcasts.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Emphasize to Enhance Meaning

The E-Learning Curve

In over the last few articles, I've discussed some voice techniques used to assist e-learning content producers create more effective, engaging, and immersive podcasts. This techniques is called 'projection,' and it's the third of the Four 'P's' of great podcast narration. The amount of projection you employ triggers very different reactions in anyone involved in a dialog with the speaker, and you can use the full dynamic range of the human voice when recording a 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.

10+ Gift Ideas You Need to Ask For This Year

TechSmith Camtasia

TechSmith is proud to present the ultimate gift guide for the video creator, audio editor, or remote worker in your life. This post reveals our top audio and video gift recommendations, including microphones, lighting, camera, headphones, and more. Audio editing software.

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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. When you start work on a podcast, you must be aware of not only what is to be said, but also to whom you want to say it. First of all, a (longish) pre-amble.

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. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about.

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. Voice Over Tip: Make your voice sound better and cut through the background music with ease by adding some extra EQ, compression and normalization to it.

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Memory, Web 2.0, Reading Level, Case Study, Audio, & Productivity

Big Dog, Little Dog

Information Architecture for Audio: Doing It Right - Boxes and Arrows. Content today is increasingly delivered by audio both online and in the real world. We have radio shows and newscasts, and in recent years, podcasts, audio books and navigation/car assistance systems have been added to the field. Audio is more emotional, as sound effects and acoustic atmosphere enhance content to help deliver its messages.

Good e-learning: engaging, relevant and effective

Good To Great

Escape to the sun → Good e-learning: engaging, relevant and effective Posted on August 16, 2010 by Stephanie Dedhar | 3 Comments Everyone has their own opinion on what makes good e-learning – and as Nick’s response to my last post shows, it’s not always easy to decide on just one defining characteristic! I think good e-learning is: Engaging Relevant Effective Truth be told, most workplace learners are unlikely to jump at the chance to take yet another e-learning course.

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It’s Not Too Late! How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio. If you aren’t looking to invest in high-end audio software, Audacity is a free piece of software created and maintained by a community of programmers and audio experts. Cleaning Up Audio in Video Editing….

How To Make Your Screencasts Look Better (and Easier To Edit)

TechSmith Camtasia

Learn the step-by-step process you need to start making better and more effective screen recorded videos. You can watch the video on this topic at the top of this post, to listen to the podcast episode, hit play below, or read on for more… What is screen recording?