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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.

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. 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. Selecting an Audio Recorder. So you’ve picked out your microphone and now you need a recorder to capture the audio. Most audio recorders use XLR or ?”

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Podcasting: Is It Right For Your Content Mix?

Talented Learning

Today we feature podcasting advice from Shelly Kramer , Co-CEO of V3 Broadsuite and President of Broadsuite Media Group. Have you added podcasting to your organization’s content mix yet? Well, podcast adoption statistics are impressive by any measure. alone, 50% of people have listened to a podcast at least once, and 32% have tuned-in during the last 30 days. But listening to an audio file is even easier and more convenient.

The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Chances are, if you make videos — especially how-to and explainer videos – you will need to record voice overs. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voice over work. Some might think that the audio portion of a video takes a backseat to the visual portions, but that’s not true. Most video watchers note that they are more likely to stop watching a video with bad audio vs. lower-quality video. Essentials of good voice over.

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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?

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? There is truly something mesmerizing about hearing a human voice, miles away, yet so clearly through the speakers or headphones. 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.

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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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.

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.

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. Benefits of eLearning Audio.

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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. 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. Technical Elements : Podcast should take advantage of appropriate Web 2.0

Three Things to Consider for Voice-Over in eLearning

Unboxed

There’s a lot to consider when creating an effective eLearning course. Do you need eLearning voice-over? When it comes to deciding if you should use eLearning voice-over, consider what are the goals you want to achieve and if audio will enhance the learning experience. Voice-over is an important element that can help your training feel inclusive and boost engagement and retention. If accessibility is a consideration, eLearning voice over is a must.

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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. Particularly, the voice over narration is a critical part of the instruction. Good audio can create a great course. Bad audio can distract and disengage. Go Professional Audio for eLearning When You Can.

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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 – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

There are also a range of audio-specific functions including the facility to analyze the audio signal, generate white noise, a pure note tone, or a click track, as well as a range of audio effects including: Noise reduction (NR) to remove background noise Normalization (increasing or decreasing the amplitude of an entire audio signal so that the peak amplitude matches a desired target. Most important is the audio waveform itself.

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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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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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. These devices enabled the mechanical recording and reproduction of audio, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects for the first time in history. Click here to view the transcript of this podcast (PDF, 24K).

A panel podcast on compliance training

Good To Great

→ A panel podcast on compliance training Posted on March 10, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | 1 Comment Yesterday I was invited to join a small panel podcast hosted by Craig Taylor to discuss compliance training – what’s wrong with it, what’s right with it and what we need to do to make it even better. This was my first time participating in a podcast and I really enjoyed it.

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.

How To Create An Effective Online Course In 2020- Detailed Guide

Pinlearn

Detailed Steps In Creating An Effective Online Course. When it comes to building an online course , there are no right or wrong ways concerning how to create an effective online course. Not because text content is boring, but because learning by reading along is not very effective.

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. Using the full dynamic range of your voice in concert with appropriate inflection and delivered at a good pace will really add meaning to your narrative.

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 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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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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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. 28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application.

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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. I don’t like my voice.”

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

Kapp Notes

Audio Recording. If the professor permits the use of a mobile device (and if the campus itself is implementing the BYOD policy), the procrastinating student can record the lectures instead and listen to it afterwards, like a podcast. Plus, with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype and Google Hangouts, it is possible to make this venture more personal despite being totally virtual.

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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.

Reflective Practitioner – A Learning Curve – Experiment #7

Adobe Captivate

Initially she wished to splice the audio file into several podcasts but was grappling with the idea of making her learners do more than just listen. Once completed, they would then move on to listening to the podcast. I was later able to tweak the appropriate messaging for the potential learning object, and asked another team member to provide us with a voice narration. I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate. Disable Podcast_Launch_Button.

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

If you think music will distract from your message then you may choose not to include it at all and focus on your voice. If it is too loud the track will distract from your voice and your message will be lost in the mix. 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.

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Reflective Practitioner – A Learning Curve – Experiment #7

Adobe Captivate

Initially she wished to splice the audio file into several podcasts but was grappling with the idea of making her learners do more than just listen. Once completed, they would then move on to listening to the podcast. I was later able to tweak the appropriate messaging for the potential learning object, and asked another team member to provide us with a voice narration. I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate. Background.

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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Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). Of course computer-generated voices do not have the warmth and richness of a human voice, nor can they display the range of talents found in a skilled narrator. TTS can also be effective as the voice of an avatar or guide, like the Ben character from MediaSemantics above. mp3 formats and comes with two or four voices. VOICE PUBLISHERS.

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….

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | January 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

Fortunately, I had some welcome distractions like the opportunity to have a chat with Guy Wallace this week to talk about all things Human Performance Technology (or whatever your term is for getting things done efficiently and effectively). Podcasts.

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15 tips for energising your e-learning | Good To Great

Good To Great

Creating tone of voice in eLearning’ , a webinar run by Cammy Bean and Kirstie Greany of Kineo, is one such thing. Perhaps it’s because I come to instructional design from a ‘wordy’ background rather than an IT or psychology background, but tone of voice is something I’m pretty passionate about. Instead, emulate the tone of voice, pace and language used by a great classroom instructor.