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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. Use Different Voices.

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.

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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. 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. Selecting an Audio Recorder. Recording Audio.

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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. So great audio isn’t just important. Essentials of good voice over.

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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. Subscribe to the Sales Hacker Podcast.

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.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Inflecting the voice?

The E-Learning Curve

In yesterday's post , I discussed the importance of narrative pace to audio podcasting. However, pace alone is not enough to encourage listener engagement with your podcast. This is a good podcast."

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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.

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.

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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. Clean Audio ?.

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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.

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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.

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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. and multimedia components to be effective.

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. Choose the Voice Wisely.

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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. Are audio descriptions like captions??. How to add audio descriptions.

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Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

Here, I have indicated the point where the intro music begins, and the point where the first voice-over should start. Most important is the audio waveform itself. The waveform is a graph showing the amplitude (loudness) of the audio signal over time.

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? In the UK, Mark tells me that audio is used sparingly.

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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. Students read faster than they listen, so audio won’t be effective if used that way.

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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. Click here to view the transcript of this podcast (PDF, 24K).

A panel podcast on compliance training

Good To Great

At various points in the podcast, Craig refers to the eLearning Network’s event on innovation in compliance training that took place last November – there’s a great summary of the event on Craig’s blog.

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”.

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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. 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.

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. LMScast is the number one podcast for course creators just like you. Tom’s over from the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast.

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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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.

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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. Why is the effectiveness of remediation limited?

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. Why is the effectiveness of remediation limited?

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 intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate.

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.

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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 intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate.

Good e-learning: engaging, relevant and effective

Good To Great

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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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. Instead, emulate the tone of voice, pace and language used by a great classroom instructor.

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….

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.

Three steps to compliance greatness | Good To Great

Good To Great

It needs to be engaging, relevant and effective. Banish the business speak (it’s not a legal document, textbook or academic paper, after all), keep it conversational, and have fun with the tone of voice and language you use.