Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

I recently completed an eLearning course (as a learner, not as an instructional designer) on project management. First, the audio narration slowed me down. I felt I could’ve skimmed a text version of the content and retained just as much. Second, the images on the screen were not instructional. Since I didn’t need the visuals to understand the audio, I decided to listen to the course like a podcast while glancing at email and other stuff. By Shelley A. Gable.

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Basic Instructional Design Process for Non-Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

I’m active in the instructional design subreddit (/r/instructionaldesign). Someone without an instructional design background posted this question about how to design training for volunteers. Most of the roles in the production side are “volunteer” versions of professional jobs and while people espouse the love of volunteering, they also expect professional results. Not just “audio,” but a list of the subtasks within that.

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Here’s a Simple Fix When the Microphone Audio is Too Low

Rapid eLearning

If you find that you’re microphone audio levels are too low, here are some tips that may help. With that comes the quest to find decent quality audio. However, the audio is a bit thin and sounds like I’m Lionel Richie on a phone, checking to see who’s home. And this is where the Windows 10 audio issue is exposed and fixed. Like many Windows 10 users, the audio recording input signal is too low. I’m no audio engineer or APO Equalizer pro.

Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

Proposed instructional strategies. Instructional strategies. Create a Storyboard for eLearning including the following information: Storyboard based on the design document using the appropriate instructional strategies. Scripting the audio and dialogues. In the construction phase elements, such as text and media are put together and compiled to create the first version of the course – called the first cut or alpha version.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to learn some of the common technology. This is part 4 in a series about how to become an instructional designer. These have been my reference manuals while learning new versions of Captivate. If you’re looking for an instructional design job in higher education, experience with a Learning Management System (LMS) is very helpful. Audio.

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In a recent informal test at a conference for instructional designers, the audience started waving and yelling "Stop! So with absolutely no motion on screen, how long can the audio drone on? On a software demo video, a lack of action for as little as 7 seconds can have the learner shaking the mouse to see if the video is still running-even if the audio voiceover is continuing.

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. It provides more control over the audio files and dedicated audio editing software tends to have more features. Here’s a list of some free audio editors that are more than sufficient for what you may need for most of your elearning course production.

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Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So that's one version. So that's the second version. So you've got one version that's pretty rough around the edges and one version that's smooth and polished. They piloted these two versions and got feedback.

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The Evolution of Instructional Design

CommLab India

In my previous blog, I introduced you to instructional design and its role in the development of e-learning modules. This blog will tell you about the evolution of instructional design over the last century, till date. Instructional design has an interesting history; this blog covers significant phases of the evolution process. The idea of using instructional design for training first emerged during World War II. eLearning Design Instructional design

Design Your E-Learning Course Using Gagné’s Nine Events Of Instruction

G-Cube

To follow the behaviorist approach of e-learning, most industry experts have adopted Gagné’s ­9 Events of Instruction. Given below is the list of Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction: 1. There are several ways of applying Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction to deliver effective e-learning courses, as follows: 1. Offering multiple delivery platforms: Deliver multiple versions of learning content, such as demos, podcasts, and lectures.

How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. Whether it’s unwanted static, an echo, or ambient room noise, bad audio can distract your learners from the content in your e-learning course and prevent them from clearly receiving your message. There’s also a perception that creating top-quality audio yourself is equally costly. Here are five tips for recording your own high quality audio for e-learning. can increase the amount of echoes in your audio.

An e-learning chemistry lesson: how to mix text and audio

Good To Great

One of these is the enduring question of how to use text and audio within e-learning, which prompted some debate and some interesting experiment results. During Clive Shepherd’s session on media chemistry , we were separated into groups, each considering one particular element of online communication (text, images, audio, animation or video) and establishing its advantages and disadvantages. This opened up the discussion about the relationship between text and audio.

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Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology

Obsidian Learning

In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?” we talked about the concept and definition of instructional design. This week, we wanted to cover some common terms that you are bound to hear in almost instructional design setting. For the experienced Instructional Designers out there, what terminology did you wish you had known first? Designed to facilitate efficient and effective development of instruction.

The science of using audio in e-learning

From the Coleface

Next week I’ll be presenting at the eLearning Network on best practices for using audio in e-learning. One reason I wanted to speak was that this would give me the excuse to spend some focused time doing research: What scientific evidence can be used to ground day to day instructional design decisions? Are there certain types of audio that are more effective than others?

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A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. An Instructional Design Toolkit. Megan Torrance ( @mmtorrance ) and her team at Torrance Learning are sharing some of their favorite instructional design techniques here in this toolkit to support new instructional designers or “old” ones who want to sharpen their saw. Hack ID: Resources for Self-Taught Instructional Designers.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 e-Learning Content & Version Control Earlier this week, Janet Clarey wrote about the " Preservation of e-Learning Content." After reading Janets post, I talked with our CTO about some ways that we could build a little bit of "version control" into our Flash Course Development Templates. I suppose most LMS/LCMS keep track of versions on some levels. (Is

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So thats one version. So thats the second version.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Mindflash.com Version – Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Next upload your elements – this can be word documents, videos, audio, etc. not an instructional designer). While this makes sense if the archive is an older version and you are updating it, it seems an extra step, if you pulled the course because of whatever reason and it wasn’t because there is a new version online. In the beta version of the product, Mindflash.com included T/F, yet for the final version removed it. I love Halloween.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Dr. John Curry was kind enough to post a really detailed reading list in his post How to Get an Instructional Design Education Without Paying Tuition (gotta love that title!)

Do we really need narration?

Making Change

According to recommendations in books like Elearning and the Science of Instruction , we shouldn’t narrate text that’s displayed on the screen. In one study , students who read silent text at their own pace finished more quickly and scored better on both retention and transfer tests than did students who used a narrated version of the materials. The studies on audio focused on transfer of knowledge. Tags: Audio Instructional design

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How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video

Mindflash

Audio. PowerPoint varies more than most software programs across versions and platforms, so the instructions below are deliberately generalized so as to be applicable to everyone. Adding Audio. Audio tip: Embedded sound clips offer a shortcut for helping English language learners. Photos, sound files and video clips are always great ways to liven up great presentations.

How to Write Alternate Paths

Experiencing eLearning

It also helps voice over or actors know the tone if this will be turned into audio or video later. This is one reason I really like Twine for drafting branching scenarios, regardless of what tool or format the final version will be.

Go Beyond Boring: Creating Scenario-based Learning That Engages Participants (Podcast)

Experiencing eLearning

Since the TLDC community has several D&D players, this version of the presentation has some references and examples related to D&D. You can listen to the audio (which should still be meaningful, even without the slides). eLearning Instructional Design Storytelling & Scenarios branching scenario engagement podcast presentations scenario-based learning TLDCIn this presentation, I discussed why scenario-based learning engages participants.

The ‘micro’ considerations of instructional design: A focus on Navigation

LearnUpon

When the SME is developing the content, he/she should establish what content is ‘non-negotiable’ for learners to cover, and what could be classified as ‘optional’, and then the instructional designer can create a way to facilitate this. The real navigation challenge lies with the instructional designer. For example you may have an updated version of a previous course due to the launch of a new product or procedure. Navigational Instructions.

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. We came up with an idea for integrating other events of instruction, namely: THINK-LISTEN-COMPARE. As with most of these multimedia instructional design exercises, I often have to insist that the core content is specified by the subject matter expert (SME). I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, August 20, 2007 Getting Started in Instructional Design Many readers find their way to this blog because they are interested in learning more about instructional design. Ive been working as an instructional designer in the corporate training and e-learning field since the mid-1990s. In Instructional Designers Tools I talk a bit about that.

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. We came up with an idea for integrating other events of instruction, namely: THINK-LISTEN-COMPARE. As with most of these multimedia instructional design exercises, I often have to insist that the core content is specified by the subject matter expert (SME). I intended to take on a full audio challenge with Captivate.

How to Transcribe Text into PowerPoint & E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

All they have are published versions of the course and need to convert to HTML5. Grabbing the media like images, video, and audio is usually not as challenging. The new version of PowerPoint has a dictate feature. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Articulate Storyline Audio E-learning Multimedia Online Course Design PowerPoint Project Management Tutorials

The Online Review: The Content, Instructional Design, and Editorial Reviews

E-learning Uncovered

I get to see how the programmer has interpreted the notes from the writer and instructional designer, how things look, and sometimes what ideas need tweaking so they function the way they should. Instructional Design Review. We do another Content Review because even though we reviewed the content very thoroughly during the storyboard phase, we want to make sure everything translated properly to the online version. Instructional Design Review. Onscreen Instructions?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer" I dont have a masters degree in instructional design or education. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I was a SME turned instructional designer. What Is Instructional Design? #2

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, September 12, 2008 Connectivism: Week 1 With little time these days, Ill be auditing the auditors version of the 12 week Connectivism course happening now. As I sift through this weeks reading assignments, Im trying to pick out how this learning theory effects my work as a creator (an instructional designer) of self-paced eLearning experiences for the corporate market.

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ID and eLearning Links 9/29/20

Experiencing eLearning

Alan’s blog post explains how he built the random events (which were originally a card draw in the physical version). The SVG version of the download has editable layers, so you potentially could edit it for other expressions. When you record audio, it generates a transcript.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? Cathy confessed that she is sometimes denied some work opportunities because she does not have a degree in instructional design. " (Now, I cant imagine anyone turning Cathy Moore down for an ID job. In the UK, according to Clive, virtually no one has a degree in Instructional Design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 05, 2007 More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design Continuing the PowerPoint conversation begun yesterday here and picked up by Clive on Learning: Dont blame PowerPoint.and Quintus Joubert PowerPoint vs. Interactive Learning. Its the instructional design you lay on top of these tools that matters. Online Chat with Charles Reigeluth (Instructional.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 02, 2007 Online Portfolios Jennifer Madrell shows us a great example of an online portofolio , which she calls a "svelte and sparkly version of this blog - that is a requirement and capstone project at Indiana University." Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? What Is Instructional Design? #2

How to Reduce Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Costs

42 Design Square

1) REUSING THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: If you don’t see any improvement or new requirement other than HTML5, your instructional design costs will almost be NIL. Collate all previous versions of storyboards and audio recording scripts. 3) REUSING THE AUDIO: Audio recording costs are a significant part of elearning development costs. A bit of creative instructional design can help you use the same audio in your new HTML5 version.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, March 21, 2008 E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design Ill define it in one word: grueling. This includes myself, the instructional designers at the client company who manage things on their end, and any subject matter experts that they can assemble for the meeting. I capture all of their comments, make revisions, and send out an updated version.

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.

Writing Mistakes and Consequences

Experiencing eLearning

It also helps voice over or actors know the tone if this will be turned into audio or video later. This is one reason I really like Twine for drafting branching scenarios, regardless of what tool or format the final version will be. I post the Twine version as an interactive prototype so they can test it themselves. Filed under: e-Learning , Instructional Design , Storytelling & Scenarios.

Converting Classroom Content into eLearning

CourseArc

For example, instructions such as “Sign in when you enter the classroom” could be rationalized into “Ensure you are signed in and authenticated with your correct online credentials before beginning your course.”. Convert existing content using multiple media , Text, Video, Audio – not just bulleted lists. You may need to produce several versions of the content to suit the needs of a diverse audience.