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).

Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

First, the audio narration slowed me down. I felt I could’ve skimmed a text version of the content and retained just as much. 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. So when is audio worthwhile? It also got me thinking more concretely about instances where audio does make sense for learning. When do you use audio in eLearning? By Shelley A.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Recording Audio

The E-Learning Curve

Typically, audio narration is recorded longform – that is, you record a large segment – maybe 10 minutes or so in one take. Make an audio note for yourself by saying something like “I’m going to take that again” before repeating the phrase to be redone and carrying on with the narration. In my view, your audio content will benefit from the narrator getting the four 'P's' (pace, pitch, projection, and pausing) right, than attempting to record a piece in one go.

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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. The demo is about seven minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. An MP3-formatted version of your project file is rendered according to the settings entered in the Preferences tab. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player.

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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. The demo is about six minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. 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.

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


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).

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.

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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Victor Yocco – Sponge UK elearning podcast

Sponge UK

He has written for Smashing Magazine and A List Apart , find out more on his website or connect with Victor on Twitter: @VictorYocco Listeners can get 39% off when ordering the print or e-book version of Design for the Mind through Manning Publications by using the code: yoccoppc The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:39 – What does elearning look like if it is designed without psychology in mind?

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. Isn’t Moodle creating its own corporate version?

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


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.

The power of the spoken word: including podcasts in training


When on October 30th of that year (which incidentally happened to be Halloween Sunday) a very enthralling version of H.G. 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.

5 Reasons You Should Check Out Upside2Go’s New Version

Upside Learning

Just yesterday we released the new version of Upside2Go , our revolutionary mLearning platform. A first, major release since Upside2Go’s launch back in 2011, the new version takes mLearning delivery and performance support to a whole new level. Upside2Go’s Ask an Expert feature acts as the perfect Advisory Component , while its support for various learning elements like images, graphics, videos, podcasts, documents, flash cards, quizzes, polls, etc.

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.

Listen Up! It’s Time to Add Podcasts to Your e-Learning


If you answered no, well, you should read this blog anyway because your e-Learners are going to love YOU when you present them with… a podcast! Why am I so excited about a podcast? Anyone with a microphone and a computer can create a podcast. A podcast is like a high tech version of the village storyteller sharing legends with children gathered around a fire. Just like the storyteller captivated the children, you can captivate your learners with a podcast.

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


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. Very soon it’s getting an update to the latest version of Beaver Builder.

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. The interview/audio file was over 16 mins long (9M so i immediately had a red flag raised for the project size. It’s my version of a cheap trick that you can try too.

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. The interview/audio file was over 16 mins long (9M so i immediately had a red flag raised for the project size. It’s my version of a cheap trick that you can try too.

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.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | July 10, 2020

Mike Taylor

I’ve participated every year and will be publishing this year’s version of my Top 10 tools soon. 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. Audacity is a really great tool for any type of audio recording and editing. Podcasts.

Corporate eLearning Weekly - The Podcast gets 1 star - Thanks tcsails!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I've used it to create the Corporate eLearning Weekly podcast. So imagine how surprised I was to see MY podcast in the iTunes store. Perhaps, as tcsails so eloquently points out, the audio could be better. The podcast is fun, and Talkshoe provides a great service for group collaboration. The podcast is currently either just me babbling, or an open unstructured conversation between eLearning professionals. I love Talkshoe !

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

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." Shes included samples of wikis and courses she has created, links to podcasts, references and her resume. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

It also seems appropriate when there isn’t time or budget for recording and syncing visuals and audio, particularly for dummy audio when you need to show sponsors and SMEs how the media elements of an online program will be integrated prior to the recording. You connect through their API using a few lines of code and you’ve got a spoken version of your text. NaturalSoft makes the NaturalReader software that comes in several versions, including a free one.

5 Things You Need to Know About Camtasia 2021

TechSmith Camtasia

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… 1. Audio emphasize. Manually audio ducking (balancing music and voices) is challenging, time consuming, and tough to get right.

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

In 2012 Apple announced the iPhone 5, two new iPads and the new iPad mini; Google unveiled their first tablet, the nexus 7 and later the 10″ version; Amazon gave us three Kindle Fire HD tablets. Every new version comes with more interactions, more widgets, more timelines, more triggers, more ways of animating text, and more support for all those animations in PowerPoint. 2012 has been an amazing year for mobile!

3 Secrets to Creating Better Video

3Play Media

An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player. Transcripts are a plain text version of the audio. Transcripts are not time-synchronized, so they’re typically best for audio-only content like podcasts. Audio Description. Audio description (also referred to as “description” or “video description”) is an audio track that narrates the visual elements in media content.

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How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

Customer education pre-purchase takes many forms and often includes the following: Blog posts, e-books, and podcasts – direct to a customers inbox. In many cases, you may have several versions available for the different knowledge levels of your customers.

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


Offering multiple delivery platforms: Deliver multiple versions of learning content, such as demos, podcasts, and lectures. Elicit performance The trainer elicits the learners to practice what has been taught during the training program. ◆ Involve the maximum number of learners by including interactive content, such as audios and videos. → Interactive videos, audio clips, and checklists are included in e-learning courses to sustain training. →

7 Mistakes Video Creators Should Avoid

TechSmith Camtasia

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… 1. You could be talking into it completely the wrong way and then be left wondering why your audio isn’t great. Ignoring the importance of audio.

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e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less


Use audio and video to create impactful learning. Contrary to popular belief, audio and video can be introduced in an e-course without creating a hole in training budgets. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. You can ask the SME to create a rough-cut audio recording accompanying the content – all the while keeping it informal and simple. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover.

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An Educator’s Lessons from YouTube with Valerie Pennington

TechSmith Camtasia

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… Humanizing educational YouTube videos. Others will look at their script while recording and cut those shots out in the final version.


Spark Your Interest

Similarly, different language versions are common to include. For example, different versions of a course could be created for customers, employees, or service providers. For example, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are often free versions of university offerings. This level of online course could include images and graphics, video and audio, and test questions. The development phases usually include the creation of three versions.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Audioteaser — Create a voice over for your Videos, Spotify audio ads, podcast intros, and much more. Audioteaser is the fastest way to make audio creatives. Create your audio creative in three easy steps, for free! App of the Week.

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TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Video files & audio podcasts. Create descriptive audio for videos (i.e., Hearing audio content. Alternative text for audio (i.e., Provide the script for narrated presentations & podcasts. Electronic version of all reading materials, including textbook. PowerPoint slides–don’t JUST read them, but if you read them it, then that content is available via audio.

What Is Transcription?

3Play Media

Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a situation where you’re eager to watch a video or listen to audio, but it’s not the time or place to do so. Transcription is the process in which speech or audio is converted into a written document. Transcription is a great option to make audio-only programs, such as podcasts and radio shows, more accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Level A standards require a transcript for all audio-content.

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New eLearning Projects Approved

Moodle Journal

I am already producing some training notes from the trial version that I have installed. Well I am pleased to say that the eLearning project proposals have all been approved. We are currently in the process of generating an instance of Open Simulator for one and the iPad’s will be arriving soon for the other. One late request was from myself for the acquisition by the college of a licence for Wimba Create. For those of you out there who remember courseGenie, Create is the new incarnation.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). Those with cognitive challenges might need a simplified version of the text, support within the text (such as definitions of unusual words), or highly structured text (using headings and sections), to make the points covered in the text clearly comprehensible. And third, there are sixty-two total criteria in WCAG version 2.0 (the the version 2.1