eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.   But when should you record your audio?

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? Make the Voiceover Proportional to the Action. " after less than two sentences of voiceover text was read for one PowerPoint slide. So with absolutely no motion on screen, how long can the audio drone on? To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action.

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Fiverr.com: When You Need a Little Audio

E-learning Uncovered

While character audio adds life and variety to a course, it comes with some logistical challenges. Or do you line up a bunch of professional audio talent and end up paying each one his/her minimum fee for just a few lines? Describing itself as “the world’s largest marketplace for services, starting at $5,” Fiverr offers many options for the audio you need. There are two methods you can use to find voiceover services. How fast will I get the audio?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. She suggested using audio sparingly. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." In the comments on Cathys post, there was a bit of discussion about switching back and forth between pages with and pages without audio.

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MAC Screen recording program

Take an e-Learning Break

It captures full motion video of anything on your screen, complete with digital audio, and an optional microphone voiceover. Snapz Pro X allows you to record anything on your screen, saving it as a QuickTime ® movie or screenshot. Check it out: [link

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eLearning: Sync/Align With the Playhead in Captivate or Storyline

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

As you're listening to the audio, you'd like a screen object to appear in sync with the voiceover audio or some other screen action. One technique that I use when I want to match screen actions to voiceover audio is called Sync with Playhead (in Captivate) or Align with Playhead (in Storyline). by Kevin Siegel. You're developing an eLearning module in Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. There's a slide that plays for 45 seconds.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program. Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? Can captions be added to audio-only content?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program. Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? Can captions be added to audio-only content?

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

Another key message is that e-learning programs require thorough planning, particulalry to determine the organisation’s need, which in turn should inform the objectives of the solution. Professional Audio - The Key to Effective E-Learning: This was a shameless sales pitch, but to be fair, the presenters didn’t pretend otherwise. conference audio challenges e-learning enterprise 2.0

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics, labor market information and other programs and services provided through the publicly-funded state workforce system. Do certain professional licensure requirements effectively make learners with particular disabilities ineligible to take your online certification program?

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Estimating Time for Rebuilding an Existing Course Library with Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Recently I was asked to estimate how long it would take to re-build five e-Learning courses created with another software program in Captivate. These text-only (no audio) courses were built more than five years ago with a lesser known authoring tool, and the finished products were generated in Flash. Tap into the audio path into the brain by replacing large blocks of onscreen text with voiceover narration.

Localization & Training: The Logistics of On-Site Interpretation

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This usually requires the use of an interpretation booth and audio equipment (with a headset for every LEP). Additional services may include foreign language subtitling or voiceovers. Preparing in advance for these important details will help ensure the success of your training program with a multi-lingual audience. by Jen Weaver. Sun Tzu is credited with saying "The line between disorder and order lies in logistics."

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eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  If you've taken any of our  Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, or Articulate Storyline classes , you are probably aware that these programs provide a selection of screen characters--cut-out pictures of professional actors in business, medical, or business-casual clothing posed as if they are talking to you. and then have that individual record the audio narration for the project.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Sparkol, makers of VideoScribe, sent 1,000 people a whiteboard animation and another 1,000 people a talking head video, both of which used the same audio file and provided the same content (a business coach making a pitch for new clients). by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

Learning in the Times of COVID-19 – How to Develop Your Online Learning Material 

Hurix Digital

You should set out by analyzing the profiles of your target audience and the end goal of the training/teaching program as well as the available content material. At this stage, the entire course material is squeezed into a few slides, and the elements of written, visual, and audio format are finalized. Creating Course Material Sans Audio. All the elements of the course material, except the audio script, are put together at this stage. Adding in the Audio.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

These are perfect for recording voiceovers. My desktop microphone of choice is this Audio-Technica 2020 USB Microphone. I use an Audio-Technica Lavalier Microphone. Lastly, you’ll need video and audio editing software. Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music. The more programs you use in the production process, the more tedious the process will be.

Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

First, the easiest way to access Captivate’s text-to-speech (TTS) capabilities is via the Audio > Speech Management option. Once you click the Generate Audio button at the bottom, the narration will be created and added to the slide’s timeline. You would think those voice installers would be available on the main Captivate Download page , but they’re not, though the patches for the Captivate program itself are there (have you upgraded to the latest version?).

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Sparkol, makers of VideoScribe, sent 1,000 people a whiteboard animation and another 1,000 people a talking head video, both of which used the same audio file and provided the same content (a business coach making a pitch for new clients). by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   Sparkol, makers of VideoScribe, sent 1,000 people a whiteboard animation and another 1,000 people a talking head video, both of which used the same audio file and provided the same content (a business coach making a pitch for new clients). by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

Organisations can be hesitant to invest in an eLearning program until they have some proof that it will ultimately deliver a return on investment. Waiting for a carte-du-jour of perfectly designed eLearning courses to be ready to launch an eLearning program is a sure-fire way to guarantee you will never be ready to launch. Or maybe your program is already up and running, but you are struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing demands for fresh, new content.

eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

programming (17%) audio engineer (13%) voiceover artist (20%) [me too!] As Instructional Designers, it appears we're a wide-ranging lot. Not only do we do instructional design, but we also do a whole lot of other stuff. Clive Shepherd tweeted about a survey recently done by the eLearning Network , a non-profit eLearning community based out of the UK. This survey shows that in addition to design, IDs also: project manage (82%) [me too!]

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How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Placeholders on the timeline tell them where to drop video clips, images, audio, and more. TechSmith Assets for Camtasia is a huge library of stock photos, graphics, audio clips, video and video clips you and your team can use to help give your videos a little more pizazz. When purchased with a subscription to Maintenance , Camtasia 2020 offers a full certification program. So, now you have to be a video editor AND an audio editor?

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

And the other 50% is the audio. Audio is critical to making a good video. But how do you get audio that is going to work for your video production? While we couldn’t test every microphone, we brought together 18 different microphones from brands like Blue , Rode , Shure , Sennheiser , and Audio Technica to see what microphone is best for recording video. This action could be done using an audio editing program as well. Audio-Technica AT875R.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

Three versions (all in uncompressed.wav format) of the voiceover. A.libzip (for use with Camtasia 2018) of a few assets show during the broadcast (intro, outro, lower third) Two versions ( in.docx and.pdf) of the script used for the voiceover in this project. And the content is simply this, I recorded a screen recording of what I had done, meaning just walking through the process with no audio. And then I also did a voiceover. And my unedited voiceovers.

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Best Microphones for Recording Video

TechSmith Camtasia

If the audio in your video is poor quality, viewers will drop off. So we tested 18 different microphones from brands like Blue , Rode , Shure , Sennheiser , and Audio Technica to see which are the best microphones for recording video. This could be done using an audio editing program as well. Audio-Technica AT875R Line + Gradient Condenser Microphone. Audio-Technica AT875R. We talk a lot about audio being a critical part of your videos.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

learnWorlds

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. Loom allows you to record your camera and screen with audio. It possesses an advanced timeline that enables users to drag and drop images and audio support into the editor.

5 tips for storytelling in elearning (video & example)

Elucidat

Whether used for the start of a learning campaign, the meat at the center of your development program or a standalone resource, stories have the power to help drive change and, at the very least, discussion. Storytelling tip 1: Try using audio clips to create an atmosphere. Each page in our example is loaded with a short audio clip that triggers when users land on it – be it the sound of a crowd, a train or snoring.

How to Select The Best eLearning Animation Company

Hurix Digital

If you have incorporated eLearning in your employee training programs , using animation as a tool for getting the right message across is a natural order of progression. Every corporate training program , irrespective of its nature and objective, stands to benefit from using animation.

Why Video in Training Can Be So Powerful

Mindflash

But a constant challenge for workplace learning professionals is creating training programs that captivate the learner audience and cause learners to sit up, take notice and, well, learn. There may be times when you create video for training where you will want to tie a human face to the verbal and visual concepts you are conveying, and other times when you want to add voiceover narration.

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The E-Learning Department of One: Four Survival Skills Needed to Succeed

SHIFT eLearning

Just like face-to-face training, the success of an eLearning course comes down to planning — or instructional design , which refers to the process during which the program is designed, developed, and delivered. In order for you to ensure the program is engaging, effective, and efficient, content should be based around tested theories of learning. Most eLearning courses include voiceover audio, video, photos, music and animations.

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Learn tricks to shorten project time with specific pre-planning techniques, the key components of audio, lighting tricks to create more engaging videos, and where you need to allocate your equipment investment for better video. Audio. Viewers are turned off by bad audio more than anything else, so don’t skimp. Take the time to get quality audio. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Then, match visuals to the pace of the audio.

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Benefits of Bilingual Education and E-learning  

ICDTranslation

Students in such bilingual education programs are referred to as bilingual learners. If a student is following such a program it means that they study some non-language subjects, such as history, math or geography through their first language and some non-language subjects – biology, physics, etc., Some educational institutions can also offer programs that use more than two languages – three or four but that is much rarer. .

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Over the course of two articles, we will examine the main “MOOC tools” – online technologies that have made it possible to deliver highly engaging training programs to any number of employees, anywhere, at any time. Other video tools include films, whiteboard animations, voiceover PowerPoint presentations, and Prezi presentations – you name it, your MOOC can handle it. Just in case you’ve been under a rock lately, here is a news update: the nature of training is changing, and fast!

Custom E-Learning Design

Designing Digitally

Audio scripting. Voiceover talent selection. Programming. Custom E-Learning design can make all of the difference when the planning design and programming are in the right hands. We always assign a project coordinator an instructional designer, and a team of specialists, including programmers, graphic designers and audio professionals to each custom E-learning project.

Create Effective Dialogue Simulations for Online Sales Training with iSpring Version 8.3

CommLab India

Unfortunately, neither sales training programs nor sales managers realize that conversation skills are very difficult to master and offer only basic training in this area which is not sufficient if the intention is to make successful sales deals. They provide the option of adding voiceover to a character’s lines in dialogue simulations, adding a realistic touch to the conversations.

What Does it Take to Create Interactive Online Learning Solutions

CommLab India

The SME does most of the heavy-lifting and is largely responsible for the success of the training program. Therefore, it is important to have a good team of instructional designers who understand different instructional strategies, how they can be applied in an e-course, different audio-visual elements that are possible, learning styles and preferences of adult learners and so on. Yet another MOOC abandoned mid-way!

How To Make Modern Video Courses Online with WordPress

LifterLMS

Those programs can also capture your face and your voice at the same time, too. The easy way to do it is just do your thing and then come back later and add the audio track. You can always do a voiceover later, and for some-. Ali Mathis: Let’s talk a little bit about that, because if you do voiceover, that involves video editing, right? Ali Mathis: [crosstalk] stock music programs the same way there are stock photo programs out there, too.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

ICDTranslation

Built-in audio and video editors – Do they offer the necessary capacity or do additional tools need to be installed? Communication skills training – One of the common goals of online training programs is to master communication with customers. You can focus on the content and its improvement by adding the perfect voiceover or translating it into several languages using professional e-learning localization services. What do you need to create a successful e-learning course?

Make E-Learning Globally Competent

CLO Magazine

With budgets tightening and workforces becoming more diverse and dispersed, here’s how to develop global e-learning programs efficiently and on budget. Developing training programs to keep employees around the world engaged can be incredibly challenging, time-intensive and expensive. By preparing e-learning programs with global distribution in mind, learning program managers can reduce the cost and time, as well as improve retention and engagement.

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos

learnWorlds

A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, usually containing audio narration. After that, you add your photos, videos (you can capture video from within the app) and audio files (insert or record a voiceover). All you need to do is add photos and videos, add audio tracks, filters, and titles, sound effects and organize your clips (you can also trim them).