Learning Interactions and Audio

Adobe Captivate

A question posted recently is at the base of this short post: “a way to stop the main slide audio when a tab on the interaction is clicked” I pointed to an older blog where you can find some tips for using learning interactions, about their limitations etc. The audio referred to in the question was slide audio, the used Learning interaction was Tabs. Audio Problem. That interaction allows to add audio to a button, which is object audio.

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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. 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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3 Steps to Play Audio in Adobe Edge Animate

eLearning Brothers

One of the most common requests with Adobe Edge Animate I have seen from the very beginning has been the ability to play audio within HTML5 animations. Edge Animate does not natively support audio so it is not a simple import option like it is with Flash. Since audio is almost a necessity for eLearning, “How do I play audio in Adobe Edge Animate files?” So let’s use Edge Commons for our eLearning audio.

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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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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. be referred back to at any time. provide processing on video and audio content. refer to the assets and features your learners see and use as they navigate your courses. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Empower your lessons with audio and video tracks


But when the expert refers to the slide number one, you come to the horrible realization: you cannot see the slides. Your students do not have to suffer because the video, audio, and slides are in the separate files. We are excited to announce that now you can use Geenio to narrate the slides with audio and video recordings. Click the Add video/audio track icon on the dark bar on the left.

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How To Edit Video- Normalize Audio Clips & Volume

TechSmith Camtasia

Mixing” as it’s referred to in video production, is the art of blending your audio tracks to deliver a seamless audio experience, which can be achieved when you edit video. Before starting your mix, you need to start by recording good audio! We’ve put together a top to bottom audio best practices that will help you capture high quality audio before you start to edit. Make sure to have your tracks separated by type (audio, video, animations, titles etc.).

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics

The E-Learning Curve

Well-designed, planned, narrated and produced audio content has the facility to engage the audience and transport the listener, providing the right cognitive environment for learning or entertainment or whatever goal the podcast seeks to achieve. 2005) Of course, this cognitively experienced sense of “being there” is a completely artificial construct, none more so when you consider audio podcasting. The number of samples contained in each second of audio is called the sample rate.

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10 top tips for using audio in e-learning

From the Coleface

At last week’s eLearning Network conference I led a practical instructional design session on audio and e-learning. As Bill Miller’s earlier session had covered learner’s emotional states and readiness to learn, it was easy to make the point that audio used well can connect emotionally with learners in a way that screen text can’t reach. Here’s a lightly edited summary of the groups top ten tips on using audio. Consider non-voiceover audio where appropriate e.g. music.

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Audio for Podcasting: Hard Disk Recording

The E-Learning Curve

When digital audio first appeared, tape-based digital recorders using Digital Audio Tape (DAT) were the only viable system for recording the relatively large amount of data required by a digital audio recording system. However, storage limitations and exorbitant costs meant that a 10MB drive could cost over $2000, and could hold only about a minute of audio. Start of an audio revolution: Cubase 1.0 Processing 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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Beginner’s Guide to Pinterest Video Accessibility

3Play Media

First and foremost, accessible elements such as captions and audio descriptions are the best way to make online videos accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing and to people who are blind or low vision. For guidelines on accessible design, refer to WCAG Guideline 1.4:

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Let's start with the  Heil PR-40 , a dynamic microphone (meaning that it doesn't need power from a battery, USB connection, or mixer (sometimes referred to as "phantom" power). Without an amplifier, dynamic microphones produce recordings with low audio levels. You can also adjust levels, mute audio, and monitor your recording directly from the microphone.   Do you want to learn more about eLearning audio? Audio e-learning eLearning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? They might refer to theory, but they dont get bogged down in it: e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning by Michael Allen Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp Last May, I started a bit of a list in this post: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit.

3 Reasons Why You Need Video Transcription

3Play Media

Video transcription is the process of translating your video’s audio into text. You can upload your video or audio to YouTube and use their free captioning tool to get a rough transcript. If you used a speech recognition software, make sure to edit the transcript to ensure it matches the audio in the video. If the transcript is separate from the video or audio, make sure to provide a link from the media. Not every environment is conducive to playing audio.

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Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets


Some refer to it as the Articulate Presenter Community Player while others refer to it as a Skin. Of the thousands of on-line tutorials I’ve read in my day, I always find myself wandering off in search of a term or an explanation to a topic the author referred to in the tutorial. This player will have the ability to turn on and off audio, although in this example I did not record any.

Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I owned a pretty nice DSLR digital camera so I could go to the locations in question and photograph objects that were required as a visual reference in my eLearning. Blog Uncategorized audio background music image multimedia music stock photography videoA few years ago I worked for an organization that required custom designed eLearning but didn’t have a budget for stock photography, background music, or video.

How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

TechSmith Camtasia

Nothing kills a video like poor audio quality. No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. Beyond seeming unprofessional, poor audio quality makes it difficult for your viewers to understand the video. Of course, some types of videos are less driven by audio than others. Basically, it makes audio sound bad.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

When we talk about the “industry&# , we (and by “we&# , I of course mean those of us in the industry) often refer to it as if it’s this monolithic thing that you can touch. He was going to talk about Canada in reference to this rant. Which is perhaps why we should refrain from referring to the "industry" in the first place! Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Hotspots for a 2D image – worfklow 1

Adobe Captivate

This first post shows a project where the functionality of VR hotspots is being duplicated as close as possible: When user clicks a hotspot, text, image and/or audio will appear, and automatically disappear after a specified time (here you can also use video, which is not possible in a VR project). Here is one example screenshot for the hotspot referring to the Virtual Reality project: Conclusion. This is not a blog post for intermediate or advanced users.

Presenting Event Video with Portable Network Graphics and JavaScript

Adobe Captivate

The downside of the “Delay” method is that when you enter a slide, a short amount of video is played resulting in movement within the playback frame and an audio “pop”. My solution involved editing the videos so the first couple of seconds were occupied with a still image with no audio track. References. Execute Javascript Interactions Showcase adding video to captivate Audio/Video captivate_javascript Design eLearning event video Import Video JavaScript showcase video

Updated – Multimedia Resources For Your eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

I own a pretty good DSLR digital camera so I could go to the locations in question and photograph objects that were required as a visual reference in my eLearning. Blog Assets audio background music free asset free assets free stock photography image images multimedia music pikwizard pixabay stock photography storyblocks video

E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

Audio Recording and Editing. The ability to record audio in real time or post time makes a lot of sense and eliminates the need for using Audacity (albeit it is a wonderful and free product). However, just placing the ability to record audio pre or post is not enough. There are more vendors who do not offer the ability to post – i.e. add audio afterwards it is quite amazing. Editing Audio. People want to edit their own audio, but here is the thing.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Critically Analyzing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

p.52) Next time: Fundamentals of Digital Audio Editing – New E-Learning Curve’s Other Podcast episode release: In Part 6: The Flying Boats at War During World War II, the civilian airlines of the Allies continued to fly, though perhaps the nature of the passengers had changed. Tags: digital audio file format Audio content development cognition content production process educational media technology in education podcast authoring podcast

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

For more information about speed thinking, visit Ken’s website and refer to his book The Idea Generator. 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 I attended the annual LearnX Asia Pacific conference this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. The learner could listen to the audio if her preferred style was auditory, OR read the text if her preferred style was visual. This means that I learn best through my visual channel, next kinesthetic, with audio being my weakest channel. The idea of learning styles commonly refers to some notion for a preferred way of learning.

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). In this presentation, I discussed why scenario-based learning engages participants. I gave examples of how to “hook” learners to draw them into a story right from the beginning. I also talked about some elements to help craft narratives.

Podcasting for E-Learning – Storytelling and Teaching

The E-Learning Curve

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. Next time: Digital audio and podcasting for e-learning -- New E-Learning Curve’s Other Podcast episode release: In Part 5 of Transatlantic: The Flying Boats of Foynes Part 5: Foynes goes to War Appeasement has failed.

Which is a Better Storyboarding Tool: MS Word or MS PowerPoint?


These templates can be easily customized, and you can also define areas or boundaries for various components such as on-screen text, audio text, instructions, visualization, and reference graphics. Graphic elements are used for reference. ? Reference link: [link]. In today’s digital era, Storyboard is considered as a detailed blueprint of e-learning material.

How to Design 508 Compliant eLearning Courses

Infopro Learning

Is the audio accessible? When designing a course, provide a text transcript for audio files. Always provide captioning and transcripts of the course audio and the course descriptions of any video. Closed captioning aids learners to read the audio portion of your video if they can’t hear it. This ensures the learner doesn’t miss any information that’s presented in the audio form in your e-Learning course.

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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Adobe Captivate: Recording Narration to Multiple Slides

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby    The best practice when recording a voiceover script to narrate a series of slides is to create a separate audio recording for each slide. But when you are recording directly into your Captivate project, it can be quite tedious to open the Audio menu, choose Record to > Slide, record the slide, save the recording, close the Slide Audio dialog box, and start the process over for the next slide.

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. It does neatly highlight the importance of context in any verbal communication, something that's even more necessary when communicating in audio only, when we do not have the visual and other cues we typically use to elucidate precise meaning. More. __ References : Ahern, S. Tags: Audio content development educational media technology in education podcast content authoring

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Adobe Captivate: Accessibility Text

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If my module includes a narration (voiceover audio) and closed captioning of the narration, what additional information should I include in the Accessibility dialog box?    The developer's email above is referring a slide's Accessibility dialog box which can be accessed via the drop-down menu at the top of the Properties Inspector. The voiceover audio, even if it features James Earl Jones, isn’t meant for you.

3 Types of ELearning


In this level, the content is simple and includes text, graphics, some audio, and simple test questions. Simulation elearning is highly interactive and relies heavily upon graphics, video, audio and some level of gamification. Elearning that is simulation heavy puts an emphasis on portraying concepts through various mediums, usually starting with text and graphics, with audio, and video examples. References: Designing Digitally.