When to Use Background Audio in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Background audio is not as common as it once was in e-learning. Also, with mobile technology (and some limitations playing multiple audio tracks) it may create some problems playing the way you intend it. However, there are times where background audio makes sense.

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Tips For Using Audio Effectively In eLearning

Dan Keckan

With the advancement of technology, eLearning has become a norm in the modern teaching-learning environment. eLearning Design and Development Audio In eLearning eLearning Design Tips eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over

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Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

First, the audio narration slowed me down. 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? Although I had never designed an eLearning course to include full audio narration, the experience reinforced that I probably shouldn’t go down that path in the future. When you consider that incorporating audio is an additional project expense (e.g.,

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Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

" The audio is one of the most important pieces of your eLearning content and it needs to be presented in a dynamic and convincing way. Technology. The technology, including the processing of audio and video for streaming, will suck the energy out of your presentation. Voiceover audio that has a monotone delivery is not going to keep your audience engaged through all those distractions. e-learning eLearning voiceover audioby Jeff Hanley.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. audio elements, including your voice.

Training Alchemy: Disruptive Training Technologies

Your Training Edge

Using technology in training can be disruptive – but answer these questions and you can turn disruption into efficient and advanced training. Today’s training can be enhanced – or disrupted, by new advances in technology such as Computer Based Training (CBT), elearning or Web Based Training (WBT aka elearning), video and audio webinars, and the use of metric dashboards. First, you should ask if the chosen technology is appropriate to the material.

Technology Considerations When Building E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Can they play the course media like audio and video? It’s a good thing to learn more about some of the technology associated with e-learning. “Where do I put my e-learning courses?”

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

Mike Taylor

7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. Audacity is a really great tool for any type of audio recording and editing. 7 Audacity Tips for Better Audio Editing on a Budget. Check out the online free Learning Technologies Summer Forum July 13-17.

Wearable Computing Technology In Learning

Upside Learning

We’ve been tracking the growth of wearable computing devices and associated technology as they are likely to have interesting implications for learning technology. It isn’t really a stretch of imagination to consider how this technology can be put for learning assistance or performance, just like designers subsumed personal computers, and now tablets and smart-phones. I think there are three reasons we shouldn’t ignore wearable technology for learning-.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. I was surprised by how good the audio was considering the poor experiences I've had with most built-in microphones in the past.

Learn eLearning Audio Production from an Expert

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Are you an eLearning developer struggling with audio? You're getting stuff done, but you wish your audio was better. Like most things technical, once you know the little tricks and gain a better understanding of the technology it becomes an easy leap from amateur audio to "wow, that's sounds great" audio. I know many of you just farm out the dirty work of audio scripting, producing, recording, publishing. Audio is a big part of developing eLearning.

Video and Audio Tech Tools and Tips

InSync Training

In the spirit of sharing tips and tricks for working with video and audio, we reached back into a featured series of InSync blog posts on technology tools for modern blended learning. From the series “ Sorting through the Technology Toolbox ,” here are some of my favorite tips and tools for you to explore so you can be on your way to creating interactive eLearning , audio , video, and screencasting learning assets.

Using Audio in e-Learning (or not…)

Bottom-Line Performance

If you’ve read any of my other blog posts (or, say, met me in person) you might get the idea that I like cool technology. You’d think that, given any chance, I’d want to use audio and video and animation in my e-learning courses. But I recently had a situation where I was the one making the case to avoid using moving pictures and audio. Like any other tool at our disposal, audio is appropriate in some cases and in appropriate in others. Good Reasons to Use Audio.

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Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

Rapid eLearning

Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. However, there are times when it makes sense to NOT use audio. Do Not Use Audio Narration When They Can’t Hear It. If those taking the course can’t hear the audio narration, then it makes sense not to include it. This probably seems obvious, but often we don’t get to meet those who take the courses so we’re not always aware of their audio limitations.

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How to Control Layer’s Audio in Storyline?

CommLab India

In Articulate Storyline, developers often face this problem: the audio in different layers overlap when the option “hide other slide layers” is unchecked, leading to confusion. Here are the simple steps to control layer audio in a “click on tabs” interactivity. Step 3: Create three more layers audio1, audio2, and audio3 and insert audio files for tab1, tab2, and tab3 layers as shown below. Learning Technology Articulate Storyline

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Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider

Bottom-Line Performance

I attended the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago with an eye to seeing what technologies have potential application within the L&D industry. Keep in mind as you review this list that I am fully aware of how L&D is is notoriously slow to adopt new technologies. Other organizations are just now “getting into” eLearning, though the tools and technology have been around for 15 years. Sensor Technology.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. I can only wonder at the pace of change of technology that the world has seen in last decade.

Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

Oftentimes, the subject matter experts record audio themselves. ” Two hundred words typically equals 1 minute of produced audio, so if you are trying to keep the multimedia clip short, you may need to trim the script. Environment – Choose the best possible environment for recording the audio and be sure to do a sample test ahead of time. Instructional Design Online Learning audacity audio narration pop filter voice over

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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. Basic experience with image, audio, and video editing is beneficial. Audio. I use the open source tool Audacity for audio editing. Do you really need technology skills? Some jobs don’t require any technology skills at all. Technology changes quickly, so you have to continuously improve.

Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

I start by going to eLearning Learning and then I search for something like audio which gets me quickly to a page that's a bunch of great posts and other items all about Audio in eLearning. The keywords on the left are highly related to audio as well, so I'll drill down to pages on Audio Voiceover or Audio Microphone. On the Audio Microphone page I scroll down to the Best of Posts and see a bunch of great posts: Microphone Round-up! eLearning Technology.

Technology for E-Learning: What You Need

LearnDash

To be a successful e-learning instructor, you need to know your way around technology. Anyone who’s spent any time reading about the e-learning industry knows that online courses and traditional classrooms use very different technological tool kits. Because of this, if most of your teaching/learning experience comes from a traditional classroom environment, you may not be as familiar with some of the technological tools available to you as you launch your online course.

Creating The Desired Impact From Audio-Conferencing: Some Tips To Increase Effectiveness

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In the day and age of high-end communication technology, most organisations are trying to cut travel expenses and save time by organizing conference calls which are a means of conducting business, update each other and even learn. But though conference calls are aplenty, many organizations feel that their conference calls are usually chaotic and counter- productive.

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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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How to Use Augmented Reality for Technology Based Learning

Origin Learning

Technology acts funny at times. On the other hand, cutting edge graphics and 3D technology make it possible to create life like, real environments! That being said for the humor, let’s explore how augmented reality can be used for technology based learning, such as e-learning and m-learning. Audio guidance and visual displays for complex tasks. It works to make the real virtual, and uses virtual to simulate reality.

A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it?

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Along with Text and Visuals, Audio forms the backbone of e-learning delivery. According to the popular handbook to e-learning design – E-learning and the Science of Instruction – ‘presenting words in audio rather than onscreen text results in significant learning gains.’ There are many benefits of introducing the audio element in an e-course. Thus when choosing this style, make sure that a substantial part of your learning audience will utilize the extensive audio element.

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How Technology Solutions Made Learning Process Easy

Origin Learning

It is as if the technology wave that we are witnessing is what is determining the learning path. While technology obsolescence is not within control, some factors that are perceptibly constant are the following: agility, the ability to change or to be nimble, the willingness to adapt and,of course,the pace and quest for learning and growing. Technology is used to convey reality through the virtual medium and simulated environments. What you think and what you learn matters!

The Role of Technology in Digital Publishing

Kitaboo

Many just wait for the technology to mature before investing, others remain confused about how they can take advantage of the rich opportunities that are available in digital publishing. To simplify, technology in an eBook or digital publishing business can be broken down into three components – content, devices, and platforms. In fact, 74% of teachers say, education technology is a student motivator. Also read: 8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact.

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The Emotional Learning through VR technology

CHRP-INDIA

Humans can retain information via audio-visual methods well, and virtual reality and augmented reality technologies aid even higher levels of understanding and retention. Another popular application of VR technology is for on the job training for employees in hazardous industries. We work with technologies like Steam VR, Vive, Unreal Engine and Unity to give businesses world-class immersive technology solutions. AR/VR/MR Solutions Learning through VR Technolog

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Audio/Video Support – HTML5 has added new video and audio tags that can play video/audio in a browser without a plugin but it doesn’t officially support any video or audio format. Also, Flash or Silverlight video/audio supports secure media streaming; there is no clear counterpart for this in HTML5. Tags: eLearning Development HTML 5 HTML 5 Support HTML5 HTML5 and eLearning Development HTML5 Audio Video Support HTML5 Browser Compatibility

Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer

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Technology has made training and learning more accessible and learner-friendly. Technology can provide a vehicle for continuing conversations beyond the time and space constraints of the classroom and conflicting schedules. Technology-aided training can also provide additional support for sustaining new learning and informal learning that is so critical to job success. Along the same lines, podcasts or audio recordings can be utilized by Trainers to enhance learning.

Hospitality Industry and E-Learning Technologies – Some Experiences and Insights

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Adoption of e-learning technologies provides a definite competitive advantage for businesses today in all the leading industries of the world. It is now clear that implementing e-learning technology offers learning at lower costs compared to the traditional training methods with the additional promise of higher productivity. Audio also played an important role in the course and makes it fit for a strong mobile delivery.

How to (and Why) Produce High Quality Audio for E-Learning

Mindflash

Let’s get one thing out of the way right from the start and answer the question, “Should you use audio narration in your e-learning courses?” ” Ruth Clark, author of E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning , answers this question clearly when she recommends that you should have all speech as audio rather than as text on the screen, especially when describing a visual of some kind.

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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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Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

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Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21 st century. With the help of Assistive Computer Technology (AT) anybody – irrespective of any disability – can effectively interact with a computer. Assistive Technology has created visual as well as audio learning aids based on mobility, which help learners to not just access pertinent learning material but create avenues for two-way interaction and participation as well.

Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

Educational content nowadays is available in readable formats and also in the form of audios and videos. Education Technology / June 6, 2019. Education Technology / February 28, 2018. Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology.

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? Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. In the UK, Mark tells me that audio is used sparingly. In the US, Mark sees (or rather, hears) a heavy use of audio. Whats up with audio up there?

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Technology-aided Learning Helps Intra-Organizational Knowledge Sharing

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With the help of technology-aided learning, an e-learning solution can be created which presents information in a modern and attractive form. Using attractive graphics, animation and a strong audio element, the e-courses can be successful in imparting practical information in a palatable and retainable form. An accompanying audio explains the workings and learner can point to relevant groups and see their contributions pop out.