eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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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?

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. They said it "sounded more real" and they trusted it more because they knew this person was talking from experience. So here's to more guerilla audio recording! And create content that learners will trust. Tags: guerrilla instructional design audio

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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 of the greatest advances since I was at university is Google, so I started by trying to answer three questions: Is e-learning with audio more effective than e-learning without audio? Are there certain types of audio that are more effective than others?

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Do You Trust Me?

The Learning Circuits

Despite some audio/visual problems with the link between the two sites, the content of the sessions was thought provoking and painstakingly honest. One of the topics that came out in nearly every discussion was that of trust, the role it plays in media today and how it will be even more a factor in the future. " We come to trust individuals, and to a lesser extent brands, who we know because we've connected with "their story."

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Do you know how to get the most out of audio on your e-learning courses?


But did you know that the combination of visual and audio will engage students and reinforce their learning? Audio, for example, is an excellent resource to complement text and image on the screen. If you combine the information on the screen with audio, you can draw attention to important items and reinforce key concepts on each screen. Tip: Remember that audio shouldn’t be a repetition of the text that appears on the screen. As always, analyze when to include audio.

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

Learning Visions

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. They said it "sounded more real" and they trusted it more because they knew this person was talking from experience. So heres to more guerilla audio recording!

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Do we really need narration?

Making Change

So it seems even more likely that we can confidently display silent text on the screen and trust our learners to read at the pace that’s best for them. The studies on audio focused on transfer of knowledge. There’s a lot more on this topic at the Learning Circuits blog and in two previous posts on my blog: Addicted to Audio? Tags: Audio Instructional design When should elearning be narrated?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: IPhone Test

Learning Visions

Which may not be a good thing, trust me.typo city. "Learn to trust the auto-correct" is my best unsolicited advice. eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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A Letter from MeetingOne’s CEO: 2019 Year in Review

MeetingOne on eLearning

Through the years, I have seen them meet each new challenge head-on and strive to build and strengthen the trust of our customers. Whether it’s a webinar, all-hands virtual business meeting, or virtual training, we’ve found customers are more likely to put on a professional event in Connect if they have a better option to manage audio. New Audio Offerings. Last year, we released our Audio Bundles package for just that audience.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

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. While the weather was dreary, I found the sessions topical and thought provoking.

Be nice to techies

Learning with e's

From 1976 to 1981, I was employed in my first job as an Audio Visual Technician where my role was to support lecturing staff. It was a fast paced and varied job, given that I was one of only 3 audio visual technicians serving a very large teacher training college. She launched into a diatribe about how incompetent I was, and how I couldn't even be trusted to provide a working Overhead Projector.

Best Practices for Instructor-Led Training in an Enterprise Environment


Modern VILT platforms can access videos, images, audio files, and other multimedia to enhance knowledge retention. CloudShare is a trusted partner to leading companies, including Check Point Software Technologies, ForgeRock, and VMWare.

What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

When you engage in publishing eLearning on any level, you are engaging in the audio visual experience (AVE). What’s more important: a consumer who knows your brand, or one who trusts your brand? That trust starts with consistent, engaging and effective training. But one thing we know from the movie business is that audio is more important than video. Most people think mixing audio is as simple as turning the volume up and down on your audio tracks.

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Your Audience Wants to See Video Marketing from Your Company

3Play Media

It can elicit emotions, drive actions, and build trust. Well, you make them accessible by adding captions, audio description, transcripts, and play them in an accessible video player. People use captions when they don’t have headphones, are in a loud environment, or aren’t fluent in the native language of the spoken audio. Captions are visual representations of the audio. Tip Two: Add Audio Description.

Does Online Training Work?


Some advanced programs even have audio content, flash animations, and videos. One of the biggest problems of remote work is trust. In recent years, online learning has been on the rise.

What Are Your eLearning Pet Peeves? Here Are Mine!

Tim Slade

Learners know how to click the Next button to continue and how to adjust the volume of the course audio. By locking the navigation of your eLearning course, you’re essentially telling your learners that you don’t trust them. I spend a lot of time here on my blog, on my free webinars , in my books , at work, and at conferences talking about what makes good eLearning. However, I rarely “flip the script” and talk about what makes lousy eLearning.

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How To Get Over Your Fear And Press The Damn Button with Brian Fanzo

TechSmith Camtasia

It might change how he has to produce his audio, so he then has to “push and pull” different factors to find the point at which his new equipment can achieve what he wants. Video is the number one vehicle for delivering trust, according to Brian.

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The Best WordPress Live Chat Plugin with AI-Powered Chatbot

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

When you become accessible through a chat window and reply instantly, your customers begin to trust you and your brand. Otherwise, it will negatively affect the trust of your potential customers towards you. These responses could be a text response, image, video, audio, or even a file. You can easily integrate with Firebase for storing the image, audio, video, and other files to be triggered as responses. This is a guest post by Vijay Chelakkat.

Best Content Awards 2020

eLearning 24-7

Audio Quality – Similar to above -in that if your course did not have any audio to it, you did not receive a zero. Nowadays most of the 3rd party content has an audio overlay or what is referred to as a V/O (voice-over). Trust me, it is nost a challenge. Welcome!

Why Course Authoring May Be Your Next Best eLearning Strategy


Trust the experts. Instead of learning an entirely new field, conserve your energy and resources by trusting the people who already live and breathe eLearning. Audio recordings. Skip the hassle entirely by using trusted professionals. ?eLearning platforms can sometimes include many working components, which may seem confusing at first. Knowledge Anywhere has recently partnered with Knowbly , course creation specialists, to provide you custom training content.

Technical tips for hosting a webinar

Arlo Training & Events Software

Use a trusted webinar platform. Here’s what you’ll need: A laptop or desktop with a webcam (more reliable than a tablet or mobile phone) Audio input and speakers (use a high-quality headset if you have one) Reliable internet connection (if your wifi is spotty, use an ethernet cable to ensure your connection doesn’t drop off) A power cable.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | September 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

This week’s “App of the Week” might forever change the way you look at audio and video editing. Take control of your audio and video with Descript.

An Ultimate Guide To Starting A Successful Music Business By Teaching Online


While the drill of writing regular blog posts might sound like a waste of time, in the beginning, blogs will help to build credibility and trust and will definitely pay off in the future. Investing In Low Audio Quality.

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Technical tips for hosting a webinar

Arlo Training & Events Software

Use a trusted webinar platform. Here’s what you’ll need: A laptop or desktop with a webcam (more reliable than a tablet or mobile phone) Audio input and speakers (use a high-quality headset if you have one) Reliable internet connection (if your wifi is spotty, use an ethernet cable to ensure your connection doesn’t drop off) A power cable.

Augmented Reality: The Trending Buzz for the Sales Organizations to Boost Employee Efficiency, Customer Satisfaction & Overall Business Outcomes


This helped the customers to gain an in-depth knowledge on product features and benefits, thereby improving their trust on the selling company and increasing overall business growth. It proved to be a unique way of highlighting concepts through visuals and audios, and less of text. Apart from including audios & videos, a complete storytelling approach was required to showcase the traceability of individual products. ?

Social Learning: August Pick of the Posts

Jane Hart

audio clips?), Communities of practice will continue to grow as knowledge artisans need to integrate their work and learning in a trusted space. The focus of my August Pick of the Posts is social learning, and these posts all include some great graphics too. In It’s Not About “Doing” Social Jane Bozarth (2 August) shows how Pokemon Go gets it right. “Here’s the thing: People talk about their work all the time. And they’ll find someone to talk to about it.

How To Build A Strong Training Ecosystem


Podcasts and audio. Let Knowledge Anywhere be that trusted partner. ?When your team has to learn, you’ll want to have a reliable training program in place to support and accommodate all types of learners through a multifaceted learning approach.

The Emotional Learning through VR technology


It is a trusted tool for design and developing safety training applications. Humans can retain information via audio-visual methods well, and virtual reality and augmented reality technologies aid even higher levels of understanding and retention. Virtual reality has evolved from gaming experience to attain real-life applications across industries.

Mindflash Named One of the Country’s Best Workplaces for Flexibility


Mindflash and the other winning companies were selected based on responses to the Trust Index, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey, as well as an analysis of respondents’ anonymous comments. These companies have made a real investment in credible, trusting cultures that help employees achieve their goals both inside and outside the workplace.”. Courses are created using the file types that businesses already use (PowerPoint, PDF, Word, video, audio).

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Help your people excel by empowering them with minds-i

Unicorn Training

It consolidates three essential learning elements: Your organisation's knowledge Integrating with your LMS gives your users immediate access to your 'moment of need' videos, PDFs and audio files. Trusted live feeds Select the most relevant live feeds to keep your employees fully up-to-date with every trending piece of news in your industry.

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Key principles of effective business coaching


Thus, explainer videos can become an excellent tool for effective business training as it is easier for many people to absorb information from video and audio sources with vivid illustrations. All business coach activities are based on five main principles: trust in people — a coach trusts people and believes in his customers. ” trust the environment — the coach hopes that the community loves us if we follow our own path.

How to Reach A Global Audience

3Play Media

Video has been proven to increase consumer’s trust, boost conversions, and capture a viewers attention for longer. They are much easier and cheaper to create than having a voiceover translation of the audio. Once you have a caption file of the original audio, you can easily get it translated. 3Play Media offers several tools to help translate your video or audio content.

Personal Mobile Mastery

Clark Quinn

The Revolution isn’t an obvious match, nor is games (though trust me, I could make them work ;), but a more obvious match was mlearning. And take notes by text or audio. A conversation with a colleague prompted a reflection. The topic was personal learning, and in looking for my intersections (beyond my love of meta-learning ), I looked at my books.

5 Steps to Creating a Customer Story Video

TechSmith Camtasia

People trust their friends. They even trust friends-of-friends. Good audio doesn’t necessarily guarantee your video will be better, but bad audio does make for a bad video, every time. The best thing you can do is to step aside, and let potential clients empathize with a voice they are likely to trust. The best person to sell your product or service is not you. In fact, they probably don’t even work for you.

Conquer These Evil E-Learning Temptations

Integrated Learnings

Trust your intuition and experience to tell you whether or not you are getting the feedback you need. Trust but verify that they are doing their part. Animations and Audio Syncing - The animations should match the audio. Avoid the temptation to skip through the audio. by Jonathan Shoaf. There are common temptations that instructional designers and e-learning developers succumb to. Resist these and your learners will thank you.

Podcasting: Is It Right For Your Content Mix?

Talented Learning

But listening to an audio file is even easier and more convenient. 4) Podcasting Builds Trust with Listeners. Even if the pace is only once a month, if you consistently produce useful, relevant content, your audience will begin to rely upon you as a trusted source. EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers.

Remote Mentoring: How to Cultivate a Virtual Connection


If my video connection starts to lag on my laptop, I use my phone for audio. Maintain Connection, Trust and Confidentiality. After the ice is broken, a great way to build trust is to honor the commitments you make. For many of us, working from home has become the new normal. Coronavirus has turned our way of life upside down and is transforming the way we work.