Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

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by Jennie Ruby    I often point out in my classes on  writing eLearning voiceover scripts  that a script is necessary so that when you record the audio you don't skip anything, don't stumble, and don't say "um."

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?

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Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. If you choose  Import to , you will be presented with an  Import Audio  dialog box.

Adobe Presenter: Managing Voiceover Scripts

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Adobe Presenter has a pretty nifty way to help you display your voiceover script while recording audio. All is well and good until you find an error in your script or want to make a change in the voiceover. by Jennie Ruby.

eLearning: Should the Captions Match the Audio?

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I recently received the following question from a reader of my skills & drills newsletter :   Question: I have been asked to make the text captions in my Captivate project exactly match the audio.  Do you have any advice on the use of Audio and Text captions in terms of effectiveness?    Answer:  Generally speaking, captions that exactly match the audio are NOT effective.

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Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

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Do you think your eLearning is going to change behavior if it is boring, and contains lackluster voiceover that's delivered in a monotone? The first rule of an effective voiceover is "sell it." " 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. Voiceover is like acting or singing. e-learning eLearning voiceover audioby Jeff Hanley.

Adobe Captivate 5: Keep Audio From Getting Cut Off

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When importing voiceover audio into Adobe Captivate, I always suggest that audio be added directly to the slide instead of objects on the slide ( Audio > Import to > Slide ). By importing audio directly onto the slide, you'll have more direct control over the audio. You will be able to edit the audio clip by double-clicking the waveform on the Timeline. the first syllable of audio can get cut off. by Kevin Siegel.

Does audio narration help eLearners?

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Unpacking the value add of audio narration in online learning. Typically, audio voiceover will also be displayed as text. Sometimes the learner has an option to hide the text and listen to the audio, or mute the audio and read the text, choosing one sensory channel over the other. But often the text is displayed along with the audio whether the learner wants to experience both or not. The post Does audio narration help eLearners?

6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

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You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. eLearning Featured tips tips and tricks voice over voiceoverUsing your voice properly is a skill in itself.

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Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

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by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. You give the voiceover artist the script. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. Now, as the pre-recorded audio plays, the slide just sits there, and the animation is never activated.

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.’

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

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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.

A Case for Voiceover Engagement

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Learn why voiceovers are important in eLearning, as well as some key tips to create quality audio

Top Tips for Producing Better eLearning Audio by Jennifer De Vries and Stephen Haskin

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Most eLearning professionals will need to create a voiceover script from time to time as part of their job. But writing scripts for audio is different from writing text that a learner reads from a display. Where do you. learn this skill? There arent many courses that teach this. Here are 10 tips that will help you to write better. scripts! Design Strategies Learning Media Training Strategies

Audio for eLearning: Wake Me Up When It's Over!

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How do you make your voiceover narration more compelling, engaging and interesting? Here are some quick steps to ensure that your recordings are not driving your learners into a comatose state: Practice reading your audio aloud and record yourself doing it. Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class. Tags: Audio eLearning

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? In fact, the study says that most people learn best with a combination of audio and visual.

Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone

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Recording a voiceover is a field of knowledge that includes many disciplines from learning how to speak into a microphone to selecting the right software for recording your audio narrations by reading a script. Shared.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 3 & 360: SRT Files Make Quick Work of Closed Captions

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Closed captioning allows you to display a slide’s voiceover audio as text that is synchronized with the voiceover audio. All that you need to do is select an audio file on the Timeline and import either an SRT, VTT, SBV, or SUB file. by Kevin Siegel, COTP.

Audio Basics for eLearning

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Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? audio will enhance the learner experience. Good audio will enhance the learner experience. But what about bad audio? bad audio might still work, but it could also diminish the effectiveness of your lesson. Looking to get a jump start on the road to creating quality audio for your eLearning lessons?

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

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Use text-to-speech to create placeholder content for your reviewers so that you can get the voiceover script approved before sending it out for professional recording. They can produce the courses and insert audio narration generated by text-to-speech applications.

Fiverr.com: When You Need a Little Audio

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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?

Adobe Captivate 5: Control the Volume of Background Audio

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Captivate developers have been able to add background audio to their projects since Captivate was known as RoboDemo. The process of adding background audio hasn't changed much over the years. Choose Audio > Edit > Background. by Kevin Siegel.

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10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning

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One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. They take quite a few efforts towards achieving this goal.

Microphones and Audio Information

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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. I just saw a couple of comments on my post Recommended End of Year eLearning Tools Spending?

Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

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Combining moving pictures with audio in a compelling way draws people into the subject. The combination of video and audio reinforces the content in several different areas of the brain – increasing the likelihood that the material will be stored in long-term memory.

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Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

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Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio. Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course?

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

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Voiceover for vision disability accessibility: We recorded voiceover content to help explain complex conceptual issues and maintained transcripts of the audio to include on every related page in each course. 3) Provide a Transcript for Voiceover Audio.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

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Rather, imported assets such as audio, video and images are the main culprits behind SWF bloat. Use Less Audio I'm a huge fan of adding audio effects and voiceover audio to a lesson. However, nothing will bloat a published SWF quite like audio.

How to Navigate Difficult Internal and External eLearning Customers

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Changing the voiceover that we’ve already recorded is like altering the script an actress uses for her lines. We’ll need to get a revised and approved new script, schedule and record the voice talent, and then match the audio to the appropriate scenes.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

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Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks.

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

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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. in did it have audio capability?

10 top tips for using audio in e-learning

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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.

6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

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Translating subtitles, audio, and video elements is also important in e-learning localization. Solution: If you have initial plans of localization, you can translate audio, video, and voiceover scripts right at the beginning.

Develop Killer Product Training Videos Using VideoScribe

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Before using VideoScribe, you need to gather visuals, video clips of the product, and write the audio script. The right combination of script, visuals, and audio makes an effective video. Audio: Adding audio narration to the script can add value to your product training video.

Moving Classroom Training to eLearning

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    The voiceover script of eLearning cannot have the dense layers of meaning and abstract terminology typically used in academic text meant to be read.   Even if the audience for an eLearning lesson is individuals with PhDs, text with a high grade-level is not appropriate for an audio voice over. by Jennie Ruby    When information needs to be moved to a new medium, we have a tendency to try to make the new medium fit the mold of the old.

When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

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Although videos involve movement and often include audio, viewing a video is still a passive experience for learners. Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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and then have that individual record the audio narration for the project. Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out.