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: 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."

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.

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.

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?

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

Powerhouse Hub

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

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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    If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George.

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

eLearning Architect

More and more learners are demanding voiceover in their eLearning courses and for good reason – a great voiceover can bring your content to life. But adding audio to courses creates several variables within the design process. Question 1: What is your voiceover preference?

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.

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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?

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4 Examples Of How To Effectively Use Audio For Your eLearning

eLearning Industry

We’ve all come across those dull voiceovers reading exactly what you see on screen (but much slower). However, there are some great examples of audio in eLearning—it just needs to be used in the right way to deliver an engaging learning experience.

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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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Lesson 4. Action! Tips And Tricks For Audio/Video Narration And Editing

eLearning Industry

Different ways to consider voiceover and some of the nuts and bolts of working with audio and video for your eLearning course. eLearning Design and Development Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Video In eLearningRead more! This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

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Audio can be a useful tool to add life to and explain your content. However, too much audio in the wrong place could make your content sink, not sing. In this article, we’ll show you some great ways to use audio and share inspiring demos of where audio rocks.

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

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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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

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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.

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?

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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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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?

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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?

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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.’

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.

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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

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. Without an amplifier, dynamic microphones produce recordings with low audio levels.   Do you want to learn more about eLearning audio?

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.

Jennie Ruby On Fire at the Online Learning Conference

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It was a jammed-pack room and Jennie didn't disappoint as she instructed attendees on the best practices for creating and presenting voiceover audio for eLearning

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.

Adobe Captivate: Accessibility Text

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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 voiceover audio, even if it features James Earl Jones, isn’t meant for you.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project. A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project. A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

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by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate. After selecting the slide to record the narration to, choose  Audio > Record to > Slide.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Adding Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Closed captioning (CC) allows you to provide descriptive information in your published eLearning project that typically matches the voiceover audio contained in your Camtasia project. During this post I'm going to show you how you can add the captions manually (by typing or copying/pasting from an existing script), and how to have Camtasia transcribe the voiceover audio using the Speech-to-text feature.