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. Question 1: What is your voiceover preference? Seems like a straightforward question – but what type of voice will engage with your learners? We have all battled our way through mediocre compliance training with a monotone voice, so what personality will bring your content to life? Do you want a male or female voice?

How to Localize Your E-Learning Training (and Get Ahead of the Competition)

ICDTranslation

This will require an employee investment of salaries, paid leave, compensations, proper authoring software and tools. How do I add voice to my modules? Unless you have experienced voice over talents and a special recording video, once again the best solution is to seek professional external help. There is also the option to hire a well-established expert in the field to add voice to your training modules. E-learning plays a vital role in corporate training.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

How do you make your voiceover narration more compelling, engaging and interesting? You may feel uncomfortable with this, but it's a time-proven technique that will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your voice. Be honest with yourself when evaluating your voice. Ensure that the modulation of your voice includes emotion, emphasis or just plain life.

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Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Record Voiceover. On the screen, the end user can play the presentation – and any media – say voice overs, music, etc., I couldn’t see how they could call themselves a social learning platform, because it seemed more to be an online authoring system or if you want to stretch it, a hybrid next gen lite LMS. Everyone loves to receive gifts.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Funny? Do You Think That's Funny?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a 3-hour, online class later this week called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require.

Writing & Grammar: Make Your Own Style Sheets and Feel the Awesome Power!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

In this case, I’m selecting the SigmaTel sound card, which takes input from the microphone that I’m going to use to record some voiceover narration. If you’re just recording voice-over narration, leave it unchecked. Tags: digital audio file format Audio content development Audacity content production process educational media technology in education podcast authoring podcast

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Why not use human voice-over? How will the quality of the voice affect the quality of the learning? How will the students accept the voices?

How To Create A Superb Explainer Video Script

Superb Learning

So, when you add a voice-over to visual information, it will be processed far more rapidly. At the same time, your script should also suggest both knowledge and authority relating to the problem presented. Are you working to create an explainer video for your brand?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do Training Examples Need to Keep it Real?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require. by Jennie Ruby.

A guide to the essential skills and experience for a modern elearning team

Elucidat

For example, a Graphic Designer who is also an Authoring Tool Expert, and can build out content and layouts directly. Equally, depending on the scale of the projects you’re producing, you may decide that you want to invest in your Authoring Tool Expert to enable them to become a great Learning Designer too. Bonus skills: able to use authoring platforms and design software, such as wireframing tools. Authoring Tool Expert. The role of Authoring Tool Expert.

Easygenerator: the next 12 months

easygenerator

The Plus Plan includes 5 new Question Types: (Drag and Drop Text, Drag and Drop Images, Single Select, Multiple Select and Fill in the blanks), Co-Authoring and an Adaptive Learning Template. Co-authoring will be extremely easy and clear with, to do lists, checklists and email notifications for every author involved. Expect the following features in December: To Do and Checklists for Co-Authors. Email Notifications for Co-Authors.

Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

TechSmith Camtasia

Written by guest author Gary Allen of Unbounce. Once we had our script, we would record the voiceover. I was tasked with making this project work, and while I had done some instruction before, I’d neither recorded my own voice nor made a screencast in my life. The first problem I encountered was trying to make my voice sound natural and conversational – and not like someone pretending to be a human being. About the Author.

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

When a student enrolls in your course, they’re dedicating the next few hours to listening to your voice. Nasality can’t be easily fixed, but feedback, background noise, and fuzziness when recording your voice can be reduced with decent microphones. These are perfect for recording voiceovers. Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music.

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

BrightCarbon

This blog article could also be called ‘confessions of a voice-over artist.’ For several years I’ve done voice-over work here at BrightCarbon, lending my voice to eLearning courses, promotional videos, and webinars aplenty. The use of the passive voice: The second way to make sure you’re being direct is to avoid using the passive voice. Don’t get caught in the author’s trap of writing things as though they’re going to be published in a book.

The E-Learning Department of One: Four Survival Skills Needed to Succeed

SHIFT eLearning

A one-man eLearning department must be highly talented and possess a combination of skill sets: he or she should know how to use authoring tools, design, and give a great voice to content. Multimedia Production and Authoring. Most eLearning courses include voiceover audio, video, photos, music and animations. Different authoring tools allows you to load different assets for course; however, each authoring tool also requires different skill levels.

E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

Select rapid authoring tools. Rapid authoring tools give you the flexibility of time by developing e-learning courses swiftly and provide a wide range of choices such as interactivities, character packs, etc. You can also use free authoring tools such as Microsoft’s Learning Content Development System (LCDS), Easygenerator, LessonWriter, MOS Solo, etc. You can have more details about how to select a right authoring tool here. This will help you avoid voiceover costs.

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

About voice recording. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Use your own voice for voiceovers. We know you think it sounds bad, but to other people your voice on video sounds just like you in person. Your voice sounds fine (maybe even great!). Using your voice not only saves on talent costs, it also can serve as a recognizable point of authority. This will loosen up your vocal chords so your voice sounds its best.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010. Voice-Over in eLearning - The Learning Circuits Blog , September 1, 2010. Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5 - Adobe Captivate Blog , August 6, 2010. Creating tone of voice in eLearning. Voiceover (55). Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

learnWorlds

Screencast-O-Matic provides the option for screencast recordings (screen recording), webcam recordings, or both, as well as the ability to use a microphone to record your voice.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

Authoring Tools. Authoring Tools. Instructional designers know the elearning course creation tools as authoring tools. Authoring tools are used to provide a high quality courses that can be uploaded into your preferred LMS for hosting. If you are just starting out with online courses, you might want to keep authoring tools in mind for later use. Adobe Captivate is one of the top premium authoring tools used to create immersive learning scenarios.

Make E-Learning Globally Competent

CLO Magazine

Each asset is usually constructed, captured or authored with different software tools, which can often complicate localization. As a result, voiceovers may not sync with moving mouths and the course may increase in duration. For example, a course with five character voices going into eight languages may mean as many as 40 different recordings.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. It’s not always directly applicable to elearning, especially elearning that’s developed in a rapid authoring tool or delivered through PDFs. A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Do you outsource recording narration to voice-over talent?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. It’s not always directly applicable to elearning, especially elearning that’s developed in a rapid authoring tool or delivered through PDFs. A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Do you outsource recording narration to voice-over talent?

When It Makes Sense to Pay for Professional Narration

Rapid eLearning

A Good Voice Doesn’t Equal Good Results. Joe and Samantha have good voices. Joe and Samantha have good voices but they aren’t professional narrators. It takes more than just a good speaking voice to get the inflections and tone right. It’s just you and your voiceover talent. An exception is if the narrator is a personality or authority that the audience expects to be part of the course.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Device Diversity is the “New Normal” Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning Pad/Tablet Use Explodes Authoring Tools Will Evolve Private Social Networks Win Over Public Market Consolidations Will Occur Here Come the Experts! One thing that I've not heard discussed as much is the voice recognition and text-to-speech of the application. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders.

#EDCMOOC: being human – reasserting the human

Good To Great

It’s interesting that for BT that sense of ‘being there’ comes from hearing a voice, but for Kolowich it comes from seeing a face. When I started out in instructional design five years ago, we tried to achieve it through using photographs of people, good quality voiceovers rather than computer-generated audio, and a natural and conversational tone of voice in the copywriting.

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6 COVID-19 Lesson Templates for Your On-Demand Workforce

Edume

Below are some sample lessons you can quickly and easily create using EduMe’s simple content authoring tool to keep your frontline workers safe and successful. Consult reliable sources such as: The CDC MayoClinic WebMD Public health authority websites N.B. By having effective learning and relevant information in the palm of their hands, and a voice to be heard, the workforce at companies like Uber, Airbnb, Vodafone and Deloitte are empowered to perform at their best.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear? Post from: The eLearning Coach The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts. Ideas Favor the Connected Mind - Big Dog, Little Dog , November 11, 2010In a recent TED Talk, Steven Johnson , the best-selling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience, gives a presentation titled, Where good ideas come from.

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

The difference in information, context, and professionalism between the images become quite clear: Thumbnails provide a lot of context about the video: Topics clearly stated Product recognizable due to logos and colors Consistent design used across all videos in a series Visually appealing and professional look Showing author adds personality and expertise Corporate branding. Use an engaging speaker or voiceover to present the topic with passion and excitement.