How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. Nothing is worse than when you are on a roll recording a voice over and then you come across a misspelled word or incorrect placement of a comma. To help minimize reading errors from the voice talent, do all you can to have your script grammatically correct and printed out in a legible font.

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E-learning on a budget – five tips on how to do it


In today’s economy, learning and development budgets are under more scrutiny than ever before and even though there is consensus on the importance of training your employees, the jury is still out on what is a reasonable sum to invest in people who tend to change numerous jobs. Luckily, it’s not hard to make e-learning on a budget. Even if initially this kind of research was not budgeted on the expense sheet, it will ultimately save a few pennies.


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No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. Often, the same text is in the voice over notes as on screen.

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

CommLab India

You can do much, even when your e-learning budget is tight. They help develop effective online learning courses within the budget. Convert the existing course materials. Converting and customizing the existing learning content will make the designers’ and Subject Matter Experts’ (SMEs) job much easy. Covering too much content in an online module will increase your budget. Recording at a studio will increase the e-learning budget.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. Often, the same text is in the voice over notes as on screen. “Is this a face-to-face course that you want to convert to online?” I don’t know what your budget is, but I think this course could benefit from some actual analysis and instructional design.”

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Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

Due to this abrupt change, many organizations are scrambling to convert their existing inventory of courses. And you need to convert your training to an online delivery method. We have a tight timeline and budget and we can’t meet that using internal staff.”. “We

Customize New Hire Training: 5 Reasons to Partner Up With a Vendor for Your Onboarding Program

Obsidian Learning

Your employees might not have the time or specialized skills to convert an existing inperson onboarding program to a virtual one, or to create such a program from scratch.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Rethinking the Way You Author Elearning Whether in a large enterprise or a team of one, elearning authors today are expected to deliver effective learning outcomes using minimal resources, rapid turn-around time and a razor-thin budget.

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How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

Customer education can differentiate you as a leading educational voice for your industry. converting leads to customers. Working with them Spark + Co have developed a series of e-learning modules by converting their recorded webinars. All produced on a modest budget.

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). Of course computer-generated voices do not have the warmth and richness of a human voice, nor can they display the range of talents found in a skilled narrator. TTS can also be effective as the voice of an avatar or guide, like the Ben character from MediaSemantics above. mp3 formats and comes with two or four voices. VOICE PUBLISHERS.

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? How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution? Why not use human voice-over? How will the students accept the voices?

Content Marketing: What Every Learning Practitioner Needs to Know

Talented Learning

Convince & Convert. 5 Keys to Developing a Strong Tone of Voice in Your Content Marketing. Too often, brands overlook brand “voice” as a differentiator. In a world where time and budgets aren’t endless (much less audience attention) this is an important question for every organization to address. With countless ways to promote and package instructional content, what’s the best investment of your time and budget?

Live in NY! It’s Kineo…

Learning Visions

How do I engage learners in a short time with a limited budget. on tone and writing for elearning: Five guidelines: Keep it light Give it spirit Have a conversation Call for action Be adult See the Kineo Design Hour: Tone of Voice presentation for more details. As we evolve in our eLearning journeys, we often follow this path: “convert this course” (when you’re just getting started, you need to get it online) “make it look better” (I see that my course could look better.

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The 15+7 Best Webinar Platforms: Comparison Guide for 2020


The budget-friendly alternative. Zoho meeting and webinars is the budget-friendly alternative to this list. EasyWebinar promises to help you create high converting webinars that can boost your sales. It offers the ability to convert past events to evergreen content.

Blended Learning: Different combinations that work


The challenge is to convert it into a usable learning format. But creating custom courses for the many varied learning needs of learners within available training time and budgets is often an impossible task. Most modern virtual classrooms, however, have built-in avenues for two-way interaction through blackboards, voice or text-chat that enable fruitful collaborations between instructors and learners. Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name.

Text to Speech: Is it the Right Option for Your Course?

E-learning Uncovered

You have a limited budget? This is extremely helpful if you are converting several hours of content at once. You are using a character in your course that would benefit from a synthesized voice? And, by the way, if you don’t own this software, you can still get a synthesized effect by processing a natural voice through any audio editor. You can’t find the natural voice you want? I recently used a text to speech program to create the audio for a course.

Moodle: the LMS for everyone

Course Index

We get constant enquiries from people on a fairly limited budget who want to get a Moodle up and running but don’t have the technical resources to do it. You have learning content that you want to convert into eLearning courses. We’ll help you to build courses from ‘legacy’ materials such as PowerPoint slides, Word docs, PDFs, lecture notes, voice recordings – anything! provide a suite of services around Moodle.

Online training platform’s best tools for working remotely


Coming in at the lower end of any budget, Google’s Chromebooks are fastly becoming a great entry-level computer. While most web and phone cameras have mics that pick up sound, it’s difficult to isolate your voice.

The Right Mix: Using Media in e-Learning


The content was available and the task was to just convert it in electronic form. This is further cemented by the phenomenon of many older HTML based e-learning courses being now converted into Flash based courses which allow more opportunities to include graphics into text-based courses. There are many kinds of audio that are used in e-learning – Narrations, Voice-overs, Sound effects and even Music. Technology is always the backbone when developing e-learning content.

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Kill Boring eLearning with Story-Based Lessons

Vignettes Learning

Use first voice, vivid images and clean page design. Contrary to the practice of converting long policies and procedures into dozens and hundreds of slides, we present them in PDF form. By focusing on the content properly and isolating long readings into PDFs, you just cut your budget. In developing a small story-based lesson, it has to be short, snappy, succinct, easy to follow and effective in engaging learners and imparting knowledge.

Online training platform’s best tools for working remotely


Coming in at the lower end of any budget, Google’s Chromebooks are fastly becoming a great entry-level computer. While most web and phone cameras have mics that pick up sound, it’s difficult to isolate your voice.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

Training now plays an essential role in attracting new prospects, converting them to customers, empowering them to use products successfully, convincing them to increase product use over time and encouraging them to become brand advocates. New year. New decade.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Voice-Over in eLearning - The Learning Circuits Blog , September 1, 2010. Elearning on a Shoestring - Produce content in 10 hours, and a budget of $ 0.0 - Free as in Freedom , February 27, 2010. Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5 - Adobe Captivate Blog , August 6, 2010. Creating tone of voice in eLearning. Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part I) - Web Courseworks , February 10, 2010.

How to Win with Video for Small Businesses

TechSmith Camtasia

If you ever find yourself trying to “convert” content into a video, rather than developing the video idea organically, then that’s a pretty good indication that things have gone awry in the creative process. Clearly, only organisations with huge marketing budgets can consider Hollywood-level production and animation, but that doesn’t mean small budget video can’t be extremely successful.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


For course creators with no budget, H5P can be a life-saver, offering learning activities you won’t find anywhere else, such as flashcards, drag and drop, image pairing and many more. Also, you can add sound comments, a record of your voice, give more detailed directions, and manage the number of students who are watching your video lessons. This is suitable for experienced course creators with an audience and a budget to support it.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

What Training Costs Part I: Converting Content from ILT to WBT How long does it take to create learning? Like Scott, I’ve been reading several blog posts on the cost of creating e-learning and what is surprising to me is that the subject of content reuse is never mentioned - though the Converting Content from ILT to WBT post that you reference touches on it to some extent. eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference

E-Learning Acupuncture

Well, its a bit out of my budget for the moment; however, Im going to Hawaii in another sense this spring. If you are a college teacher with no budget for conference travels, only $69 USD gets you full access to everything, including the archive of everything presented and recorded for 6 months! ► May (3) The power of Voice in online classrooms Do you care about Web 3.0? ► August (2) Short Cuts for Converting Classroom Courses to Onl.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

In spite of this, corporations, non-profits, and government invest most of their budgets in formal learning, when it’s apparent that most learning is informal. Most informal learning takes place in the “shadow organization,” oft described as “the way things really work,” as opposed to the boxes on the organization chart and their clearly delineated budgets. It’s in their self interest to convert from training pawns to proactive learning opportunists.

How to Get Clients on Demand for Your High Ticket Coaching Business without Sacrificing Freedom with Russ Ruffino


Chris Badgett: How do I qualify and get the right people on those enrollment calls, like if we’re going to do 15 or 30 or an hour long enrollment calls, whatever, like sales calls, how do we think about qualifying the leads, besides just what’s your budget or whatever.

What Virtual Assistants Can Do For Course Creators with Expert VA Trainer Kathy Goughenour


So that would be about a budget of $250 per month if you’re hiring a VA at about $25 per hour. I tweaked the content until it got really, really good and it was converting a lot of people to the breakthrough sessions. And I call that a not-to-be-exceeded monthly budget, which means, if I have 10 hours worth of work, right, you do it and charge me for it. I recommend a budget of $250 a month to get started. And your total budget is $250, if they go that high.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

Recording a screencast allows the person on the other end to actually hear your voice, and provides important context to your words. But with time, distance, and budget constraints, it can be nearly impossible to visit everyone in person. Check out Chad’s story to see exactly how he used screencasts to create high-converting sales proposals. What is Screencasting? A screencast is a video recording of your computer screen, and usually includes audio.

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

Instead, stakeholders, budgets, stakeholders and program managers typically are located within business units. Organizations are discovering that education is a strategic tool that can attract prospects, convert them to customers, onboard them, and help them succeed – all in a way that is highly personalized and measurable. Any association of any size or budget can now support member education with sophisticated learning technology.