eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

Budget limits. An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Learning development is a paradox. And this is a greater challenge when it comes to elearning (and other forms of online training). There’s no time to build engaging, exciting, effective elearning. Use an Elearning Interaction Catalog for Quicker Development and Lower Costs.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Text-to-Speech to Final Voiceover

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

While working on a recent eLearning project in Articulate Storyline 360, there was a delay in getting the voiceover audio back from our voiceover professional. While these kinds of delays are common, they don't need to derail the entire development process.

Audio for eLearning: The First Steps

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One of the key elements in multimedia and eLearning development is sound. If you're not using audio in your eLearning you are losing more than half your audience, and that is never a good thing. The first step to consider is whether you do your own audio or hire a voice talent to do it for you. This will depend on your budget as well as your skill set. Voice-over talent can be found at www.voice123.com and www.voices.com.

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Text-to-Speech Functionality in Captivate

Integrated Learnings

There are a lot of arguments about using audio in eLearning – some in favor, some not. Many eLearning development tools allow you to easily record narration with your content, including Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate. However, what if you don’t have the budget to hire the talent to make it sound professional? What if you, as the Designer, do not feel that you have the voice for the recordings? What are your budget and time constraints?

3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing

Making Change

The commercial has been featured in several publications as an example of highly effective, low-budget marketing. Many elearning developers would have a narrator read the screen to you, but I couldn’t make myself do it. It’s the tiresome Omniscient One, the faceless, personality-free voice of the nobody who knows everything. “We don’t have that kind of budget!” ” It’s not the budget, it’s the ideas.

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Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

Rapid eLearning

Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. Many access the elearning courses from computers that don’t support audio. Do Not Use Audio Narration If You’re on a Tight Budget. There’s a lot to be said about the authentic voice of a real person. However, there is a big difference between a good speaking voice and a professional narrator. You want a voice actor.

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Learn eLearning Audio Production from an Expert

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Are you an eLearning developer struggling with audio? You are the lone developer with little to no budget. If the eLearning is going get any better in your company its totally and completely up to you. Audio is a big part of developing eLearning. The bottom line is that every developer should have a basic understanding of digital audio technology. Chris is truly a rare find in our little world of eLearning colleagues.

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become Extinct by Jon on April 26, 2011 in Development Tools , Training Development , Video , budgeting , eLearning For some, the idea that a major corporation could do without it’s training department is unthinkable. A similar trend is taking place in the learning and development industry.

Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course. Is there a business need for eLearning? The core roles that make up a training team are designers and developers. Creating great eLearning is HARD!

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And in 14 years working as a publications manager and setting production budgets for technical journals, I was never asked to create a "tritotal." 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.

eLearning Storyboards: How to Create A Clear Road Map Everyone Can Follow

Association eLearning

When you think about it, an eLearning project is a lot like taking a trip; we have a destination in mind, and we create a plan for our journey with one or more “roadmaps.” This post will provide some helpful tips on how to make sure your eLearning journey arrives on schedule, on budget. For many reviewers who are new to the eLearning development process, embarking on an eLearning project can be like traveling to a foreign country.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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How to Make People Love Your eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

You want people to love your eLearning, but I swear, sometimes getting people to take their training feels like getting kids to eat their vegetables. Well, this can be how it feels to be a prisoner in an eLearning course with no personality. In the grand scheme of eLearning costs, professional narration is extremely cheap, and it can really add to your courses’ professionalism. There’s also more to great narration than a “good sounding voice.”

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. I think these principles will continue to develop and grow.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. But with a mountain of content to produce, tight deadlines, and a small budget, where do you even start? That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones.

Vision 2016 - An Interview with Todd Kasenberg

Raptivity

More about Todd here: [link] Below are excerpts from the interview: What are some of the key eLearning trends that you think would surface, or pick up, in 2016? We will face our crisis point, as learning developers, for mobile – we need to decide whether mobile is a legitimate channel for delivery of programs any longer than microlearning, and we need to come to grips with the role of mobile in producing job aids. Interactive eLearning – how would that look like in 2016?

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

This is a tool you use to react to something you see, hear or do and an opportunity to create a voice. Retweet – A great way to find your own voice is to use existing information (other people’s Tweets) and tell others what you think about it.

Organizing Course Content with Storyboards

learnWorlds

During the storyboarding stage, these can be identified and corrected before development starts. 4 You will know the required budget for your course. In case needed, you can make any necessary changes and lower the final budget. Storyboards in eLearning help put the learning experience first and visual design second. Elearning industry’s Template. The Elearning Coach’s Template.

How to Make People Love Your eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

You want people to love your eLearning, but I swear, sometimes getting people to take their training feels like getting kids to eat their vegetables. Well, this can be how it feels to be a prisoner in an eLearning course with no personality. In the grand scheme of eLearning costs, professional narration is extremely cheap, and it can really add to your courses’ professionalism. There’s also more to great narration than a “good sounding voice.”

Instructional Design: Planning Success

Solo Learning

Operating in the real world, you try to maximize your training budget to meet objectives. Develop. Under these circumstances, it makes sense to develop a short eLearning module. For an eLearning module, we will need the content itself and a user interface. While the components will vary for each project, assume that for this project we will have; seven title screens, screen recordings of the five new features, voice-over of the steps. The voice-over text.

8 Quick Ways To Boost The Productivity Of Your eLearning Team

TalentLMS

eLearning Project Managers must keep their collaborators on task and on time. In this article, we’ll share 8 tips to boost the productivity of your eLearning team and meet crucial deadlines. How To Boost The Productivity Of Your eLearning Team. Low productivity can spell disaster for eLearning development, meaning slower turnaround times, missed milestones, and questionable content quality. Keep An Up-To-Date eLearning Project Calendar.

Rethinking Compliance Training in eLearning: Part 2

eFront

From the 1980s onwards, it developed a reputation for fearless investigate journalism, challenging drama and alternative comedy. Acteon were commissioned to produce eLearning which would address this issue. Examples used included large scale things like signing off a new program budget, but also more mundane activities like sending an important email, putting in a slightly inflated expenses claim or hiring a friend or relative. eLearning compliance training

When It Makes Sense to Pay for Professional Narration

Rapid eLearning

Your rapid elearning software makes it easy to record your narration. Today we’re going to look at when it makes sense to consider professional narration for some of your elearning courses. 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.

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How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

LifterLMS

Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the TheUrlDr.com. Kim is an expert in online marketing who works in the eLearning development space. At LifterLMS.com you can learn more about new developments and how you can use LifterLMS to build online courses and membership sites. You can subscribe to our newsletter for updates, developments, and future episodes of LMScast.

Why it’s hard to find an LMS

eLearning Development

Shopping for an LMS is nothing like shopping for eLearning development tools. If your product is out of my budget, then you don’t have to waste time calling or emailing me. I will not answer the phone unless I can see who is calling, and I might just delete the voice mail without listening to it. It’s been several weeks since my last blog post about my LMS search. The search moves ever so slowly.

The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. In it, Microassist Senior Learning Architect Kevin Gumienny briefly introduces a list of diverse, informative, and recently published articles related to learning and development. So much about course development is about design.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. The course will be developed using a Lectora-style system that produces what is essentially an HTML/javascript page turner.

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eLearning Thought Leaders: Eric Bort of Clearly Trained

eLearning Weekly

But his elearning has been seen by millions and it speaks for itself. The elearning industry is ripe for the entrepreneur, but running a successful business is still challenging, so the experiences and tips Eric Bort shares in this interview should be very helpful — after all, his elearning business is thriving in Louisville, Kentucky. eLearning Weekly Interview — with Eric Bort, President, Clearly Trained LLC. What Can You Learn from This Guy?