A Conversation with Eric Lee about Voice Talent, Storytelling and the Industry

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to ask Eric Lee a few questions about being a voice artist , storytelling, how he got started and why high quality audio is so important for effective eLearning. Kapp: You are in a rather unique area of online learning development, you are a voice artist. Can you tell us what a voice artist does in the learning industry? Kapp: Why do you think voice is so important in creating effective learning online and otherwise?

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Why I love working with e-learning sceptics

The eLearning Nomad

In any other business, she might be considered a ‘difficult client’, but I don’t see it that way – quite the contrary. I thought there must be a way in which we can develop e-learning that gives a voice to the learners. The post Why I love working with e-learning sceptics appeared first on DynaMind eLearning. Adult learning e-learning elearning design elearning development eWorkshops Instructional design online professional development professional development

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A Simple Model for Converting ILT to Engaging eLearning

eLearning Brothers

I have no desire to get technical with you here and make life complex with this step, so when I say “goal” it could mean a learning objective, a performance objective, a business objective, or an overall message. And because we’re awesome eLearning designers, there’s no way a bullet point will do. Brainstormed thoughts: One of the strengths of the instructor-led activity was the ability to see so many different perspectives, and to hear it in the “voice” of a unique individual.

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

The Learning Dispatch

An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Learning development is a paradox. Once business problems are identified, training, while not the answer to every performance problem , has a significant role in an organization’s success. And this is a greater challenge when it comes to elearning (and other forms of online training).

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

This Month in Learning – Summer Edition

The Learning Dispatch

Each edition also features learning and development articles and blogs curated across the web. We have gathered his This Month in Learning (TMIL) June, July and August articles to add to your “must read” list. . At the Harvard Business Review , Edward Chang and a host of co-authors add their voices to the discussion about whether diversity training actually works (their verdict: in the way it’s supposed to, no; but it does have some unexpected benefits).

Launching a Web Collaboration Platform? Here’s How to Get Past the Naysayers

Mindflash

But they’re the exception, still, not the rule, in the wider business universe, where breakthrough apps and tools are still uncharted — and often confusing — territory for decision makers. What Pepperdine University launched recently for its business school holds some insights for managers and execs looking to break through tough barriers. Online Training collaboration e-learning eLearning Development Social Learning web learning

10 Golden Rules for ELearning Design

LearnDash

Too often today you will find organizations hastily slap-together a bunch of PowerPoint slides, upload them into a program like Articulate, click “publish” and call it “elearning” The reality is that this type of elearning development is just flat-out ineffective. Depending on who you speak to, you will likely hear a variety of tips and advice for how to create effective elearning courses. 10 Golden Rules for ELearning Design.

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Grow Your Negotiating Capabilities Using eLearning

Your Training Edge

What’s eLearning? eLearning is the use of electronic technologies to acquire a program, course, or degree online. Today, eLearning is used as an inventive learning approach to obtain meaningful development. According to 2014-2016 Docebo eLearning market trends and forecast report, the eLearning industry has grown by 900% since 2000. Practice plays a decisive role in boosting the eLearning process. Are you aspiring to become an expert negotiator?

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

That makes them able to fit into hectic schedules and busy lives without a need to pause, hoping to resume at a later time. It’s no coincidence this exactly mirrors the way Clark Quinn describes mobile learning in the eLearning Guild report, Mobile Learning: The Time Is Now. Let’s consider a typical hour-long elearning course. During its development, learning objectives were set and agreed to. Santa Rosa, CA: ELearning Guild, 2012.

The NEXT Big Thing in eLearning

eLearning Alchemy

Over the past decade eLearning has gone through a rapid transformation. Buzzwords like gamification, micro-learning, mobile-learning, adaptive learning, rapid authoring, branching scenarios and responsive design have come with the promise of resolving all our eLearning woes… only to fall considerably short of expectations. Rapid authoring tools have ushered in a new breed of inexperienced eLearning developer. The result is a smorgasbord of low-quality eLearning.

Tips to Discover Your Hidden Potential

Learning Rebels

Developing a mindset (about anything) is a tricky thing. We discussed how to develop a lifelong learning mindset a couple of posts ago. ANTs takeover the little voice in our heads by planting negative seeds. Over time, which voice becomes louder will be your choice. For example: You might be a great elearning developer with a flair for design. Jump to the bottom of this post to enter April’s Discover Your Hidden Potential Giveaway!

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10 Reasons Why You Need a Mobile Learning Management System 

Hurix Digital

According to a study by Gartner , 70% of on-the-go professionals tended to business needs on their personal mobile devices in 2018. You can’t improve what you can’t measure, an adage that is so true to the learning and development function. A well-developed solution uses gamification, interactive videos, and micro-learning to make the entire training experience a delight. Guide: How to Choose the Right LMS for Your Business.

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2016 – 9 Trends on the eLearning Landscape

TalentLMS

How can eLearning developers create programs to satisfy the growing and unique needs of learners? Every year TalentLMS comes up with a revolutionary list of eLearning processes and procedures for eLearning development. Here are the latest and most popular eLearning trends! The impact of gamification on eLearning still looks amazingly strong. Gamification is still the hot eLearning trend in 2016! Corporate eLearning.

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!

eLearning Thought Leaders: Eric Bort of Clearly Trained

eLearning Weekly

But his elearning has been seen by millions and it speaks for itself. This interview, perhaps more than any other we’ve done, will appeal to small business owners or those who are thinking about striking out on their own. eLearning Weekly Interview — with Eric Bort, President, Clearly Trained LLC. Screenshot of eLearning by Clearly Trained LLC. I’ve found clients are either all about rapid elearning development, or never mention it at all.

Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Classroom and eLearning are not “one and the same.” Convert ILT to eLearning. The new business-norm is anything but normal. Pulling from my 20 years of experience, the following are 6 actions to take when repurposing your ILT materials to eLearning. Since we are assuming that you have an existing course, then a business purpose for the course should already be identified. Unfortunately, it does not translate well into eLearning.

Stop! Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

Cinecraft

Classroom and eLearning are not “one and the same.” Convert Classroom Content To eLearning. The new business-norm is anything but normal. Pulling from my 20 years of experience, the following are 6 actions to take when repurposing your ILT materials to eLearning. Since we are assuming that you have an existing course, then a business purpose for the course should already be identified. Unfortunately, it does not translate well into eLearning.

Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects

The Learning Dispatch

We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Elearning Example 1: Visual Models and the HIV/STD Program Case Management Training. “As So begins the warm, female voice kicking off the first of several elearning examples we’re updating for our website. Our HIV/STD Program Case Management Training sample showcases a custom elearning project for the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing

Making Change

Many elearning developers would have a narrator read the screen to you, but I couldn’t make myself do it. He’s talking about his business. It’s the tiresome Omniscient One, the faceless, personality-free voice of the nobody who knows everything. Do you know of any elearning that applies any of these principles? Marketers and trainers have the same goals: They want people to do something.

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Celebrating 5 years of Raptivity : Form is Temporary, Class is Timeless

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

As we celebrate 5 successful and growing years of Raptivity , the world's first and leading rapid interactivity building tool for eLearning creators, it gives me and the team at Harbinger Group immense joy and a sense of fulfillment. Raptivity started as an innovative solution to the eLearning developers dilemma - how to create interesting and engaging content without spending the time and money for programming interactivity.

8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

Hiring a skilled eLearning consultant is an alternative approach that can save your business time and money in the long run. Although hiring an eLearning consultant may cost you more at the onset of the project, you will quickly come to find that it was well worth the investment when you see the outcome of the virtual training courses produced. Here are eight advantages of hiring an eLearning specialist over doing it on your own. Hire an eLearning Consultant Today.

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. Most likely by small, specialized teams focused on business results.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. Videos add the “human” element to eLearning. The voice and the human footage create a sense of classroom environment that is so hard to create otherwise. In this article, we discuss some essential tips on creating eLearning videos. Videos are rapidly becoming the leading Internet traffic pathway in eLearning environments. Revamp yourself with some new video development strategies.

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. 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. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

Are you in a position where you develop instructional materials for a leadership/management audience? But what about eLearning? Can we use eLearning to teach some of these soft skills that are required by leadership in a corporate environment? I would argue that we can, provided the eLearning has some elements to make it a successful interaction. Let’s take the same scenario and think about how an eLearning course could teach the same thing. By Dean Hawkinson.

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

Elucidat

Learning managers often ask us what skills they need in their elearning production teams, to make them a success. It will help you hire new people, contract-in or develop your current team’s capabilities. 4 key elearning team roles and the skills to look for. Below, we’ve listed four key roles you’re likely to need to create and manage successful, modern elearning for large audiences. We’ve shared ideas on how to structure your elearning team here.

Free L&D webinars for March 2020

Limestone Learning

As organizations develop their learning strategies for the future, many find that the technology they currently have won’t let them execute. Organizations are looking for modern, flexible systems that can adapt to the evolving needs of the business and its learners. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 10AM – 11AM PT: Watch and Learn: Best Practices for Using Video in Elearning One of the most commonly used mediums in elearning is video.

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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.”

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?

Pinlearn

If you are new to the eLearning sphere, you must be confused about numerous eLearning authoring tools available in the market. In this article, we will learn everything about these software solutions and understand how an authoring tool works in eLearning. In the context of eLearning software solutions, the term ‘authoring tool’ refers to a software solution you can use to create Digital Learning Content. eLearning authoring tool.

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. Look for businesses you love, people you know, or news sources you read. 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. Well if that’s the case, I expect to see TweetDeck start to make some noise in the business community.

eLearning – Are We Missing The Point?

TalentLMS

I want to start this off by asking one simple question…does eLearning really work? There are many arguments both for and against eLearning, but the stark reality is, that if you are pushed for an answer, when you look at the facts, the answer is a resounding “NO”…but it so easily could be a “Yes.” First and foremost is that there are no real FACTS about eLearning being effective, particularly in the workplace. Who is eLearning for? Opinion eLearning

Vision 2016: An Interview Series with the Interactive Learning Thought Leaders

Raptivity

So, while everyone is busy wrapping up 2015, it’s a good time to delve into the opportunities that the New Year holds. We decided to do this in a way that could be useful and interesting our readers as well as the entire eLearning fraternity. Our plan is to interview Raptivity’s Interactive Learning Thought Leaders on their vision for 2016, in context of the eLearning industry. What are some positive changes that you would like to see in the eLearning industry as a whole?

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.”