Khan Academy and Mastering Voiceover: This Week on #BLPLearn

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eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. On many kinds of eLearning products, there may be nothing moving at all, as a still slide rests on the screen or a still screenshot sits waiting for the next interaction.

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eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. It adds great sound to the finished product. On occasion I record voiceovers at home on my laptop. by Kevin Siegel. I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems?

Successful Product Training Through e-Learning: Strategies For Success


Educating and training employees on the product knowledge and selling skills are paramount to the success of the organization. If one looks at the history, most organizations offer classroom training courses to impart knowledge on new products, and sales tips to increase efficiency.

The three elements of building learning environments for VR training content


The VR filmmakers who specialize in building these 360-degree experiences are called immersive content specialists. To prepare the scene for a learner, the immersive content specialists focus on two guiding principles: presence and engagement. Voiceover.

Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Confusing once you dive into the product – see below. Problems abound within the product – not bugs mind you, just poor processes (IMO). One of the features I do love about the product is the ability to drag and drop – yet this is the only screen you can do it from.

How to Optimise Video Content in Your E-Learning Courses


How to Optimise Video Content in Your E-Learning Courses. You can break up the content of your e-learning course, providing the learner with variety. Helps you include storytelling in your content.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content


In this article we'll look at ways to use video to deliver meaningful digital learning content. The longer I spend working in this industry, the more skeptical I become about creating content using these interactive tools. 5) PowerPoint with voiceover.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

As content creators develop more visuals to be used in their documentation, training and marketing content, a challenge is growing in the industry: Keeping those images and videos up to date. Design video content that is reusable. Leverage short content or content blocks.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

It All Starts With Video Pre Production. Knowing the end now lets you figure out some critical information in your pre production planning: Where is the video going to end up? You may want to add extra elements that identify the product, company, or organization.

Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

B Online Learning

There is a multitude of ways to do a simple task, like measuring a piece of string, you would expect there to be an exponentially wider array of approaches to a more complex task, like developing a piece of digital learning content. Content source. Preparation of missing content.

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


It will facilitate the training process and help you achieve your goals and ultimately enhance your productivity. Yes, design is really important because the visual effects and proper distribution of content and multimedia create greater engagement.

LUC Recap: Multimedia Localization for eLearning Content


Take a look at a few highlights from this awesome breakout session: Multimedia localization is the adaption of digital multimedia content, such as image films, product videos, or eLearning content, to the needs and requirements of different target cultures and markets.

Planning A Video Production

The eLearning Coach

If you suddenly find yourself responsible for a complex video production—you know, more than sitting in front of your web cam—you’ll need to do some major planning. Alternately, you can hire a video production house and use one of their studios where they will create the sets.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

Develop a content strategy that honors the difference. How have you made all that content available in digital form? So by the time design and development started, we were ready to roll instructional design methodologies into our courses and other content.

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10 Commandments for Mobile App Onboarding Content


If this is the fate of the entertainment content, could training be far? So, in this dynamic world where you’ll never know when and where your learner might be attending the training, how would you build an Onboarding content? Break your content into smaller pieces.

9 Tips to Create Engaging Microlearning Content


At the risk of stating the obvious, microlearning is a brief and targeted learning approach where learners consume instructional content in short chunks or bites. Here are 9 tips to help you develop and implement effective microlearning content strategies for your organization: 1.

Ten Commandments for Mobile Onboarding Content


If this is the fate of the entertainment content, could training be far? So, in this dynamic world where you’ll never know when and where your learner might be attending the training, how would you build an Onboarding content? Break your content into smaller pieces.

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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.

New Research Reveals Failing to Focus on Visual Communication Threatens Productivity and Engagement Levels

TechSmith Camtasia

As such, when we set out to research the value of communicating with visuals, we we anticipated some likely results: People — especially younger workers — prefer communications that include visual content. and would prefer more visual content at work.

5 steps to getting started with Immersive Learning


Strivr’s solutions team is made up of solution consultants, instructional designers, Immersive Content Specialists, and project managers. As they develop the curriculum, they work with Immersive Content Specialists , who are essentially directors for VR filming.

Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

Dashe & Thomson

The combination of video and audio reinforces the content in several different areas of the brain – increasing the likelihood that the material will be stored in long-term memory. by using a variety of methods – titles, voiceovers, different camera angles, music.

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5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

However, designing and developing eLearning content that is accessible to individuals with hearing, vision, cognitive, or other disabilities doesn’t have to be a scary thing. 3) Provide a Transcript for Voiceover Audio.

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E-learning For Insurance Sector: Staying Ahead With Technology-driven Approach


In an insurance industry, e-learning helps employees keep at par with changing norms and regulations, new products as well as processes in the market alone with regular mandatory compliance trainings. Banking and Financial sector was one of the first adopters of technology-based learning.

A glimpse inside the role of instructional design for Immersive Learning


Content creation for Immersive Learning. Here’s an overview of the Immersive Learning content creation process at Strivr. I work with a dedicated group of experts, including an immersive content specialist, a solutions architect and a post-production associate.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less


Create learning content templates with suitable guidelines to help gather pertinent information out of SMEs. For instance, PowerPoint is a tool most SMEs are familiar with and content templates can be developed using this tool. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time does will take to produce published content.     The production times mentioned above do not include the following:   Writing an eLearning script or developing a storyboard. If you’re creating soft skills content (lessons such as conflict resolution or onboarding), I've found that it could take between 1-2 hours to write a single minute of content.

What is Transition Management and How Does It Impact eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

Make sure the meaning is clear by restating the words, speaking the full definition in a voiceover, or using visuals to make sure that participants know what that acronym means. product. I was recently in a meeting during which everyone was talking about “TM”.

Weekly Bookmarks (3-21-2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Estimates for the production part of Captivate development. That doesn’t include storyboards, scripts, voiceover scripts, or creating templates or skins. Guide for accessibility specifically for online learning, looking at accessibility of the LMS and online content. 10 Search Engines to Explore the Deep End of the Invisible Web. Search engines for finding information in databases, books, journals, and other places not indexed by Google. tags : search , invisibleweb.

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Adopting e-Learning: Tips for reaping business benefits out of your elearning initiative


The Case: A leading direct selling company in the country was facing the challenge of educating and training its sales personnel on their products and selling skills on an ongoing basis. The courses were accompanied by an audio-voiceover which compensated for the minimalistic on-screen text.

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6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

CommLab India

Want to provide localized training for sales teams in order to better position your products and services in extended markets? Put aside space for specific content and save the repeated elements in a common repository to replace during localization; this will cut short much of the process.

When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

Just like any other content, the video needs to help you meet the learning objectives. Content in the video needs to stay current—anyone who has viewed a dated video during an in-person workshop can tell you how distracting old footage becomes.

How to Navigate Difficult Internal and External eLearning Customers

eLearning Brothers

The root of these common client issues is a lack of understanding about what’s involved in the creative process of creating eLearning content. I knew I couldn’t expect people to understand the time it took for us to develop learning content if I hadn’t educated them about everything involved.

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Development Times for Captivate eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Small Projects (1-25 slides): 1-4 hours of production. Medium Projects (26-75 slides): 4-7 hours of production. Large Projects (80-150 slides): 8-10 hours of production. Storyboards: Rough sketches that show the general content of your project, slide by slide. Voiceover Scripts: If you are using voiceovers, you'll need to write the script for your voiceover talent (even if that talent is you). What Does Production Include?

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

Kapp Notes

Eric Lee: As a voice artist, I provide natural-sounding voice work that helps the learner stay focused on the content and understand it. Eric Lee: I take the same approach to writing as I do with voiceover.

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