Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In a previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters (a mentor and mentee or learning character) to deliver eLearning content. Listen to conversations where someone is explaining something.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget. In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos. This post explains those media options for conversation-driven elearning. The course in the above screenshot used custom animation, but you could use Vyond to easily build this kind of animated conversation.


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How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

What is conversation-driven elearning? One strategy for creating a story for learning is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation. Instead of one voice acting as an instructor, this approach lets learners listen in on two characters who are talking about it.

Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. Jill Goldman of Goldivox is a voice over professional who graciously agreed to share with me the issues she sometimes sees in scripts. This is part 3 of my series on writing voice over scripts. Read the rest of series: Writing Style Tips for Voice Over Scripts. Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts. One of the most common pitfalls in voice over scripts is writing numbers.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. Conversely, a health. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool? saturated market, we’ve designed.

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget. In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos. During most of the content delivery, the voice over continued as a conversation between the two characters, but the visuals supported the content rather than the characters. Voice Over…Or Not.

Vary Sentence Structure in Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

When you use voice over for elearning, do you want it to sound natural and flowing, or do you want it to sound stiff and didactic? A great voice over person can make a good script more engaging, and a great script sound fantastic. However, if the script itself is completely stiff and unnatural, there’s only so much a voice over person can do. One common problem in writing for voice over is overly complex sentences. Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips.

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Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers often need to write voice over scripts, but many of us have never received any formal training on how writing for voice over is different from other writing. She did a terrific job and brought energy and life to my script (as a great voice over professional can). When we write scripts that are easy for voice over professionals to work with, we end up with a better product and spend less time on revisions and re-records.

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In Search of a Conversational Bot: Voice Computing Evolves

Learning Solutions Magazine

In Search of a Conversational Bot: Voice Computing Evolves. pamela-hogle. Mon, 11/18/2019 - 00:01

Best Practices for Voice-Over


If you are designing and developing eLearning, you are most likely going to need voice-over work. Personalization Principle – People learn better from multimedia lessons when words are in conversational style rather than formal style. Voice Principle – People learn better when the narration in multimedia lessons is in a friendly human voice, rather than a machine voice. Here are some tips for creating great voice-over.

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Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation. My next post will discuss options for multimedia with conversation-driven elearning. In my conversation-driven coaching and mentoring course, the main character, Michael, is a newly promoted manager.

How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. Instead of one voice acting as an instructor, this approach lets learners listen in on two characters who are talking about it. Less tiring to listen to: Let’s face it: Voice over, even good voice over, can be tiring to listen to for long periods of time.

Avoid This Pitfall in Conversational Writing for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

We often talk about conversational writing for elearning. A conversational tone flows better in voice over and leads to better learning outcomes. However, I occasionally see examples of elearning where the narrator pretends to be in a literal conversation with the learners. This is a pitfall in conversational writing you can avoid. Do you know what kinds of questions generate deeper responses from clients? That’s right, open-ended questions.

4 Tips to Create Voice Search Friendly Content

Hurix Digital

With the “best route to reach Lower Parel” voice command, she found the fastest route to work and reached her office in record time despite the perennial traffic jams. . Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon are all perfecting voice recognition technology. Voice assistants like OK Google, Siri, Cortana and Alexa are already prevalent in your house, office, car and really, everywhere you go. Voice recognition from Google already has an accuracy of 95%.

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Story-Based Coaching and Mentoring Course

Experiencing eLearning

One technique for creating a story-based course is using two characters who explain the content via a conversation. Photos and voice over. After the introduction video, the rest of the course was built in Storyline with photos and voice over by the actors in the video.

Writing & Grammar: The Power of Passive Voice

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby    As writers, we know we are not supposed to use the passive voice. Nearly every writers' guide tells us to prefer the active voice. But, as a student in one of my grammar classes recently argued, knee-jerk conversion of every sentence to active may actually make the writing lose its point. This week's challenge: Rewrite the following entirely passive paragraph using mostly active voice.

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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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How to Increase Conversion Rates with Video

3Play Media

It might be hard to believe that something as simple as adding video to your landing pages can increase conversions by 80% or more – but it really shouldn’t come as a shock. . How to Increase Conversion Rates With Video. Measure Existing On-Page Conversion Rate and Set Goals.

eLearning Conversations – A Passive Way to Learn

Harbinger Interactive Learning

All of us who have been associated with eLearning development, mostly have developed such samples showcasing conversations and scenarios. There was a time when such conversations were considered an engaging way to learn. To make it more effective, voice-overs were added. The question that arises then is, if such conversations or scenarios are not very effective, then how do we solve this problem? Uncategorized chatbots conversations dialogs elearning

The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Chances are, if you make videos — especially how-to and explainer videos – you will need to record voice overs. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voice over work. But how can you ensure your voice over is good enough to keep your audience’s attention? Essentials of good voice over. Some of you might be wondering about the difference between voice over and narration. How to not hate the sound of your own voice.

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Speak Up with Lectora Conversational Scenarios

eLearning Brothers

As acclaimed journalist and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow once said, “Conversation is king.” ” Even though we’ve taken his words in a slightly different direction, we’d like to think that by that logic, our conversational scenarios have at least a little bit of royal blood in them. Today, we’re featuring a few conversational scenario templates for Lectora that are sure to give voice to your training topics.

Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos


Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actors. If you are a voice actor looking for B2B jobs, this post offers you an insider’s perspective on creating a professional B2B demo that will reach the client. If you are a marketing or training professional, consider these Pro-Tips as background information to aid you in the process of choosing the “right” voice for your upcoming video or training course. Here are four tips that will help you, the voice actor, get your demo to the client.

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Coffeeshop Conversation

Web Tools for Learners

Air-conditioned coffee shop, conversations bleeding into. silent tables, voices speaking about conceptions. of God. or meditation. And addictions. And relationships. I want to interrupt. but don’t. I wonder if I. arrived here. drawn. by those invisible connections. The Enlightenment. has denied me. poetry Coffee shop

Virtual Reality as a training tool for difficult conversations


The first time employees practice handling a difficult conversation is often when they’re having the conversation. Role playing, computer-based training, even practice in a mirror can’t compare to the heightened emotion of a real-life conversation.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. Stefanic: This is actually an interesting area, we are focussed on tools that can allow rapid and easy authoring of content for immersive experiences, giving avatars a voice is fantastic, but we’ve found the technology has excellent application in existing elearning authoring also. It is called ‘Responsive Voice’ (beta site). Danny is an educational entrepreneur.

Listen & Learn: A Coaching Conversation with Ginny Palmieri

InSync Training

The secret to success according to Ginny Palmieri, author of Unspoken: Finding Your Voice and Living Your Authentic Life , involves an authentic presence in and out of the office. How do we become the best that we can be? Countless self-help books sit on Amazon’s digital shelves hoping to answer this question. And while, oftentimes, the pursuit of our "best-ness" feels like a personal endeavor, it naturally and logically impacts our professional performance.

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

Learning with 'e's

It's also a chance for them to voice their hopes and fears about teaching, now they are actually in the thick of it. Live Skypes also have had the same effect giving the children a window of opportunity to immerse themselves in the topic and conversation. Photo courtesy of Naomi Hancock Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Voice-Over in eLearning

The Learning Circuits

However, there was a comment on one of my posts that made me realize that the discussion of the use of voice-over in eLearning was far beyond the conversation that Joel and I were having. There is no substitute for a professional voice talent, who can interpret the meaning and message of your e-learning scripts. A good voice talent knows how and when to change up the tone or feel of a read when things are getting overly technical or have gone on a while.

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Day 4: Tone of voice, style and character

Good To Great

A friendly, conversational tone of voice is something that was suggested by a few webinar participants and this is definitely one of my top tips for improving an e-learning course. It almost goes without saying that an e-learning course which adopts a less formal and more natural ‘voice’ is more enjoyable and user-friendly than a very stuffy, formal course. So how do you make your course’s voice more conversational?

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A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

Text and voice chat capabilities. Working in the space of 3D virtual immersive environments (VIE) is a small, but dedicated group of people who are creating some really wonderful and powerful learning. The other day I had a chance to virtually catch up with Andrew Hughes who is the president of Designing Digitally, Inc. and an instructor at the University of Cincinnati.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with 'e's

"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Although this took a little time for me to get my head around, I eventually came to understand that blogging is ultimately a conversation. Practice writing, and you will develop your own blogging voice you can use to put across your points clearly and convincingly. If you choose to respond to their comments, the conversations starts.

Free Webinar: Leveraging Voice Tools for Training

Take an e-Learning Break

Everything fromsimple drag and drop to highly animated avatars but you may be missing out onone of the best and simplest forms of engagement, conversation. Learn how tointegrate interactive voice tools and audio based instructions to activelyengage the learner in a mobile application or a blended learning solution. During her presentation, Nancy will seek out a volunteer who will demonstratesome of these interactive voice tools in real time.

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Creating a Natural, Engaging Conversation in Your Simulation or Game

Kapp Notes

Research indicates that a conversational style is much more effective for conveying content to learners than a more formal style. In the book, “e-Learning and the Science of Instruction,” Ruth Clark and co-author Richard Mayer report on a number of studies that reinforce the fact that conversational style is the way to go for interactions. They call their interface the “Interactive Conversation Interface” or iCi for short and pronounce it “icky” (No, really, they do.).

The power of Voice in online classrooms

E-Learning Acupuncture

It’s a tool for having conversations around media. These voice comments can also be augmented with annotations to the images that highlight areas of interest – much like pointing to a section of a slide while talking in class. Consider this scenario. You are an art history teacher and you are assigned with teaching a distance course.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown


Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice, and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations. . This leads people to think that they’re in trouble, versus opening up a conversation about how people want to be engaged in an inclusive and innovative culture that allows them to thrive.

STUDENT VOICE: As a person with autism, I spend lots of time studying, attending class — and explaining that I am not deaf

The Hechinger Report

Have you ever tried having a conversation with someone on campus, when they hesitantly and ever-so-awkwardly start signing to you? As my robotic voice spoke, the questioner stared at me, signed “thank you,” blushed and then loudly enunciated, “I don’t know any other sign language.”. Related: STUDENT VOICE: They told me I’d never go to college but I just finished my freshman year — what about all the other students with autism?

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Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

A neat summary of some key ways to express yourself in a friendly, conversational tone here on a post from Pick The Brain. All too often, writing on behalf of an organisation seems to disengage the normal part of the brain that people usually rely on to communicate and instead adds some kind of 'quasi-formality loop'.

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