Writing & Grammar: The Power of Passive Voice

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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. This week's challenge: Rewrite the following entirely passive paragraph using mostly active voice. It is sometimes desirable to convert user-defined missing values to nulls. Sometimes, you should convert user-defined missing values to nulls.

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How to Convert Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning


Therefore, many companies are considering converting their text-only ILT materials into e-learning modules that feature funnier and more engaging activities such as role plays, quizzes, discussions, etc. If you have made the decision to convert your ILT materials into e-learning modules, you should be aware that it is not simply converting PowerPoint presentations but involves a serious investment of time and efforts to do a proper job. Do a professional voiceover.


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Adobe Captivate: Slow Down Your Speech Agent

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by Kevin Siegel      Using Captivate's Text to Speech feature allows you to quickly convert written text to voiceover audio. Prior to converting a slide note to speech, just add a bit of code (known as Voice Text Markup Language or VTML) to the text.        If you feel like the resulting voiceover audio is too fast or too slow, you can change the speed.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

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During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing). by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

How to Make a Tutorial Video (FREE TEMPLATES!)

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The left side is so you can note what will be on the screen during that part of the voice over. The right side of the script is for your voiceover. Record and edit your voiceover. For recording voiceovers, we recommend TechSmith Audiate.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over. Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Text to Voice, 20+ Languages, 100+ Voices. App of the Week.

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Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Despite the mechanical voice quality, there are some viable use cases for text-to-speech in e-learning (outside of accessibility issues): For example, text-to-speech makes sense if you send a script out for professional narration. Use text-to-speech to create placeholder content for your reviewers so that you can get the voiceover script approved before sending it out for professional recording. It uses the SAPI voices that are already installed on your computer.

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? Why not use human voice-over? How will the quality of the voice affect the quality of the learning? How will the students accept the voices?

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 25, 2020

Mike Taylor

Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over. Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Just type your voice over text into presenter notes, and upload it to Narakeet, and it will create your slideshow with voiceover. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela.

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The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide


Video Converter Software. Screencast-O-Matic provides the option for screencast recordings (screen recording), webcam recordings, or both, as well as the ability to use a microphone to record your voice. Category #6: Video Converter Software. 24 Freemake Video Converter.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2021

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PT: Best Practices for Writing Voiceover Scripts for Elearning Courses For adding narration to your elearning courses, you need to change your writing style a bit to make it sound more natural to the ears instead of the eyes.

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

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Convert the existing course materials. Converting and customizing the existing learning content will make the designers’ and Subject Matter Experts’ (SMEs) job much easy. In-house SMEs and audio narrators/voiceover experts will reduce your e-learning developing costs considerably. Instead of hiring voiceover professionals for audio narration, you can choose a person from your team who can lend his voice. This will help you avoid voiceover costs.

Turning your face-to-face training into e-learning: Planning and development


This results in unbalanced units and too much of the preferred rendering option of the creator – whether it’s text, video, infographics or voice presentations. The outline, at a minimum, names the learning objective, text, voiceover, and types of media for each screen.

8 Awesome Online Tools to Create Captivating Learning Videos

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You can create your own characters in no time; choose from various editable scenes that represent different industries, activities, and concepts; and give a voice to the character which will automatically lip-sync it. PoeToon is cool online video maker that helps you convert your presentations, explainers, and slideshows into amazing animated videos. It helps you add voiceover in 25 languages in a variety of male and female voices and also lets you add sound effects to your message.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

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Voice-Over in eLearning - The Learning Circuits Blog , September 1, 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. Voiceover (55). Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


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. iMovie is the iconic tool for Mac – for all apple mobile devices, offering unique features including studio quality titles, extra special effects, filters, built-in music and voiceover. Keynote allows you to add audio and create voice over and adding unique sound effects or other audio clips to slides.

The Ultimate Video Marketing Playbook (2021)

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It’s amazing how often you get an air-conditioning hum or some other background sound when in an office environment, which can be noticeable and distracting in your video.” — JAY BAER, Founder of Convince & Convert and New York Times best-selling author of six books. “My