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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of eLearning courses; and at this point, I’ve seen it all. Some of the courses I’ve taken were clearly PowerPoint presentations and designed to be eLearning. When it comes to effective eLearning, should there be more text on the screen?

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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've been creating eLearning for years (and years and years). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.

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

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One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time does will take to produce published content. For instance, which eLearning tool are you going to use?   Here's another factor: how many minutes of eLearning playtime are you looking to produce? In my experience, it will take you approximately 2 hours of labor to produce 1 minute of eLearning playtime if you use Captivate or Storyline.

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. . What Is Elearning? What do we mean by “elearning”?

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. . What Is Elearning? What do we mean by “elearning”?

Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

Learnkit

A common concern arises when the topic of elearning comes up. These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. How do we apply this to elearning methods?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do I Have to Repeat "a" or "the" in a List?

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The grammar is correct, but to me, the sentence now sounds too rushed or clipped. Now it sounds like lumber, nails, concrete and sealant are all one big thing to be ordered as a unit. At this point, I think the sentence would sound better if we left off even the first instance of the : You must order lumber, nails, concrete and sealant at the beginning of the project. If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

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For a smoother-sounding writing style, use only the full words when interrupting sentences in text. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

Writing & Grammar: Tiny Questions that Drive Writers to Distraction

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You can choose whichever one sounds best to you in your particular sentence. My personal opinion as to why this disparity in usage occurs is that everyone and anyone sound more sophisticated and smooth, whereas everybody and anybody sound more choppy and casual. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

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by Jennie Ruby Recasting sounds like something a fly fisherman would do, but in writing and editing it means to restructure a sentence. However, the correct grammar here sounds unfamiliar or wrong to readers used to seeing who with demands , not demand. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a 3-hour, online class later this week called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

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.

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Writing & Grammar: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

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In the first example, it sounds like the pain and injuries are located in Silver Spring. In the second one, especially because of the line break, it sounds like the late Jimmy Hendrix gave a show recently. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

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When teaching grammar, for example, I can sometimes hear myself sounding like a soccer coach teaching beginning soccer: "The game starts with a kick-off." Recognizing these different kinds of rules can help keep training materials from sounding too rule-bound, and the "official" rules can be relegated to sidebars or appendixes, where they serve more as references than as the core concepts of the class.

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Grammar Workshop: Can I start a Sentence With "This"?

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by Jennie Ruby When a desperate-sounding student asked me this week why it was incorrect to start a sentence with the word this, I realized I was once again in Bogus Grammar Rule land. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. Videos add the “human” element to eLearning. In this article, we discuss some essential tips on creating eLearning videos. Videos are rapidly becoming the leading Internet traffic pathway in eLearning environments.

Writing & Grammar: Should I Put a Comma after But?

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by Jennie Ruby Here are some sample sentences to consider:   "[Switching from video games to electric cars] may not sound like the most obvious career shift, but , given Frohnmayer's location, it might be a smart one."     Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline: Production Times

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      One of the more common questions that I get from new eLearning developers is how much time it will take to produce published content. For instance, which eLearning tool are you going to use to produce the lessons? While there's a hot debate as to which of these tools is the best for eLearning, all three are capable. Here's another factor: how many minutes of eLearning playtime are you looking to produce?

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

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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. You can subscribe to our newsletter for updates, developments, and future episodes of LMScast.