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eLearning Localization – Details to Consider

ICDTranslation

A course developed for the USA, UK or New Zealand will be in English but the specific references, images or other media within it should refer to the specific location in order to achieve better results. As strange as it may sound to you, internationalization is the basis for efficient eLearning localization. It is, of course, not possible to avoid cultural references at all but try to keep them to a minimum. Avoid sarcasm, humor or cultural references.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. It’s sometimes referred to as web-based training, sometimes as online training. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video).

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. It’s sometimes referred to as web-based training, sometimes as online training. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content.

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

BrightCarbon

Listen to how it sounds read aloud: [link]. If we put a comma after ‘effectively’, suddenly the sentence has a nice symmetrical structure. Instead of stoically narrating your step numbers, let the visuals do the heavy lifting while you conversationally refer to ‘the first step’, ‘the next step’, and ‘the last step’. This is one of the most impactful ways to make a script sound like a person is talking to you. Sales messaging Effective eLearning

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. An unclear antecedent occurs when a pronoun such as this refers back to a vague idea rather than to an actual noun or explicit statement. Degrees of clarity or confusion can be created, depending on what the word this is referring back to. Clear: The pronoun refers back to an actual noun.

Writing & Grammar: Tiny Questions that Drive Writers to Distraction

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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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e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. If that sounds too ambitious, the SME can at least provide the right script to begin with. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover. Effects like fade-outs and slide-transitions can be employed to increase visual appeal. References: [link] , [link] , The eLearning Guild’s 65 Tips for Getting the Most out of your ELearning Budget.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar?   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.

Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

First, one should therefore ask themselves: Does existing content even have be updated to still be effective? Greetings, software version numbers, small interface changes, references and corporate branding elements come as regular examples to mind.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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." My favorite grammar reference, The Gregg Reference Manual , agrees--the comma after but is overkill.     Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script?

Writing & Grammar: Can a Sentence End With a Preposition?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If it sounds really odd and convoluted, put it back at the end. If I decanted my wine into an inexpensive ceramic container, I might refer to it as my cheap-jug wine. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. by Jennie Ruby    Can I end a sentence with a preposition? Well, yes and no.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar?   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar?   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.

The Role of Memory in Learning: Encoding

Obsidian Learning

How we encode information determines how it will be stored and what cues will be effective when we try to retrieve it. By associating the information with sounds, by sounding out the words, the neural connections become stronger and aid in the recall process.

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Writing & Grammar: Adjectives Versus Adverbs

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  (optional comma as refers to time-In the morning, she.).  (optional comma as refers to time-In 2009, the software.). It sounds natural and normal. It sounds wrong or at least "funny." You can place the word  and  between the adjectives, and it sounds natural: The  small and furious  rodent. by Jennie Ruby    Last week's challenge was a tough one.

5 Simple Steps to Plan Your Online Course Content

ProProfs

How much ever easy it might sound, planning the content can be a daunting challenge for those who have no prior experience in teaching or creating content for learners. For best results, couple your slides with a video recording or a voiceover to leave an impact on readers.

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

Learnkit

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. Interest : Gaining the audience’s interest is a perfect way to maintain attention, which may sound very obvious, but can be hard to do. May not have expected a reference to Candy Crush at the start of the article, did you? May not have expected a reference to Candy Crush at the start of the article, did you?

Writing & Grammar: More and More Confusing Words

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

She slept  soundly,  knowing that the puppy was safe. soundly. The statistical analysis is interesting this week, as several words proved to be no challenge: everyone correctly answered  led ,  soundly  and  latest. classical --refers to music, art etc. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents.

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E-Learning Localization – It’s All About the Details

ICDTranslation

A course developed for the USA, UK or New Zealand will be in English but the specific references, images or other media within it should refer to the specific location in order to achieve better results. As strange as it may sound to you, internationalization is the basis for efficient e-learning localization. It is, of course, not possible to avoid cultural references at all but try to keep them to a minimum. Avoid sarcasm, humor or cultural references.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

Three versions (all in uncompressed.wav format) of the voiceover. A.libzip (for use with Camtasia 2018) of a few assets show during the broadcast (intro, outro, lower third) Two versions ( in.docx and.pdf) of the script used for the voiceover in this project. And then I also did a voiceover. And my unedited voiceovers. Meaning there’s no audio, no sound effects whatsoever. So it sounds like one thing is know your threshold for quality.

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Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

He sites a study: the # variable for effectiveness in training is manager impact. Informal sounds optional. Link effectiveness to context. Bob’s list of favorites: Job aids CoPs (wikis, blogs, forums) learning portal reference materials…. not the voiceover or the pictures. My live blogged notes from eLearning Foundations Intensive with Bob Mosher. Here’s a picture! J.I.T. = “just in time” – the acronym was born in 1992. What does this mean to the learner?

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Who are they, and what is their frame of reference? Video may have killed the radio star, but believe it or not, sound is fifty percent of the value of your video. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Use your own voice for voiceovers. We know you think it sounds bad, but to other people your voice on video sounds just like you in person. Your voice sounds fine (maybe even great!). Most importantly, it sounds uniquely you.

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8 Tips To Jazz Up Your Online Tutorials In eLearning

TalentLMS

This ensures that your story flows effectively and covers all the main plot points. You can also opt for an audio voiceover, sound effects, and other audio elements. For instance, a photo of each phase of the return process that customer service associates can use for reference. Online tutorials and demos fall under the highly effective “moment of need” training category. Are your online tutorials looking a bit drab?

How to Make Video: Before Starting Your First Video, Part 2

TechSmith Camtasia

By having a script, you know that you will cover everything that needs to be said in a concise and effective way. Some things just don’t sound right when they are said out loud, or you may have created a sentence that is the equivalent of a tongue twister like “Sally sells seashells by the seashore” or “Unique New York.” (Say Are there sound issues, like a noisy HVAC system?

#EDCMOOC week 1: utopias and dystopias

Good To Great

I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting. The TV is very different from the radio – it conveys picture as well as sound, it introduces colour into a fairly monotone landscape, and it moves itself around. But the second example – of the bird changing her song in imitation of the sounds of modern life – is less clear to me.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the past (part 1)

Good To Great

I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting. The TV is very different from the radio – it conveys picture as well as sound, it introduces colour into a fairly monotone landscape, and it moves itself around. But the second example – of the bird changing her song in imitation of the sounds of modern life – is less clear to me.