The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

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How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. It’s sometimes referred to as web-based training, sometimes as online training. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website.

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. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website.

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How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

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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’.

Writing & Grammar: Punctuation and Compound Sentences

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But one answer explained why, and another answer revealed a strange pattern I've been noticing lately in training voiceovers. I offered, in my intro to the challenge, the Gregg Reference Manual's recommendation. Join Jennie to learn how to create effective quizzes and surveys.

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

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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. Shaky: The pronoun refers to a phrase, clause, or sentence. The word this refers back to the entire sentence about vendors.

Writing & Grammar: Understanding Elliptical Sentences

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The word elliptical actually does not refer to the shape of the sentence, but rather to the concept of ellipsis: leaving something out. 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 When I first heard the term elliptical sentence , I pictured a sentence that went around in an oblong circle.

Writing & Grammar: What You Need to Know About Lists

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If you are going to need to refer back to items on the list by name, consider using letters. Then you can refer to item A, item B, and so on. Jennie teaches two writing classes:  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. Join Jennie to learn how to create effective  quizzes and surveys. by Jennie Ruby  Readers like lists, and as writers, we know that.

Writing & Grammar: Introducing an Acronym

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In this case, consider providing a separate list of acronyms for the reader to refer to. 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.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. 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.

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Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

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You will get a new PDF showing the original text and the comments, and any page numbers referred to in the comments will match the "logical" printed page numbers.  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. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?

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I was able to find out that the word app can be used on the second reference to a program designed for a smart phone.   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: Tiny Questions that Drive Writers to Distraction

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If you don't have time or inclination to collect a shelf-full of reference books and memorize much of what is in them, you can make it a practice to hire a good copyeditor for every job, or, if you like, just ask Jennie. 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. by Jennie Ruby Do I use a or an before the word historic ?

Writing & Grammar: Do You Need a, Comma?

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But all of my other principal references--the  Chicago Manual of Style , the  Gregg Reference Manual , and   Abrams' Guide to Grammar --say that the comma is optional after one-word adverbs and short prepositional phrases of time or place. So if these references tell us the comma is optional, how do we decide whether to use it or not? by Jennie Ruby    Do I need a comma after "In 2008"?

Writing & Grammar: So Many Commas, So Little Time

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The Gregg Reference Manual suggests that although you may feel like pausing before and after the word and , three commas are too many. Jennie teaches two writing classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts and eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. Join Jennie to learn how to create effective quizzes and surveys. by Jennie Ruby. Are you guilty of overusing commas? If so, you're not alone.

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.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

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Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   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.   B.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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My reference for this is  Ruth Colvin Clark  and  Richard E. By  trimming out the background in ordinary office photographs , you can get some nice effects. Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out.

Questions of the Week

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" eLearning Development: Can You Cite Research References? Regarding last week's informative article by Jennie Ruby ( Do You Need Both Screen Captions and Voiceover Narration? ). Could you provide the references for her research?   Secondary sources:   Craig, Gholson, & Driscoll, 2002.Animated pedagogical agents in multimedia learning environments: Effects of agent properties, picture features, and redundancy.

Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

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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.   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.

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

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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? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility

Trivantis

Too many mistakes, and you damage the effectiveness of the course—as well as your credibility as a developer. Remember, content refers to your graphics and multimedia too, not just the words on each slide.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

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Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.   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.   B.

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.   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.   B.

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

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

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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. Avoid sarcasm, humor or cultural references. Voiceover talents.

Writing & Grammar: Verb Agreement

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Choice A is incorrect because I treated  staff  as a singular word when I chose my verb,  is , and I treated  staff  as a plural word when I referred back to the staff using  their. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. by Jennie Ruby    Verb agreement.

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. May not have expected a reference to Candy Crush at the start of the article, did you?

5 Simple Steps to Plan Your Online Course Content

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For best results, couple your slides with a video recording or a voiceover to leave an impact on readers. Text and images – You can also create content in the form of text and use images alongside to explain the subject effectively.

Writing & Grammar: Adjectives Versus Adverbs

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  (optional comma as refers to time-In the morning, she.).  (optional comma as refers to time-In 2009, the software.). Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. by Jennie Ruby    Last week's challenge was a tough one.

Adding the human touch to digital learning content

Clive on Learning

But interactive content and reference materials can achieve similar results. We respond emotionally to the human characteristics exhibited by on-screen text and voiceover. Learning is a very human experience.

Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words

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If it refers generically to a nonspecific dean's list, no. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. by Jennie Ruby    Sometimes confusing words take us by surprise, and sometimes we just blank on them. Being familiar with commonly confused words can help.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Acronyms Happen

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The reader can then refer to one common source for all of your acronyms, rather than paging back through your text trying to locate the parentheses where you first defined each one. Jennie teaches two classes popular online classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts. by Jennie Ruby Nearly every piece of technical writing has acronyms.

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. Research has shown that learning from text alone, or from audio alone, is more effective than learning from text and identical audio simultaneously.

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Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

The problem is many companies struggle with how to create and deliver engaging and effective instructional videos that viewers will actually watch. In the end, you’ll be able to create effective video content that helps people learn new skills or gain new knowledge.

5 Things to Remember for Translating Your Training Material

CommLab India

Provide translators with the right reference material . You must provide translators with the right source/reference material to expect an optimum translation. Audio synching has to be done for narrations in translated voiceovers.