Voice Mobile Reflections

Clark Quinn

I have only recently upgraded to a phone with any meaningful voice capabilities, an iPhone with Siri in my particular case. Then, finding out m’lady was out and about, I decided to see if I could text by voice as well (which my brother assures me is how he always does it on his Android device). So I made one for that post (coming soon), and one to write this (see, it works!).

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Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide

TalentLMS

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “ voice-over video? ”. Voice-over is an extremely versatile type of video and can be used on anything from movie trailers to college lectures to, of course, corporate training. There are many types of voice-over video.

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Why I blog

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been blogging for several years now, and a question that continually pops up is why do I do it? I blog primarily for myself. I use writing as a vehicle for my thinking. By presenting my thoughts to the world, I need to understand them, and articulate them effectively for others to understand. The tag line of my blog is provoking deeper thinking. Comments are the lifeblood of blogging.

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Now I have my business in one place and my blog in another, which splits my online identity. Writing.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. the chance to write their answer in a text box. and is displayed in the most effective way possible.

Tips for Writing Instructional and Training Material

Convergence Training

It’s not easy to write well. Or, as Ernest Hemingway put it, “Easy writing makes hard reading.”. And while it’s true that all types of writing are difficult, it’s also true that each type of writing presents its own special challenges.

Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

Learning with 'e's

That is exactly the purpose of this series of blog posts. 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. I had the low ability English group and they were still near the end of year 2 struggling with their phonics and general engagement in writing.

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How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

BrightCarbon

This blog article could also be called ‘confessions of a voice-over artist.’ For several years I’ve done voice-over work here at BrightCarbon, lending my voice to eLearning courses, promotional videos, and webinars aplenty. So here are my top tips for writing a good script for webinars and videos. Writing scripts: Keep it simple, keep it snappy. Writing scripts: Use punctuation. Writing scripts: Be direct. Writing scripts: Be conversational.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Blogging

David Kelly

I’ve been blogging for a number of years now. I love writing, and enjoy the learning that takes place through the reflective practice. It’s also been a great way to add my voice to the conversations that help us contextualize the changes taking place in the learning and technology space I am so passionate about. In addition to my personal blog, I’ve also written for other magazines and periodicals over the years, including the eLearning Guild Blog, TWIST.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about.

Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

The book's friendly voice helps create a feeling of learning from a personable instructor. When you draft training materials, do they read more like a traditional textbook or a casual blog post ? This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. Instructional Design Learner-centric eLearning Blog Learning Style Best Practices Workplace Learning Writing Tips eLearning Visual Design Attention

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Funny? Do You Think That's Funny?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When writing training materials, I am always looking for new ways to introduce a lesson and keep the tone engaging. The introduction to a lesson needs to draw in the learners and get them motivated to continue the training, and the writing throughout the lesson has to keep their attention. To find an answer, I skimmed some of the writing in my shelf-full of training books. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script?

Teacher Voices: Kate Bartlett

Learning with 'e's

It inspired creative writing and really engaged them. I like using technology in a cross-curricular way – I think it is most effective like this. Oh, and don’t ever write a to-do list expecting to complete it. I’m currently surviving my way through my NQT year but I have big plans for the coming years regarding blogging and technology so watch this space! This is a continuation of my series of interviews with former students who are now teachers.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website. For more on this topic, see Grove’s blog posts on accessibility business case arguments ).

Content SEO: Writing for Your Audience

KnowledgeCity

This short attention span means that as blog writers working for optimal content SEO, you must craft your writing to grab the reader’s attention immediately. This approach is hardly a new one, but many businesses struggle with understanding who they are writing blogs for. Write to Be Seen. Without a proper SEO content marketing strategy, you may as well be writing blogs, printing them out, and posting them to your company fridge. Active Voice.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. For our purposes, when we say blog video , we’re talking about a video summary of a blog post. You can use your blog video on social media to promote the post and drive traffic to the blog post.

Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

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'. Since we all know how to talk, ensuring that we use a more relaxed tone in addressing learners is, in effect, a free benefit. learning theory blogs IDA neat summary of some key ways to express yourself in a friendly, conversational tone here on a post from Pick The Brain.

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Using a natural voice

Learning Rocks

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'. Since we all know how to talk, ensuring that we use a more relaxed tone in addressing learners is, in effect, a free benefit. Tags: learning theory blogs ID A neat summary of some key ways to express yourself in a friendly, conversational tone here on a post from Pick The Brain.

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How to Write Compelling eLearning Content

360 Training

Teachers require great communication skills (listening, speaking, writing, and reading) to transmit knowledge effectively and motivate students to learn. Though online teachers do not need expertise in all four communication areas, strong writing skills enables them to share their knowledge successfully. eLearning courses require a great deal of writing for on-screen text, audio scripts, learning objectives, assessments, interactivity, feedback, case studies, stories, etc.

How to build an effective performance evaluation system

TalentLMS

Having an effective performance evaluation system in place can really make a difference. An effective system also helps weed out any “bad apples” faster — before their poor performance or behavior affects the whole organization.

Top 6 Content Marketing Trends for 2019

KnowledgeCity

You can also recycle old video content with a fresh call to action and update content by rerecording old effective videos to reflect newer production standards and branding changes. Natural Voice Search. However, voice searches already comprise 20 percent of all mobile Google searches and are on the rise. One study found that 71 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds use voice assistants, while 39 percent of 44 to 53-year-olds use them.

Five days to better e-learning: recap

Good To Great

If you were following last week’s series of blog posts about refreshing and improving an old e-learning course in five days , there was a lot to take in. Day 4: Tone of voice, style and character. Instructional design Learning and training Tips and examples behavioural change creative writing e-learning tips effectiveness engagement good e-learning iitt inspiration instructional design interaction language learning relevance scenarios tone of voice

The Effective Blended Learning Strategy

TalentLMS

Talking out aloud and writing thoughts down generates an advanced level of eLearning experience. Towards the end of the course, engage your learners in a live or online session for surveys, evaluations and voice opinions on the quality, strengths and weaknesses of the course. Blogs and professional websites offer the latest and best practices insights on a concept. Blended learning is often mixed with Instructor Led learning programs.

Top five tips for writing an effective, engaging compliance course

Saffron Interactive

But here at Saffron we believe it’s absolutely possible to create effective, engaging training that achieves both competence and compliance. We’ve had user feedback confirming what we already believed: a plain English, conversational tone of voice contributes to keeping learners engaged and therefore to the effectiveness of the training. Download: Top ten tips for writing an effective, engaging compliance course.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Top five tips for writing an effective, engaging compliance course

Saffron Interactive

But here are Saffron we believe it’s absolutely possible to create effective, engaging training that achieves both competence and compliance. We’ve had user feedback confirming what we already believed: a plain English, conversational tone of voice contributes to keeping learners engaged and therefore to the effectiveness of the training. Tags: Blog Compliance Top tip

8 Elements of Writing Strong Questions for a Test

eFront

Writing strong questions to test learners’ capability is both a skill and a talent! Rest assured, with regular practice using these 8 elements, writing strong questions will soon be your talent! Authentic assessment can be devised by the teacher, or in collaboration with the student by engaging student voice. This encourages them to transfer their learning effectively in the performance context. Meaningful feedback is critical to effective online learning.

How to write an award-winning submission

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Lessons from Jamie’s Dream School A panel podcast on compliance training → How to write an award-winning submission Posted on March 8, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | Leave a comment Last week’s Oscars may have marked the end of the film and music awards season, but in the world of e-learning there’s a definite buzz in the air.

The Effective Blended Learning Strategy

TalentLMS

Talking out aloud and writing thoughts down generates an advanced level of eLearning experience. Towards the end of the course, engage your learners in a live or online session for surveys, evaluations and voice opinions on the quality, strengths and weaknesses of the course. Blogs and professional websites offer the latest and best practices insights on a concept. Blended learning is often mixed with Instructor Led learning programs.

Top ten tips for how to write an e-learning course in plain English

Saffron Interactive

Plain English isn’t dull writing, and it’s not about banning new or long words. It’s all about using words that are easier to read and understand, and faster to write! Here are our top ten tips for writing an e-learning course in plain English. Think before you write. Focus on the learning objectives – and bear them in mind as you write! Clear writing should have an average sentence length of 15 to 20 words. Write like you speak.

EVENT BLOG: Client Day - Refresh, Revitalise, Rejuvenate!

Unicorn Training

Instructional design to being about effective and engaging learning will be broken down by Unicorn's own Sam Yates, the 2014 eLearning Designer of the Year before Stuart Jones, Director of IT, will unveil what new features and developments are in store for SkillsServe. Session 2 - Laura talks clients through how they can use our new eCreator authoring tool to make simple, effective and great quality learning in less time than your lunch!

Concise Writing: Kick weak works out of your e-learning courses

E-learning Uncovered

In his last blog , Nick described his struggle with moving from scholastic writing where length is rewarded to a more concise writing style. One of my favorite explanations of concise writing is from the Purdue Online Writing Lab as published in The Owl : “The goal of concise writing is to use the most effective words. Concise writing does not always have to have the fewest words, but it always uses the strongest ones.”

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing

Making Change

I recommend you view this post in the blog. The video was so effective that the influx of traffic knocked the Dollar Shave Club site offline. The commercial has been featured in several publications as an example of highly effective, low-budget marketing. It’s the tiresome Omniscient One, the faceless, personality-free voice of the nobody who knows everything. Instructional design examples format choice humor motivation writing style

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BLOG: What can eLearning learn from digital literature?

Unicorn Training

Last month, digital literatures doctorate student, David Devanny, won a three-month work placement at Unicorn in Bournemouth University’s international New Media Writing Prize, thanks to his poem, orange sweatshirt. Why did you enter the New Media Writing Prize? There are a number of technological developments, which have taken digital writing in exciting new directions. I’m excited to be working on a project that enables the reader to engage with writing on location.

Good e-learning: engaging, relevant and effective

Good To Great

Escape to the sun → Good e-learning: engaging, relevant and effective Posted on August 16, 2010 by Stephanie Dedhar | 3 Comments Everyone has their own opinion on what makes good e-learning – and as Nick’s response to my last post shows, it’s not always easy to decide on just one defining characteristic! I think good e-learning is: Engaging Relevant Effective Truth be told, most workplace learners are unlikely to jump at the chance to take yet another e-learning course.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

July 21st, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last week, I had the good fortune to speak with George Siemens for an upcoming Xyleme Voices podcast. While there are countless articles about the future of the LMS, it was arguably George’s blog post titled Future of learning: LMS or SNS ? Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

15 tips for energising your e-learning | Good To Great

Good To Great

Creating tone of voice in eLearning’ , a webinar run by Cammy Bean and Kirstie Greany of Kineo, is one such thing. Perhaps it’s because I come to instructional design from a ‘wordy’ background rather than an IT or psychology background, but tone of voice is something I’m pretty passionate about. Cammy and Kirstie set out a great five rule framework for writing ‘engaging, exciting and yawn proof content’, plus three bonus tips.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. She was also “offended” that during the tour I offered a whitepaper for anyone who wanted to leave a comment on every blog entry. I admit my error and will make the whitepaper available freely to anyone (of course I have to write it first—it will be available end of May).

Advanced Virtual Training Strategies to Use in 2021

Tesseract Learning

In this blog, we will look at some tips and strategies, that a facilitator can adopt to ensure the training is engaging and successful. . Another important factor is your voice. Your voice when in a virtual session should demonstrate your passion and enthusiasm.