eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning.   Some of the top eLearning development tools include TTS for free. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning.   Some of the top eLearning development tools include TTS for free. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning.   Some of the top eLearning development tools include TTS for free. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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Top 7 tips for Innovative eLearning Development

Your Training Edge

eLearning development is a matter that is concerned to us. In particular, is an innovation in the field of eLearning. Digitalization has an important role in advancing and developing eLearning process. Here are 7 hints and tips to flavor up your eLearning courses whenever your imagination needs a shock: The Power of Templates. Incredible writing instruments offer an assortment of layouts that you can use to make your eLearning process even better.

5 Tips For Recording High-Quality eLearning Audio

Dan Keckan

While producing eLearning content or web-based training, a major decision-making factor is whether to use audio for the benefit of the end users. This article describes the technical background for producing the best quality audio for this purpose. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development Audio In eLearning eLearning Development Best Practices eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In an earlier article, I described how I created an eLearning lesson that has GoAnimate characters discussing some spreadsheet problems. The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   But how did I get the same TTS voice from GoAnimate to Captivate?     From there, I used the NeoSpeech voices that come with Captivate to create high-quality TTS audio files. 

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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. Can you tell us what a voice artist does in the learning industry? Kapp: Why do you think voice is so important in creating effective learning online and otherwise?

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In an earlier article, I described how I created an eLearning lesson that has GoAnimate characters discussing some spreadsheet problems. The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   But how did I get the same TTS voice from GoAnimate to Captivate?     From there, I used the NeoSpeech voices that come with Captivate to create high-quality TTS audio files. 

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Learning development is a paradox. There’s a need to train employees in business processes; there’s a desire to create training that’s professional, high-quality, and engaging; there’s a push to train employees so organizations can achieve their goals. This means quicker development and lower costs.

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. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is 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. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

Why I love working with e-learning sceptics

The eLearning Nomad

E-learning sceptics need to be assured that e-learning will not affect the quality of the training. I thought there must be a way in which we can develop e-learning that gives a voice to the learners. The post Why I love working with e-learning sceptics appeared first on DynaMind eLearning. Adult learning e-learning elearning design elearning development eWorkshops Instructional design online professional development professional development

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Five Resources for eLearning Developers: Little Tricks by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

An interactive checklist, mobile authoring, animated GIF creation, a spreadsheet template for quality assurance, and how to. be your own voice-over artist. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Learning Media Training StrategiesMaybe not something for every project, but you never know when you will need one of these. Put them in your toolkit!

Designing Elearning without Audio

The Learning Dispatch

Of course elearning needs sound! Here are some ways to construct elearning without audio. Need creative help in developing your elearning course? Contact us to learn more about our elearning development services. Who doesn’t love audio narration in elearning? When developing a course, course designers (and training program managers) need to address additional concerns. Effective Voice-Over. Iterative Development Changes.

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eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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 was trying to create quick video demos to share with fellow eLearning developers.

OpenSesame Employee Spotlight: Dave McFarland

OpenSesame

Dave has a discerning eye for the highest quality educational content and diverse voices. Today, he uses his experience to assemble best-in-class elearning, empowering all types of learners across the globe to grow their skills and knowledge. “It’s Dave McFarland.

A guide to the essential skills and experience for a modern elearning team

Elucidat

Learning managers often ask us what skills they need in their elearning production teams, to make them a success. It will help you hire new people, contract-in or develop your current team’s capabilities. 4 key elearning team roles and the skills to look for. Below, we’ve listed four key roles you’re likely to need to create and manage successful, modern elearning for large audiences. We’ve shared ideas on how to structure your elearning team here.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio.

Grow Your Negotiating Capabilities Using eLearning

Your Training Edge

What’s eLearning? eLearning is the use of electronic technologies to acquire a program, course, or degree online. Today, eLearning is used as an inventive learning approach to obtain meaningful development. According to 2014-2016 Docebo eLearning market trends and forecast report, the eLearning industry has grown by 900% since 2000. Practice plays a decisive role in boosting the eLearning process. Are you aspiring to become an expert negotiator?

The NEXT Big Thing in eLearning

eLearning Alchemy

Over the past decade eLearning has gone through a rapid transformation. Buzzwords like gamification, micro-learning, mobile-learning, adaptive learning, rapid authoring, branching scenarios and responsive design have come with the promise of resolving all our eLearning woes… only to fall considerably short of expectations. The short answer is quality. Rapid authoring tools have ushered in a new breed of inexperienced eLearning developer. Length: 876 words.

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications. Dynamic microphones have a downside; they require a good quality microphone preamp to generate adequate recording levels. For eLearning developers who are not using a studio or mixer this limitation may be a benefit.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). In the first two posts, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality and Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , we introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its components: the natural language processor (NLP) and the digital signal processor (DSP). eLearning Technology.

Three Reasons Not to Use Audio Narration in Your Online Training

Rapid eLearning

Audio narration is part of multimedia and adds a lot of value to your elearning courses. Many access the elearning courses from computers that don’t support audio. There’s a lot to be said about the authentic voice of a real person. However, there is a big difference between a good speaking voice and a professional narrator. You want a voice actor. Someone once told me that you don’t want a professional narrator, instead you want a voice actor.

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5 Storyboard Template Tricks that Will Improve Your Course Development

eLearning Brothers

As eLearning developers, we want to grow and improve in our eLearning development process. Learning to effectively storyboard can be a great help in developing well-thought-out eLearning. We here at eLearning Brothers have put together a free Storyboard template (you just need to sign up for a free account) that can guide you through the storyboarding process. can affect your course development.

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have

TalentLMS

Are you hiring someone for developing eLearning training programs for your organization? Maybe you are crossing over from training to training development yourself. No matter which way you go in eLearning, you need to have a few basic skills to make it. Each one will have a set of educational technology skills that are a must-have for every trainer or eLearning developer. Let’s find out if professional development training is in order.

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become Extinct by Jon on April 26, 2011 in Development Tools , Training Development , Video , budgeting , eLearning For some, the idea that a major corporation could do without it’s training department is unthinkable. Today, broadcast quality video can be shot on a digital SLR camera that costs less than $2,000.

Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course. Is there a business need for eLearning? The core roles that make up a training team are designers and developers. Creating great eLearning is HARD!

Celebrating 5 years of Raptivity : Form is Temporary, Class is Timeless

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Likewise, when a product stands the test of time, it deepens your belief in the innovation and quality underlying it. As we celebrate 5 successful and growing years of Raptivity , the world's first and leading rapid interactivity building tool for eLearning creators, it gives me and the team at Harbinger Group immense joy and a sense of fulfillment. So we added SCORM tracking, unicode compliance, accessibility, advanced editing, voice-over recording and loads of other features.

2016 – 9 Trends on the eLearning Landscape

TalentLMS

How can eLearning developers create programs to satisfy the growing and unique needs of learners? Every year TalentLMS comes up with a revolutionary list of eLearning processes and procedures for eLearning development. Here are the latest and most popular eLearning trends! The impact of gamification on eLearning still looks amazingly strong. Gamification is still the hot eLearning trend in 2016! Corporate eLearning.

8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

Hiring a skilled eLearning consultant is an alternative approach that can save your business time and money in the long run. Although hiring an eLearning consultant may cost you more at the onset of the project, you will quickly come to find that it was well worth the investment when you see the outcome of the virtual training courses produced. Here are eight advantages of hiring an eLearning specialist over doing it on your own. With an eLearning specialist you can: 1.

10 Reasons Why You Need a Mobile Learning Management System 

Hurix Digital

You can’t improve what you can’t measure, an adage that is so true to the learning and development function. A well-developed solution uses gamification, interactive videos, and micro-learning to make the entire training experience a delight.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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Instructional Design: Planning Success

Solo Learning

Develop. Under these circumstances, it makes sense to develop a short eLearning module. For an eLearning module, we will need the content itself and a user interface. While the components will vary for each project, assume that for this project we will have; seven title screens, screen recordings of the five new features, voice-over of the steps. The voice-over text. Time to move into the final phase in this this instructional design model, development.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

This is a tool you use to react to something you see, hear or do and an opportunity to create a voice. Retweet – A great way to find your own voice is to use existing information (other people’s Tweets) and tell others what you think about it.

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?

Pinlearn

If you are new to the eLearning sphere, you must be confused about numerous eLearning authoring tools available in the market. In this article, we will learn everything about these software solutions and understand how an authoring tool works in eLearning. In the context of eLearning software solutions, the term ‘authoring tool’ refers to a software solution you can use to create Digital Learning Content. eLearning authoring tool.

When It Makes Sense to Pay for Professional Narration

Rapid eLearning

Your rapid elearning software makes it easy to record your narration. Today we’re going to look at when it makes sense to consider professional narration for some of your elearning courses. A Good Voice Doesn’t Equal Good Results. Joe and Samantha have good voices. Joe and Samantha have good voices but they aren’t professional narrators. It takes more than just a good speaking voice to get the inflections and tone right.

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8 Quick Ways To Boost The Productivity Of Your eLearning Team

TalentLMS

eLearning Project Managers must keep their collaborators on task and on time. In this article, we’ll share 8 tips to boost the productivity of your eLearning team and meet crucial deadlines. How To Boost The Productivity Of Your eLearning Team. Low productivity can spell disaster for eLearning development, meaning slower turnaround times, missed milestones, and questionable content quality. Keep An Up-To-Date eLearning Project Calendar.