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: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

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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.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Worse, what if your eLearning tool doesn’t include TTS at all?

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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. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Worse, what if your eLearning tool doesn’t include TTS at all?

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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. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Worse, what if your eLearning tool doesn’t include TTS at all?

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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?

Audio Basics for eLearning

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Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? Looking to get a jump start on the road to creating quality audio for your eLearning lessons? Attend this live, 3-hour online class and learn the basics of creating good sound for your eLearning projects that will improve the quality of your courses. Tags: Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Audio eLearning

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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. Voiceovers.

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

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Desktop publishing programs , such as QuarkXPress, PageMaker, and FrameMaker , enable you to create publication-quality page designs. 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.

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. When it’s done well, eLearning voice work is a form of storytelling, and I’d say most everyone enjoys a good story.

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Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

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by Jennie Ruby Proofreading is a quality control check of text and layout that many of us are asked to do with little or no training. But these symbols have a huge limitation: Many designers, layout artists, and eLearning producers don't know them. The more both designers and writers/editors know about one another's work, the better quality products we can produce. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script?

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

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I often hear from Captivate developers who are required to output smaller and smaller SWFs, while making their lessons more and more interactive. As a bonus to smaller SWFs, shorter lessons will allow your learners to move through the modules fast--something that all eLearning developers should make a priority. Use Less Audio I'm a huge fan of adding audio effects and voiceover audio to a lesson. Choose File > Publish Settings and select SWF Size and Quality.

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers. In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. 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.

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

LifterLMS

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. At LifterLMS.com you can learn more about new developments and how you can use LifterLMS to build online courses and membership sites. You can subscribe to our newsletter for updates, developments, and future episodes of LMScast.

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. Despite mentioning the limitations of using in-house talent, you find that your client is not pleased with the quality of the audio. Using in-house talent will usually cost you more time and produce lower quality. It’s just you and your voiceover talent.

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