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. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) 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. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Worse, what if your eLearning tool doesn’t include TTS at all?

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ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Text-to-Speech to Final Voiceover

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While working on a recent eLearning project in Articulate Storyline 360, there was a delay in getting the voiceover audio back from our voiceover professional. While these kinds of delays are common, they don't need to derail the entire development process.

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. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Worse, what if your eLearning tool doesn’t include TTS at all?

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Recording Professional App Training Videos

Dan Keckan

When recording app tutorials, it all comes down to two best practices: display monitor preparation and audio configuration for voiceovers. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Development Tools eLearning Voice Over Video In eLearning Video Production Best PracticesWhy do so many app tutorials on Youtube look so bad?

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

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of eLearning courses; and at this point, I’ve seen it all. Some of the courses I’ve taken were clearly PowerPoint presentations and designed to be eLearning.   I’ve also seen eLearning courses developed with rapid development tools like Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. eLearning

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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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eLearning Freelancer Invoicing Q&A

Experiencing eLearning

These questions about elearning freelancer invoicing came from Deborah Rivera in response to my post about time estimates for elearning development. Even if I’m doing tedious or repetitive work like setting up a voice over script with file names, my time is still valuable.

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?

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.

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

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And I developed a smile, if not a chuckle, from this bit from Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley's Blogging for Dummies : "No matter what your teenager tells you, there is absolutely no requirement that you must write your blog while wearing your pajamas. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a 3-hour, online class later this week called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require.

Writing & Grammar: Make Your Own Style Sheets and Feel the Awesome Power!

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require.

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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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.      The PR-40 is well suited to recording voice-over because it has a full, warm sound that enhances the speaker's delivery. For eLearning developers who are not using a studio or mixer this limitation may be a benefit.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. Videos add the “human” element to eLearning. The voice and the human footage create a sense of classroom environment that is so hard to create otherwise. In this article, we discuss some essential tips on creating eLearning videos. Videos are rapidly becoming the leading Internet traffic pathway in eLearning environments. Revamp yourself with some new video development strategies.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do Training Examples Need to Keep it Real?

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Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text. You will learn how to take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require. by Jennie Ruby.

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. 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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