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Podcasting for E-Learning: Critically Analyzing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

My previous blog posts on podcasting have focused the human side of podcasting: narration, story-telling, communicating with your audience. Now, it's time to spend a little time understanding the technical aspects of podcasting. As you begin to hone your podcasting skills, you'll find that you're also taking a remarkable learning journey. How is that musical piece orchestrated? The same principles apply when you begin to podcast.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

If you’re recording music, select the Record in Stereo check box. If you’re just recording voice-over narration, leave it unchecked. Tags: digital audio file format Audio content development Audacity content production process educational media technology in education podcast authoring podcast

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Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

Here, I have indicated the point where the intro music begins, and the point where the first voice-over should start. There are two types of audio file in Figure 3: a stereo file which is typically used for music, and a mono file, which we use for narration. There is little point recording voice-overs in stereo – you only have one voice (or audio source), after all. If you record a voice-over in stereo, you only double the file size, for no gain in quality.

Audio for Podcasting: Hard Disk Recording

The E-Learning Curve

This worked great for MIDI and music sequencer applications like Cubase , running on the Atari ST computer (see Figure 1) but was insufficient for recording and editing high-quality voice-over narration. Tape-based systems, with their linear recording processes makes advanced DSP features impractical to implement, regardless of tape format used. Next time: Authoring your podcast using an audio editor. --.

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Exploring Podcasting for E-Learning (and new podcast episode released)

The E-Learning Curve

I'm exploring the medium of podcasting at the moment. I've previously discussed podcasting in general here , but in my view there can (and should) be more to the medium than the well-trodden 'single voice-over discusses topic' - what I call the 'fireside chat' - podcast format. In this context, a podcast presents a learning stimulus, guides knowledge acquisition or learning through example, and elicits understanding.

mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

mLearning Trends

Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. This makes it possible to deliver just-in-time information, training materials, data collection tools and performance support mechanisms to mobile workers using the tool virtually everyone already has in their pocket or purse – a voice-enabled mobile phone.

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Why is podcasting so successful if 93 percent of communication is nonverbal?

The E-Learning Curve

This post on podcasting for e-learning professionals will consider some aspects of narrative, and debunk an urban myth. The term pace has already entered this series of E-Learning Curve Blog articles about creating podcasts. Famously, there are three major elements in human face-to-face communication: body language, voice tonality, and words. In the design of almost any good podcast, there should be a series of basic units of information, each occupying a few minutes.

Keeping Video Learners Engaged

ATD Learning Technologies

Now, let’s explore three elements of your instructional video—music, voices, and movement—that the Change Principle can help make more engaging. Music. Adding music is one of the most simple ways to make your videos seem more professional. In fact, I review a lot of two-minute videos with a piece of music playing in the background. But music is not just for window dressing. So how should you use music? ” Voices.

What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

JCA Solutions

Look at the recent incredible growth of podcasting. The use of music, narrative, and even the occasional sound effect adds a critical component to the experience. With the right voice and the right wording, they feel more like they are in a conversation than in a lesson. In addition, background music helps set tone and attitude. Like above, the human voice with it’s emotional content, expressiveness, and phrasing helps influence much more readily than mere text.

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Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Particularly, the voice over narration is a critical part of the instruction. For this reason, when budget and time allow, your best choice is to opt for having your audio professionally recorded by a voice actor. The professional voice actor, either male or female, has trained their voice to provide the right kind of sound. They know how to use their voice for emphasis and to command attention. They can usually send it to you in whatever format you want.

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How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training

Kitaboo

You must at some point have sat through a conference or a video call where you struggled with getting the screen connected, or the audio wasn’t clear, with frequent interruptions from your or the other end like “your voice is breaking off”, or “the screen went black, we can’t see you”. This could be achieved through a video conference, webinar, live chat, podcast, eLearning courses etc.

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What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

Adobe Captivate

At EI Design, we offer Performance Support Tools in various formats, including: 1. You can club it with background music or a voice over and the impact will be there for you to see. They’re a great format to help learners go through factual and knowledge-based information quickly and easily. Using this format, you can offer your learners tips, fact sheets, checklists, practical forms, participant guides, processes, and procedure documents. Webcast/Podcasts.

What Is Performance Support And Why Should You Use Performance Support Tools?

EI Design

At EI Design , we offer Performance Support Tools in various formats, including: 1. You can club it with background music or a voice over and the impact will be there for you to see. They’re a great format to help learners go through factual and knowledge-based information quickly and easily. Using this format, you can offer your learners tips, fact sheets, checklists, practical forms, participant guides, processes, and procedure documents. Webcast/Podcasts.

Top L&D experts reveal winning strategies for training remote workers

TalentLMS

She has written two books, Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers, and is the creator of The eLearning Coach podcast. He’s also the creator of L&D podcast Train Like You Listen , where he shares the latest insights about engagement, workplace learning, remote training, and new technologies. . Involve them by asking questions and allowing people to vote (using polling) or to discuss via voice or the chat feature.”.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Beyond iPoding

Kapp Notes

Click on the link if you'd rather listen to the podcast of this post, Beyond iPoding , you can find it here. Moving Beyond Music or Voice As with any new technology, at first there is unbridled enthusiasm or irrational exuberance quickly followed by fear and loathing and then the technology settles down into an every day tool. One example is podcasting for learning. The answer is that podcasting needs to be thought of differently than just recorded training.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

The usual format is a SCORM , HTML5 or TIN CAN file. More specifically, it allows you to share photos and videos that are accompanied with cool special movement effects and music accompaniment. Animoto’s photo presentation tool is synced with the rhythm of the music you have chosen while at the same time it informs you about the steps of the video editing process all the way to its completion. Steve Jobs once said, ‘Technology is nothing.

Big Niches and Creating an Ecosystem Around Your Tribe with Avery White of Third Person Creative

LifterLMS

Avery is living abroad in Thailand and has created a large ecosystem online of artists and creators from all different media formats and forms of expression. Avery shares some great examples of telling stories through media formats like photography. Maybe one post I talk about the intersection between music and videography. That’s every YouTube video, music video ever. Music has a mood, right? You can weaponize your voice.

How Masterminding Can Dramatically Increase Your Odds of Success as an Education Entrepreneur with Ken Wallace of MastermindJam

LifterLMS

Learn how masterminding can dramatically increase your odds of success as an education entrepreneur with Ken Wallace of MastermindJam in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett, founder of LifterLMS. LMScast is the number one podcast for course creators just like you. I want to share with you the format and then look for any tips you might have on how to improve it.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015

OpenSesame

The talks focus on the challenges of the creative professional.discover a new book or podcast? Serial — A revolution in podcasting, Serial follows one true story over the course of a whole season. The Moth is a podcast dedicated to the art of storytelling, with a range of formats and topics. Stuff You Should Know — I guarantee each and every episode of this podcast will have you saying, "Oh, THAT''s how that''s done!"

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Advanced Distributed Learning is an initiative established by the US Department of Defense, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations. A predecessor to SCORM, AICC was difficult to work with and many steps were required to get content in the format running in a learning management system (LMS). Three popular eLearning formats rely on Flash technology: SCORM, xAPI (Tin Can), and video. Podcast.

5 Passive Online Training Activities To Eliminate From Your Instructional Design

Learning Pool

You can also use voice recordings but edit them formally to include ambient noise, sound effects, and mood music. This makes them far more engaging than simply listening to a disembodied voice. Mood music and ambient noise in video and audio clips are a good immersive touch.