The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

If you had to choose an eLearning provider solely on the basis of samples, and one gave you a module with just text, and the other gave you a module with text and a voice-over provided by professional talent, you’d be likely to think the latter represented the better product.

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Hike: How Free Offline Messaging Works

Origin Learning

With the coming of affordable 2G and 3G networks for mobiles , it is like we have been hardwired to Instant Messaging (IM) on our phones. In fact, IM applications have evolved to provide much more than simple text-and-emoticon messaging.

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Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners


So be it learning material in Word or PDF, discussions on a forum or even emails or IMs – with text-to-speech converters, learners can access it all. Sound amplification tools heighten the audio element of the learning content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. Things Im learning: I have to talk much more slowly.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

As Im ramping up in my new job, Im talking with my new Kineo colleagues about everything under the sun. Is there some historical background here that Im missing, like computers in the UK didnt have speakers until 2002 so they never bothered? Adding a Swedish voice here.

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10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Prior to the event, work with a friend or colleague and try out equipment to see which of your options sounds best, from a land line telephone to computer software with voice over IP (VoIP). Turn off email, IM, and social alerts. Instructors, lecturers, and subject matter experts: Get your next webinar off to a great start by following these quick rules—and by using 360training’s free webinar tools ! Do a system check prior to the event.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Nevertheless, their voices are deeply etched in my brain, and I could have picked any of them out of a lineup if we were going by voice and not visual. Im the same when teaching face-to-face -- big user of the laugh to create connection.

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Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. You can also paste the video into an IM chat, email or Twitter. VOICE OVER INTERNET (VOIP).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Ellen Wagner: eLearning Roadtrip

Learning Visions

The former Senior Director of Worldwide eLearning at Adobe (plus a whole bunch of other impressive sounding gigs), Ellen recently formed Sage Road Solutions. If I were in charge (but sadly, Im not), Id put her in the Whos Who of eLearning. Its been nice to get my ID "voice" back. Very glad youve got your ID voice back and that youre projecting it so very well! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Im not sure if the SME was reading a script, reading the notes, or just speaking from the heart. They said it "sounded more real" and they trusted it more because they knew this person was talking from experience. With Speech-Over's text-to-speech engine, expert content can be read in as text, which is then spoken in the course by an "expert" TTS voice. In this economy it is hard to justify professional voices, actors, etc. The voice was credible.

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] December 17-19, 2010 One Voice San Francisco International Conference and Forum for Educators sponsored by the One Voice Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education, San Diego, California, USA.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The most important components of success are: A sound plan with a well defined mission and objectives. A sound design process begins with a thorough analysis of the training needs and a determination of the learning objectives. The initial plan will include a basic top down analysis that identifies the key elements of a sound and successful training program. Usually, the instructor can deliver just about any type of web-based content along with their voice.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] December 3, 2011 One Voice Atlanta International Conference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again.

How to Record Your Desktop with Screencasting

TechSmith Camtasia

Think of your apps, websites, IMs, emails, and everything that makes up your digital world. If recording live streaming video sounds scary, we promise it’s not. If you don’t need to record sounds from your computer, turn off your system audio altogether. What is Screencasting?

eLearning Conferences 2012


link] February11, 2012 One Voice Las Vegas InternationalConference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education,Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. link] February12, 2012 One Voice Phoenix InternationalConference and Forum for Educators: Educators United for Positive Change in Education,Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 23, 2013 ePortfolios : Foundational Knowledge, Student Voices, and Best Practices, organized by the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Clayton R.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


The primary purpose of the LTI standard, created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium, is to connect learning systems, such as an LMS, with external service tools. VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol).