Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

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Do you think your eLearning is going to change behavior if it is boring, and contains lackluster voiceover that's delivered in a monotone? The first rule of an effective voiceover is "sell it." Voiceover is like acting or singing. You need to reach through that dissipation and compel your learners to pay attention and absorb your information. Note:  I'll be contributing articles to this newsletter that discuss all things voiceover audio.

How to Write a Good Voiceover Script

GO1

Are you creating an online e-learning course that needs a voiceover? We all know that having a good voiceover for e-learning videos is crucial in communicating ideas and information. But, in reality the most important part of the voiceover […]. The post How to Write a Good Voiceover Script appeared first on GO1 Learning. Learning Technology Tips & Tricks course design eLearning voiceover script

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 found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective. more informal

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

eLearning Architect

More and more learners are demanding voiceover in their eLearning courses and for good reason – a great voiceover can bring your content to life. Question 1: What is your voiceover preference? Click here to see some examples of courses with high quality voiceover.

Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

The keywords on the left are highly related to audio as well, so I'll drill down to pages on Audio Voiceover or Audio Microphone. I just saw a couple of comments on my post Recommended End of Year eLearning Tools Spending?

How to Localize Your E-Learning Training (and Get Ahead of the Competition)

ICDTranslation

Using innovative approaches in presenting new information and teaching skills is always a fun and productive method. eLearning cultural difference elearning localization elearning tips elearning translation elearning voiceover language service provider translation agency

Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos

Cinecraft

If you are a marketing or training professional, consider these Pro-Tips as background information to aid you in the process of choosing the “right” voice for your upcoming video or training course. Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actors.

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Planning Computer Simulations for Delivering Information Through Video: STC Meeting

Take an e-Learning Break

People are increasingly using video to provide technical information. He will cover the following topics: * Developing a storyboard for your project * Writing a script for actions and voiceover * Practicing and recording your content * Editing the resulting video * Publishing to various formats Please bring your own laptop to the workshop. From YouTube to free webinars and services like Lynda.com, recorded video training is a powerful medium.

Adobe Captivate: Accessibility Text

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If my module includes a narration (voiceover audio) and closed captioning of the narration, what additional information should I include in the Accessibility dialog box?  The voiceover audio, even if it features James Earl Jones, isn’t meant for you.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Adding Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Closed captioning (CC) allows you to provide descriptive information in your published eLearning project that typically matches the voiceover audio contained in your Camtasia project. During this post I'm going to show you how you can add the captions manually (by typing or copying/pasting from an existing script), and how to have Camtasia transcribe the voiceover audio using the Speech-to-text feature.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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There was usually so much information on the slides that it was nearly impossible to retain anything.  And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

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Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio. More information. Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course?

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 3 & 360: SRT Files Make Quick Work of Closed Captions

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Closed captioning allows you to display a slide’s voiceover audio as text that is synchronized with the voiceover audio. For instance, an SRT file (a file containing text and timing information) can be created for free on YouTube. by Kevin Siegel, COTP.

September eLearning User Group Meeting in the Books

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During the meeting, the group was treated to an awesome presentation on creating eLearning Voiceover Scripts by Jennie Ruby. Stay tuned to our Meetup page for more information on that.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. But this can lead to “content fatigue,” where they try to cram in every last tidbit of information on a given subject. This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences.

eLearning/Captivate Development: Let IconLogic Lend a Hand

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We can do it all, from story-boarding to script development to voiceover script development to turn-key Captivate production. 711 or email us for more information. Do you have an immediate need to develop eLearning using Adobe Captivate? Need an eLearning script written? Our team of writers and Adobe Certified Experts (ACE) in Captivate can assist you in developing eLearning courses.

Successful Product Training Through e-Learning: Strategies For Success

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The course catalogue may include courses on enhancing business acumen, developing organizational knowledge, and acquiring pertinent product information. The e-courses need to address this duality of imparting a lot of information but in a way that would not overwhelm the learner.

Adding the human touch to digital learning content

Clive on Learning

To learn successfully, it requires us as human beings to exchange information, give and receive feedback, share perspectives, engage together in practical activities, support each other through the bad times and get together to celebrate our successes. Learning is a very human experience.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. But this can lead to “content fatigue,” where they try to cram in every last tidbit of information on a given subject. This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences.

A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it?

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This style is suitable for such courses, to provide the option of just ‘listening’ to the information, instead of reading it thoroughly. For others keep the option of ‘muting’ the audio voiceover, to make sure it does not hinder their learning preference.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act , as amended in 1998 (PL 105-220), sets the minimum level of accessibility for electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by Federal agencies. 3) Provide a Transcript for Voiceover Audio.

eLearning: Should the Captions Match the Audio?

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If you want to include an exact transcription of the audio voiceover, consider adding closed captions (which are required if you are creating Section 508-compliant eLearning). For more information about screen text that matches the slide audio, read this article by Jennie Ruby I recently received the following question from a reader of my skills & drills newsletter :   Question: I have been asked to make the text captions in my Captivate project exactly match the audio.

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LAMS Activity Planner

Moodle Journal

For more information and a screencast with voiceover, see [link] This is well worth a look and I feel will be just the type of thing that will encourage a broader spectrum of users to have a try.

6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

So, if you’re about to hit record and do that voiceover, pause for a second and explore this topic. Their research suggests that the more information in various formats (text, audio, video, animation), the more the learner has to process.

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Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

B Online Learning

Through the sharing of information and open and honest communication. Also, the look and feel and the degree to which the information is to be redesigned to be interactive can be discussed and agreed prior to the commencement of work.

Why online learning is better than in-person learning

Learnkit

They can be instantly altered to reflect new learning initiatives or updated to include new, more relevant information. Well-designed online learning delivers the same information in the same format to every single person who takes the course.

TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

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Now, the type of information that hand-written notes helps the most with is conceptual knowledge, rather than just plain facts. For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover. by Jennie Ruby, COTP. That’s right: note taking. It’s not just for students, anymore! 

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Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

Dashe & Thomson

In this post and others she’s written, Ross cites research that learners can more easily understand material presented in video that allows them to both hear and see the information. by using a variety of methods – titles, voiceovers, different camera angles, music.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

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A scribe reveals information gradually, sparking curiosity and allowing information to be processed one small chunk at a time. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.     The result was kind of a no-brainer: those in the Group 3 had more accurate recall and retained the information longer. by Karin Rex, COTP.

A Conversation with Eric Lee about Voice Talent, Storytelling and the Industry

Kapp Notes

Eric Lee: It’s the difference between a lifeless, monotone delivery of information that puts a student to sleep versus an engaging, expressive voice that holds the learner’s attention, and thereby, the student actually learns.

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6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

CommLab India

Native English speakers using some terms informally can be misunderstood by employees or learners who are not proficient in English. Solution: If you have initial plans of localization, you can translate audio, video, and voiceover scripts right at the beginning.

Writing & Grammar: Location or Name: Which is Best?

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As the voiceover or screen text states each part, the learner does each step in turn, first clicking the menu, then pointing to Toolbars, then selecting Formatting. If you used Method A in that context, the student would sit waiting while the voiceover said "Formatting.toolbars." " and then click the menu when the voiceover said View. The information about the location of the tool is just a reminder. by Jennie Ruby.

E-learning For Insurance Sector: Staying Ahead With Technology-driven Approach

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2D Human figures were introduced in the course who shared information about the company, its background and history, together with the products and their benefits. Audio-voiceovers were changed and animations were introduced to create interest in the mind of the customer.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

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A scribe reveals information gradually, sparking curiosity and allowing information to be processed one small chunk at a time. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact.     The result was kind of a no-brainer: those in the Group 3 had more accurate recall and retained the information longer. by Karin Rex, COTP.

TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

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Now, the type of information that hand-written notes helps the most with is conceptual knowledge, rather than just plain facts. For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover. by Jennie Ruby, COTP. That’s right: note taking. It’s not just for students, anymore! 

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E-Learning Localization – It’s All About the Details

ICDTranslation

With this information in mind, the approach to the e-learning course design and development will be different. Besides, it is easier for you to change the information in the original text if the data becomes outdated. Voiceover talents.

Screen Readers and How They Work with Section 508 E-Learning

CommLab India

They present this information to learners by converting text-to-speech and using sound icons or a Braille output device. Mac VoiceOver. Hope you find this post informative.