6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Using your voice properly is a skill in itself. This will prevent unintended mouth sounds and keep your voice consistent though out your session. #4. To prevent these, install a low-cost microphone pop filter (they’re usually $5-10 at places like a Amazon) or a sponge ball style wind screen. #5. The post 6 Quick Voice-Over Tips appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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Want Good E-learning Translations, Quickly, at Low Cost? Here’s How You Can

CommLab India

CAT software come with built-in memory tools that help ensure consistency in the translation and go a long way in reducing costs. Send voice samples to the stakeholder to select the narrator: Once the translated content is approved, you need to send samples of various narrators’ work to the stakeholder. How can you get good translations of your e-learning courses?

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Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned! Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character.

The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Chances are, if you make videos — especially how-to and explainer videos – you will need to record voice overs. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voice over work. But how can you ensure your voice over is good enough to keep your audience’s attention? Essentials of good voice over. Some of you might be wondering about the difference between voice over and narration. How to not hate the sound of your own voice.

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Voice-Over in eLearning

The Learning Circuits

However, there was a comment on one of my posts that made me realize that the discussion of the use of voice-over in eLearning was far beyond the conversation that Joel and I were having. There is no substitute for a professional voice talent, who can interpret the meaning and message of your e-learning scripts. A good voice talent knows how and when to change up the tone or feel of a read when things are getting overly technical or have gone on a while.

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Artificial Intelligence And How It’s Changing E-Learning

Your Training Edge

With Augmented Intelligence in the grind, students can now look up for study course material on the internet, often free of cost or at minimal charges. Moreover, AR/VR is including gesture and voice recognition and image rendering experiences for differently-abled students with special needs.

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No-Nonsense Employee Training: The Best Articles of This Week

Pract.us

Without facial expressions, voice intonation, and body language, email is often viewed less positively by the receiver than by the sender. At Pract.us, we’re dedicated to giving you the easiest way to effective, low-cost training. This week’s best articles for no-nonsense employee training. Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development.

Rocket speed intro to TTS in Cp5

Adobe Captivate

It includes a demo of the new French, German & British English voices as well as a step by step walk through of the simple process of adding TTS elements to your Captivate projects. One of the most exciting aspects of Captivate 5's TTS handling is the support for non-included voices. We also hear from folks who prefer different, more specialized voices for different reasons. Got 4 minutes to spare.

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

These are great free and/or cost effective tools for generating images. Voice Overs. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Make sure you are in a well insulted room when recording your voice overs and let your team know that you are in “production” so to avoid any interruptions. A USB microphone can be purchased at a relatively low cost and still produce great content.

Jing Screencasts Bandwidth Limit

Tony Karrer

Luckily, viewing of my recent screencasts ( LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answer ) will be pretty low over time. The best thing would be if I could also do it while recording voice from myself and someone else. In other words a screen sharing tool with voice and screen recording. And it needs to be low cost or free I had used Jing several times recently to create screencasts.

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How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

High and rising cost of healthcare. It is quicker and more cost-effective to scale up. The modules also included voice-over narration, videos and interactive activities.

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Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

These are great free and/or cost effective tools for generating images. Voice Overs. If you are adding voice overs to your content, use a tool such as Audacity to handle your recordings. Make sure you are in a well insulted room when recording your voice overs and let your team know that you are in “production” so to avoid any interruptions. A USB microphone can be purchased at a relatively low cost and still produce great content.

Top Trends in Digital Disruption

OpenSesame

Important indicators of growing technology include falling prices of storage, low cost of compute, voice and artificial intelligence, and hyperscale. Re-invent communication: We are transforming how we interact with our computers and have revolutionized voice commands.

Why People Stop Watching Your Videos (And How to Avoid It!)

TechSmith Camtasia

A visible speaker offers an authentic expert voice in your video. Luckily, you don’t need a professional recording studio to achieve good voice-over audio. A low-cost microphone and a quiet place to record can make a huge difference. Picture this.

How (and Why) to Drive Informal Learning with Video

Allego

It’s the type of education that every organization benefits from—it’s low-cost, low-stress, and it’s employee-driven. They absorb not only the words and concepts, but also the tone of voice, body language, and hand gestures.

Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue

G-Cube

Off-the-Shelf e-Learning content publishers, technology-driven training providers, and everybody in the e-Learning space is under pressure to maintain the pace of content design & development on the new platforms at the same cost. Added to the woes are the rising costs of infrastructure, talent war for skilled manpower and the competition to deliver high quality content at a lower cost. Cost of Production.

You (Probably) Have the Technology

Rob Hubbard

Here are some ideas for the sorts of resources you can develop cheaply and quickly: Screencasts – short videos that capture what you are doing onscreen along with your voice. There are many free and low-cost quiz building systems available. Hopefully this article has helped you see just how much you can do with low-cost tools and that much of it can also be mobile-accessible.

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over? However, you should consider the following factors: It is more expensive It needs more time It is difficult to maintain the training Few professional have the necessary skills It is difficult to update the eLearning course The pace is not steady It is difficult to maintain your organizations identity 2) If I use text why I need to use voice?

5 inspiring scenario-based elearning examples

Elucidat

Decision points with immediate feedback in the narrator’s voice maintain immersion and the momentum of the story. At the end, those low-stakes decisions are played back with commentary on what they might suggest about the learner’s responses in higher-stakes situations. A low-tech interactive scenario makes a big, potentially daunting, topic accessible and engaging. Scenarios can be an effective way to engage your learners and really change their behavior.

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Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

It’s getting even more huge for learning and development than ever, which I see as catalyzed by the incredible capabilities of smartphone video cameras and the increasing capabilities of low-cost or free video editing solutions. After finishing the scripts in a few hours, I corralled a colleague and we quickly recorded her on camera and then captured her voice track.

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Checking In

Tom Spiglanin

It’s getting even more huge for learning and development than ever, which I see as catalyzed by the incredible capabilities of smartphone video cameras and the increasing capabilities of low-cost or free video editing solutions. After finishing the scripts in a few hours, I corralled a colleague and we quickly recorded her on camera and then captured her voice track.

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What is Rapid eLearning?

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning is on the mark in terms of the demands on learning professionals - Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 - the heart of which are the following needs: Very fast transfer Occurred in short bursts w/o leaving the workplace Fast to develop (and low cost) Had real impact on performance Another post that discusses this is: The Driver for Rapid eLearning. Fast to develop (and low cost) Does this well.

Moodle: the LMS for everyone

Course Index

All the functionality of Moodle at a low cost. Hosting your own Moodle can cost many thousands a year. Here’s access to all the features of Moodle at a fraction of that cost. We’ll help you to build courses from ‘legacy’ materials such as PowerPoint slides, Word docs, PDFs, lecture notes, voice recordings – anything! Courseindex.com provide a suite of services around Moodle.

8 Ways to Raise Your Course’s Brand Awareness

LearnDash

Your voice and your knowledge are what matter here. It’s a low cost, low pressure way to insert your business into the newsfeeds of anyone who follows your channel online, and it helps keep your brand in front of anyone who happened to subscribe to you at some point. What is brand awareness, and do you need it for your online course? How well does your target audience know your course, and how can you help it become more recognizable?

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How Disruptive eLearning Crushes Top-Down Traditional Education

eLearning Narrators

It’s cost effective and successful, it’s time and location independent. Its relative low cost, ease of adoption and use and great results in terms of retention and behavioral change, the end game in the business eLearning world, have led to an exponential growth of the industry. Online learning and its relative low cost and expediency have another disruptive effect. Credit: Small Business Trends. eLearning is the new normal.

Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

It’s typically a four-step process: Disabled Bodies, Able Minds: Giving Voice, Movement, and Independence to the Physically Challenged | Edutopia. Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect | Edutopia. ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources. Mostly higher ed.

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Measurement Matters: 3 Data Analytics Lessons to Remember

Talented Learning

The complexity and cost of real-time reporting put it far out-of-reach for all but the largest and wealthiest organizations. In fact, with nearly instant data so widely available at such a low cost, it seems that yesterday’s time-to-insight advantage has nearly evaporated. So tell me, what are you doing to give your data a useful voice? Although I’ve spent my entire career in marketing and communications, measurement has never been far away.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people. One thing that I've not heard discussed as much is the voice recognition and text-to-speech of the application.

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

So we need audio, but more importantly, we need to know when to use it for the greatest impact – and how to do so in a way that’s low-cost and high-quality. If you’re recording scripted dialogue, embrace your inner- Scorsese and direct your voice talent on their character’s setting, motivation, emotions, etc. Audio in online training is usually served up in one of two forms: (1) poor-quality, amateurish, or (2) high-quality and professional.

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5 tips for storytelling in elearning (video & example)

Elucidat

Instead, you can use low cost sound clips, scrolling pages, humor or emotion and a splash of subtle interaction to engage users at the start of a learning campaign. This digital storytelling technique is a great, simple and cost-effective way to add a burst of life and atmosphere to your content. World War One by the Guardian – uses mesmerizing soundscapes, interactive maps, archive video footage and the voices of ten historians to tell the story of the war.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing But what I learned from this was that it was a fantastic way to learn about a topic where I was interested but didn’t have the time to spend researching it. Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009.

Penny Pinching but Valuable Client and a Unique, Challenging Project

ID Reflections

How would you convince a "penny-pinching but valuable prospect" (a phrase from Cathy Moore’s blog: [link] ) the need for a training program you are recommending? As you talk to the client, you realize the training is much needed and has a huge potential—both for you and the client i.e., business wise as well as true value addition.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Connecting Many Voices to Make a Difference: Anne Walsh and Brendan Revell from Fraynework Multimedia provided an overview of the e-learning support they are providing to The Sisters of Mercy. The implementation of web conferencing has not only reduced travel costs significantly for the order, but has also given each member a voice that they otherwise would not have had.

How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

just about anyone can create professional-quality videos with little more than a good screen recorder/video editor, a low-cost microphone, a webcam, and a smart phone. Already have a voice over recorded? Your whole team should be making videos.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

Meetings can be conducted either in conjunction with an enterprise’s existing teleconferencing service, or utilizing WebHuddle’s optional voice over IP. Dimdim delivers synchronized live presentations, whiteboards and web pages while sharing your voice and video over the Internet - with no download. Reduce travel costs, save time, and increase productivity with a web conferencing solution thats easy to access and simple to use.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

Of course, I jumped at the chance to learn and add my voice to the very distinguished mix! Here are three ways technology is providing upside assistance: Lower complexity and cost: Traditionally, the transition to an LMS was notoriously deliberate, time-consuming and expensive. Those realities meant that decisions were driven more by cost savings than the interests of learners. But modern learning technology is far more accessible and much less cost prohibitive.

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eFront sites to check out

eFront

link] Highly affordable Voice (Singing), Piano, Music Theory, and Songwriting online classes from Berklee College of Music graduate. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 eFront sites to check out Here are a few eFront sites you might check to get a few ideas about your own implementation.

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Australian Online Training Best Practice Guide for Regulators and RTO’s

ENROLO

High integrity online training costs. In some cases this is leading to low cost and low quality, online learning outcomes as well as giving online training a poor reputation. Whilst examples of industry best practice guidelines for online training do exist, many training providers are either not aware of them or, in some cases, are deliberately not implementing them to cut costs and compete with the lowest cost providers in the market.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Part 5: The true cost of making a tutorial, training, and explainer videos. Record your voice over. I use Camtasia, which comes with a built-in, easy-to-use voice recording feature. If you want a low-cost solution, a broom closet or small office can sometimes get you a pretty similar sound. Part 5: The true cost of making a tutorial, training, and explainer videos. It’ll cost you. This will cost you a lot of time and money.

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Best Practices for Moving Instructor-Led Training to Webinars and Virtual Classrooms (Live Online Learning)

Convergence Training

If you’re getting a new one, now or in the future, consider features, cost, and the number of licenses. The other thing then you need to look at, obviously there’s a cost element, how much can we spend on this? Even their low cost headsets are really good.