Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “ voice-over video? ”. Voice-over is an extremely versatile type of video and can be used on anything from movie trailers to college lectures to, of course, corporate training. There are many types of voice-over video.

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The Learning & Development Podcast: Podcasts For Learning with Shannon Martin from Podbean


The Learning & Development podcast is hosted by our Chief Learning Officer David James. This transcript is from the conversation between David and Shannon Martin on podcasts for learning. Listen to episode 65 of the Learning & Development podcast here.


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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Guest Post by Mike Russell, Creative Director at Music Radio Creative. Adding background music to any video you create in Camtasia will add a whole new dimension to your content. In order to add music successfully there are some simple tips you can follow. I’ll also provide some decent, legal sources of music that you can use in your videos today. Choose Background Music That Complements Your Content. I imagine their age, lifestyle and musical taste.

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The Power Of Online Training Podcasts: 9 Ways Online Training Podcasts Can Engage Remote Employees


Are you ready to launch your own online training podcast series? Online training podcasts give your organization the ability to impart online training tidbits and helpful tips. However, producing award-winning online training podcasts takes careful planning, organization, and most importantly employee involvement. Here are 9 tips for using podcasts in your online training program. Another approach is to create time stamps for your online training podcast.

Podcasts in eLearning


There is truly something mesmerizing about hearing a human voice, miles away, yet so clearly through the speakers or headphones. Audio podcasts are like radio programs, and can be used for learning. In this article, we will discover the best scenarios that call for podcasts and best practices for producing them. The TEDx podcasts have a million-count audience. This expresses the popularity and ease of access that such podcasts to the general public.

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 – 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.

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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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.

Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. Start thinking about a topic for your next podcast, which will be even better than this one! Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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Podcasting for E-Learning – Storytelling and Teaching

The E-Learning Curve

Sound – especially the human voice - has been a fundamental part of the transmission of information and knowledge since pre-history. These devices enabled the mechanical recording and reproduction of audio, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects for the first time in history. Click here to view the transcript of this podcast (PDF, 24K).

What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

How to Prepare a Room for Quality Voice Overs. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. Once we understand what makes a voice recording echo-y or scratchy, we can start fixing the problem. Direct sound comes from sound waves going directly to your ears (or voice recorder). Selecting The Right Music.

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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. Next time: Authoring your podcast using an audio editor. --. Tags: digital audio file format DAT audio editor Audio Atari ST podcast

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) | Main | Google and MSFT to Clash Over Copyrights » March 08, 2007 Voice Coming to Second Life Geez.finally right? According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. Residents dont have to be on voice-enabled land to do this.

Online Course Marketing That Works with Tom Libelt from the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast


We discuss online course marketing that works with Tom Libelt from the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Tom is a serial entrepreneur who has a background in the music industry as a Polish rap star and a documentary filmmaker. He is the founder of the Smart Brand Marketing Podcast where he and his guests share their knowledge and expertise on how you can grow your business online. I don’t like my voice.”

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.

Employee Spotlight : Elias Jackson


I knew my career would follow one or both of my passions — computer software and music. I love music and podcasting. One of the podcasts I host is a roundtable music industry discussion. My voice is always heard. . Elias Jackson. Associate Software Engineer.

How to write an award-winning submission

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Lessons from Jamie’s Dream School A panel podcast on compliance training → How to write an award-winning submission Posted on March 8, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | Leave a comment Last week’s Oscars may have marked the end of the film and music awards season, but in the world of e-learning there’s a definite buzz in the air.

How the Best Leaders Create More Leaders


” I am sure if Peters had created six-year-old line leaders, he would have had the leader in the back making sure everyone was courageous enough to go into music class. When I asked Dustin Kaehr on the Follow My Lead Podcast what the most important characteristic for a leader to embody today he said, “There are many things, but humility is at the top.” Leadership consistent dustin kaehr follow my lead john eades persistent podcast tom peters

5 Simple Habits Bad Leaders Can’t Seem to Shake Off


Listening to the news or music on the commute. Then, 4 years ago I was introduced to the world of podcasting and Audible books and it changed my leadership journey forever. I was so inspired that I started my own leadership podcast, the “Follow My Lead” Podcast. John was named one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace and was awarded the 2017 Readership Award by Training Industry.com.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | January 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: For today, I’m hoping to be heads down cranking out some work so it’s back to an old favorite, Mushroom Jazz Essentials for my background music. Podcasts. How far that little candle throws his beam! So shines a good deed in a weary world. Shakespeare.

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How the Best Leaders Create More Leaders


” I am sure if Peters had created six-year-old line leaders, he would have had the leader in the back making sure everyone was courageous enough to go into music class. When I asked Dustin Kaehr on the Follow My Lead Podcast what the most important characteristic for a leader to embody today he said, “There are many things, but humility is at the top.” Leadership consistent dustin kaehr follow my lead john eades persistent podcast tom peters

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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5 Things You Need to Know About Camtasia 2021

TechSmith Camtasia

You can watch the video on this topic at the top of this post, to listen to the podcast episode, hit play below, or read on for more… 1. Music is another powerful way to enhance your video. Like music and transitions, Matt cautions against using LUTs without a good reason.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over. Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Text to Voice, 20+ Languages, 100+ Voices. App of the Week.

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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.

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Making Engaging Video

TechSmith Camtasia

You can watch the video on this topic at the top of this post, to listen to the podcast episode, hit play below, or read on for more… Why should you focus on making engaging video? Incorporate music. Like music, color is a way of introducing more dynamic aspects to your videos.

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Do you know how to get the most out of audio on your e-learning courses?


Think of a movie where, with a trivial picture, you have become emotional due to the background music. For example, the Ivoox platform has a great amount of podcasts of various topics that can enrich your course with external information. 3 · Voice-over, a powerful resource. Voice-over can also enhance and attract attention if you use it correctly. To include voice-over in your courses, follow these steps: Review your content and find the key screens.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 25, 2020

Mike Taylor

Podcasts. Here are three podcast episodes from this week that are worth a listen: Automation & Marketing Smarts For L&D With Mike Collins – Not many in L&D recognize the opportunity to automate administrative tasks and entire learning journeys. Workflow Learning with Conrad Gottfredson Cara North joins Brian Washburn to talk about How to Engage learners on the Train Like You Listen podcast. Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over.

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Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

This will will start off with a guest post form Jenni Birch who writes about apps, computer art, music and the latest developments in technology. If the professor permits the use of a mobile device (and if the campus itself is implementing the BYOD policy), the procrastinating student can record the lectures instead and listen to it afterwards, like a podcast. Jenni Birch usually writes about apps, computer art, music and the latest developments in technology.

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5 Must-Have Gifts for Trainers

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

It’s one of the highest-rated USB microphones on Amazon for both beginners and professional voice over stars. As you know, having the right audio can make or break a training video or podcast, so starting off on the right foot is essential. So, What’s on Your List?

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. Choose the Voice Wisely.

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eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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 example, you can press a button to change from voice-over to music mode. by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers.

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

The higher this goes the more your actual audio (such as voices) will be affected. Frequency smoothing: The default setting is setting is 3, settings lower than this tend to favor music and higher settings tend to favor spoken word. Audacity is great for cleaning up audio for a podcast or music. Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments.

Screencast of the Week - Ian Ozsvald and ProCasts

TechSmith Camtasia

The background audio music was a great touch and added polish to the screencast. And, Ian has a great voice for narration! And, this series formed the basis of a 40 minute podcast interview in Joel Spolsky's Business of Software forums. You can listen to the podcast here and read the discussion here. This week's Screencast of the Week comes to us from a professional screencaster, Ian Ozsvald of ProCasts ! I liked this screencast for several reasons.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

We used this consistently across the USB microphones, despite the best practice of adjusting the level to your voice and needs. For our tests, we wanted to capture the difference between male and female voices. Overall, some mics did perform better for a male voice, and some for a female voice. Do note, that with some post-processing, or by adjusting your equalization on your mixing board you can optimize any of these mics for any voice type.

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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