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Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. Synchronous time is “premium time&# : if you just want “chalk & talk,&# just record it and let people watch on their own time. Lecture is a bad use of synchronous online learning. do they know how to adjust sound? Like a monitor speaker for music performance. Voice & Language.

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

If this topic is of interest, then also check out the Big Question this month: Voice Over in eLearning. The first requirement is obvious: TTS voices with audio distribution license, which are of acceptable quality for eLearning applications, should be provided. Sound file operations should be transparent to the user. Subtitles should be automatically created from the input text, formatted and coordinated with the speaking voice. Easy to modulate the voice.


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Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices.   Object-level audio is ideal if you want to quickly add sound effects to slide objects. Background-level audio is perfect for background music. Personally, I think background music will quickly becomes a distraction (perhaps even an irritant) for your learners, which is why I shy away from it. 

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Complements synchronous learning time by extending content life. Will they listen with sound or rely on the visual aspects? Having a script also helps you sound more professional and helps preserve your video’s focus. Record your voice over.

How to Make a Tutorial Video Step-by-Step ?? [With Examples]


Once you are done, run through the script again to make sure it sounds natural and you feel comfortable with the material. Decide if you want to do a voice over, using a blackboard for your tutorial, or showing your face on the screen. In the first case, you will need to record your voice over before writing down the script. This makes sense so that you avoid last minute changes and audiovisual synchronization issues.

How to Create an Employee Training Video: A Beginner’s Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

If your video will have any voice over, I highly recommend starting with a script. Having a script also helps you sound more professional. This may sound intimidating, but it really isn’t. Set the mood with music.

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make


Does it have synchronous elements or not? Choose a voice that sounds relaxed and speaks clearly. End the segment with an interactive exercise that offers music, points, and feedback. Migrating from a traditional learning environment to an eLearning environment is not always smooth. A lot of hurdles need to be toppled during the cross-over and, of course, many hearts need to be won. Despite best intentions, several eLearning developers make these common 5 mistakes.

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. It creates data backups, video DVDs and music CDs. Dropbox seems to be the file synchronization software of choice. It will automatically synchronize files between all of your computers, regardless of whether they run the Mac, Windows or Linux OS. VOICE OVER INTERNET (VOIP).

20 Best Tools for Teachers in 2022


Import sound files & edit/combine them. Zoom also lets you conduct synchronous online class sessions, where everyone joins a Zoom meeting at a scheduled time. Pleasant background music for quizzes. You can post documents, images, videos, music, and many other types of files.

ELearning is Dead, Dormant or in Denial

Wonderful Brain

I asked a colleague who was quite sanguine about this and we agreed there are virtually no new positions for directors, managers or above in the big leagues — organizations are just playing musical chairs with execs. Please voice up if you disagree – nothing would make me happier. What we have right now are courses (and in that big bucket I include webinars, collaborative learning models, synchronous chat, etc.)

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22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos


Screencast-O-Matic provides the option for screencast recordings, webcam recordings or both, as well as the ability to use a microphone to record your voice. Some of its interesting features are Voice recording, speed control, screen drawing, stamps, face-camera and YouTube upload. The tool allows you to decide whether you want to record sound and web activity or not. The objects in the library may be images, sounds, and even videos.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Theory introduced by Howard Gardner defining eight types of intelligence: logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist intelligence. Synchronous Learning. Synchronous Learning is instructor-led learning in a virtual classroom setting. VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). It is created by surrounding the user of the VR system within an environment, sound, and other stimuli.

Client eLearning Examples

Breakthrough eLearning

Sony Ericsson The Sony Ericsson website in the UK has a Learn About section where its clients can click through various tutorials on how to perform tasks on its cell phones and other mobile devices, such as downloading music, transferring files, synchronizing, sending text messages, etc. Strange, given that people are learning how to use devices that transmit voice and music. And, in contrast to the Sony Ericsson approach, the RIM tutorials use a lot of sound.