eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

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by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? Make the Voiceover Proportional to the Action. " after less than two sentences of voiceover text was read for one PowerPoint slide. To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action. The writing style of your voiceover text will greatly affect how "listenable" it is.

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eLearning Voiceover: Best ways to select the apt voice over for your course

CHRP-INDIA

This will help in enhancing your course and make it sound realistic. Using a machine voice could help in reduced costs for your training program, but it will not bring out that narrative which will engage your learners. Depending on your content, the voiceover would vary. CHRP-INDIA specializes in voiceover for eLearning. To know more about our eLearning Voiceover solutions contact us at reach@chrp-india.com.

Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning

eLearningMind

Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. Voiceovers that are condescending, boring, or even a little too homemade can turn learners off and make them focus on anything but the subject matter. Hiring a pro might sound pricey, but in the right circumstances, it’s an investment you’ll need to make.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. About 97% of these member organizations are government contractors that must meet Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements. It sounds like your member companies could have many thousands of learners that interact with your Academy, right? Sounds great.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program. Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning?

5 Integral Elements of Emotionally and Socially Engaging Learning Videos

Obsidian Learning

Is it to get you excited about signing up for a development program? As the story progresses and we learn more about the programs available at Social Motion Skills, the melancholy mood transitions to an empowering, uplifting feel, as does the music. Sound effects. Along with the visual and musical elements, sound effects, when used tastefully, can help define the tone of learning videos.

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Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Desktop publishing programs , such as QuarkXPress, PageMaker, and FrameMaker , enable you to create publication-quality page designs. For a smoother-sounding writing style, use only the full words when interrupting sentences in text. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

Jargon Watch: Just Say "No" To Trainings and eLearnings

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  From the sound of crickets chirping in my inbox, I can only assume that I have now been written out of the lists of true grammarians for my defense of "trainings"!  Definition of trained in our field includes degree, certification, and certificate programs. Check out Jennie's  eLearning writing classes  and ensure both your voiceover scripts and eLearning scripts are ready for prime time!

Corporate Training Tip #3: Give Video Feedback on Designs

TechSmith Camtasia

Sounds like you’re on the right track! The best way to assess the effectiveness of any training program is to allow your stakeholders to view your training content and give feedback on your designs. Instead of writing down which section of your training stakeholders suggest you edit, they can record a video with voiceover and callouts to point out exactly what they didn’t understand, and why.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

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Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? She’s also developed an extensive number of learning programs for a wide variety of global clients. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.   B.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. Connect the learner directly to the real-world, and they immediately recognize the value of their learning program. Let’s look at some in-demand practices for you, the eLearning developer, to create better videos in your next eLearning program: Establish Clear Goals. Voiceover for Videos. If you want to emulate the classroom training, add voiceover to your videos.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? She’s also developed an extensive number of learning programs for a wide variety of global clients. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.   B.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? She’s also developed an extensive number of learning programs for a wide variety of global clients. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.   B.

Best Microphones for Recording Video

TechSmith Camtasia

with the sound input level set to 67%. However, this microphone has a great overall sound for both a male and female voice. This could be done using an audio editing program as well. This microphone has a small stature, but a great sound. Both microphones have a good sound and picked up minimal background noise in our quiet environment. The sound quality is pretty good, although it did pick up a lot of popping sounds during the voice over.

Virtual Reality Case Studies in Healthcare, Enterprise, and Higher Ed

Learnbrite

University faculty developed pedagogically sound learning objectives that were measured and evaluated. They are hoping to reduce engineer training time by 75% by using the Microsoft HoloLens to teach engineers about equipment via text pop-ups and voiceover guidance. Their aim is to make this lab the centerpiece for a construction management program. The university is prepared to utilize the room for additional programs, as time permits.

Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

Similarly, engaging eLearning Design is the foundation of an ideal and effective eLearning program. Does the statement above sound a bit vague? The core foundation on which any eLearning program is designed is good content. One can develop the most beautiful layouts, interesting animated characters, add soothing background music, and great voiceover narratives; but unless the content is powerful and engaging; the program will not work.

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What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

Our objective was not to try to get all of the settings perfect for a singular recording, but we wanted to compare the microphones against each other so you could hear how they sound. We tested all of our microphones in our sound studio. and set the sound input level to 67%. However, this microphone has a great overall sound for both a male and female voice. This action could be done using an audio editing program as well.

Fiverr.com: When You Need a Little Audio

E-learning Uncovered

Do you ask your friends and family to help you out, but risk it not sounding professional? There are two methods you can use to find voiceover services. Each artist provides an audio sample, giving you an idea of what you can expect the finished product to sound like. Other services could include recording the audio in an accent, recording with sound effects, adding background music, moving your order to the front of the queue, or recording in just one day.

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6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

These are perfect for recording voiceovers. The Blue Yeti has a few more features than the AT2020—different recording modes, for example — but I like the way I sound on an AT2020 better. Both of these programs allow you to import the footage you record, splice-and-dice your video, and layer on voiceovers and music. To improve audio quality when using these programs, you could consider a piece of audio editing software like Audacity.

mysimpleshow VS. Presentation Tools

mysimpleshow

The tool is highly accurate as users choose all characters, sounds, designs, and actions from a variety of options available to them. Users tend to describe difficulties in selecting and editing objects, and overall is not simple to work through until you master the program. Once on a local machine, users can create basic videos with voiceovers, only if they are self-recorded or uploaded.

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How to Select The Best eLearning Animation Company

Hurix Digital

If you have incorporated eLearning in your employee training programs , using animation as a tool for getting the right message across is a natural order of progression. Every corporate training program , irrespective of its nature and objective, stands to benefit from using animation.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

Three versions (all in uncompressed.wav format) of the voiceover. A.libzip (for use with Camtasia 2018) of a few assets show during the broadcast (intro, outro, lower third) Two versions ( in.docx and.pdf) of the script used for the voiceover in this project. And then I also did a voiceover. And my unedited voiceovers. Meaning there’s no audio, no sound effects whatsoever. The voiceover script that I made earlier to give me a sense of where I need to be.

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50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Video may have killed the radio star, but believe it or not, sound is fifty percent of the value of your video. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Use your own voice for voiceovers. We know you think it sounds bad, but to other people your voice on video sounds just like you in person. Your voice sounds fine (maybe even great!). Most importantly, it sounds uniquely you. Too close to the mic sounds distorted.

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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. Whether used for the start of a learning campaign, the meat at the center of your development program or a standalone resource, stories have the power to help drive change and, at the very least, discussion.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

learnWorlds

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. Freemake also offers a free program, but adds a logo at the beginning and end of all videos.

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

We should be more caught up in what they DO once they leave your training program. Informal sounds optional. not the voiceover or the pictures. My live blogged notes from eLearning Foundations Intensive with Bob Mosher. Here’s a picture! J.I.T. = “just in time” – the acronym was born in 1992. What does this mean to the learner? they expect it, informal, interruption, necessary eLearning invented J.I.T. We equated availability with relevance. Anytime, anywhere”. But J.I.T.

Top 11 eLearning software tools to make your courses shine

TalentLMS

But it’s much simpler than it sounds. Look elsewhere if you: Need a web app and not a downloadable program. The idea might sound simple. Active Presenter is an online, user-friendly video editor that allows you to record your screen, a voiceover, and/or a video of yourself. You want your courses to be fantastic. You want to catch your learners’ attention, engage them, and provide a “flat learning curve” experience.

How to Have Fun in Mandatory Training?

DigitalChalk eLearning

So I learned some excellent tips from this conference that I want to share with you that I have integrated into my online learning and training programs. It was death by PowerPoint and voiceover. So to save you time when you build the module out in the training program stay simple. For example, the group I saw that had a zombie theme used sounds, pictures, and videos to bring to life the scenario and make it more fun. Using Integrative Technology to Create Engagement!

How to Animate Your Lesson Videos with eLearning Video Creator Kim Merritt

LifterLMS

So, I started using, at that point it was GoAnimate, which is an online animation program that is very easy to use, and it’s kinda really made for anybody. When you say sound … Like, what do you do to make a nice voice over? Like, what kind of gears involved, or like how do you record the voiceover? Learn how to animate your lesson videos with eLearning video Creator Kim Merritt of the TheUrlDr.com.

How To Make Modern Video Courses Online with WordPress

LifterLMS

Sounds like a good deal. Those programs can also capture your face and your voice at the same time, too. You can always do a voiceover later, and for some-. Ali Mathis: Let’s talk a little bit about that, because if you do voiceover, that involves video editing, right? Ali Mathis: … the PowerPoint … Hit the record button, go through your PowerPoint, and do a voiceover while you’re clicking through your PowerPoint.

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos

learnWorlds

The tool allows you to decide whether you want to record sound and web activity or not. After that, you add your photos, videos (you can capture video from within the app) and audio files (insert or record a voiceover). All you need to do is add photos and videos, add audio tracks, filters, and titles, sound effects and organize your clips (you can also trim them). The objects in the library may be images, sounds, and even videos.

10 Free Authoring Tools

Ed App

There’s an option to add voiceovers, videos, links, and cards. Moovly also allows users to upload their own media, such as videos, pictures, text and sounds. It’s designed specifically for growing and mature learning programs. Learning has never been easier. As smartphone technologies have become more available, mobile learning and eLearning are gaining in popularity. As it stands, the global eLearning market is expected to reach USD $325 billion by 2025.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

Also, you can add sound comments, a record of your voice, give more detailed directions, and manage the number of students who are watching your video lessons. In this interactive environment, you can add short texts, images and photos, sounds, video and a range of special effects that are necessary to create an online multimedia presentation. With a wide range of ready-made elements, images, sounds, and other type of narration, at your disposal you can create your own story.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

The biggest thing I would like to see is that we add some voiceover on just about all of the slides. They think the program isnt working when they come across a slide that doesnt have v.o. Weve played that same tug-of-war: audio that reads the text on the screen is the equivalent of a presenter reading her slides, and yet people expect audio, even when its just a voiceover. Sounds familiar. :-).

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Elements of Ideal eLearning Design

Origin Learning

Similarly, efficient eLearning Design is the foundation of an ideal and effective eLearning program. Does the statement above sound a bit vague? The core foundation on which any eLearning program is designed is good content. One can develop the most beautiful layouts, interesting animated characters, add soothing background music, and great voiceover narratives; but unless the content is powerful and engaging; the program will not work.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

This might sound like an easy out, but by focusing your time and energy on content that is relevant and aligned with your learning strategy, you will end up with a library of courses that are useful for learners and serve your business goals. No fiddly programming needed!

How to Get Publicity and Influencer Marketing for Course Creators with Esther Kiss

LifterLMS

If you are working with an evergreen program, you may end up taking a different approach that is not time-dependent. Chris Badgett: It’s just like it’s the system or whatever, but when I look at things, like if I look at courses that have been around a long time, or coaching programs like let’s say Product Launch Formula, I see a system and I see Jeff Walker, the human being, they’re both present.

Converting Classroom Training to Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Brandon Winston: One of the things that I would add in there from a student perspective, what’s really nice is the … sounds simple, but the rewind button. Let me just throw that PowerPoint deck into an elearning system and then just set it up, record some voiceover of people reading the slides to you and hit Next,” and that leads to the boring elearning that we were talking about.