Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound

Trivantis

As instructional designers are pushed to create content faster and deadlines are moved up, the concept of creating courses at the speed of sound becomes more commonplace. This topic is discussed by Cathy Moore and describes an employer who values course quantity over quality. Making a repository of organized stock images, video, and sounds to reduce the amount of time spent searching for appropriate course objects.

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What Are the Signs of a High-Quality Online Course?

LearnDash

You want to create a quality online course for your learners. Most online course providers instinctively understand the value of a quality online course. They also know that a poor-quality course won’t sell. If you’re wondering whether you course has met the right quality control criteria, read through these and judge for yourself whether your course passes grade. Creating a quality online course is an iterative process.

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Freebie Friday: The Sweet Sound of Free Stock Assets 

eLearning Brothers

Anyone who has ever edited audio knows that quality sound effects are an essential part of the process. Lucky for them, we have an expansive library full of sounds that will add a little something to your eLearning course. This week, we’re adding four handy stock sounds to our Free Library for a limited time only, so snap them up quick. One suggestion for using this sound is to combine it with others to create a really chaotic, post-apocalyptic soundscape.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?”

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

invest time and money in high-quality video. sound complex and potentially costly but. Think that sounds unlikely when there are massive. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Innovation + Quality

Jay Cross

Learning Innovations and Quality Conference : “The Future of Digital Resources” LINQ is the only European conference to cover both Learning Innovations and Learning Quality. Just Jay Making sound decisions Management Innovation Meta-LearningI will deliver the opening keynote on Friday, May 17th, at the Global Headquarters of United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome.

6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

Make sure sound quality is good. The social media boom means we’re all used to handling lower quality audio than before. But there are still some basic quality standards to make sure you meet. Does it sound natural? The post 6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning appeared first on Elucidat. Audio can be a useful tool to add life to and explain your content. However, too much audio in the wrong place could make your content sink, not sing.

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How to Survive CPD Employee Turnover and Maintain CE Quality

EthosCE

Many businesses are having the same problem, which has a knock-on effect on the quality of what product or service they produce. For you, it can take you away from your role of creating quality continuing education courses for your learners and increasing and maintaining their satisfaction.

How Visualizing Sounds Can Make You a Better Virtual Trainer - Workshop Tip 227

Vignettes Learning

One of the things I enjoy so much in the morning is listening to the chirping sounds of birds. If we can see sound, how do you envision it to be? Also, what motivated Thomas to create a phenomenal visualization of bird sounds?

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Zooming: the often misunderstood half-holy grail of screencast quality

TechSmith Camtasia

Knowing how important it is, we try to cover at least the basics soundly in the Getting Started series for both Camtasia Studio ( 06: Apply SmartFocus to Zoom and Pan ) and Camtasia for Mac ( 6: Increase viewer understanding: Zoom, Pan, Bam ). As a result, we see a lot of people unknowingly making decisions that negatively affect the quality of their screencast (e.g. Can’t see the video or want to see it in full quality?

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Poor audio quality is one of the most frustrating things you can subject your learners to. Not everyone has access to studio quality equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have great audio in your training courses. In this post, we’ll show you how you can use a free audio program to create high-quality audio for your eLearning courses. Setting yourself up to record the best possible quality audio is better than getting a mediocre recording and trying to fix it later.

Qualities of Exceptional Online Teachers

360 Training

Just like any other job, online instruction requires specific qualities and skills to perform it in the best possible manner. In this blog, we have highlighted a few of the qualities that make an exceptional online teacher. The most important quality of “good teachers” is the passion to share their knowledge and dedication to guide the students towards the right path. Sound knowledge of the subject matter. Interested in teaching online ?

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Stretching and resizing can result in poor quality. This could be important if sounds are important to your product demo. But, it will ALSO record any sounds such as email or meeting notifications. The post 4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos appeared first on TechSmith Blog. A product demonstration video illustrates how your product works by showing it in action.

Top Qualities of the Empowered Learner and How to Identify Them

eFront

These self-driven, learning enthusiasts all have something in common – they share the qualities of empowered learners. Identifying the Qualities of Empowered Learners. It’s up to training managers to identify who these empowered learners are, and then to utilize their qualities and behavior in a way that empowers the learning experience for all. Let’s start by discussing the identifiable qualities of empowered learners. Sound strange?

Sound Advice Bad Leaders Don’t Listen To

Learnloft

Being the great boss that he was, he didn’t just let the moment slip by without seizing the moment to offer up a simple piece of advice: “No matter what, don’t forget leadership all comes down to the quality of your one-on-one relationships.” Here is the kicker, many leaders believe they have strong relationships with their people but when push comes to shove, the quality of that relationship is average at best.

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How to Train Faculty to Create Quality Online Courses

TechSmith Camtasia

As online learning continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to make sure instructors know how to create quality online courses, including custom video. Training faculty to create quality online courses, however, can be challenging. From colleges across the country, below are strategies and techniques to help get all your faculty to create quality online courses. Create clear, written directions with high-quality screenshots.

12 Tips to Enhance Video Production Quality

KZO Innovations

Here are 12 tips to instantly improve the video production quality so they stay. . Dialogue should never sound forced. Production: 5. Be aware of sound quality. Poor sound recording quality can make you come across as amateur. Make sure your sound quality is high so that viewers won’t second-guess your professionalism. Your quality content needs to be properly seen, so make sure it looks great!

Instruction eLearning 2.0 and Quality

Clark Quinn

The comments are interesting to see and discuss: Can anyone tell me where QUALITY comes into play with these collaborative enterprise 2.0 Later they say: Invariably, quality will mean very different things to different elearning providers. My quality concerns: Is it instructionally sound? I'm not sure, but it seems that the commenter is making an assumption that this lowers quality. The quality issue is a lot of hot air

How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

TechSmith Camtasia

Nothing kills a video like poor audio quality. No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. Beyond seeming unprofessional, poor audio quality makes it difficult for your viewers to understand the video. 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. The Science Behind Sound.

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The Most Desired Qualities of an Instructional Designer

Adobe Captivate

Instructional Designer Qualities Required in eLearning. Let’s discuss what qualities an Instructional Designer should possess to deliver these responsibilities. This require instructional designers to be conversant in learning science as well as in learning technologies such as eLearning authoring tools, sound editing software, image editing software etc. Instructional Designers are indispensable in an eLearning courseware development process.

Sound Effects in E-learning: Top 8 Sample Music Sites

CommLab India

Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses ? It is also important to remember, we should add music and/or sound effects only when they enhance the learning experience. Free Music Archive (FMA) : The FMA is an interactive library of high-quality legal audio downloads, which is run by the WFMU.

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Three tips for effective quality assurance

Good To Great

I hope by now I’ve convinced you of the benefits of quality assurance – although I may not have convinced you that QA is a fun task! It might sound laborious, but doing two or three QAs right first time is preferable to doing multiple iterations because your client picks up on mistakes you missed first time around. Learning and training Project management Tips and examples e-learning tips good e-learning project management quality assurance

Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

The focus of this post is around the quality of Text-to-Speech based on Natural Language processing. The quality criteria for Text-to-Speech Voices are pretty simple. Each of these parts has a specific role and by understanding a bit more about what they do, you can better evaluate quality of the result. Natural Language Processor (NLP) and Quality The natural language processor is what knows the rules of English grammar and word formation (morphology).

Three tips for effective, efficient quality assurance

Good To Great

I hope by now I’ve convinced you of the benefits of quality assurance – although I appreciate that I may not have convinced you that QA is a fun task! It might sound laborious, but doing two or three QAs right first time is preferable to doing multiple iterations because your client picks up on mistakes you missed first time around. Learning and training Project management Tips and examples e-learning tips good e-learning project management quality assurance

Quality or Quantity: What matters in the learning business.

ID Reflections

Quality, in spite of all the parameters, remains largely unmeasurable. It takes years to develop design sense; years to understand why a certain sentence just sounds more right than another; years to design a learning experience as opposed to slides full of chunks of text. But Quality, that indefinable something, remains for most part undervalued. But in this business of learning that we are in, quality has to be of paramount importance. Fast Good Cheap! Pick any two!

Hollywood Hacks: 4 Ideas for Affordable, Professional-Quality Video Learning Content

Instilled

By pre-recording a piece, you can ensure the clarity of your message and the quality of your video production. This could mean: Moving onto the next topic Changing your tone of voice Using a sound effect Cutting to B-roll footage of a visual that matches your point Displaying a diagram supporting your point Showing a title card related to your point. Below are some tips and ideas for achieving high-quality video results without breaking the bank. iii) Sound.

Instruction eLearning 2.0 and Quality

Tony Karrer

The comments are interesting to see and discuss: Can anyone tell me where QUALITY comes into play with these collaborative enterprise 2.0 Later they say: Invariably, quality will mean very different things to different elearning providers. My quality concerns: Is it instructionally sound? I'm not sure, but it seems that the commenter is making an assumption that this lowers quality. The quality issue is a lot of hot air

How to Record High Quality Audio for E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

We all recognize the sound of poor quality audio when we hear it. There’s also a perception that creating top-quality audio yourself is equally costly. The truth is, recording and creating high quality audio for e-learning doesn’t require professional-grade tools, special training, or a multi-thousand dollar budget. Here are five tips for recording your own high quality audio for e-learning. Choose a high-quality microphone. Sound Forge.

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

ATD Learning Technologies

For learning professionals, filming poor-quality shots is one of the biggest wastes of time. Phone microphones have improved in quality but an external microphone will still make your video sound more professional. Without an external microphone, you should really only have close-ups when people are speaking; any further away and the quality will degrade dramatically.

Get QLTY: The Simple Way to Select Quality Leadership Training

OpenSesame

Quality leadership training for your front-line employees should align to your talent strategy which in turn should align to the overall corporate strategy. So, what else should you look for to define ‘quality’? Here is the QLTY way to get Quality Leadership Training: Quantitative – the “Q”: Sound learning objectives begin with verbs that are measurable. Quality Learning in multiple modalities can really extend what you teach on-site, on-line, and in the cloud.

Affordable Audio Equipment For A High Quality Recording

DigitalChalk eLearning

Want to record quality audio without breaking the bank? Don’t worry – there are affordable microphones out there that can give you a high quality recording that won’t leave a massive dent in your wallet. Finding the right audio equipment that gives the best quality recording can seem a daunting task (especially when you are trying to save a few dollars), but we are here to help! Do you want tips on how to get quality recordings?

Opportunities at Limestone Learning: Instructional designers and editor / quality control specialist

Limestone Learning

As such, we’re currently seeking experienced Vancouver, BC-based instructional designers and a contract editor / quality control specialist to join our growing team at Limestone Learning, and help create top-notch elearning, instructor-led training (ILT) and blended solutions for our clients. We are looking to work with team players who are: Positive Enthusiastic Flexible Creative Committed Detail-oriented Does this sounds like you?

Fixing the Sound in Adobe Captivate

Big Dog, Little Dog

I did not notice any quality difference between the two files; however, this was only a simple voice narration; a music or a more complex audio file will probably have a more noticeable loss of quality. In the meantime, I sent a bug report to Adobe, which they followed-up the next morning saying that some sound cards have trouble with the audio dll file and provided this fix: Close Captivate 4 if it is open.

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4 Simple Tips for Recording High-Quality Audio

Rapid eLearning

But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not very good. And in a follow up post, we’ll explore ways to get the best sounding narration. Invest in a good quality microphone. A good mic is going to give you good audio quality. But the truth is that when you compare the acceptable low-quality audio with similar narration recorded with a better microphone, there is a noticeable difference. It records sound from one direction.

Over 500,000 Stock Images, Audio, and Videos for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Over 500,000 stock images, graphics, videos, motion graphics, sound effects, and music loops. High-quality vector graphics.eps files included! Music, sound effects, and loops. Here’s a huge announcement from eLearning Brothers! We are offering a new stock asset library for eLearning. Unlimited downloads, at least 50 a day, for only $499 a year. High-resolution, royalty-free, and ready to go. Sign up today and make your eLearning 500,000 times better.

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Rethinking How We Use Closed Captioning in Education

3Play Media

The Associate Professor of English at Tech Tech literally wrote the book on captions: Reading Sounds: Closed-Captioned Media and Popular Culture. Captioning is a skill that at times requires some creative solutions, especially when you’re dealing with non-speech sounds. Captions don’t caption sounds per se. Captions don’t caption sounds; they capture meaning. The sound indicates that the bartender is turning off the tap.

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How to (and Why) Produce High Quality Audio for E-Learning

Mindflash

Audio quality is the most important element of any multimedia content. A producer friend once told me that when shooting video, audio quality is everything. In fact, she went on to say that the video quality could be high definition, but if the audio is bad, it ruins the whole thing. Therefore, I recommend buying a high quality microphone. That distortion can be distracting to learners and just plain sounds terrible.

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