Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? The popping sounds are called plosives , as in "explosives," or P-pops. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners. Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class.

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Captions vs. Sound – How to Get Heard?

TechSmith Camtasia

However, there’s a huge difference between doing video, and doing video well, and one of them is knowing when to use captions vs. sound. One of the most annoying things you can find in your Facebook feed is a video that autoplays with the sound on. It’s TV ads with the sound turned off.” While scrolling through your social feeds with your sound turned off (which 85 percent of users do) , most individuals will completely skip a video whose meaning is lost without sound.

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   But how did I get the same TTS voice from GoAnimate to Captivate?     Knowing that I would want the same voice both in GoAnimate and in Captivate, I created some fake slides in Captivate, with the dialog script for the screen characters I was creating in GoAnimate typed into the Slide Notes. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

What can Hollywood teach you about making your eLearning AWESOME? We watch what we want, when we want, on whatever size screen we want, with the highest quality of sound we want. Sound Quality. Hollywood Rule: Sound is more important than visuals. It sounds strange coming from eLB, a company known for “visually explosive eLearning”. Beginning filmmakers learn quickly that if your sound sucks, no one will watch your movie no matter how great your visuals may be.

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Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!

Learnnovators

To me, it sounded like a magic spell. To make this clear, let me talk about a lesson I learned in civics class at school: Every citizen has a voice and opinion in the matters of the country. Look at it objectively and it becomes “ everybody has something they can teach me ”. There are close to 7 billion people on Earth living their own lives and experiences with lessons to teach. The post Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!! “ Veritas Vos Liberabit! –

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Should You Take an Online Course Before You Teach One?

LearnDash

But despite its rising popularity, many adults haven’t yet taken an online course—even though they may be interested in teaching one. If this sounds like you, there’s no reason that should dissuade you from your own dreams of becoming an online instructor. If the learners in your course seem to voice some common criticisms, or ask many of the same help questions, then that’s something you could work to improve in your own program.

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Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets. Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class.

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A Conversation with Eric Lee about Voice Talent, Storytelling and the Industry

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to ask Eric Lee a few questions about being a voice artist , storytelling, how he got started and why high quality audio is so important for effective eLearning. Kapp: You are in a rather unique area of online learning development, you are a voice artist. Can you tell us what a voice artist does in the learning industry? Kapp: Why do you think voice is so important in creating effective learning online and otherwise?

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Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. About five minutes into the presentation, with me alone in my office, and everyone muted (literally there is zero sound coming back through) and no prepared stopping points for interaction. If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that.

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How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

If you need to instruct, support, and teach students online, but struggle to do it in an authentic and personal way, then this guide is for you. By applying these recommendations, tips, tools, and techniques, you’ll understand best practices that enhance the online teaching and learning experience and be equipped to make it a success. You don’t need to spend years or months learning a new way to teach. First time teaching this course?

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The power of Voice in online classrooms

E-Learning Acupuncture

You are an art history teacher and you are assigned with teaching a distance course. In the classroom, you have had great success with a teaching approach that involves showing photos on the big screen and building teaching moments by discussing with students the important elements of the image. You want to translate this teaching method to the distance realm. But somehow the mechanics of this activity sound so ‘artificial’. Consider this scenario.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   But how did I get the same TTS voice from GoAnimate to Captivate?     Knowing that I would want the same voice both in GoAnimate and in Captivate, I created some fake slides in Captivate, with the dialog script for the screen characters I was creating in GoAnimate typed into the Slide Notes. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

Embodiment Online

Kadenze

As the pandemic continues in various forms and contexts, it is clear educators will be moving in and out of learning spaces online, in the classroom/studio, in hybrid forms, but likely without proximity or touch as a teaching and learning modality. The mechanics of online teaching were not the problem; we were Zoom experts. How to be embodied and teach embodiment in the virtual world. Image courtesy of The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.

Marisa Murgatroyd Teaches How to Build a Mission Focused Experience Product Instead of a Low Engagement Information Product

LifterLMS

Marisa Murgatroyd teaches how to build a mission focused experience product instead of a low engagement information product in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Marisa: And I have one simple template that I teach that allows people to define their mission.

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. Half a millennium later the philosopher Plato , founder of the Academy in Athens - the first institution of higher learning in the Western world - chose to render the teachings of his mentor Socrates as a series of dialogs. We can say then, that audio has be a core component of teaching for at least 3000 years.

I know what I like

Learning with 'e's

In total there are seventeen chapters, each offering additional voices to the growing narrative of heutagogy. The chapters are argued well enough for the book to sit comfortably in an academic context, featuring sound research and adequate referencing. education heutagogy learning schools teaching TechnologyWe live in a rapidly changing world that requires people to have the ability to adapt much more quickly than in previous times, where events moved much more slowly.

Audio for eLearning: The First Steps

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One of the key elements in multimedia and eLearning development is sound. The first step to consider is whether you do your own audio or hire a voice talent to do it for you. If your content remains stable and requires few changes over time, going to external voice talent can be more cost-effective. Voice-over talent can be found at www.voice123.com and www.voices.com. Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class.

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No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. Often, the same text is in the voice over notes as on screen. I had the best trainer write the script out in the slide notes for the narration so it would be just like what he teaches in class.” ” “Sound good. I got a call from a prospective client.

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Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). I need to record simple voice-only audio. The louder the sound, the larger the squiggle.

What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

JCA Solutions

If we want learning to take place, we must teach, inform, and persuade. Sound Learning. 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. Sound effects can make it a little more fun. While it’s good to use a music lead-in, the main part of the audio is the voice-over narration.

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Game Film An Effective Strategy for Leadership Development

Training Industry

In my practice, I have the privilege of teaching elite athletes, who all benefit from the study of game film. The root of the word “persona” means “through the sound.” Your identity is largely conveyed through the sound of your voice and how you speak. Each time you use this game film strategy, you will notice the progress you are making and recognize there may be more authenticity, more confidence and more authority in your voice.

Writing & Grammar: Taller than Me? Or Taller than I Am?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Although many of us would say that this sentence sounds okay, it actually means something more tricky than it sounds like it means. The quick way to fix all such comparisons is to add all the words of the comparison into the sentence so that the correct pronoun sounds right-and is right: Tom likes pizza more than she likes pizza. The two instructors both teach in loud voices, but Samuel is louder than her. by Jennie Ruby.

5 Top Game Based Learning Links: GBL Digest 2

Upside Learning

As gamification gradually finds its way into the realm of education, more and more educators are voicing their criticism or admiration for it. While turning everything into a game sure seems like fun, it’s not as easy as it sounds. ‘Gamification’ is a term that one comes across very often. Some of us love it, some of us might even hate it; but nobody can ignore it!

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PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Or maybe your own voice sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to you. On the down side, the computer-y sounding voice doesn't sound as good as HelloSlide's options, and there are only two language choices (English and German). On top of that, the TTS voice used is VERY robotified.

Get Started with Online Education Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Those in the education field have had to switch classrooms and lecture halls for virtual videos and remote teaching for the first time. Many people believe that digital teaching and educational experience lacks the same level of connection that can be experienced in a classroom.

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

eLearningMind

Hiring a pro might sound pricey, but in the right circumstances, it’s an investment you’ll need to make. Creating empathy is the culmination of a number of different factors, like the tone of voice, language, and inflection. If you’re teaching a course to a roomful of uptight banker types, you don’t hire a California-style surfer to do the voiceover. It sounds silly and obvious, but it’s something that happens all the time in producing digital learning videos.

How to Make Better eLearning Videos

360 Training

All these factors have influenced the way learners learn, making teaching more challenging than ever. What can we teach them that they can apply in their workplace? Videos enhance learning and stimulate teaching. Prepare voice overs for your videos: No matter how good your video is, it should be accompanied by a sound, or a voice, especially if you are converting your training sessions into online courses. Learning is challenging nowadays.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby Recasting sounds like something a fly fisherman would do, but in writing and editing it means to restructure a sentence. However, the correct grammar here sounds unfamiliar or wrong to readers used to seeing who with demands , not demand. I'm teaching a 3-hour, online class later this week called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. During the class I'll be teaching you how to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio.     Choose your narrator and, if you'd like, use the Preview Voice option to get a feel for how your narrator is going to sound. by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” The answer has always been "no."

Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

do they know how to adjust sound? Teaches them that you are willing to put them at risk. Voice & Language. don’t just focus on technology, think about how your voice works. These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. My side comments in italics. Any awkward phrasing, typos, or mistakes are mine, not Karen’s.

Are learners idiots?

Making Change

If you have trouble reading the paragraph, click the speaker icon located in the bottom right-hand corner of this screen and a professional narrator will read the text to you in a soothing voice that slides like oil over any functioning brain cells and gently smothers them. ” Contrast Weissman’s advice with what your stakeholders might be telling you, or what a small voice might be saying in your head. Be sure to read this paragraph.

Are learners idiots?

Making Change

If you have trouble reading the paragraph, click the speaker icon located in the bottom right-hand corner of this screen and a professional narrator will read the text to you in a soothing voice that slides like oil over any functioning brain cells and gently smothers them. ” Contrast Weissman’s advice with what your stakeholders might be telling you, or what a small voice might be saying in your head. Be sure to read this paragraph.

Training: A Primer For Hosting Live, Online (Virtual) Classes

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Since my friend knew that I had been developing and teaching online classes for years, she asked for my guidance when it came to selecting the virtual training space for her company.   Some online training rooms support Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOiP), some vendors support telephones (either toll-calls or toll-free), and some rooms support both VOiP and telephones. Your voice could sound choppy and your students might miss what you're saying.

Interactive learning content with H5P and LearnWorlds

learnWorlds

It can take your online teaching to the next level and it is suitable for both professionals and newcomer course creators, making rich educational content an easy task, without the need for complicated and expensive authoring tools. Language Teaching Activities. Our research showcases some teaching examples you could use based on H5P’s activities which are easily embeddable to the LearnWorlds platform. Are you teaching history or anything with linear paths?

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

This ‘teaches’ the software the difference between unwanted and wanted noises in your recording. In Audacity, you can do this by: Highlighting a section of recording where no deliberate sounds were made. At the start of every recording, let the mics pick up and record the ‘sound of the room’ for a few seconds before anyone speaks – this makes this process far easier later. A common issue with voice recordings are gaps of silence.

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

BrightCarbon

This blog article could also be called ‘confessions of a voice-over artist.’ For several years I’ve done voice-over work here at BrightCarbon, lending my voice to eLearning courses, promotional videos, and webinars aplenty. But I’ve narrated so many scripts just like this one, teaching employees about how to conduct the research phase of a particular project: This works well as a written piece. Listen to how it sounds read aloud: [link].

Podcasts in eLearning

TalentLMS

There is truly something mesmerizing about hearing a human voice, miles away, yet so clearly through the speakers or headphones. They offer cost-effective mediums to teach real-world and current topics, right through the experts and celebrities. Edit out mistakes and long pauses and sound of breaths. Make voices clear and pleasant by investing in a good microphone. Use audio editing software that automatically equalizes and normalizes voices.

How to Humanize Your eLearning Course

ThinkingKap Solutions

They don’t talk in their normal voice. This goes for the sound of the voice as well. This all leads to them adopting what you’re trying to teach them. Say you’re teaching a course to salespeople, trying to reduce your client return rate. Or with narration, by altering the tone of voice in their response. But by putting a face to the voice they hear, it can further their connection.

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

learnWorlds

Now, if you want to make your teaching fun and engaging as a result of increasing students’ understanding and getting known about what you do and teach in your network, keep reading…. 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.

5 Simple Tricks To Add More Realism To Online Training Simulations

Infopro Learning

They focus on teaching abstract, theoretical concepts like negotiation skills and leadership challenges. In the above example, you might include traffic sounds, or ambient background noise. You could even use a professional voice actor to simulate the panicked customer. Explore skill sets related to what you’re trying to teach, giving corporate learners a wider net of approach. Do your employees need to experience real-world consequences without the risk?