Best Practices for Voice-Over


If you are designing and developing eLearning, you are most likely going to need voice-over work. Voice Principle – People learn better when the narration in multimedia lessons is in a friendly human voice, rather than a machine voice.

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Student voices

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After a while, because it comes from me, it tends to sound like hyperbole, and I''m sure some of my audience leave with a ''so what?'' Photo by Pedro Ribiero Simoes on Wikimedia Commons Student voices by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

If you had to choose an eLearning provider solely on the basis of samples, and one gave you a module with just text, and the other gave you a module with text and a voice-over provided by professional talent, you’d be likely to think the latter represented the better product.

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


After creating the content for your eLearning, the next step is to choose a voice that will bring your course to life. Voice selection has the power to diminish or elevate the quality of the training. It is imperative to know that just any voice over will not work.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. audio elements, including your voice.

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners


Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21 st century. With the help of Assistive Computer Technology (AT) anybody – irrespective of any disability – can effectively interact with a computer.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 14, 2019

Mike Taylor

In the meantime, here are some learning, design, and technology gems for you. Dual coding and learning styles sound similar but are not quite the same thing. Learning, Design & Technology Miscellany.

How VoiceFirst Technology can be used for Learning and Development


The freedom to choose how to access technology when, where and how you choose. Mobile learning technology gives us the freedom to take learning into our own hands. VoiceFirst technology removes the bind to the keyboard. We want to shift VoiceFirst technology right into the centre of the eLearning environment. VoiceFirst describes the action of using your voice to complete an activity – first. What does VoiceFirst Technology have to do with eLearning?

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12 tips for great speaking

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Slow down when you need to, and vary the tone of your voice as you speak, to emphasise key points. You can do this in various ways, by reinforcing your points with images, video, sound, or repeating important words or phrases.

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Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. Does this sound like your workplace? In summary, the potential of social media is not about the technology.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 From his brief description, the price sounds high, but I would need to know a bit more detail to be sure. eLearning Technology - 6:39 AM 14 comments links to eLearning Costs Permalink: eLearning Costs Bookmark this page at: 14 Comments: At 9/10/2009 08:58:00 AM , Karl Kapp said. It sounds like a rip-off. eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0

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Semantic technologies and learning

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image, sound, and video) to provide students with a better understanding of concepts under study. This is nicely facilitated by Social Web technologies (e.g. To perform this analysis, it is first important to define the concept of semantic technologies.

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


You could do it yourself or you could hire a voice over professional. Technology has made recording audio inexpensive and very easy these days. That distortion can be distracting to learners and just plain sounds terrible. Hiring a Voice Over Professional.

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Social media: It’s not about the technology!

Learning Cafe

While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. Does this sound like your workplace? Numerous reasons might explain their lack of participation, such as: • scared of technology. • too shy to voice an opinion. In summary, the potential of social media is not about the technology.

Microlearning Video on the Go – Tip 2

Tom Spiglanin

Sound is a big deal in video, and recording good sound is especially challenging for live action shots in busy places, whether indoors or outside. Changing Workplace microvideo mobile Mobile Technology technology Video Production

Do We Learn Differently Now?

Upside Learning

Just before I went on holiday recently I was asked how human learning has changed with the advent, penetration and increasing ubiquity of computing technology. We’ve always used technology to escape the bounds of human physiological limits.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? July 21st, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last week, I had the good fortune to speak with George Siemens for an upcoming Xyleme Voices podcast. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Thursday Tech Talk (#T3) – Trends, Observations, Snarkiness

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That’s why we want to invite you to join in on our first ever Twitter chat for techies, nerds, and those obsessed with the latest, greatest gadgets and emerging technologies. No, we won’t be Tweeting with our Arnold Schwarzenegger voices. Sound fun?

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Microlearning Video on the Go – Tip 2

Tom Spiglanin

Sound is a big deal in video, and recording good sound is especially challenging for live action shots in busy places, whether indoors or outside. Changing Workplace microvideo mobile Mobile Technology technology Video Production

Text-to-Speech Functionality in Captivate

Integrated Learnings

Audio narration can be very time consuming, and in many cases requires hiring talent for a professional sound. However, what if you don’t have the budget to hire the talent to make it sound professional? What if you, as the Designer, do not feel that you have the voice for the recordings? You can select a female voice (Kate) or a male voice (Paul) for each individual slide, which allows you the freedom to mix it up a bit and use both narrators in one course.

Whiteboard Animations in e-Learning: It’s short and sweet!


With advancement in technology, e-learning developers are on a constant mission to make e-content suitable for the tech-savvy learners of today. In the absence of on-screen text, voice -over describes the ideas and concept in detail.

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Why Training Needs Video

Learning Rebels

This is the technique used in the Tasty video above, there is no voice over to worry about, no narration that might be out of sync. Lot’s of people watch video with the sound off, captioning gets the message across. The shift has arrived, and video is King!

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P.S. - Another eLearning Rule

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The danger of some of our web 2.0/social learning platforms is that we have become so enamoured with the sound of our own voices, we’re not actually listening and learning from others! Tags: emerging trends and technologies elearning rules twitter After I posted my blog post about eLearning/Distance learning rules last week, I came across this video, which made me think of another one I’d add: Avoid only talking, not listening.

Your friend: Artificial intelligence in corporate training


Two of the most recognizable voices to humanity, Siri and Alexa, are fine examples of voice-activated computers that grow more intelligent with machine learning. People still need other people and added technology is just here to help. Sounds like your new assistant, right?

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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. eLearning Technology.

A Simple Tip to Add a Personalized Touch to Your Online Courses


Do these words sound familiar? You could share the feedback with your learners by recording it in your own voice. And not just feedback, you could use your voice to provide instructions in your courses too. Windows users could simply use the Sound Recorder. Great!

What’s Your Character’s Goal?

Experiencing eLearning

It can sound a bit stiff and artificial if they do. Most of the time, people don’t cheerfully voice their goals like Cindy in the above image. However, if that training on assistive technology will help the employee perform better, it would actually help the team.

The Automation Revolution – Chatbots and AI


If it sounds complicated, that’s because it is. If you’ve ever used a customer service function and listened to the friendly voice walk you through your options and attempt to answer your questions, you’ve dealt with a chatbot.

10 Rules To Follow For Fruitful Inclusion Of Multimedia In E-Learning


With the help of technology, e-learning deliveries readily accessible digital content and creates a learner-oriented environment. Coherence Principle – This principle states that learners learn better when extraneous words, pictures and sounds are excluded rather than included.

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What Are the Most Coveted Skills Employers Want by 2026?


Since technology changes on an almost hourly basis, technological skills, while important in terms of being up-to-date, will not be the driving force behind hiring practices. Targeted training on new technology is becoming the norm now.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

In the first two posts, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality and Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , we introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its components: the natural language processor (NLP) and the digital signal processor (DSP).

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The subject of TTS voice licensing and pricing is important because it helps e-learning practitioners understand which TTS tools they are legally allowed to use for their specific applications as well as letting them estimate the costs and pricing models of using these TTS tools. The rates are given in $ per hour of recorded sound.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

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It's got a built-in sound card (built right into the cord) that does a great job of cancelling out internal computer noises. Also, I noticed when I moved my head, the microphone sometimes picked up a sound that reminded me of crumpling paper. Here is some of the feedback I received, then and now: From Alveno Smith, eLearning & Development, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Information Technology Services. It is a small 10x10 and the sound is consistent. What

Moodle: the LMS for everyone

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We’ll help you to build courses from ‘legacy’ materials such as PowerPoint slides, Word docs, PDFs, lecture notes, voice recordings – anything! Sounds fair? Or to discuss your needs in more detail, email Tags: Education, Elearning, Technology, Creative, Computers.

Imagined futures 6: Home entertainment

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This is the essence of all multi-media, where text, images, video and sound are combined to provide the user with a rich experience of knowledge and information access. education knowledge learning library recording retrofuturism Technology video