PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

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You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Several new tools allow you to type the text you would normally say, and have text-to-speech technology (TTS) generate the voiceover for you. Later, if the content changes, editing the typed text will be way easier than re-recording an entire voiceover. PS: Need some crafting that voiceover text?

TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

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For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover.   I teach online courses by myself in a room full of computers, monitors, and microphones. She teaches both classroom and online courses, and has authored courseware, published training books, and developed content for countless eLearning projects. by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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

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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. A good voiceover helps learners put themselves in the same scenarios portrayed in the video.

TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

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For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover.   I teach online courses by myself in a room full of computers, monitors, and microphones. She teaches both classroom and online courses, and has authored courseware, published training books, and developed content for countless eLearning projects. by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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TEACHING ONLINE: Instructors Take Note!

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For example, if I know one of my learners for eLearning software is going to be creating training videos for active-duty nurses, I might mention a few ways to engage learners without audio voiceover.   I teach online courses by myself in a room full of computers, monitors, and microphones. She teaches both classroom and online courses, and has authored courseware, published training books, and developed content for countless eLearning projects. by Jennie Ruby, COTP.

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How To Teach a Language Using Video

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Let’s look at something we could all benefit from – teaching and learning the basics of a new language. Consider using a video to teach some basic words to get by in a new country instead. Authentic Voiceovers and Subtitles Automated voiceovers are sometimes a pain, and they may ruin your thoughtful language lesson and take away the benefit. Check out some tips and tricks to recording a perfect voiceover here.

How to Localize Your E-Learning Training (and Get Ahead of the Competition)

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Using innovative approaches in presenting new information and teaching skills is always a fun and productive method. eLearning cultural difference elearning localization elearning tips elearning translation elearning voiceover language service provider translation agencyE-learning plays a vital role in corporate training. Every course should be developed at a consistent level of high standards.

BOOK REVIEW: “Design for How People Learn” by Julie Dirksen

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Setting up slides, quizzes, links, buttons, voiceovers, inserting images, videos etc. Blog eLearning Instructional Design instructional_design online course online education online_learning teaching training© Ugur Akinci. Design for How People Learn” by Julie Dirksen is a heavy book, both literally (top-quality glossy paper) and figuratively. It’s an important reference work that I think all trainers, instructors, and e-learning designers should read.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills! You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project.

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

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A lesson to teach?   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. If you are teaching “The Flower Theory of Persuasion,” you might include images of flowers, for example.). Add voiceover or music – or both!

Top Tips for Producing Better eLearning Audio by Jennifer De Vries and Stephen Haskin

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Most eLearning professionals will need to create a voiceover script from time to time as part of their job. There arent many courses that teach this. But writing scripts for audio is different from writing text that a learner reads from a display. Where do you. learn this skill? Here are 10 tips that will help you to write better. scripts! Design Strategies Learning Media Training Strategies

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

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During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing). by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

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A lesson to teach?   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. If you are teaching “The Flower Theory of Persuasion,” you might include images of flowers, for example.). Add voiceover or music – or both! Since 1989, Karin has owned Geeky Girl, LLC , a boutique learning organization, where she devotes her time to writing, course development (instructor led and eLearning), and teaching.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

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  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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. New Year's Day is the proper noun naming the day we celebrate the new year. That is why it is always capitalized. New Year's Eve is the night before, when all the partying really takes place.

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

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A lesson to teach?   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. If you are teaching “The Flower Theory of Persuasion,” you might include images of flowers, for example.). Add voiceover or music – or both! Since 1989, Karin has owned Geeky Girl, LLC , a boutique learning organization, where she devotes her time to writing, course development (instructor led and eLearning), and teaching.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Confusing Pairs

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  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. Jennie also teaches the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts  and the Complete Review of Grammar  class.   by Jennie Ruby If you have been confused by the use of the word inflammable , you are not alone.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

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Suddenly, the mouse starts moving, the voiceover from the GoAnimate is still talking us through the lesson (I’ll explain the trickery with the voiceover in a later article), and we are into a software simulation demo on Excel. She teaches both classroom and online courses, and has authored courseware, published training books, and developed content for countless eLearning projects. One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate.

Writing & Grammar: Punctuation and Compound Sentences

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But one answer explained why, and another answer revealed a strange pattern I've been noticing lately in training voiceovers. I was amazed at David's insight into this puzzling pattern that I hear in voiceovers. Listen to some voiceovers this week--whether on YouTube or in your own work--and let me know if you hear what David and I hear. Jennie teaches two writing classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts and eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts.

Writing & Grammar: Politics, Religion. and Hyphenation

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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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. I cannot blame my FrameMaker colleague Barb Binder for lumping hyphens in with religion and politics as topics not to be touched on in the classroom.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

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Suddenly, the mouse starts moving, the voiceover from the GoAnimate is still talking us through the lesson (I’ll explain the trickery with the voiceover in a later article), and we are into a software simulation demo on Excel. She teaches both classroom and online courses, and has authored courseware, published training books, and developed content for countless eLearning projects. One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate.

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For more information and a screencast with voiceover, see [link] This is well worth a look and I feel will be just the type of thing that will encourage a broader spectrum of users to have a try.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Would vs. Will

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     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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. In training documents and manuals, we often have to tell the reader what will (or would) happen if they do (or did) a certain action.

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Writing & Grammar: Quoting at Length

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Jennie teaches two writing classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts and eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. by Jennie Ruby. Most people who quote someone's words in a document understand the need to use quotation marks around the text (lest you be accused of plagiarizing!). But a more confusing situation occurs when you are quoting someone at length.

Writing & Grammar: Can I Change the Appearance of Balloons in Word 2007?

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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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Infinitives and Who versus Whom

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    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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.   To be, or not to be, asked Hamlet, making those two infinitives among the most well-known phrases in English.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

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Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. Instructional designers and subject matter experts (SMEs) mean well; they want to share and teach all the content needed to understand and master a topic. Also, if the narration is unnecessarily complex and long, it’s harder for the voiceover talent to say. This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences.

Writing & Grammar: Understanding Elliptical Sentences

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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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby When I first heard the term elliptical sentence , I pictured a sentence that went around in an oblong circle. And that is not far from the truth. These sentences do sometimes end just where they began.

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

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During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” If you’ve created a voiceover script (or have access to it), you will save yourself a lot of extra work in Storyline because you can copy and paste the script text into Storyline’s Notes area (instead of typing). by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

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

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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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby Interrupting a sentence to explain a term or give examples of a concept is a way to get your reader to see immediately how the new information relates to the real world.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Who is Who (or is it Whom?)

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    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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. Who's Who books do have their grammar right. The proper usage is Who is who.

Writing & Grammar: Less than or Fewer?

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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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. Many people who know that "10 items or fewer" is correct and "10 items or less" is wrong still get confused by amounts of money and time.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?

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Having the answers to style questions right on my iPod Touch lightens my briefcase for teaching editing--no need to carry an extra style guide--and adds the fun of using an electronic device to the tediousness of having to look things up.   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. by Jennie Ruby.

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Writing & Grammar: Introducing an Acronym

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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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. Most editors and style guides recommend introducing an acronym by placing the acronym in parentheses after the first use of the spelled-out term or name like this: University of Maryland Baltimore Campus (UMBC).

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

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After answering these questions, we can write a much more content-packed sentence: This article teaches you five ways to use Photoshop's batch processing to save time and eliminate errors.   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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar: "If I Were" or "If I Was?"

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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. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. How many times have you heard someone say "If I was you"? In some regions of the country, you might hear it every day. This popular expression, however, is grammatically wrong.