How VoIP Has Revolutionized The eLearning Industry

Dan Keckan

A great article about how VoIP technology has revolutionized the eLearning industry. Educational Technology Educational Technology Tools eLearning Voice Over Language eLearning MOOCThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.


Web Conferencing: Voices from the Underground

eLearning 24-7

Now when it comes to recording, you will need to find out the following: Does your recording only work with VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) ? BTW, there are a lot of definitions and explanations on VOIP, but in basic basic terms – think of it this way: You have mic headset for your computer (there are great ones under $50), you stick the mic jack into your computer input (some computers the color is “pink&# ). Whalla VOIP!

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mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

mLearning Trends

Level 3: Voice-based Content and Assessments NOTE: This is part 4 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. This makes it possible to deliver just-in-time information, training materials, data collection tools and performance support mechanisms to mobile workers using the tool virtually everyone already has in their pocket or purse – a voice-enabled mobile phone.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  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. Should you elect to use VOiP, you'll need a headset plugged into your computer. While you will likely sound awesome when you are using VOiP, keep in mind that you're basically using the Internet to transmit your voice.

Top 11 Trends for Organizational Learning

The Learning Circuits

Google Blogs Wiki's Open Source IM/ VOIP (Instant Messaging/ Voice Over Internet) Ambient Information Mobile Phones as Content Inputs/Outputs Podcasts Computer Games driving educational simulations Growing Training Budgets More Decentralized College Programs


Tips to Level-Up Your Virtual Learning Game

Learning Rebels

Here are your choices: Body Language Tone of Voice Verbal Effective versus non-effective Written. Because VoIP is internet-based, it is susceptible to all the hitches that comes with using broadband, jittery connection, dropped internet service, latency, distortions etc. Time to think differently about your virtual learning applications. COVID-19 has taken over all aspects of our lives and has created a new normal.

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Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

Phone or VOIP–do people have headsets? 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. Tip #1: Get participants to commit to participate.

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Email and VoIP. Plus, with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype and Google Hangouts, it is possible to make this venture more personal despite being totally virtual. This will will start off with a guest post form Jenni Birch who writes about apps, computer art, music and the latest developments in technology. Thanks Jenni for agreeing to post some of your thoughts on mobile tech and learning. Photo courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

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Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

Different ones respond differently to different voices, so micro¬phone choice can be very personal. Another limitation is that many models also have a record-only function, so you can’t listen to your voice while you record. Marketed to gaming enthusiasts and people who make VoIP calls, they’re relatively cheap and may seem like a good option. I have nothing against headset mics when used in gaming and for VoIP.

Online Training: How Big is Too Big?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you did ask a student a question, would  Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)  be reliable enough for two-way communication? If voice communications failed, could you rely on typing (most training programs call the area where you type messages to fellow attendees the chat pod) to effectively communicate, collaborate and engage?

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Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend


With technologies such as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), the learners can conduct audio chat within the virtual classroom – without dialing in through a telephone or mobile. The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all.

Which webinar tool do I use? Part 2

Superb Learning

Google Hangouts allows chats and video calls, phone calls using WiFi or data, and text messages using Google Voice numbers. Webinar tools allow us to connect with each other even if we are unable to meet in person. They allow educators to provide learning for their students from afar. With increasing numbers of people turning to webinar solutions, there are multiple tools to choose from.


Key benefits for managers when using a Learning Experience Platform


Here are some ways that Experiential learning can be used in your business to enhance communication and make management tasks easier and more efficient: Voice Conferencing with WebRTC – WebRTC-powered voice conferencing. Chat using enterprise capable VoIP conferencing allowing the widest access through firewalls and fallbacks offering support across a myriad of browsers and devices.

Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

Different ones respond differently to different voices, so micro¬phone choice can be very personal. Another limitation is that many models also have a record-only function, so you can’t listen to your voice while you record. Marketed to gaming enthusiasts and people who make VoIP calls, they’re relatively cheap and may seem like a good option. I have nothing against headset mics when used in gaming and for VoIP.

Analysis of ProtoSphere/Lync Integration

Kapp Notes

The Lync server is a software product that unifies enterprise voice, instant messaging and web-, audio- and videoconferencing into a, connected communications experience. The most fascinating and important aspects of this news are: From a functionality perspective : The new integration allows for land line quality voice over IP virtual world connections. Additionally, the integration means that the VoIP is always on. Event.

Zoom is a beautiful thing; virtual labs are gorgeous. So reach out and touch someone.


Your voice is all you need to connect with someone you care about. The virtual lab platform does not integrate voice and video chat. It simply runs side by side with Zoom or any VoIP you prefer. “Reach out and touch someone.” Remember that epic slogan? I’ve seen it credited to American Telegraph & Telephone (AT&T) as well as the “Baby Bells.” Researching its history, even though it was most popular in the 1970s and 80s, its roots can be traced back to the 1920s.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: The Future of E-Learning

Kapp Notes

This interactive 3D environment was built for learning with Voice Over the Internet (VoIP), application sharing, whiteboards, and virtual meeting spaces. I think the future of e-learning revolves, in a large way, around the use of 3D worlds and avatars.I'm m not the only one, IBM believes this as well.

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Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen

Kapp Notes

Offer an Alternative For Sound Many users do not have a headset or are behind firewalls that do not allow them to connect to the Voice Over IP channel required for most virtual worlds. The best dial-in solution is one that turns the attendee’s telephone receiver into a VoIP headset, for all practical purposes, and usually is offered as part of a virtual world training package.

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Moving to the Virtual Classroom: A Trainer’s Roadmap to Success with Cindy Huggett #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Headset for phone (use the phone that you’ve got a clear, solid connection on – could be VOIP, landline, cell phone – but have backup) Thumbdrive with materials Backup Internet connection (she has a USB wifi…) in case power outage, etc… Clock in the background Get into your space an hour before the session starts – not when it starts! Record a virtual class so you can hear your own voice – then listen for 10 minutes!) Modulate your voice.

After e-Learning delivery and deployment, how would you drive adoption?

ID Reflections

The post talks about an organization's role in the adoption of something as apparently simple as the use of Voice over IP (VoIP). Employees must be provided with the right equipment; if you want to use VoIP, make sure they have good quality headsets. After e-Learning delivery and deployment, how would you drive adoption? was a question posed by my colleague and co-blogger in the " Explore Learning Solutions " Forum. I am putting up my answer here in my blog as well: Read on.

Is the Future of Communications Social?

Rob Hubbard

Most realtime communications between our team (all of whom are based at different locations) are via Skype which we use for chat, VOIP conference calls and sending files to one another. We use our mobile phones for voice calls, SMS and Skype on the move. I increasingly view email in the same way I do physical post – quaint, idiosyncratic and evocative of a bygone era. Email just seems so clunky nowadays and so outdated.

Web Conferencing 201

eLearning 24-7

If the presenter is using VOIP, then audio is recorded during the presentation, because the audio is coming through the computer’s speakers. Most systems do not record the audio from attendees, even if they are using VOIP, but some do. So, people could download the audio version – off you and your attendees, but in order to do this, you had to be on the phone too – and not using VOIP. This is the 2nd part of the web conferencing post, web conferencing 101.

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Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

Text to Speech, Automatic Voice Recognition, Audio Social Learning. Wishing there was a way to enhance your learning experience, with such products as augmented reality, virtual worlds or VOIP? As aforementioned one company called Wimba already has audio – voice capabilities within their social learning product, so that learners can say their comments on a discussion board and other learners can hear the voice comments rather than read them.


Second Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Once a quarter the center holds a “meet the researcher” virtual social and the nurses can come back and engage with each of the researchers in their own private VoIP area, which is the area just in front of their poster. You can play the researcher’s voice and hear about the research in his or her own words. Last night we visited several exciting venues in the virtual 3D world of VirtualU. It is the virtual world of Digitell, Inc.

10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Prior to the event, work with a friend or colleague and try out equipment to see which of your options sounds best, from a land line telephone to computer software with voice over IP (VoIP). Instructors, lecturers, and subject matter experts: Get your next webinar off to a great start by following these quick rules—and by using 360training’s free webinar tools ! Do a system check prior to the event.

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Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below. I would expect the document to continue to grow and change, but thought it would be worth having it available in a text format as well (so I can find it when I need it).

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

via VOIP, mobile, telephone, etc. I’ve been on web conferencing calls on multiple platforms, and have had the wonderful experience of being dropped, having to download a plug-in that takes too long, hearing the double voice – echo chamber, freezing – on my end and the other end – and some general issues. . Some have ads, which can be a downer for some folks, others require the person to either use VOIP or call in with a non toll free number. .

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

It helps when people have an easy, reliable way to connect through web-based group chat, collaboration, meetings and voice calls. Services include unlimited usage for up to 100 participants and toll phone dial-in access (in addition to existing VOIP capabilities). Normally as the calendar shifts from March to April, we celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. This year, however, our nation and the rest of the world remain frozen in place by Covid-19.

Definition: Massively Multi-learner Online Learning Environment (MMOLE)

Kapp Notes

Communications tools such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and/or text-based chats. Social Interaction: The environment allows learners to exchange information and ideas with each other through voice and text chats. The 3D aspect coupled with audio and voice can allow the learner to engage multiple senses in the MMOLE experience and help to reinforce the learning.

Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

eLearning 24-7

You record everything that is seen on the screen – including the presenter’s voice – which is achieved via VOIP (i.e. What about the presenter’s voice – i.e. via VOIP? Web conferercing continues to be hot, but it is not as easy as just selecting vendor x or y, rather to find the best solution, it is important to identify certain items and features before moving forward. . Because of this, this topic will be covered over two weeks.

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Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

VOICE OVER INTERNET (VOIP). I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free. Here’s a list of free software downloads I’ve collected that I wanted to share with readers—some I’ve used and others have been recommended.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

Some have the Skype capability – VOIP; so after installing the add-on in your browser – which they all offer, you could call them via Skype and even change the country code; rather than having to figure out on your own what is the country code; sure you may have to pay for the call if it is international – but you could use VOIP and not your phone. If you have a Gmail account, you can sign up for free to use Google Voice. We live in a global marketplace.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

They say its about: 5 Trends Converging (3G + Social Networking + Video + VoIP + Impressive Mobile Devices) The growth of mobile devices has been amazing. Add to this VOIP/Skype, 3G and what’s happening with video on demand. Alternate User Interfaces I believe voice, touch and motion are going to be big topics this year.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Classroom 6.1 – virtual classroom: VOIP, MP3 & MP4 downloads, breakout rooms, single and multi-way video, classroom management, including uploading content, polls, quizzes, surveys, follow the presenter, public and private chat, supports any web cam. Voice 6.0. Voice discussion boards, presentations, authoring & emails. With the discussion boards, instead of reading text, you can post and listen to voice messages. E-mail capability within Voice 6.0,

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

Unicorn Training

E-mail capability within Voice 6.0, enables you to send and listen to voices via e-mail.While the company sort of pitches this for benefit with learning languages and I can see why, I see it at a much, much bigger level. I wish they would offer Voice 6.0 Here is a blog from a US industry "guru" with his choice of 5 new eLearning products - both LMS add ins and content authoring tools.Bit of a mixed bag, but one or two that look to be worth following up.E-Learning

Why we need both live and self-paced communication

Clive on Learning

On the synchronous side we have the ability to talk with each other while on the move; online, we have chat rooms, instant messaging, the ability to make voice calls using the VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), as well as the fully-featured capabilities of web conferencing, including virtual classrooms. Recently we have seen the release of two annual reports - the ASTD's 2007 State of the Industry Report and Training Magazine's 2007 Industry Report.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Nevertheless, their voices are deeply etched in my brain, and I could have picked any of them out of a lineup if we were going by voice and not visual. I have experience with several different means of “virtual&# communication and I think it’s crucial to be able to connect a face with a name and voice. There are many VoIP tools that allow sending video as well as audio.

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