The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. But what if you don’t like the free voice choices or quality that come with your eLearning tools? by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. But what if you don’t like the free voice choices or quality that come with your eLearning tools? by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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The Importance of Voice Search and Virtual Classrooms in Learning Platforms

Origin Fractal LXP

Here are some interesting stats on voice search: 20% of all searches on Google are voice-based 31% of smartphone users use voice search at least once a week 50% of all online searches will be voice-based by 2020 Almost 20% of all voice search queries are triggered by just 25 keywords Global voice commerce is expected to be worth $40B by 2022. offers further insights on the emerging market for voice search. Voice Search in Fractal LXP.

4 Tips to Create Voice Search Friendly Content

Hurix Digital

With the “best route to reach Lower Parel” voice command, she found the fastest route to work and reached her office in record time despite the perennial traffic jams. . Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon are all perfecting voice recognition technology. Voice assistants like OK Google, Siri, Cortana and Alexa are already prevalent in your house, office, car and really, everywhere you go. Voice recognition from Google already has an accuracy of 95%.

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Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” ” Surprisingly, a quick web search did not reveal an easy answer! So here’s a quick overview of Captivate 8’s text-to-speech features as well as some details on how to obtain the voices, install them, and a couple related options and further resource information. restart Captivate, and those voice options should appear.

Offer a More Accessible UI & UX with Inclusive Web Design

Your Training Edge

But it is not yet applicable to the creative field as of yet, especially web design. UI and UX in Inclusive Web Design. The Focus of Web Accessibility. There are certain types of disabilities and impairments which designers are focusing on to achieve universal web accessibility: Visual Impairment. How to Make Your Web Design More Inclusive and Accessible. Audio and Voice Commands. When it comes to web design and the user experience, less is always more.

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The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. But what if you don’t like the free voice choices or quality that come with your eLearning tools? by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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Online assessment: the student voice

Learning with 'e's

Success was based on giving students a voice. In contemporary web based education, presenting online learners with multiple choice questions to check their understanding is a low-level form of assessment. Involving students in this manner not only gives them a voice in the assessment process, but also engages them in thinking about what is being assessed and how they can meet the assessment criteria. 2016) E-Assessment Process: Giving A Voice to Online Learners.

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Giving the modern workforce a Voice: Introducing Surveys in EduMe


They need a VOICE. It provides your team, no matter how , or where they work, with a voice and a sense of value. 85% of the global workforce may be disengaged at present, but we believe instilling them with a voice is the remedy. We are taking a comprehensive and long-term approach to working on giving the modern workforce a voice that will increase motivation and engagement. Their workforce are finding empowerment in having a voice. Read the press release here.

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Web Conferencing: Voices from the Underground

eLearning 24-7

Where web conferencing – training seminars online, better known as webinars – enables you to save costs – travel, food, etc., For web conferencing, I will be using the abbreviation (WC). Anyway, over the next few weeks, I will be concentrating on what you must have, questions to go along with it, and then the staples of what they all have. Today, I will be focusing on the “record&# application of a web conferencing vendor.

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Thinking Web : Voices of the Community - Free eBook

Take an e-Learning Break

If you are new to the world of web, then this is the article for you. Chapter 2 - Designing in the Dark by Alex Dawson Alex examines the ideas of web accessibility and talks you through the process of identifying your audience and ensuring that your sites meet their needs and expectations. Chapter 3 - Everything Must Go by Alex Dawson Alex is back, this time discussing the concepts of web accessibility in more detail.

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Clarity needed around Web 3.0

Clark Quinn

A recent report of theirs, Better, Smarter, Faster: How Web 3.0 will Transform Learning in High-Performing Organizations , makes a mistake in it’s extension of a definition of Web 3.0, Their definition: Web 3.0 I’ve presented before my interpretation of Web 3.0, As such, their first component of their three parts includes the semantic web. The mobile web is really not fundamentally a shift. But without that, it’s just web 1.0

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Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes

eLearning Cyclops

September's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. Almost exclusively simulations (software and web application sims). I have found these lend themselves well to voice overs. Here are my tips if you are using voice-over. Provide a mute button for those that find the voice-over to be just a distraction (again, make text available). If budget allows voice-over talent and a studio, great.

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Web Conferencing 201

eLearning 24-7

This is the 2nd part of the web conferencing post, web conferencing 101. Audio In Web Conferencing. The bridge has to be installed and integrated into the computer – web conferencing vendors should and some do, recommend that the bridge setup is handled by IT/IS personnel. I have seen systems that track by IP address, but in the web conf. However, there are some web conferencing vendors who have their logo on it as well, and charge you extra to remove it.

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Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. Conference Survival Guide for the Web Worker.

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Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

eLearning 24-7

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. . event management, e-commerce (if available), audio conferencing and how it works with web conferencing vendors, who is in the tablet space, and my personal picks. You would assume that pricing for web conferencing products is cut and dry. web cam) capability.

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6-Step Guide for Delivering Professional Web Conferences

DigitalChalk eLearning

With so much of our daily work lives taking place online nowadays, it comes as no surprise to see a growing trend of professionals, including eLearning instructors, taking their meetings into the cloud and hosting web conferences. Web conferences save time, increase productivity, enhance communication and reduce travel costs. Depending on the content, you may wish to email it to your attendees in advance in case they are also required to read up before the web conference.

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The Smart eXtended Web

Learning with 'e's

Will the Web recurse infinitely? Soon we will control our computers using voice and gesture, even facial expressions, mood changes. The Web has changed, evolving through a number of iterations, to become increasingly prescient not only about what we wish to search for, but also the context within which it is being searched. Now the Web is about to get even smarter. Where Web 1.0 was about connecting content, and Web 2.0 (the I wrote about Web 3.0

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The Web and us

Learning with 'e's

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee originally proposed the World Wide Web that year, nobody really knew just how influential it would be. In just 25 short years, the Web has transformed the lives of billions of people across the planet. The development of the Web has been more rapid and pervasive than anyone could have predicted. From a personal perspective, the Web has changed forever the way I live and work. From an educational perspective, the Web must be protected.

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5 IconLogic Mini-Courses That Need to Be on Your Radar

eLearning Brothers

Seeing that we as a society have recently come into a great technological abundance, web developers have had to scramble to create layouts that are dynamic enough to adapt to a vast array of devices. Writing eLearning Voice-over Scripts. One thing that can make or break you course is the voice-over. If the script is cringeworthy at best, there’s not a whole lot the voice actor can do to fix things.

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An Expert’s Voice on Remote L&D


With online training, you’re not limited to lectures and PowerPoint — think videos, articles, podcasts, infographics, games, ebooks, web conferences and other creative formats. The post An Expert’s Voice on Remote L&D appeared first on NovoEd. With the recent shift to remote work resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, HR teams are now faced with the challenge of taking – traditionally in-person L&D programs online.

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vlingo: Voice Control Goodness

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Amplify’d from janeknight.typepad.com vlingo Vlingo is a voice-powered user interface that unlocks access to mobile phone wireless data services. This includes dialing your phone, sending an email or SMS, creating and saving a memo or task, opening a web browser and performing a web search, composing a social-networking status message and more. I really hope this is real. I just discovered it on Jane Hart's pick of the day.

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Installing Text To Speech voices in Captivate 5 for Mac

Adobe Captivate

We’ve had several queries on our Forums on installing the new and text-to-speech voices. Smitha, our documentation lead, has written a detailed blog post on the steps to be followed for downloading and installing the text to speech voices in Captivate (both NeoSpeech and Loquendo voices are covered). If these folders exist, but the voices are not showing up in the Speech Management dialog box, double-click the installer (CpExtrasCLI) again.

Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning

CommLab India

The mobile learning module is searched and the specific answer is voiced. When I say, ‘interacting with digital devices’, it’s much more than voice or speech recognition. In the ‘interaction with digital devices’ environment, mobiles or any other digital devices will listen your voice commands and respond appropriately. At your voice command. You can navigate through Google Glass by your voice commands. Surging Voice Market. Year 2020….

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. ConnectNow operates inside a web browser.

Can web training software replace your offline training?


An instructor with a monotone voice that just wouldn’t stop talking. Not all of them, of course, and not in equal measure in different parts of the world, but any business that has seen the advantages that web based LMS platforms bring to the table in terms of time, cost and training efficiency is not going back anytime. A web based learning management system, on the other hand, is in perfect tune with today’s increasingly online (and web-based) business workflows.

Web feats 7: Videosharing

Learning with e's

Some children work hard on a video, editing, adding voice over, music, etc, and then post it to YouTube, only to attract a number of obscene, harsh or simply unjustifiably critical comments from anonymous viewers who get a kick out of insulting people. Teachers are discovering that video sharing sites such as YouTube, Blip TV and Vimeo can offer a very rich platform for learning. User generated content of all kinds can be found there.

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The future is the Web

Learning with e's

I'm going to use Web 2.0 (and and the emergence of Web 3.0) At least most of us will know what I mean by Web 2.0 (the the read/write Web - connecting with others) and Web 3.0 (The The semantic Web - connecting with knowledge content through 'intelligent' search/filtering). The future is digital, and the future is the Web. The way we interact with the Web will be different from the way we interact now. iPhone GPS TL10UK Web 2.0

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Launching a Web Collaboration Platform? Here’s How to Get Past the Naysayers


Most startups these days recognize the critical importance of collaboration tools and other Web apps that can deliver huge value to an organization at minimal cost. GLEAN, a Google Apps mashup using Yammer , Voice Thread , Elluminate , and other tools, became a reality soon after the IT head saw a similar network in action at another university. Online Training collaboration e-learning eLearning Development Social Learning web learning

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) | Main | Google and MSFT to Clash Over Copyrights » March 08, 2007 Voice Coming to Second Life Geez.finally right? According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. Residents dont have to be on voice-enabled land to do this. books futures Web 2.0

5 Tips For Recording High-Quality eLearning Audio

Dan Keckan

While producing eLearning content or web-based training, a major decision-making factor is whether to use audio for the benefit of the end users. eLearning Design and Development Audio In eLearning eLearning Development Best Practices eLearning Narration eLearning Voice OverThis article describes the technical background for producing the best quality audio for this purpose. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Power-writing for eLearning Professionals: 6 Secrets to Great Web Content

SHIFT eLearning

After all, web writing is highly visual. Favor the active voice. Whenever possible, the writer should give preference to the active voice, where the subject of the sentences performs the action. While the passive voice sounds weak and timid, the active voice takes charge. Tips and Tricks for Using the Active Voice. Active Versus Passive Voice Tutorial.

5 Web Design Rules That Can Teach You Everything You Need to Know About eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

Those web design professionals have studies, researched and honed their craft, and have developed some basic web design principles that lead to effective websites. These web design rules can teach you everything you need to know about eLearning design and connect you with an industry that has already fine tuned this field. Simple is always better , especially in web design. eLearning designers can learn from the simplification element of web designs.

Learning at Zaxby's, Brain Switchboard, Twitter, Hiring, & Voice

Big Dog, Little Dog

Over the last two years, Zaxby's has developed a franchisee training program integrating classroom, on-the-job and Web-based training that allows trainees to learn at their own pace and creates a more collaborative, flexible learning environment. Why does my voice sound so different when it is recorded and played back? The voice you hear when you speak is the combination of sound carried along both paths Franchisees Benefit from Learning 2.0 at Zaxby's - Chain Leader.

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Mobile usage shows spilt between apps, mobile Web


Mobile usage shows spilt between apps, mobile Web. Producers that take these voices into account may have better luck attracting eyes to their offerings, whether their focus is B2B or B2C. Search Engine Watch recently broke down the results of multiple industry polls on this topic, attempting to see whether mobile Web use or applications are the preferred interaction mode on mobile. The studies prove there is no one preferred way to use the mobile Web.

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4 Digital Marketing Trends Projected to Hit Hard in 2019


The rise of voice search. Thanks to the success of the Internet of Things’ connected devices, like smart speakers and wearables, as well as artificial intelligence, like Siri and Alexa, we’re on track to conduct nearly one-third of our web searches with just our voices. In fact, nearly 60 percent of consumers used voice search to find local businesses in the past year.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Definitions: Web-courses

E-Learning Acupuncture

Monday, July 16, 2007 Definitions: Web-courses John Gedeon , an Educational Technologist from the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago), recently contacted me with a question about my opinion regarding the definitions for courses that have different degrees of web-involvement. In my mind, there are only 3 types of web courses: 1. Web-enhanced F2F. This web-page houses content and resources that support the F2F onsite course. Web-based Online.

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