Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

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by Jennie Ruby    I often point out in my classes on  writing eLearning voiceover scripts  that a script is necessary so that when you record the audio you don't skip anything, don't stumble, and don't say "um."

Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

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Do you think your eLearning is going to change behavior if it is boring, and contains lackluster voiceover that's delivered in a monotone? The first rule of an effective voiceover is "sell it." Voiceover is like acting or singing. Voiceover audio that has a monotone delivery is not going to keep your audience engaged through all those distractions. Note:  I'll be contributing articles to this newsletter that discuss all things voiceover audio.

Adobe Presenter: Managing Voiceover Scripts

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Adobe Presenter has a pretty nifty way to help you display your voiceover script while recording audio. All is well and good until you find an error in your script or want to make a change in the voiceover. by Jennie Ruby.

How to Write a Good Voiceover Script

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Are you creating an online e-learning course that needs a voiceover? We all know that having a good voiceover for e-learning videos is crucial in communicating ideas and information. But, in reality the most important part of the voiceover […]. The post How to Write a Good Voiceover Script appeared first on GO1 Learning. Learning Technology Tips & Tricks course design eLearning voiceover script

Khan Academy and Mastering Voiceover: This Week on #BLPLearn

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The Art of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts. Using voiceover is a great way to increase engagement in elearning courses. However, writing for voiceover requires a slightly different mindset. The Art of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.

Voiceover Scripts That Engage Learners

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How can you use your voiceover script to keep a learner’s attention within an e-learning lesson? Here are the two most important factors: Make it proportional and make it conversational. Click here to read full version

Voiceover Scripts That Engage Learners

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How can you use your voiceover script to keep a learner’s attention within an e-learning lesson? Here are the two most important factors: Make it proportional and make it conversational. Click here to read full version

Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

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by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. You give the voiceover artist the script. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to.

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?

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

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each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. On occasion I record voiceovers at home on my laptop. by Kevin Siegel. I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? It needs to connect to my Dell laptop PC.

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

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by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? Make the Voiceover Proportional to the Action. " after less than two sentences of voiceover text was read for one PowerPoint slide. To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action. The writing style of your voiceover text will greatly affect how "listenable" it is.

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.

Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts

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You can write step-by-step instructions like a pro, but now you have been asked to create voice-over narratives for e-Learning scripts. Suddenly you must break out of the concise and factual focus of instructional writing and create text that engages and motivates the learner.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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    If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George.

6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

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

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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.

Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos

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Inside the Voice Actors Studio

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This blog post from Ben Butina focuses on the performance aspect of voiceover. Professional voiceover actors and directors draw on a variety of techniques to get the best possible performance, and learning professionals can use these same techniques to improve our work.

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eLearningNarrators.com Offers Curated List of Voice Actors by News Editor

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eLearningNarrators.com, a collective of independent voiceover professionals sponsoring DevLearn 2017, offers voice actors. specializing in eLearning narration. Development Strategies Learning Media

Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone

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Recording a voiceover is a field of knowledge that includes many disciplines from learning how to speak into a microphone to selecting the right software for recording your audio narrations by reading a script. Shared.

Jennie Ruby On Fire at the Online Learning Conference

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It was a jammed-pack room and Jennie didn't disappoint as she instructed attendees on the best practices for creating and presenting voiceover audio for eLearning

Adobe Captivate: Accessibility Text

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If my module includes a narration (voiceover audio) and closed captioning of the narration, what additional information should I include in the Accessibility dialog box?  The voiceover audio, even if it features James Earl Jones, isn’t meant for you.

Lesson 4. Action! Tips And Tricks For Audio/Video Narration And Editing

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Different ways to consider voiceover and some of the nuts and bolts of working with audio and video for your eLearning course. Read more! This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Video In eLearning

4 Examples Of How To Effectively Use Audio For Your eLearning

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We’ve all come across those dull voiceovers reading exactly what you see on screen (but much slower). Not exactly a riveting piece of learning! However, there are some great examples of audio in eLearning—it just needs to be used in the right way to deliver an engaging learning experience.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Adding Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Closed captioning (CC) allows you to provide descriptive information in your published eLearning project that typically matches the voiceover audio contained in your Camtasia project. During this post I'm going to show you how you can add the captions manually (by typing or copying/pasting from an existing script), and how to have Camtasia transcribe the voiceover audio using the Speech-to-text feature.

Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

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by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate. FM should be high enough quality for ordinary voiceovers for eLearning. and you are ready to record voiceover narration.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

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Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio. Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course?

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 3 & 360: SRT Files Make Quick Work of Closed Captions

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Closed captioning allows you to display a slide’s voiceover audio as text that is synchronized with the voiceover audio. by Kevin Siegel, COTP. Closed Captions, which are an expected component of a 508-compliant eLearning lesson, are easy to include in your project.

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

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  Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. Add voiceover or music – or both! by Karin Rex, COTP. Do you have a story to tell? A lesson to teach? A product to market?

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tags: voiceover. How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | MindShift | KQED News. Rather than studying and practicing a single skill in blocks, it’s more effective to use “interleaved” or variable practice of multiple skills. You remember better this way. It’s the opposite of cramming where you might do well on a test but forget it all soon after. tags: learning research spacedlearning memory. Voice Realm.

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September eLearning User Group Meeting in the Books

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During the meeting, the group was treated to an awesome presentation on creating eLearning Voiceover Scripts by Jennie Ruby.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2017: Improved Closed Captions

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To add closed captions, add voiceover audio to a slide and then choose Audio > Audio Management.   At this point, you can add the caption by typing or copying/pasting from an existing voiceover script. by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT.

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.

How To Teach a Language Using Video

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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.

Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

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  You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio, and sound effects. Due to popular demand from our friends in Europe, we're now offering our top rated Captivate training during Central European Time Zone hours!