Khan Academy and Mastering Voiceover: This Week on #BLPLearn

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We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. The Art of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts. Using voiceover is a great way to increase engagement in elearning courses. The Art of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts.

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

Association eLearning

Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks. 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.

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

Association eLearning

Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. Here are a few suggestions, taken from my experience with writing, recording, and directing audio narration: Communicate each idea concisely and quickly, in bite-sized chunks. 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 Workshop: Funny? Do You Think That's Funny?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When writing training materials, I am always looking for new ways to introduce a lesson and keep the tone engaging. The introduction to a lesson needs to draw in the learners and get them motivated to continue the training, and the writing throughout the lesson has to keep their attention. To find an answer, I skimmed some of the writing in my shelf-full of training books. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script?

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

BrightCarbon

This blog article could also be called ‘confessions of a voice-over artist.’ So here are my top tips for writing a good script for webinars and videos. Writing scripts: Keep it simple, keep it snappy. Writing scripts: Use punctuation. Even better, re-write that whole sentence, but more about that in the next section… Lists: If you’re anything like me, you love a good cup of tea. The way we narrate a step-by-step process is not the way we write it down.

How to Write a Script for a Video (With a Free Template!)

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever tried to write a script? The first thing you want to do before you create a video is write a script, even if it’s brief. And although writing a script can seem daunting, don’t worry. Writing a video script is a lifeline for anyone to be more confident and articulate when recording their video. The reality is, whether you’re writing a screenplay, tv shows, a movie, or a simple explainer video, a good script makes all the difference.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The  IconLogic Blog  has a whole series of articles on how to do this:   Green Screen Part I. Join me for an  afternoon mini course on writing voiceovers  to find out.

Adopting e-Learning: Tips for reaping business benefits out of your elearning initiative

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The courses were accompanied by an audio-voiceover which compensated for the minimalistic on-screen text. To know more about business-savvy ways of e-learning adoption, write to info@gc-solutions.net or fill the form below. Blog e-Learning New Ideas benefits of elearning elearning online learning The growth of the e-learning industry has been massive in the last decade.

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article.**   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. 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. by Karin Rex, COTP. Do you have a story to tell?

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article.**   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. 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. by Karin Rex, COTP. Do you have a story to tell?

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article.**   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. 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. by Karin Rex, COTP. Do you have a story to tell?

Stop Making These 5 Mistakes in Your e-Learning

Trivantis

There’s no substitute for writing proper learning objectives. Need help writing learning objectives? Take a look at this blog: 4 Tips for Creating Effective e-Learning Objectives for Yourself. Learn about white space and more in this blog: Tips from a Graphic Designer. You can solve both problems by taking the text on the screen and turning it into a voiceover script, and then selecting a meaningful graphic for the slide, along with a few key points in text.

Retail Industry & Web Accessibility Lawsuits

3Play Media

Make images with text that communication promos or deals accessible for VoiceOver users (WCAG 1.4.5 – Images of Text). Provice information on the colour of a product for VoiceOver users (WCAG 4.1.3 – Status Messages).

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Listen Up! It’s Time to Add Podcasts to Your e-Learning

Trivantis

If you answered yes, you’re going to LOVE this blog. If you answered no, well, you should read this blog anyway because your e-Learners are going to love YOU when you present them with… a podcast! Or you can channel your inner voiceover star and record yourself. Check out this blog for tips as you write your podcast script: Techniques for Developing Your e-Learning Narrative Flow. Are you an auditory learner? Do you remember things better when you hear them?

Why is the Retail Industry Being Sued for Web Accessibility?

3Play Media

Make images with text that communication promos or deals accessible for VoiceOver users (WCAG 1.4.5 – Images of Text). Provice information on the colour of a product for VoiceOver users (WCAG 4.1.3 – Status Messages).

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How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video

Trivantis

Unless you’re hiring a professional for the voiceover, you’ll want an external microphone, preferably the kind you can clip to your collar. Steps to Creating a Training Video: Write a Script/Storyboard. Write the script on a large whiteboard and have someone hold it up off camera for your talent to read. For more tips like this and to see the follow-up post where Christie and I post a video on How to Train Your Dragon*, subscribe to the Lectora e-Learning Blog.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. 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. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

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Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover. Learning communities like blogs and discussion boards are the hotbed of discussion about the latest technological and development tools. Many tools have a dedicated blog or community of users that can help first-time users and hand-hold them through developmental glitches.

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Corporate Training Tip #3: Give Video Feedback on Designs

TechSmith Camtasia

Instead of writing down which section of your training stakeholders suggest you edit, they can record a video with voiceover and callouts to point out exactly what they didn’t understand, and why. This post is #3 in a series of blog posts about corporate training. If you’d like to learn more, we’ve got more tips for you in our Tips & How To’s section of the blog.

762 New eLearning Character Images (and more, of course!)

eLearningArt

We released a ton of new character images, created a bunch of design hacks, and published four awesome blog posts. . As I write, we’re cranking out a bunch more to add in August and beyond. Speaking of the eLearningArt blog, have you been keeping up with the latest articles? It’s gotta fit with the voiceover, the look and feel of the program, the [CRAP principles,] and so forth. Posts blog

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. 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. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. 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. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?

Why People Stop Watching Your Videos (And How to Avoid It!)

TechSmith Camtasia

Write a clear headline, use your description to accurately depict the content, and people will know what to expect — and, they’ll be more likely to keep watching until the end. Use an engaging speaker or voiceover to present the topic with passion and excitement. Picture this.

Why Video and Image Accessibility Matters with Ryan Knott

TechSmith Camtasia

But if you consider accessibility early on, you’ll be thinking about captions and transcripts, which could encourage you to write a script. Audiate is TechSmith’s voiceover recording software that transcribes your speech as you record.

How To Develop A Channel On YouTube: 6 Steps To Popularity

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Write Great Video Scripts The next thing you will need to start doing is writing great video scripts. You have to determine your format, set your tone, research the topic, and start writing. Once you choose your format and sit down to write your scripts , you will need to keep in mind that your videos should have a certain tone that will be a part of your brand. You will need to decide whether you will be simply doing a voiceover or you will be actually filming.

Creating an online learning personality

Saffron Interactive

Some e-learning blogs include tips such as ‘use handwritten style fonts to make your e-learning engaging’ – but surely that’s like saying someone is interesting and likeable because they have a nice haircut? Write how you speak… It’s OK to begin sentences with ‘And’ and ‘But’ 3. Go beyond writing in the first or second person – create a person. Blog Instructional design Uncategorized e-Learning

How to insert video and audio into Google Slides

BrightCarbon

In this blog post, we’re going to show you how to insert audio and video into Google Slides and give you some examples where using video can enrich your presentations and increase audience engagement.

Design Learning Experiences – Not Instructional Presentations

Origin Learning

Our previous blog post looked at the importance of integrating elements of game thinking in eLearning design and how gamified learning makes workplace learning engaging and effective. Continuing the line of thought, our blog post today looks at how we can ensure that the eLearning that we create transcends animated presentations to offer a powerful and engaging learning experience. Write to us at info@originlearning.com and let us design fruitful learning experiences for you.

How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Yep, sometimes even someone constantly writing about video forgets to think about video first.). I feel like I could write about 10,000 words on how cool TechSmith Audiate is. As if video editing wasn’t daunting enough, many (if not most) videos you create are going to need a voiceover.

Successful Online Learning: How One Professor Uses Camtasia for Her Online Classes

TechSmith Camtasia

One professor who has excelled at creating digital content for her students is Danielle DeVoss, Professor of Professional Writing and the Director of Digital Humanities at Michigan State University. Folding in illustrations, examples, clips, and other bits of media — with captions, voiceover, music, and more — is crucial for creating useful online course content.”.

It’s personal

Saffron Interactive

We look at how we can make the best course possible by focusing on the technologies, design, graphics, content and writing style, but what about thinking about a course’s personality? Your guide should be believable and representative of the client company, but should also have character; a suitable voiceover can help to enhance this. Tags: Blog Instructional design

It’s personal

Saffron Interactive

We look at how we can make the best course possible by focusing on the technologies, design, graphics, content and writing style, but what about thinking about a course’s personality? Your guide should be believable and representative of the client company, but should also have character; a suitable voiceover can help to enhance this. Tags: Blog Instructional design

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. For more on this topic, see Grove’s blog posts on accessibility business case arguments ). For example, there are presentations on how to write great alt text. Sure, developers can search every problem and slowly educate themselves with advice articles, forum discussions and (ahem) long-form blog posts on the subject.

Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine some of the key elements of engaging eLearning Design. One can develop the most beautiful layouts, interesting animated characters, add soothing background music, and great voiceover narratives; but unless the content is powerful and engaging; the program will not work. Do read this blog post as a companion piece to the infographic. Write to us at info@originlearning.com with your learning requirements and let us work together towards success.

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5 Examples on How to Use Explainer Videos in Marketing

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Dina Indelicato, a translator from PickWriters , explains that “ Translation options are also a new golden rule for captioning the interest of the consumers if you are marketing your brand to a wider, international audience. ” Although every explainer video should be viewed with the sound switched on because voiceovers with the right inflection and tone can build trust, humanize your brand and persuade viewers to take action, social media habits show that video captions may be a better approach.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For more on this topic, see Grove’s blog posts on accessibility business case arguments ). For example, there are presentations on how to write great alt text. This can be complicated—different screen readers interact with screen content in different ways (running NVDA on Firefox, for example, will be different than running JAWS on Internet Explorer, which will be different than running VoiceOver on iOS.). Inclusion and diversity are imperatives in today’s workplace.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

Three versions (all in uncompressed.wav format) of the voiceover. A.libzip (for use with Camtasia 2018) of a few assets show during the broadcast (intro, outro, lower third) Two versions ( in.docx and.pdf) of the script used for the voiceover in this project. And my unedited voiceovers.

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