Posted in ELearning

Articulate Storyline 2 Simulations – Show, Do and Test

In my line of work I do a lot of software training. That training often requires that we demonstrate to learners, then allow them to practice, and finally test them to perform and get feedback on where the performance gaps are from our LMS. In this tutorial, I walk you through how we use Articulate Storyline’s “Show / Do / Test” feature for simulations to create annual certification training.

Posted in Audio

Audacity Basics for Voiceover Audio

Audacity is a great free tool for creating voiceover recordings for your ELearning projects. In this video, I go over how to set up your preferences, hardware and software to make sure that you won’t be spending time fixing issues in post production.

Posted in ELearning

Storyline 2: Creating a Motivation Slider

In this brief tutorial I show you how to use layers to create a simple motivation slider in Storyline 2.

Posted in Video

How To Create a Micro Learning Studio

Have you ever wondered what it would take to create better audio and video for your You Tube channel, perhaps recording and distributing videos for your company’s on demand, ELearning initiative? Many companies today, as well as individual contributors on social media, are quickly learning that video is where it’s at for training and marketing communications.

The 2016 Social Media Marketing Industry Report shows Facebook video and You Tube among the hottest trends in socializing information and on demand learning. Similar social learning platforms and micro learning in corporations will soon become an “essential” component of any effective training program. In 2015, I decided to turn my home office into a micro learning recording studio where I can produce recorded or live video, voiceover narration, screencasts, podcasts and webinars; all within a relatively small area and not a large budget.

The results have been tremendous!

Don’t feel like you don’t have the ability to make it happen for you or your company’s training program.  With a little bit of cross training, and some excited associates, you can begin to start on the foundation of your own micro and social learning initiative for your employees.

Posted in Video

How Do We Define “Micro Learning”?

Micro Learning is one of the most trendy terms in learning today. However, I have found it is also one of the most misunderstood ones as well. If you are going to have a chance to successfully implement micro learning in your company or marketing program, it helps to know some key things around it. You truly need to have a well-defined knowledge of “who” the learning is for so that you can create a customizable delivery platform.

Posted in Audio

How to Create Effects Stacks in Twisted Wave

If you are like me, you use the same techniques to post process your audio files each time you record. Luckily, Twisted Wave has a cool little feature called “Effects Stacks” that allows you to save a “series” of effects as one effect that you can apply every time with a single click. There are some things you need to be aware of, so check out my video above for all the details you need to know to take advantage.

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How to Export Multiple Files for eLearning Using Audacity

If you develop eLearning, or work in corporate communications and marketing, you have likely been handed a script that a stakeholder wants to have recorded to synchronize with their presentation.  If that sounds like you, and you have a copy of the freeware Audacity, then you are in luck. Audacity has a feature that allows you to tag your single audio file and export it into multiple files, all labeled and ready to insert and match to your visuals!

Posted in Project Management

Using Trello to Manage Social Media Production

For its ability to assign and control richer subtasks, ASANA has become my tool of choice, but Trello is an easy 2nd place, and has the best mobile experience in its class!

Posted in Audio

Normalizing Audio in Audacity

I realize a lot of you record and edit on a PC, so here is how to normalize using this free tool.

Posted in Audio

Using Audacity and LoudMax to Edit Audio

For a little while now I have been intending to show you all how to edit your audio inside of Audacity from A-Z. By that I mean recording, normalizing, amplifying, removing background noise, and finally making some minor adjustments to bass and treble to perfect your sound. In this brief tutorial I show you how to do just that with one of my favorite Audacity Effects plugins, LoudMax by Thomas Mundt. This free plugin will allow you to amplify your audio with clean results, much cleaner than the Amplify Effect that comes with Audacity. You can get the plugin and a video on how to install it listed in linked in the video description.