I was delighted to receive a note today from Chris Benz, Director of Online Events for the eLearning Guild, letting me know that they’ve selected my presentation from last week’s Online Forum as their latest free sample of the kind of quality content that comes with Guild membership. I’m thrilled that my session was so well received, and am very glad that now you can watch and share this session even if you’re not yet a member of the eLearning Guild. Of course, if you’re in the eLearning industry, I would strongly encourage you not just to join the Guild, but to become an active member and share your own interests and expertise as well. I’ve found each of my experiences with the Guild to be great fun, and as always, my students/audience teach me something as well.
The session I presented last week was the opening keynote talk for the Guild’s Online Forum about incorporating Audio and Video in eLearning. My session touches on the basics of how you can use quality voiceovers to add that powerful “Human Factor” to self-paced learning content, as well as on how and when you might consider using human versus synthetic (or automated text to speech) voiceovers.
The recorded session is 75 minutes, including the various polls and chats, which are an organic and important part of the content, as that’s how attendees participated and shared their own great and thoughtful input. To view the session, click the Guild logo on this post, and you’ll find a link toward the bottom of that landing page. I hope you enjoy the session, and I hope you’ll come back to this site and share your own ideas and suggestions as comments to this blog post! My thanks again to Chris for inviting me to speak, and to Karen Hyder for her excellent support throughout the process.