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  • Welcome to the presentation on “Effective use of audio narration in e-learning.”
  • Audio narration in e-learning courses is a powerful means of improving the efficacy of the material.
  • Adding audio and video can result in better understanding of the learning material.
  • Audio and video together can also make content persuasive.
  • The purpose of audio in e-learning courses is to keep the learner engaged for an extended period of time.
  • Does audio in e-learning course really affect learners’ learning ability?
  • Yes, audio in e-learning courses does affect learning as it complements display of text by talking about it. The ‘Telling’ part also can support and explain visuals clearly.
  • So, what are the most effective ways of using audio in e-learning courses?
  • Audio narration can have a more meaningful impact on e-learning courses if it is used as a supplement to learning.
  • The narrator should sound like an expert on the subject. However, even if one isn’t an expert, one should have the proper inflection and intonation for relevant emphasis.
  • Proper inflection includes a smooth, natural sense of dialogue, pace and tone and should sound like the narrator is speaking to you.
  • Narration, in order to be powerful, should be spoken in a manner that supports learning.
  • Audio should always be aligned to support learning principles if it is to improve learning significantly.
  • Use audio judiciously only. Only where there is a need to explain a process or process flows, complicated definitions, key points, simulations, etc. This will also prevent the learner from getting into a passive mode.
  • Providing audio controls are a must as it allows the learner to turn the narration on or off as needed and gives him or her more control over his learning experience.
  • Synchronize the audio narration and animation to better explain the text and graphics.
  • When it comes to the use of humor in narration, ensure that the recording captures it correctly. For instance, a very serious voice might dilute your attempt at humor.
  • Do we really need narration?
  • If we know that good visual presentations include limited text and incorporate interactive components, audio can be a key part of the learning process.
  • How much narration in e-learning is needed?
  • Audio has to be the part of the complete picture, we learn best if we see, hear or do.
  • However, the entire course shouldn’t be narrated.
  • Do not read each word of on screen text. Make sure your audio provides more than the on screen text, which ideally should be very brief and concise.
  • Use audio only when it is instructionally needed.
  • Here are a few advantages of effective use of audio narration in e-learning.
  • Makes the information more likely to be retained.
  • Can provide detailed explanations about slide objects, without cluttering the screen with text
  • Adds an element of interest and engagement to the course material.
  • Audio narration also provides an element of authenticity to the course material.
  • Disadvantages of ineffective use of audio narration in e-learning.
  • Huge audio file make loading slow.
  • Overuse of audio can distract learners.
  • Repeating the on-screen text in the audio can irritate learners
  • Audio not thematically connected to the on-screen text and graphics will confuse learners as they won’t be able to concentrate on the on-screen text and the voiceover simultaneously.
  • Background noise or poor quality of recording can distract the learner and be counterproductive.
  • Conclusion
  • Narration and voiceovers can have a meaningful impact on e-learning if they are used as a supplement to learning, whether in role playing, providing feedback to activities or in simulations.
  • To read more such articles please visit:Blog.commlabindia.com
  • Thank You
  • Presentation on Effective use of audio narration in e-learning – CommLab India

    1. 1. Effective use of audio narration in e-learning<br />
    2. 2. Audio narration in e-learning courses is a powerful means of improving the efficacy of the material.<br />
    3. 3. Adding audio and video results in better understanding of the learning material.<br />
    4. 4. Audio + Video = Persuasion<br />
    5. 5. The purpose of audio in e-learning courses is to keep the learner engaged<br />
    6. 6. Does audio in e-learning courses affect learners’ learning ability?<br />
    7. 7.
    8. 8. What are the most effective ways of using audio in e-learning courses?<br />
    9. 9. Use audio narration as a supplement to learning<br />
    10. 10. Sound like an expert on the subject<br />
    11. 11. Proper inflections:<br /><ul><li> Smooth
    12. 12. Natural sense of dialogue
    13. 13. Right pace and tone
    14. 14. Sound like the narrator is speaking to you</li></li></ul><li>Should be spoken in a manner that supports learning<br />
    15. 15. Should be aligned with learning principles<br />
    16. 16. Used only where there is a need to explain:<br /><ul><li> A process or process flow
    17. 17. Complicated definitions
    18. 18. Key points
    19. 19. Simulations</li></li></ul><li>Turn the narration on or off whenever needed.<br />
    20. 20. Synchronize the audio narration and animation to better explain the text and graphics<br />
    21. 21. Use the right voice for humor in narration <br />
    22. 22. Do we really need narration?<br />
    23. 23. If we know that good visual presentations include limited text and incorporate interactive components, audio can be a key part of the learning process<br />
    24. 24. How much narration in e-learning is needed?<br />
    25. 25. Audio has to be a part of the complete picture<br />
    26. 26. The entire course shouldn’t be narrated<br />
    27. 27. Do not read each word of on screen text<br />
    28. 28. Use audio only when it is instructionally needed<br />
    29. 29. Advantages of effective use of audio narration in e-learning<br />
    30. 30. Makes the information more effective<br />
    31. 31. Provides detailed explanations on slide objects<br />
    32. 32. Adds an element of interest and engagement<br />
    33. 33. Audio narration provides an element of authenticity<br />
    34. 34. Disadvantages of ineffective use of audio narration in e-learning<br />
    35. 35. Huge audio makes loading slow<br />
    36. 36. Overuse of audio can make learner distracted<br />
    37. 37. Repeating the on-screen text in the audio can irritate the learner<br />
    38. 38. Thematically disconnected audio will confuse learners<br />
    39. 39. Background noise or poor quality of recording can distract the learner and be counterproductive <br />
    40. 40. Conclusion<br />
    41. 41. Narration and voiceovers can have a meaningful impact on e-learning if they are used as a supplement to learning.<br />
    42. 42. To read more such articles, please visit blog.commlabindia.com<br />
    43. 43. THANK YOU<br />

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