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Effective use of audio narration in e-learning<br />
Audio narration in e-learning courses is a powerful means of improving the efficacy of the material.<br />
Adding audio and video results in better understanding of the learning material.<br />
Audio +       Video =        Persuasion<br />
The purpose of audio in e-learning courses is to keep the learner engaged<br />
Does audio in e-learning courses affect learners’ learning ability?<br />
What are the most effective ways of using audio in e-learning courses?<br />
Use audio narration as a supplement to learning<br />
Sound like an expert on the subject<br />
Proper inflections:<br /><ul><li>  Smooth
  Natural sense of dialogue
  Right pace and tone
  Sound like the narrator is speaking to you</li></li></ul><li>Should be spoken in a manner that  supports learning<br />
Should be aligned with learning principles<br />
Used only where there is a need to explain:<br /><ul><li>  A process or process flow
  Complicated definitions
  Key points
  Simulations</li></li></ul><li>Turn the narration on or off whenever needed.<br />
Synchronize the audio narration and animation to better explain the text and graphics<br />
Use the right voice for humor in narration <br />
Do we really need narration?<br />
If we know that good visual presentations include limited text and incorporate interactive components, audio can be a key ...
How much narration in e-learning is needed?<br />
Audio has to be a part of the complete picture<br />
The entire course shouldn’t be narrated<br />
Do not read each word of on screen text<br />
Use audio only when it is instructionally needed<br />
Advantages of effective use of audio narration in e-learning<br />
Makes the information more effective<br />
Provides detailed explanations on slide objects<br />
Adds an element of interest and engagement<br />
Audio narration provides an element of authenticity<br />
Disadvantages of ineffective use of audio narration in e-learning<br />
Huge audio makes loading slow<br />
Overuse of audio can make learner distracted<br />
Repeating the on-screen text in the audio can irritate the learner<br />
Thematically disconnected audio will confuse learners<br />
Background noise or poor quality of recording can distract the learner and be counterproductive <br />
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  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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