Are they perfect, though? The content is informative and interesting. The presentation is engaging. The subject is well-chosen. It’s… well, they’re almost perfect. What is missing? Your course is a static object. It’s only updated …what, every few weeks? More likely, every few months or once a year? And a user with a question (we all have questions)… where does he go? Maybe he can email you, and you can get an answer. But it’s not an ideal kind of interaction.
This is the first in a series of posts about the importance of excellent audio for excellent e-Learning script development. This post concerns some tips for making a voice-over narrator’s job a bit easier and for helping you control your budget. The primary objective in preparing an e-learning script for a narrator is enabling as smooth a read as possible. Every mistake on an e-learning script or every place where something is unclear will almost certainly result in a bobble by the narrator. Every bobble by the narrator extends the amount of time and increases the dollar amount that they and the audio studio will have to charge. At a minimum of $300 per hour you can understand why we want to make the process as efficient as possible. To that end we’re providing a few suggestions for you to keep in mind as you prepare the e-learning script.
Rapid eLearning tools can be rapid (sometimes) but is there any learning? While many of the new eLearning development tools like Articulate and Captivate are effective in the quick conversion of PowerPoint slides into web based SCORM content, their output is usually well… deadly. So, what is rapid eLearning good for? In her book eLearning and the Science of Instruction, Ruth Colvin Clark has a useful model for determining which type of online training is good for which goals. She puts forth the following general goals: