Adobe’s Captivate 4 software easy text-to-speech feature makes it possible to add spoken captions for ADA compliance to Elearning course content. Members of Austin ASTD Instructional Design SIG are shown how this can be done by guest speaker Hiram Kuykendall, Microassist CTO. How lifelike are the voices? Can you save time and money over recording human voice talent? Hiram demonstrates the software and summarizes the pros & cons of hisREAD MORE about ASTD Presentation – Is Captivate Speaking to Me?
The Learning Dispatch
This paper describes how Moodle was introduced as the new Learning Management System (LMS) to the University of the South Pacific with the aim of improving teaching and learning. This whitepaper examines the development process from test and selection of the platform through to project planning, gathering of political support within the institution, technical factors, the design and roll out of training, the impact and consequences, the growth and future prospectsREAD MORE about Learning Management System Selection Process at the University of the South Pacific
Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, UCLA, is best known for his publications on the importance of verbal and nonverbal messages. In his studies Mehrabian comes to the conclusion that there are three elements to face-to-face communication: Words (7%) Tone of Voice (38%) Body Language (55%) The relative importance of verbal and nonverbal messages were derived from experiments dealing with communications of feelings and attiudes. How does this effect E-learning?READ MORE about Non-Verbal Communication: 7%-38%-55% Rule