E-learning offers companies and institutions the possibility of offering educational content without time and place restrictions. E-learning content is available 24/7 as long as there is an internet connection. In today’s interconnected world, more and more companies are turning to e-learning to provide employees with training and education – both for company training and for self-development purposes. But, what should you take into account before starting an e-learning production?
3 things to consider before your next e-learning project
Choose a voice-over actor that is a native speaker
There are many benefits associated with an education that takes into account learner’s mother tongue. We tend to learn better and faster in a language we can fully understand, preventing any delays in learning. The reason for this it’s easier to retain information in our mother tongue, visualizing and developing a better understanding of the subject. This is because human brains comprehend the subject-matter more efficiently, when they are trained in their native languages. Every language has its specific nuances and intonations, and it is by understanding and embracing these nuances that you can assist your audience in capturing the message better.
Failing to address your learners in the language(s) they naturally use to communicate can result in slower learning times and even failed learning objectives, which could be fatal for some sorts of training.
Be aware of timing
Timing is another crucial aspect to consider if you want to ensure smooth production of your e-learning material. In e-learning, most projects tend to require natural length recordings and will later adjust the visuals to match the audio recording. However, you might already have a video, slide, or animation that the voice-over needs to match at specific timestamps. In this case, it’s essential to pay attention to the length of the learning material and to prepare a time-coded manuscript to match the visual presentation. Based on this manuscript, the voice actor will match their voice-over to precise timestamps, and the recording can later be mixed with the final video. That’s something our post-production team can do for you!