Audio plays a vital role in an eLearning course. According to the modality principle, put forth by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard Mayer, using audio to explain on-screen text helps deliver better results by reducing the cognitive load on learners.
Effective use of audio in an online course can help the learner “hold” the content and remember it for a long time. The three important audio elements which make an eLearning course effective are narration, music and sound. Adding audio to an online course also helps learners relate themselves to the content in an effective manner.
But, in today’s online courses, the audio narration is restricted to only the introduction and summary slides. In most of the cases, we use narration to explain on-screen content.
How can you ensure that your eLearning course is effectively narrated? Well, you need to focus on 6 aspects to use audio effectively in an eLearning course. Let us now see what they are and why they are important.
Hope you find this post interesting. How do you use audio in your online courses? We’d love to know.