DevLearn 2014

Hello DevLearn 2014 Attendee!

I’m really excited to be presenting at this year’s DevLearn in my session (515) B.Y.O.L.: Combining Audio Design and Storytelling for Compelling eLearning! I’ll be demistifying how to combine sound and story to create powerful experiences for your learners. Instead of doing a deep dive into these (potentially) complex topics, I’m going to focus on simple techniques you can apply to your elearning as soon as you get back to work.

This session is targeted for those new to elearning, intimidated by the idea of recording audio, or just looking to take a “click-and-read” course to the next level.

If you’d like to follow along with the demonstration, make sure you do the following things before you arrive:

  1. Bring your own laptop (that’s what the B.Y.O.L stands for)
  2. Install Audacity (see the instructions below)
  3. Click here to download the sample audio files (so you can follow along)
  4. Pack some earbuds or headphones (just in case I’m boring – also so we don’t turn the room into a cacophonous hellpit)

If you don’t want the hassle of bringing your laptop to Vegas, you can still attend! I have job aids and other resources (such as the slidedeck, handy links, etc) below so you can reference these techniques when you’re back home.

You’re welcome to email me at willchinda [at] gmail [dot] com or @reply me on Twitter – @willchinda with any questions you have about installation or the session itself.

See you in Vegas!

Install Audacity

Audacity is a completely free application that runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s a very powerful little program for recording and editing audio, and we’ll be working with it in this session. Download Audacity from this link:

Once you’ve downloaded, simply open the file and follow-through with installation.

Session Downloads

Links and Resources



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