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Humor is a great way to help people learn, but when you poke fun at the genre that you're voicing, it can be off-putting to your buyers. The last thing that an e-learning buyer wants is to be made fun of. So be careful. Straddling the line between making fun and having fun is thin.
Crafting Engaging eLearning Demos: A Journey of Two Decades
With the digital revolution making inroads into the education sector, eLearning has become a major tool for delivering knowledge and skills. As educators, it is crucial to create eLearning demos that are engaging, informative, and inspirational. In this Teachable Moment, we delve deep into the artistry behind captivating eLearning demos, sharing insights from my two-decade-long teaching journey.
The Artistry Behind Captivating eLearning Demos
Creating a captivating eLearning demo is akin to mirroring the essence of a great classroom teacher. It requires a balance of care, passion, and seriousness about the subjects being discussed. The aim is to strike a note that resonates with learners, inspiring them to delve deeper into the learning process.
In this episode, we stress the importance of variety in eLearning demos. Striking a perfect blend between serious topics and light-hearted content is key. As educators, we must learn the art of making learning fun without trivializing the learning process.
A Teachable Moment
What type of content should go on an eLearning demo? The performance of your eLearning demo should reflect what it's like to be a great teacher, mimicking the classroom environment. The voice in the demo should be caring, passionate, and serious about the topics being discussed. This helps to inspire and motivate the student.
Making Learning Fun, Not Funny
One of the biggest challenges educators face is invoking humor without making fun of the learning process. There's a fine line between making fun of learning and actually having fun while learning. Treat each topic seriously, inspiring students to want to learn more.
Respecting the Content, the Writing, and the Genre
Respect the content, the writing, and the genre. It's important to treat the content with the seriousness it deserves, as it will be used in real-world applications. If you make fun of the content just for the sake of creating a funny spot on your demo, it may lose its significance to serious buyers.
It's not just about the voice and performance, but also about the material and how it is presented. With these insights, educators can create eLearning demos that resonate with learners, honor the material, and leave the audience craving for more.
Remember, in the realm of eLearning, every moment is a teachable moment. Let's make the most of it.
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About Anne Ganguzza
Recipient of multiple Voice Arts Awards for Outstanding Narration Demo - Anne Ganguzza is California-based Voice Over Coach and award-winning Director & Producer specializing in target-marketed voiceover Demo Production. Anne's production team creates SOVAS-nominated demos across several genres, including Commercial, Corporate Narration, and eLearning, and her VO BOSS podcast is the winner of SOVAS Outstanding Podcast in 2022.