Lesson writing and voice-over script standards
Feb 04, 2014
So, I've had this question roaming around in my head for quite a while: How do I convince others on my team that writing for on-screen and voice-overs is not the same as writing, say a User's Guide, or a college essay?
I've tried doing the voice-overs following the 'scripts' as they have been written, but it's almost impossible at times. Sentences that stretch over three lines in a Word doc are not meant to be read aloud.
Another question that comes up after that first question is: Has anyone ever created a set of writing standards for e-learning (both for on-screen and voice-overs)?
I've visited Daniel Brigham's website and reviewed his Revising Bloated E-learning Prose (Articulate Storyline) lesson. I love this lesson, by the way, but still wonder if there are any actual 'standards' floating around out there?
I don't want to harp on this idea, but with the work that we are doing in our online college courses, I think we should have a set of standards for more than just how we design the Storyline lessons we place into those courses.
A little background: I'm an ID for an online career college.