Question on narration
I've been wanting to do a bit of research, and think this is probably one of the better places to start.
Having narrated a fair number of eLearning shows over the years (including an award winner for the NECA), I sometimes wonder, from a design standpoint, when it's appropriate for a presentation to feature narration, when (if ever) it isn't, and how important course designers think strong narration is to the overall flow of a good eLearning experience.
I know some folks provide their own narration, while others rely solely on professional Voice Actors/Artists to say the words for them. Is this a matter of preference, material, budget, or some combination thereof? What other factors determine whether or not a professional narrator is brought into the scene?