Use of narrator in e-learning
I am interested in what you have to say about the use of narrator in e-learning and how you use it.
I'm not saying I'm doing right but I see that others are doing different than me and then I get curious why ...
I always use narrator when I produce e-Learning. The narrator is turned on from the beginning (by default) and I use minimal text (data, facts and instructions) in the production area. I use my slides to illustrate what the narrator says, using images, videos, animations, graphs and so on. In principle, I never use the text to read on the screen. I always use notes for what the narrator says so that it CAN be read if wanted to.
I'm not able to produce all of our e-Learning at my job so sometimes we buy it from other producers. These producers are working contrary to what I do and always use text (a lot of it) so that the learner can read what they want to know. The option to turn on the narrator is optional. They of course also use images.
I try to understand why they choose to do this and have asked them. In response, I get that the narrator can be disturbing and it pulls down the pace of e-learning, and the user can not make e-learning at their own pace.
I on the other hand argue that if you print all the text on a screen, it becomes more of a document that you can read. It will be neat, but more like a brochure.
So please! Give me som input and thougts about how you do and what your opinions on this is!