Like many Learning Design Professionals, I spent the bulk of this past week working on COVID related safety training. In our case, it was specifically designed to inform returning coworkers about new steps they must take (masks, distancing, etc.) and steps the business is taking to protect them & those they will interact with (sanitizing, screening, etc.).
Like many procedures we train, some steps will change; some of the information people need will evolve as we go forward and see what steps are most effective, what regulations change, and what reopens.
Because multiple changes are likely, the training was created in many small chunks (both audio & video) to make it easier to quickly edit and republish. From an audio point of view this creates an additional challenge because the vocal talent (internal to the organization) might not sound quite the same when recording the revised information a week, month, or even months later.
So here are 2 discussion points I’d love to get your feedback on this week:
- What steps do you usually take to make revising volatile content quick and easy for you?
- What steps do you take to ensure audio quality is the same when rerecording something in slightly different conditions after the fact?