Our recent webinar, “Create Engaging eLearning Faster with the Power of AI,” offers L&D and HR professionals an introduction to AI tools and how they fit within the learning and HR spaces.
Omniplex Learning’s Head of Learning Solutions, Leena Randhawa, and Vyond’s Director of Customer Success, Erin Champion, discuss the pros and cons of several leading AI tools and how to integrate them into your eLearning workflow.
Watch the webinar replay for all the insights. And in the meantime, here’s a summary of key takeaways.
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AI is here to stay, so jump in
Generative AI is creating a big shift in tech. Tools are coming to market at pace, and many of them make it possible to create quality content faster across teams.
It’s becoming clear that AI will be a game changer for L&D and HR. But for many professionals, just keeping up with developments and getting familiar with these new tools can be daunting.
Soon, you won’t have to seek out disparate AI tools: the best AI will come to you
At Vyond, we believe this time of “AI tools overwhelm” is temporary. As the AI space evolves, the best AI will come to you — improving the workflows you already have in tools you already love.
In the meantime, with AI set to impact a broad range of roles and industries, it’s worth those in HR getting familiar with AI in a wider sense.
And when it comes to creating content, AI tools for video and image generation are an obvious place to begin.
The best approach is to start small — but do start. Shop around, ask your L&D network who’s using what, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Remember, this is a learning curve for everyone!
Some tools are more suited to eLearning than others
While it’s a good idea to explore the world of AI for yourself, the teams at Vyond and Omniplex have already done some groundwork. The conclusion? Not all AI tools are created equal. For engaging content that’s media rich, these are the areas where AI can contribute most.
From video scripts to quizzes, platforms like ChatGPT will help you make headway with writing tasks. With a good prompt, ChatGPT quickly and convincingly creates copy from scratch, but can also be used to do research, summarize long documents, or generate ideas. You can input specific data relevant to your subject matter and train it to your tone of voice. You’ll still need to do some fact checking though — the tech isn’t foolproof.
Using visuals in your content makes it more appealing and aids learning, but imagery can be expensive. And not everyone has access to graphic design resources.
Tools like DALL·E 2 and Midjourney use a similar system to ChatGPT, where they generate images from text-based prompts. You’re quickly served up a selection of images, which you can refine until you have what you need. These tools can produce a wide range of styles and will help keep your content fresh and relevant.
Image generator tools draw upon the internet’s library of photos, illustrations, and graphics to produce new imagery in response to your prompt
High-quality audio is another must when it comes to creating valuable content and bringing videos to life. Sometimes your project calls for voiceover talent, but your budget doesn’t accommodate a human voiceover artist. Tools like Wellsaid, Murf.ai, Speechify, or Vyond can help. These text-to-speech tools take your script and use AI to synthesize the human voice. The workflow is fast and flexible, and outputs are getting ever more realistic. Plus, you can choose different styles, genders, and tones.
Unlike text, image, and audio, AI video tools that produce video completely from scratch are still an emerging category. Facebook and NVidia are both developing solutions, but right now they’re limited to GIF-length output that’s pretty low quality.
One text-to-video tool that’s already in market: Vyond Go, Vyond’s AI-powered script and video generator. With a simple prompt, Vyond Go delivers you a first-draft video in seconds — thanks to the generative power of ChatGPT — and gives you the flexibility to edit to perfection in Vyond Studio.
Other AI-powered timesavers in Vyond Studio include:
- Instant translation: Automatically translate all the text in your videos — text-to-speech, on-screen text, and dialogue scripts — into 73+ languages
- Photo-to-character: Create characters in a matter of seconds. Take or upload a photo to generate a fully editable animated character (we often hear leaders and subject-matter experts get a kick out of this!)
- Background remover: Upload any image, remove the background, and you’ve got a custom prop for your video
And if you’d like to make your content interactive, you can bring video clips into Articulate 360. Add animated menus, branching scenarios, and gamification, all with a few clicks.
Omniplex Learning’s Leena Randhawa demonstrates adding interactivity to a Vyond video with Storyline
This is the sort of eLearning content that turns heads and captures attention. And now it’s within reach, even for trainers with modest budgets and technical skills.
AI can help with eLearning development from start to finish
AI can save you time across the entire eLearning content development process. Here’s how you might bring these capabilities at various stages.
- Research and discovery: Use AI tools in early phases to record and transcribe interviews with subject matter experts (e.g. Otter.ai). And ChatGPT can be helpful as a research assistant, helping your team brainstorm, or creating work schedules and timelines.
- Content production: When you get to the content creation stage, use AI to craft scripts and quizzes, develop music or improve audio quality, create images for slides, and translate your content into different languages.
- Update and maintain: AI tools can help you keep your eLearning content fresh and up to date, whether that calls for creating new section images, generating new video scripts, updating characters, or changing process details.
Here’s how an AI-infused eLearning content process might look.
We hope these highlights have been useful, and that you feel ready to harness the power of AI to produce high-quality eLearning content faster!
For further insights, we highly recommend watching (or rewatching) the full webinar. And if you haven’t yet tried Vyond (and Vyond Go) but would like to, you can try it free here for two weeks.