Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over? to version 3.6.6

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The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. Evangelist @ Adobe for TCS2 (includes Captivate) his work continues to advance web 2.0

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. by Cathy on 09/07/2010 Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To? to version 3.6.6

Free e-Learning books

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => You can read the full text of the book here for free.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. I encourage you to click on the links below and read the posts you find that match your interests and needs. Anyone--and everyone--can contribute to the LC Blog.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects.

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/12/2010 Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements Although HTML5 and CSS3 are still under development ( [link] ) most current browsers support a reasonable portion of html5 and css3 elements (with the remarkable exception of IE 8 *) CSS3 introduces, among others, a way to create rounded boxes and add shadow for letters and boxes.

Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 6/01/2010 Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3 which has just been released by the way) introduces a shift from a Lesson-centric to a Course-centric eFront. We have made several interface and language changes to facilitate this move with minimum impact on upgrades. When you create a Course-instance it duplicates its father course. to version 3.6.6

5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 9/22/2010 5 things you (perhaps) dont know about eFront Through time eFront has become extra feature rich. 1) You can issue commands directly from the search box Many people dont know that you can use the search box to issue commands for e.g., editing a user or changing a lesson. So, if you want a fast way to move around the interface give them a try.

Facebook for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day. Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events. Some of them are your learners and they know how to use Facebook effectively!

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. To start hosting your own meetings you have to sign up for FREE.

10 tips for using eFront

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 10 tips for using eFront Here is several practical tips for making your eFront experience more enjoyable 1) [professor] Zip and upload multiple images. 2) [admin] Use the search facility to locate users. Just type a part of the user name or login and the search will locate him allowing you to edit his info. Then combine them to courses.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

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Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. So, you need to balance the cost aspect with other important parameters listed below while selecting a tool. If it does not, then it is of little use to the firm as you cannot develop effective online courses using it. Exporting recorded audio to MP3. Create scripts.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 5/03/2010 eFront Wins Learning Technology Award We are thrilled to announce that eFront won a coveted Brandon Hall bronze award for technology excellence in the Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses category. The award refers to company’s flagship product, eFront Enterprise. to version 3.6.6

eFront Contests

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 6/09/2010 eFront Contests We are running 4 contests throughout this summer which brings a nice opportunity to get rewarded for using eFront. The eFront team is very happy to announce the following summer contests as a gesture of goodwill towards our supportive community, Facebook fans and eFront users at large. The theme to get the most votes wins.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

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don’t want anyone to get me wrong. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. MinuteBio , June 12, 2010 Yesterday I attended a SCORM webinar provided by Advance Distributed Learning (ADL). If you do not know the ADL, they are a part of the U.S. At one point he stopped and seemed to read a bit.

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