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Let Amazon S3 Do Your Text-to-Speech for Free

Rapid eLearning

Previously we looked at how to create free text-to-speech narration using a free application. The audio quality is decent enough for those who need the text-to-speech audio. Today we’ll look at a free (or inexpensive) way to create your text-to-speech narration that’s just as easy and hardly costs anything, if at all. Click here to view the text-to-speech examples.

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. I’m not sure how many people have personal use cases for text-to-speech, but if you do, there are plenty of options. Today we’ll look at a really good solution if you need a free text-to-speech application.

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

eFront

This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. I dont have the specifics and Ill try to track him down to find out more because the results were fascinating. Heres what I recall: They created a set of powerpoint slides. Perhaps the subject matter expert had created them?)

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3 eLearning Authoring Tools That Deserve Your Consideration

ProProfs

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. The trend of eLearning is growing rapidly across the world, thanks to increasing internet penetration and rising demand for distance learning. A recent report estimates the global eLearning market to grow at a CAGR of 7% over the next decade to reach around $331 billion by 2025. In this sense, authoring tools add value to the online learning process.

Captivate 4 tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Creating Quizzes. Creating dynamic presentations with the new 'Variables'. Adding Audio to your project. Adding videos to your project. Designing templates. Working with project templates. Adding interactions to projects. Audio. Creating quizzes in Adobe Captivate. Text to speech. Captivate 4 , Captivate tutorials. Late last year, I had blogged about a set of Captivate 3 tutorials on the Adobe website.

The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

Hi, all, I’ve been working on finishing the writing of my first Captivate manual and I thought this portion of it might be helpful to anyone who needs to know or be reminded me of all of Captivate’s features. It’s important to know about the features of Captivate. Let’s focus on various features of Captivate to get your ideas flowing for your own work. Create responsively-designed lessons so that they look perfect on any device. .

PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

PowerPoint to Captivate Process outline: Content Outline. Add with note, generate Text to Speech audio. Capture and Edit Audio. Add audio to Captivate file. Generate 4 th draft with Recorded Audio. Publish to PILOT LMS. Publish to Production LMS. Verify course title, assign to target audience, and launch into production LMS. PowerPoint to Captivate Process Description. Capture and Edit Audio. .

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. Audio Capabilities. Can embed audio files. Can embed audio in interactions. Can record audio. Can perform basic audio editing. Can store audio files in a library. Can export recorded audio to MP3. Can create randomized questions.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

We looked at each feature such as their ease of use, possibilities in animations, developing software training simulations, built-in interactivities and the ease of customizing them, flexibility of characters, recording and editing audios/videos, creating assessments, and publishing options. Easy-to-use interface. Cannot publish to video. Cannot upload to YouTube. Easy-to-develop software simulations. Publishes to HTML5 and Android.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition. Each one has a frightful story to tell. What I like about this product includes the ability to output to HTML5, works on mobile devices, is extremely easy to use, appears within PowerPoint and SCORM. A newbie to the rankings. What has stopped the product in the past from being in the top 20 was a lack of clarity in terms of what they were trying to accomplish – at least that was my take.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

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. Audio capabilities. Triggering audio in interactions.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

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 ". I'll be sure to share.

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

eFront

Also, you should be sure that the e-Learning community will highly appreciate: if you post a comment with your experience with these tools and/or, if you post a comment with a link to any other free and open source Web Conferencing tool. I so appreciate you taking time to make this post.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Annoying summer related songs – from Cruel Summer to Summertime and everything else. BBQs, swimming and annoying neighbors trying to scam some free food. Well, it is a fun product to create a course. Timeline when creating a course. Fun - just like that pool party you are going to have in July – I am expecting an invite BTW. #9 Perhaps you need a summertime refreshment to lower the flow. Audio recording and editing. Templates.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use. Have you ever opened up a fortune cookie and said to yourself, “How did it know that about me?” From an interaction (listed as interactivity) to a feature within the product. Because the industry as a whole is a lemming, I expect more vendors to come on board. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. Audio Editing. HTML5 templates.

E-Learning: 7 Simple Tips to Do More with a Limited Budget

CommLab India

Is it possible to develop high quality e-learning courses in a cost-effective manner? You can exploit free online resources to get the job done economically and explore other means to develop cost-effective e-learning solutions. Here are seven simple tips to develop effective e-learning courses with nominal resources. In many cases, free tools can do up to 90% of the work and share many features of commercial tools. Use E-learning templates.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Listings can always be found on a new page called “rankings” which will appear in one month – thus eliminating the need to do a search (if applicable). I’m not a lead gen for the vendors listed – rather the goal is to provide you with vendors that meet numerous criteria including UI, features, support/service, mobile, feedback from current and past clients and future game plans. I always prefer going from 10 to 1, it builds excitement. #10:

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

I readily admit that I was unsure what to expect. From products that ranged from the latest versions of RCATs to new vendors in the space, including text to speech. . These were not characters that rarely moved, rather you could position them all over the screen, place them in the background and even record audio as part of the output. Let’s do the Template Tango. right into the template. Now, however templates are storming back.

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

The argument that you have to spend over 50K to find a sweet LMS is totally bogus. These are folks who are going to use your system. This does not mean that anyone who has more than 5,000 users should be a system in the low cost mode, but rather these systems are definitely suited to this business size. The variance of UIs from slick to yucky exist in this market, but don’t despair – awful UIs can be had in systems that run over 100K.

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

I was chatting with someone the other day on this topic and she said to me (and btw she is an end user, not someone in the industry), why would I want to access a course on my Blackberry? However with an e-reader, I would be able to see the course since the screens are larger (more in a sec. She added, I have no desire to take a course on my Blackberry and never would. Other File Formats – Relevant to Us. So, you now add audio/video capabilities too.

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Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Flash® CS4 Professional with Learning Interactions Create and deliver rich interactive content. Adobe Presenter 7 Rapidly create high-impact Adobe Flash presentations and eLearning courses from PowerPoint. Adobe Soundbooth® CS4 Create and edit audio with ease.

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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. However, where you would expect some to move towards – they haven’t, which is disappointing on multiple tiers.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. I’ve re-worked the model to show: my domain is the workscape (the merger of work and learning, the learning ecosystem). But first … I have found that there is something about the QR Code generation we ought to know about; this is. It’s a good thing to witness, but slow as molasses in some circles. Questions to.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Adobe Captivate ‘Next’ I have been beta testing Captivate 4 for several months, so I was pleased to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on Monday 10th November. Adobe says it’s OK to blog about the next version of Captivate and the up-coming eLearning Suite, so here we go. Over the next few weeks I intend to flesh out details of each of the following features with screen shots and samples. Click the next button to continue.

Adobe eLearning Suite CS4

Big Dog, Little Dog

Probably the two main applications that most designers (I use the term designer to mean instructional designers, developers, and other learning specialists) will use for developing learning platforms are the new versions of Captivate and Dreamweaver. Flash for creating interactive content.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. You’ll need to press the button (shown here) to get the captions/translation (unless your German is better than mine, which I’m sure it is!). I’m glad to hear it.

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