Adobe has posted a demo of Text to Speech in Captivate 4

Steve Howard

One of the great new features is a text to speech engine that lets you generate speech from your closed caption text. Adobe Captivate 4 Text to Speech demo. Adobe has published a demo showing how to use this new feature on the Adobe Captivate Blog. I tested out this feature on my cell phone (a Samsung BlackJack II ) by creating a small Captivate 4 demo and publishing it to my phone using the new Flash Lite Distributable Player.

When are System Simulations Appropriate?

Integrated Learnings

They are a great way to learn system navigation without using the actual system. A learner can watch the steps in a procedure with text describing what is happening. Or, you can use audio using a recorded narration or text-to-speech technology. While this may be a good way to introduce system navigation, it lacks the interaction required for the learner to truly get “hands on” experience in using the system. do they have Flash capability)?

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Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

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It has also brought in tremendous possibilities to create ‘inclusive’ learning that takes into consideration the special needs of differently abled learners as well – in educational institutes as well as corporate organizations. Computer-based programs have been developed to help these learners access learning material as well as contribute actively to gain an immersive experience. Many learners also have cognitive impairments, and have to learn in a different manner.

E-Learning Accessibility Overview Plus Top Tips & Best Practices

Capytech

However, ignoring accessibility issues or not giving them enough attention can significantly impact the potential of your e-learning course, as not everyone will be able to use it properly. They include auditory, visual, cognitive, speech-related, neurological, and learning disabilities.

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Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems

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We recently did a research on free virtual classroom systems available in the market to meet a customer need for whom we had developed VILT content. Here is our comparative analysis that you may want to use to select the tool which best suits your requirements –. App/Desktop sharing is limited to sharing either the full screen or a portion of screen, with no tool allowing user to select a specific application that should be shared (except Mikogo).

Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware

ICS Learning

The site itself is a trove of information for those who really want to explore and understand the large range of requirements, from IT to public accommodations. Fortunately for those of us in eLearning, a secondary government website has been created to focus on the IT aspect of the overall ADA – Section508.gov. which is especially welcome since each federal government agency seems to have its own subset of what it considers required and optional 508 compliance.

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: What do I need to do to ensure our e-learning is WCAG 2.0 I reached out to a trusted network of e-learning providers (listed below) to better understand the issues from an e-learning design and development perspective. The following is a synthesis of what I understand to date. Australian Federal and State Government agencies were to conform to WCAG 2.0 Including a transcript for all audio files. Refer to the WCAG 2.0

10 Best Interactive Elements in KITABOO

Kitaboo

When it comes to eBook publishing software , KITABOO is one of the most popular names in the industry. It is an award-winning cloud-based online publishing software that offers an effortless way to digitize your print books. The platform gives you multiple options to upload your video.

Top 5 Content Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

Kitaboo

A content authoring tool refers to software that enables you to create interactive digital training content , easily convert it into different formats, and offer it to learners either through the web or a learning management system. It is easier to maintain and update.

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 add media to questions.

PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  There are infinite reasons why you may not be able to give a presentation in person, many of which I covered in my article on  adding Text-To-Speech to PowerPoint presentations. When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Today I'm going to explore five slide-sharing site options.

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

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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.

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.

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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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. I believe that is going to change. Simply put, one vendor has over 200 Flash-based templates in their product.

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. Each can be customized – to a degree.

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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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.

How to Create Great eLearning Courses: An Overview

OpenSesame

We want to reach beyond the market of the existing elearning developers and offer growth opportunities to designers with little experience with elearning courses or subject matter experts new to designing training courses.

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.

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.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

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Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. I’ve been to a lot of conference sessions around this and I’ve captured a bunch of really great resources below. How to Respond: Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below. Thanks to everyone that took time out to answer. was unsure as to what to expect.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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. Video: ‘A Plagiarism Carol’ - Dont Waste Your Time , June 14, 2010 I found this really funny, and quite well put together, video outlining the pitfalls of plagiarising text this morning. At one point he stopped and seemed to read a bit.

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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. The new Captivate CS4 contains several new features, notably customizable widgets, project templates, and text-to-speech. Flash for creating interactive content. To learn more go to Adobe's web site, [link

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