How to Convert Text-to-Speech in Articulate Storyline 360

CommLab India

Articulate Storyline 360 allows you to choose the voice and language to convert the script of e-learning courses to smart audio files. The Text-to-Speech feature makes it easy to choose the narrator’s voice. This blog talks about the features of the Text-to-Speech in Articulate Storyline 360. Learning Technology Articulate Storyline 360 audio narration Text-to-Speech

Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS). When Adobe included a text to speech application in Captivate 4, I began to think that TTS might be a viable option in certain situations. For example, text to speech software is certainly a viable approach for providing accessibility to visually impaired persons.

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Text-to-Speech Functionality in Captivate

Integrated Learnings

There are a lot of arguments about using audio in eLearning – some in favor, some not. Audio narration can be very time consuming, and in many cases requires hiring talent for a professional sound. Many eLearning development tools allow you to easily record narration with your content, including Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate. However, what if you don’t have the budget to hire the talent to make it sound professional? Text-to-Speech Challenges.

The Complete Guide On Text-To-Speech Software: Are You Hearing Voices?

Dan Keckan

You might be surprised to hear that I use TTS in almost all my projects, even though the final deliverable will include professional narration. It might seem like you waste time creating TTS narration when you intend to use your own voice or a professional narrator. Educational Technology Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Text To Speech

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

This is fourth post in a series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , and Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course. Sound file operations should be transparent to the user.

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.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). In the first two posts, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality and Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , we introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its components: the natural language processor (NLP) and the digital signal processor (DSP).

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

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 , and seeming the most popular of the series so far: Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning.

Man Vs. Machine For Voice Over In eLearning - Part 2: How TTS Technology Can Enhance eLearning

Dan Keckan

Authoring tools, like Captivate and Storyline, include Text to Speech (TTS) to their environments. This article explores TTS technology to see what the future can bring from this technology and how it can impact the eLearning experience. eLearning Best Practices Audio In eLearning eLearning Voice Over Text To Speechbut usually only for English and not always with “tune-able” results.

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

eFront

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

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

Unicorn Training

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. 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. As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional.

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

G-Cube

Technology has changed the way learning is created and consumed in the 21 st century. 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.

How eBooks Make for Valuable Classroom Technology

MagicBox

Bringing technology tools into the classroom has proven to have positive consequences in terms of the quality of learning. It offers an effective way to free education from the boundaries of school walls and timings. The education sector is becoming increasingly aware of the advantages offered by EdTech, which is only highlighted by predictions that revenues for the eBooks segment alone is likely to grow from $13,687 million in 2019 to $15,250 million by 2023.

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How eBooks Make for Valuable Classroom Technology

MagicBox

Bringing technology tools into the classroom has proven to have positive consequences in terms of the quality of learning. It offers an effective way to free education from the boundaries of school walls and timings. The education sector is becoming increasingly aware of the advantages offered by EdTech, which is only highlighted by predictions that revenues for the eBooks segment alone is likely to grow from $13,687 million in 2019 to $15,250 million by 2023.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 18, 2020

Mike Taylor

“We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. But if the weather turns cold I just might show up at your door begging to borrow your shower.

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A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

His current company is LearnBrite which has virtual characters, adaptive learning and all other types of really interesting learning elements including some great work with avatars and text-to-speech. Kapp: You’ve been around in the technology industry for some time, can you provide a little of your background? For over twenty years I have been working with every technical development and contributed my own developments to the creation of avatars and worlds.

The Business Benefits of Accessibility for Publishers

Hurix Digital

Simply put, accessibility is a means to ensure that digital content is inclusive and accessible to all people, with or without disabilities. There are various ways to make content accessible. Similarly, adding screen reader technology will enable access to the blind.

Adobe Captivate: Swapping Speech Agents

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      During every  Captivate beginner class , time is spent on the second day teaching everyone how to use Captivate's Text-to-Speech feature to convert slide notes into speech. Recently, one of my students asked an excellent question: "I'd love it if there was a pain-free way to quickly change the agent from Kate, to Paul to Chloe, and then maybe back to Kate.

Adobe Captivate 8: More is More

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Last week I told you about the great enhancements you'll see in Adobe Captivate 8 when it comes to  image buttons. This week, I'm going to show you a few more improvements that I think you'll love.     Granted, the icon to access the projects and tutorials is easy to miss; but once clicked, a dialog box opens and you'll have access to some really nice sample projects.

Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems

G-Cube

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).

‘Black Mirror’ or better? The role of AI in the future of learning and development

CLO Magazine

The hit TV anthology ‘Black Mirror’ has captivated viewers with speculative tales of how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and intelligent automation could go horribly awry. These features include text-to-speech and speech recognition.

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5 Best Features of Adobe Captivate 9 That Enhance E-learning

CommLab India

The conventional way of storyboarding was to create the storyboard in one tool and then develop the course using an e-learning authoring tool. The feature also allows you to share the storyboard with your clients and colleagues. Once your storyboard is finalized, you can import it to Captivate and publish it. Learners prefer to access e-learning courses on their mobile devices, so responsive design has become a necessity. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate 9

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. By Dean Hawkinson.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Steven: physical disability–unable to use standard mouse or keyboard, voice is soft & hard to understand. Text-based files. Video files & audio podcasts.

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.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. Your end users make up that mass, and a statement I hear often is that people aren’t staying in the systems to fully benefit from it. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. It is time to remove the blinders.

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Top 10 eBook Apps for Education

Kitaboo

The transition from physical books to eBooks has seen a sharp upward trend in recent times. Students tend to enjoy reading more on digital devices compared to printed books as they are much more convenient. Allows you to change the font style, color theme and text .

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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.

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.

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.

Top 10 Benefits of ePUB3 Conversion for Publishers

Kitaboo

Though PDF is one of the widely used file formats, it has several flaws, and ePUB3 conversion is the key to overcome these flaws. Also Read: Converting PDF to ePUB | Which is the Better Format for ePublishing? . Here are some more reasons to underline the need for ePUB3 conversion.

Interaction with Digital Devices through Voice Commands – The Future of Learning

CommLab India

Sales executive Chris is on the way to meet his prospect. He intends to recheck the essential details to win the sales deal. At the very thought, he instantly talks to his mobile device, Hey! Certainly it is going to be a reality in near future. In fact, a lot of technological developments have already taken place in this field. It’s not audio narration. Audio narration in mobile or e-learning courses is nowhere near this. Year 2020….

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What is Blended Learning and How Can it Help Enhance K-12 Education

MagicBox

Technology has revolutionized all aspects of our lives, including education. The inclusion of technology in the classroom has led to the development of the blended learning approach to teaching. Traditionally, educational content was provided to students through print textbooks and paper handouts. The different elements are coordinated by the teacher to provide a well-balanced learning path to the student. Contact us today to learn more.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

If you are considering creating a “Serious Game&# or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. But how to write one? Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook.

Using Chatbots in E-learning – Why & How

CommLab India

Well, if not, read the blog to know about it in detail. A Chatbot, popularly known as a conversational agent, is a typical computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more users (human) through audio or text. Chatbots are set up as virtual assistants, represented visually in the form of a cartoon character, animation, or an avatar, and in some cases, a voice or text stream. Do you know what a chatbot is?

ISTE2013 Presenter Profiles: Kristin Daniels

TechSmith Camtasia

The TechSmith Education team will be heading down to San Antonio this year for the Annual Conference and Exposition, and we’re eager to hang out with all of our presenter pals at our booth. The four day conference begins on June 23rd and ends on June 26th, focusing on advancing and improving education through the use of technology. Not surprisingly, the whole concept is something that we’re thrilled to be involved in. Be sure to check it out!

Camtasia Captures Voice for the Voiceless

TechSmith Camtasia

With many years of experiences to share, Dan is using technology to find the voice he once had. Dan permanently lost his voice due to medical complications. But with the help of text-to-speech programs, design software and Camtasia , Dan is able to share his creative skills with the world. His skills range from metal casting to figure making, which is a gross understatement of all the things Dan is able to create.