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

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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?

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). What tools are immediately available? As an example, let’s see how to work with Acapela Virtual Speaker.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. We particularly focused on: Why use Text to Speech (TTS)?

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

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I readily admit that I was unsure what to expect. I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. From products that ranged from the latest versions of RCATs to new vendors in the space, including text to speech. . In the demo at their booth, they readily showed numerous avatars, and it would have been very cool to see the true synch experience – something that Storyline cannot do.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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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. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

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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. Each can be customized – to a degree.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

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Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: delivering e-learning , designing successful e-learning , e-learning and the science of instruction , e-learning books , e-learning by design , elearning for begginers , the e-learning handbook Reactions: 2comments: Tanya said.

Free e-Learning books

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> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

Free eLearning Badge. We support Free eLearning Resources

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If you support Free e-Learning Resources , use the following code to post the badge on your website and/or blog and share with your viewers (students, colleagues, etc) the Free e-Learning Resources. If you are blogger and you want to share your Free e-Learning Resources with the e-Learning community, and you use the Free e-Learning Resources badge send me an email to let me know. I will post your website and/or blog link on the Free e-Learning Resources page. =>

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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. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? to version 3.6.6

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. I’ve had to find ways to filter the flow and figure out when/how to reach out.

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. You should definitely visit the Multimedia Learning blog.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

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A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. 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. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files.

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The Top 78 Captivate Features

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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.

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

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Even though many authoring tools are available, Adobe Captivate 9 which was introduced two years back is a favorite among e-learning designers for the versatility and range of features it offers. The tool helps create interactive courses with responsive design.

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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

We strongly believe the #LCBQ offers an opportunity to have something online that's like a sophisticated cocktail party. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Open Educational Resources Matures 4.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. to version 3.6.6

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e-Learning Glossaries

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning. These two facts make communication and common understanding of e-Learning issues hard to follow. It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. to version 3.6.6

The gradebook module

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The gradebook module uses a formula to convert scores for activities to an aggregated lesson score at a range from 1 and 100 - and subsequently to a grade (e.g, After installing the module we have to decide on how scores will be translated to grades. to version 3.6.6

Extensions on RSS module

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/02/2010 Extensions on RSS module eFront had for some time now an RSS module that could fetch and present an RSS feed inside a lesson or on administrators panel.

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Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans

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Visit the eFront price-list for hosted and non-hosted versions: - [link] - [link] Exclusive facebook discount to be applied on these prices. Moreover, we are committed to returning the loyalty of our on-line communitythrough special, exclusive offers just for them. to version 3.6.6

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

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Before CSS3 we would need to work with images or javascript to produce a round box effect. Actually, there are dozens of wide spread techniques to produce the round corner effect (for example, check [link] ) – which by its turn is a clear signal that there is no perfect solution.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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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.

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 ". I'll be sure to share.

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.

From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 8/24/2010 From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6 Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

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. A good solution is to use Amazons S3 service.

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

E front v3.7 - architecture

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 5/01/2010 E front v3.7 - architecture The eFront team is proud to publish a presentation on the eFront v3.7 to version 3.6.6

eFront sites to check out

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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 eFront sites to check out Here are a few eFront sites you might check to get a few ideas about your own implementation. to version 3.6.6

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Free Stock Photos Sites 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 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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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.

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eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

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The award refers to company’s flagship product, eFront Enterprise. “These outstanding tools and systems propel the learning profession forward,&# said Brandon Hall, Ph.D., Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

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. to version 3.6.6

Interview on lms-selection.com

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/22/2010 Interview on lms-selection.com Recently, we had the change to discuss with Sébastien Fraysse, the Webmaster behind lms-selection.com about eFront.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

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Congrats to all for making the list! 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Course Content Authoring ToolsOpen Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010. 25 places to find instructional videos - Jane Hart - Pick of the Day , February 8, 2010.