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Text-to-Speech Functionality in Captivate

Integrated Learnings

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? What if you, as the Designer, do not feel that you have the voice for the recordings? What if you simply do not have the time to devote to recording audio in the first place? Text-to-Speech Challenges.

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. Of course computer-generated voices do not have the warmth and richness of a human voice, nor can they display the range of talents found in a skilled narrator.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. 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? How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense?

Text to Speech: Is it the Right Option for Your Course?

E-learning Uncovered

I recently used a text to speech program to create the audio for a course. What is text to speech? Text to speech, or speech synthesis, is the artificial production of human speech. Text to speech is something that has been used for years in e-learning courses – and is now even a standard feature in Adobe Captivate. You have a limited budget? You need to update your content frequently?

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 do much, even when your e-learning budget is tight. 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. They help develop effective online learning courses within the budget.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Congrats to all for making the list! 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 25 places to find instructional videos - Jane Hart - Pick of the Day , February 8, 2010. 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great - Mindflash , October 21, 2010. Voice-Over in eLearning - The Learning Circuits Blog , September 1, 2010. When to LMS - Learnlets , May 18, 2010. Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!