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. Earlier I showed how to create an Amazon S3 account as a way to share your courses.

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.

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Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality

Tony Karrer

As you know, Text-to-Speech is something that's very interesting to me and Joel knows a lot about it as CEO of Tuval Software Industries maker of Speech-Over Professional. This software adds text-to-speech voice narration to PowerPoint presentations and is used for training and eLearning at major corporations. Joel was nice enough to jump in and share his knowledge of applying text-to-speech technology to eLearning.

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.

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? Are there places where text-to-speech makes sense? We particularly focused on: Why use Text to Speech (TTS)?

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.

Voice-Over in eLearning

The Learning Circuits

Over the past couple of months, Dr. Joel Harband has been teaching me all about Using Text-to-Speech in eLearning. This has been a great way for me to learn about the topic. However, there was a comment on one of my posts that made me realize that the discussion of the use of voice-over in eLearning was far beyond the conversation that Joel and I were having. The comment was: Even the best Text-to-Speech can only do one thing - receive text and spit it back out.

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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. I’ve had to find ways to filter the flow and figure out when/how to reach out. I’m looking forward to doing more of this going forward.

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. Whilst studying computer science and software engineering at university, my specialisations were those which would best equip me to create 3D environments. An interesting sci fi book called ‘Ready Player One’ is said to be among the factors influencing the major I.T.

Rocket speed intro to TTS in Cp5

Adobe Captivate

Got 4 minutes to spare. I've uploaded a short and to the point video overview of Text-To-Speech using Adobe Captivate 5. It includes a demo of the new French, German & British English voices as well as a step by step walk through of the simple process of adding TTS elements to your Captivate projects. One of the most exciting aspects of Captivate 5's TTS handling is the support for non-included voices.

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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. Use Captivate Draft on an iPad to brainstorm, storyboard, and then convert to a Captivate file.

How to Humanize Your eLearning Course

ThinkingKap Solutions

For a lot of reasons, eLearning is an amazing way to train people. It helps you deliver a consistent message to your trainees. It’s almost infinitely scalable, with virtually no incremental delivery costs. And it allows you to set up situations that would be difficult (or impossible) to safely arrange in a real environment. That said, if eLearning isn’t done right, it can be pretty painful to sit through. Allow Users to Make Choices.

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.

How to Make People Love Your eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

As an ID, you create courses that people need to take. The problem is, even though the knowledge is good for them, we know they don’t actually want to take the course. You want people to love your eLearning, but I swear, sometimes getting people to take their training feels like getting kids to eat their vegetables. So sometimes, we need to be like the parent who hides their kid’s vegetables inside a chocolate cake.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

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. While there are a couple of vendors out there who have incorporated e-mail that can go to outside to people, rather than just within the learning management product, the overall space isn’t doing it. Can be open source, cost?

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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. Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

How to Make People Love Your eLearning

ThinkingKap Solutions

As an ID, you create courses that people need to take. The problem is, even though the knowledge is good for them, we know they don’t actually want to take the course. You want people to love your eLearning, but I swear, sometimes getting people to take their training feels like getting kids to eat their vegetables. So sometimes, we need to be like the parent who hides their kid’s vegetables inside a chocolate cake.

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. Analyzing all these features can cost you a lot of time and effort. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. Cost of one license (as of 22-Sep-2016). Can export recorded audio to MP3. Can add links to external audio files. Can add media to questions. Needs to be customized).

DevLearn 2011 The Exhibitors

Unicorn Training

Here's Jackie stabbing wildly at an LMS voodoo doll.And here is a quick summary of the exhibitors who caught our attention.ZebraZapps – Allen Interactions made a big stripy splash at last year’s Devlearn , announcing their plans for a new cloud based approach to content development and asking volunteers to sign up for beta testing. The resulting learning objects can then be published to a web site or the cloud. Very realistic speech synthesis, multiple language options.

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:

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. To start hosting your own meetings you have to sign up for FREE.

eFront sites to check out

eFront

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. link] Highly affordable Voice (Singing), Piano, Music Theory, and Songwriting online classes from Berklee College of Music graduate. to version 3.6.6

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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.

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. Exporting recorded audio to MP3.

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. So heres to more guerilla audio recording! I also like to use SMEs for video. The voice was credible.

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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 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. Acrobat for exchanging documents, such as adding a rich text file to Dreamweaver project.

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