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. Click here to view the text-to-speech examples.

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.

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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 Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

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 ! All the credit goes to donators! =>

How mysimpleshow’s Explainer Engine Works

mysimpleshow

Not only do you require balance to maintain your body in a straight line, you eat a balanced diet to stay healthy and you aim to find a work-life balance to be happy. The part you see and use in regards to the steps you take to create the video, and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) which is the underlying complexity of how the engine really works. Let’s take a look at both sides of mysimpleshow and create a balanced knowledge of the tool.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

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

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.

5 Tips To Build In Storyline Like A Pro

Roundtable Learning

corporations used eLearning, and 98% planned to incorporate it in their learning program by 2020. There’s no doubt that the eLearning market is booming, but what tools are most professionals using to create their programs? Everything You Need To Know.

Kicking the Tires

Adobe Captivate

I find it difficult to master new enhancements working with each in isolation, so I have a tendency to add as many of a software tools enhancements to a single personal learning project as possible. For the new Captivate 2017 release I took a very text intensive tutorial created in Captivate 7 a few years ago and migrated up versions until I reached Captivate 2017. Converting from Captivate 7 to 2017. Text-to-speech.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => You can read the full text of the book here for free.

Here’s an Easy Way to Share Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

This is a tip I stumbled upon this week and thought I’d share it because one of the most frequent questions I get from people trying to manage a work portfolio is how to quickly share e-learning courses. It’s easy to do and free or close to free. As a bonus, with Amazon S3 you can also easily create free text-to-speech narration that sounds really good. This week, AppSumo had a great deal for lifetime access to pCloud for $49.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

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. Anyone--and everyone--can contribute to the LC Blog.

3 eLearning Authoring Tools That Deserve Your Consideration

ProProfs

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. The trend of eLearning is growing rapidly across the world, thanks to increasing internet penetration and rising demand for distance learning. A recent report estimates the global eLearning market to grow at a CAGR of 7% over the next decade to reach around $331 billion by 2025. In this sense, authoring tools add value to the online learning process.

Top 10 features of Adobe Captivate 2017 for Responsive eLearning development

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 2017 offers powerful capabilities to create fully responsive eLearning courses. Additionally, I outline EI Design’s capability in pushing the envelope further on creating responsive eLearning courses through customisation on the tool. With these approaches we create a higher learner engagement and higher learnability. Not only this, it also enables you to make an effective migration of your legacy Captivate courses from non-mobile to mobile learning.

Captivate 4 tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Creating Quizzes. Creating dynamic presentations with the new 'Variables'. Adding Audio to your project. Adding videos to your project. Designing templates. Working with project templates. Adding interactions to projects. Creating quizzes in Adobe Captivate. Text to speech. Captivate 4 , Captivate tutorials. Late last year, I had blogged about a set of Captivate 3 tutorials on the Adobe website.

Webinar: Newbie No More: Getting Started With Storyline

BizBash

As the final page of the calendar appears, our thoughts turn to new life. As our thoughts turn to new life and new years, we might also be thinking about adding new skills to our Instructional Design toolkit. On Tuesday I delivered a webinar designed to help those new to Articulate Storyline. This is a huge topic to cover so I focused on a high-level overview of some key points: Slides. So, I’m going to address some of the ones we missed here.

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. Create responsively-designed lessons so that they look perfect on any device. .

Bridging the Digital Divide: Promoting Inclusive Content Interfaces

Magic EdTech

As of 2015, 27% of adults with disabilities had never accessed the internet as opposed to 11% of non-disabled adults. This is despite the fact that the UN Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities recognizes the access to information and communications technologies, including the internet, as a fundamental human right. And, it’s transformative power transcends individuals to bestow widespread economic and social benefits on a broader level.

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

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 wibiya widget Simple template.

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/12/2010 Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements Although HTML5 and CSS3 are still under development ( [link] ) most current browsers support a reasonable portion of html5 and css3 elements (with the remarkable exception of IE 8 *) CSS3 introduces, among others, a way to create rounded boxes and add shadow for letters and boxes.

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. Built-in templates.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition. Each one has a frightful story to tell. What I like about this product includes the ability to output to HTML5, works on mobile devices, is extremely easy to use, appears within PowerPoint and SCORM. A newbie to the rankings. What has stopped the product in the past from being in the top 20 was a lack of clarity in terms of what they were trying to accomplish – at least that was my take.

PowerPoint to Captivate Process Overview

Adobe Captivate

PowerPoint to Captivate Process outline: Content Outline. Add with note, generate Text to Speech audio. Add audio to Captivate file. Publish to PILOT LMS. Publish to Production LMS. Verify course title, assign to target audience, and launch into production LMS. PowerPoint to Captivate Process Description. Our workflow has been to build a content outline in Word, this is typically shared as a PDF.

Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3

eFront

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. We have made several interface and language changes to facilitate this move with minimum impact on upgrades. When you create a Course-instance it duplicates its father course. to version 3.6.6

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. Can export recorded audio to MP3. Can add links to external audio files. Can create randomized questions. Can add media to questions. Needs to be customized). Can add text animations. Can link to external or web video files.

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Annoying summer related songs – from Cruel Summer to Summertime and everything else. BBQs, swimming and annoying neighbors trying to scam some free food. Well, it is a fun product to create a course. Timeline when creating a course. Fun - just like that pool party you are going to have in July – I am expecting an invite BTW. #9 Perhaps you need a summertime refreshment to lower the flow. HTML5 output including a PPT converter to HTML5.

5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

eFront

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. 1) You can issue commands directly from the search box Many people dont know that you can use the search box to issue commands for e.g., editing a user or changing a lesson. So, if you want a fast way to move around the interface give them a try.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

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 ". 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day. Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events. Some of them are your learners and they know how to use Facebook effectively!

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.

10 tips for using eFront

eFront

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. 2) [admin] Use the search facility to locate users. Just type a part of the user name or login and the search will locate him allowing you to edit his info. Then combine them to courses.

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. How hard is it to offer such a capability within your product?

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:

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. Create scripts.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 5/03/2010 eFront Wins Learning Technology Award We are thrilled to announce that eFront won a coveted Brandon Hall bronze award for technology excellence in the Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses category. The award refers to company’s flagship product, eFront Enterprise. to version 3.6.6

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. Use E-learning templates.