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). Sound file operations should be transparent to the user. Easy to modulate the voice.

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 simply do not have the time to devote to recording audio in the first place? Adobe Captivate includes a text-to-speech function that allows seamless narration without having to do any recording.

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.

Text to Speech

Tony Karrer

What was interesting is that the interviewer was produced using Text to Speech. You can listen to the result at the 12:23 mark of the first video on the eLearning Tour page. The effect was interesting. For short bursts of text, the computer generated voice was okay. Based on the comments during the session, a few questions came up: Does Text to Speech work for longer form content? Captivate 4 contains built in Text to Speech.

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.

PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

But what if you want to send your presentation off to be viewed by a faraway audience or online viewers, where you will not be there to fill in the gaps? You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Or maybe your own voice sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to you. Later, if the content changes, editing the typed text will be way easier than re-recording an entire voiceover.

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)?

Editing Text to speech text for Loquendo voices in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Through my previous blog series on text-to-speech, you have learnt about: The different text-to-speech voices in Adobe Captivate 5 (NeoSpeech and Loquendo). Tweaking the pronunciation of text generated using NeoSpeech voices. Using VTML tags to change speed, pitch, and volume of the NeoSpeech voices. In this blog post, let us learn how to tweak the speech generated using Loquendo voices. Sound effects. Sound effects.

Is Articulate Storyline 360 a cost-effective tool for eLearning content development?

Swift eLearning Services

So, why Articulate Storyline 360 is a cost effective tool? To develop an effective eLearning course, the ingredients required are Content, Avatar, Images, Audio and Video.… Articulate Storyline 360 is a powerful eLearning tool.

Generating speech using Power Point Notes

Adobe Captivate

Dear Forum, Do any of you have tips to solve the following problem. Using Power Point Notes to generate speech. Doing this by adding to Neospeech dictionary. Previously, the new pronounciations did have effect, now they dont. It is like Captivate is ignoring if you update e.g. the James voice to pronounce words correctly. The post Generating speech using Power Point Notes appeared first on eLearning.

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 need to update your content frequently?

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. Don’t expect users to have the same mindset or experience as yourself.

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

G-Cube

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.

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. The most sophisticated text-to-speech cannot approach a real voice person for e-learning.

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Captivate 9 Timeline Issue

Adobe Captivate

I am attempting to modify a lesson produced in Captivate 9 that works fine but now I need to add audio. I don’t want the “Next” button to appear until the audio is finished. One the first slide where I’ve added audio using the text-to-speech option, I have the next button appearing as desired near the end of the audio playback. seconds to wait for the user to select the button. Hello.

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Accessibility Awareness Begins at Home

Magic EdTech

Yes, a single individual can make a huge difference to the world. Today, GAAD is in its seventh year and has become a keystone event in an effort to create digital accessibility and inclusion. We’re proud to have 200+ accessibility trained engineers on our team.

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. This way I can study the effects the new feathers have on each other and older features. 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.

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. Besides fully responsive design capability, the wide range of authoring capabilities in Adobe Captivate 2017 enable you to handle all types of content to meet your diverse corporate training needs.

Free eLearning Badge. We support Free eLearning Resources

eFront

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.

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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. Digital inclusion is intrinsic to creating a community where there’s civic and cultural participation, continuous learning, employment and access to critical services.

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.

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.

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. So sometimes, we need to be like the parent who hides their kid’s vegetables inside a chocolate cake.

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Below are links to videos that will guide you through the extraordinary features of Adobe Captivate. Come back to this page often as our collection is always growing. If you have a request for a topic that you don’t find here, please feel free to use the comment section below.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. I was able to attend some sessions and keynotes and talked to lot’s of people. I try to spot the emerging trends at conferences like this, for this conference there are two. Way to reinforce learning.

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. Mobile learning sub-disciplines will begin to emerge.

What makes a great eLearning module?

Adobe Captivate

When we decide to create an eLearning module for students or adult learners we need to ensure that the content is engaging and will keep the learner’s attention. Your paying for Captivate, so use it to its full extent.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

Easy-to-use interface. Cannot publish to video. Cannot upload to YouTube. Easy-to-develop software simulations. Publishes to HTML5 and Android. Free mobile app to view content on iPad and Android devices. Flexible to customize components.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. 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. Issue isn’t just whether students have access, but whether the communication is actually as effective as that provided to others. Text-based files.

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. So sometimes, we need to be like the parent who hides their kid’s vegetables inside a chocolate cake.

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. The use of audio plays an important role in the effectiveness of the online course.

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.

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. Year 2020….

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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.

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.

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