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?

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.

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The Business Benefits of Accessibility for Publishers

Hurix Digital

Simply put, accessibility is a means to ensure that digital content is inclusive and accessible to all people, with or without disabilities. There are various ways to make content accessible. Similarly, adding screen reader technology will enable access to the blind.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? If you’ve got the budget, hiring professional talent is the best way to go. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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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. We have two main standards in our industry SCORM and IACC, both of them enable us to track and trace results, both of them confine eLearning within the borders of the LMS. Way to reinforce learning.

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

Question from a client: What do I need to do to ensure our e-learning is WCAG 2.0 I reached out to a trusted network of e-learning providers (listed below) to better understand the issues from an e-learning design and development perspective. The following is a synthesis of what I understand to date. Australian Federal and State Government agencies were to conform to WCAG 2.0 Using alternative text for buttons and images.

Universal Design Principles and Their Application in Education

KnowledgeOne

Colombia is my country of origin, and over there, the main barrier to accessing education is poverty. Even before the Covid pandemic, teachers and professors worldwide were faced with multiple challenges that required them to teach larger classes with groups of increasingly diverse students.

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.

What is Blended Learning and How Can it Help Enhance K-12 Education

MagicBox

The inclusion of technology in the classroom has led to the development of the blended learning approach to teaching. Although the concept of blended learning has been around for some time now, the use of the term only became relevant with the arrival of the internet era in the 1990s. Traditionally, educational content was provided to students through print textbooks and paper handouts. This is where a robust LXP, like MagicBox can come to the rescue.

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.

Camtasia Captures Voice for the Voiceless

TechSmith Camtasia

With many years of experiences to share, Dan is using technology to find the voice he once had. Dan permanently lost his voice due to medical complications. But with the help of text-to-speech programs, design software and Camtasia , Dan is able to share his creative skills with the world. His skills range from metal casting to figure making, which is a gross understatement of all the things Dan is able to create.

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Has your organization reached a size or stage where you’re struggling to keep up with the training demands? Or are you looking to reach a new audience in a more modern way? Yet, where to do you start? Our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning starts with what is e-learning. We cover those too in our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning. So after reading this article, you’ll know what you need to consider when developing an online course.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

Each one is available today on the Internet for free and these types of products are gaining mass in the global market. 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. To hold photos, images, media files – eventually moved to word docs.

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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.

Twitter - Social Media - Informal - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

July 31, 2009 to August 7, 2009. Shifting from push to pull - Informal Learning , August 3, 2009. Productivity advice from the sage - Internet Time , August 2, 2009. Text-to-Speech - User Dictionary Editor - Adobe Captivate Blog , July 31, 2009. The Underground Guide to the iPhone (PDF) , August 1, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. Featured Sources. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

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. To take a digital camera and take my own images wasnt an option. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site.

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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. When to LMS - Learnlets , May 18, 2010. 5 Tips to help you Plan your Next Presentation - Free as in Freedom , April 26, 2010. Using Twitter to Transform the Classroom!

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

I was chatting with someone the other day on this topic and she said to me (and btw she is an end user, not someone in the industry), why would I want to access a course on my Blackberry? However with an e-reader, I would be able to see the course since the screens are larger (more in a sec. She added, I have no desire to take a course on my Blackberry and never would. Other File Formats – Relevant to Us. Surf the Internet: Alex anyone?

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Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Week of July 24, 2009 to July 31, 2009. You can receive these weekly hot lists by subscribing to the Best of eLearning Learning. Text-to-Speech - User Dictionary Editor - Adobe Captivate Blog , July 31, 2009. How not to train - Good Practice , July 28, 2009. Information sickness - Internet Time , July 29, 2009. Introduction to Metadata , July 28, 2009. 15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online , July 27, 2009.

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.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. I’ve been to a lot of conference sessions around this and I’ve captured a bunch of really great resources below. How to Respond: Option 1 - Simply put your thoughts in a comment below. Thanks to everyone that took time out to answer. was unsure as to what to expect.

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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.

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Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

don’t want anyone to get me wrong. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Video: ‘A Plagiarism Carol’ - Dont Waste Your Time , June 14, 2010 I found this really funny, and quite well put together, video outlining the pitfalls of plagiarising text this morning. At one point he stopped and seemed to read a bit.

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