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Top eBook to Audiobook Converters

Kitaboo on EdTech

Make sure that the freeware you select has a textbook reader that supports your eBook formats and converts them into MP3, WAV, and other audio formats. This converter can convert eBooks in HTML, TXT, RTF, DOC, and MHT formats to the WAV audio format.

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Editing Audio with Audacity

The Learning Dispatch

What you will need: A supported operating system (Windows XP or later or Mac OS X 10.4 or later) Audacity (free download here ) An audio file (Audacity natively supports major formats like WAV , AIFF , MP3, and OGG. Editing audio is a fairly straightforward process, especially when you have excellent (not to mention free!) tools like Audacity at your disposal.


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Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

The Professional version is most relevant to online learning as it converts files to wav/.mp3 NextUp sells the synthesizer TextAloud 2 for the PC and Ghostreader for the Mac. Voices work with both PC and Mac. Do you like Paul and Kate or are you fond of Mike and Crystal? Personally, I think Charles and Audrey from the UK are brilliant. This is how you start to think about voice characters after listening to them through text to speech synthesizers (TTS).

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The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1


On the Mac side there’s Pixelmator , Acorn and Affinity Photo to chose from, which cover all basic design needs (and then some) for a fraction of the price of Adobe’s offerings. Similar to an image editor, an audio editor is a piece of software that lets you manipulate digital sound content, like mp3 or wav files. There are also third party options such as Acronis True Image (Windows) and SuperDuper (Mac), that offer a few more features.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics

The E-Learning Curve

When recording voice-over narration, capture all of your audio at 16 bit, 44.1KHz, in mono using the WAV format in Windows, Au format for Unix-based systems (like Linux), and AIFF for Apple Mac. Really exceptional podcasts transmit a sense of "being there."

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

Audacity is an open source, easy-to-use multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files. 64 MB / 300 MHz Mac OS 9.0