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?

Assistive Technology: Creating new possibilities for Differently Abled Learners

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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.

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Reflowable or Fixed Layout – Which is the Best Layout for your eBook

Kitaboo

When it comes to eBooks, what according to you makes or breaks the deal? And the open secret for a well-designed layout lies in the orientation of its elements in relation to each other. Also Read: 9 Reasons Why Publishers Should Move to Digital eBook Libraries.

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New Features in Adobe Captivate 4

Steve Howard

Tridib Roy Chowdhury has posted an extensive list of Adobe Captivate 4 new features to The Adobe Captivate Blog. Productivity, Richness, and Robustness. Text-to-speech functionality. inline editing of text captions. expanded output options- publish to a PDF as well as AVI. Round-trip PowerPoint workflow – optional linking or embedding. Variables and Advanced Actions. Customizable widgets – Flash components.

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. PowerPoint to Captivate Process Description.

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.

100 More Tools for Learning

Mike Taylor

While those three stand out heads and shoulders above the crowd for me, there were many more you might also want to check out. Here are 100 more that you’d already have if you subscribed to my weekly newsletter. Genially, the tool for bringing your content to life.

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Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. Each one is available today on the Internet for free and these types of products are gaining mass in the global market. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing.

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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.

Adobe eLearning Suite Announced

Steve Howard

Offering seven innovative applications in one complete, integrated package, Adobe eLearning Suite combines full new versions of: Adobe Captivate® 4 Go beyond screen capture to author rich eLearning experiences. Adobe Acrobat® 9 Pro Protect documents and accelerate information exchange with PDF. Adobe Captivate 4 also preserves Photoshop layers, which can then be animated individually, and supports PDF publishing and Audio Video Interleave (AVI) output for publishing to YouTube™.

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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. Who is going to read that?),

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Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Adobe Captivate ‘Next’ I have been beta testing Captivate 4 for several months, so I was pleased to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose on Monday 10th November. Adobe says it’s OK to blog about the next version of Captivate and the up-coming eLearning Suite, so here we go. Over the next few weeks I intend to flesh out details of each of the following features with screen shots and samples. Click the next button to continue.