Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Javed Alam pointed me to a couple of Text-to-Speech eLearning Examples, so I thought I’d capture a few of the examples here. I would welcome pointers to additional examples! Example #1 - Introduction to Venice - Qwiki uses Text-to-Speech in really interesting ways.

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.

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

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.

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). Several of the voice vendors offer on-demand TTS voice web services which accept text and produce sound files.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. A great deal more information per slide can be transferred with voice than with plain text. It’s these last two points that relate closely to this topic.

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)?

An Essential Overview Of Localization Technologies For Successful Implementation Of Localized L&D Content

eLearning Industry

Localizing training content has also proven to accelerate productivity, reduce lost time, mitigate injury claims and improve employee retention. Localization eLearning Localization Benefits eLearning Translation Best Practices Free eLearning eBooks Text To Speech

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?

Productivity tip: Quickly convert auto captions to voice over narration

Adobe Captivate

Audio narration is an integral part of an eLearning course and till now one needed to hire external resources to do voice overs to their projects. Gone are those days – You can now do it yourself using Adobe Captivate 4’s new text-to-speech feature.

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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. This can be done either from scratch or you can integrate a PowerPoint with your prepared text.

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.

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.

Storyline updates and a Captivate TTS fix

ICS Learning

First, Articulate continues their excellent product support by releasing yet another software update, this one addressing a plethora of issues – including quiz performance, HTML5 rendering, and AICC/LMS tracking. And that seemed to fix the issue!

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Adding Recorded Voice to a Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Should I add voice over to my Captivate Project? Learning theory strongly supports the addition of audio such as voice-over to eLearning. In Captivate, there are a number of methods to do this. In this post, I cover Recording a voice-over , directly to Captivate.

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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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Rise Against Robotic Voice-Overs

eLearning Brothers

Many people do this in order to make themselves better understood, which makes sense when you consider how often we as people ask each other to repeat ourselves. But there comes a point where enunciation starts to seem unnatural and robotic.

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#SmarteLearning with the 2017 Release of Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate

In a world of smart-everything, from cities to televisions, why should eLearning be left out? With an innovative approach to authoring, content, and total cost of ownership, you can be more creative, productive, and inclusive than ever before. With Adobe Captivate , put your tool to work! Bring content to life with the perfect image or interaction from a library of 75,000+ free eLearning assets. Add an audio track with text-to-speech conversion.

The Number 1 tool for the creation of Advanced eLearning

Adobe Captivate

7 years ago I created my first Advanced eLearning thanks to Adobe Captivate 5. Adobe Captivate 5 enabled me to quickly produce flash content with the ability to add action scripts and variables. Fast access to an extensive media library without the need of an extra subscription.

Kicking the Tires

Adobe Captivate

My favorite method for learning new or enhanced software product is through project development. 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.

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.

Captivate 4 tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Adding Audio to your project. Adding videos to your project. Also on the Adobe website are a set of video tutorials on Captivate 4 basics (some of these are present in the product itself). Adding interactions to projects. Text to speech. Captivate 4 , Captivate tutorials. Late last year, I had blogged about a set of Captivate 3 tutorials on the Adobe website.

5 Best Features of Adobe Captivate 9 That Enhance E-learning

CommLab India

The conventional way of storyboarding was to create the storyboard in one tool and then develop the course using an e-learning authoring tool. The feature also allows you to share the storyboard with your clients and colleagues.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. 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).

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.

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.

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. This product achieves makes it happen, especially with a slick UI.

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.

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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