Do Text-To-Speech Voices Actually Sound Real? Learn How This Works For Your L&D Strategy

Dan Keckan

Even if you understand the benefits of text-to-speech in terms of cost-savings and time-savings for your company, you may be wondering: what about quality? How real can text-to-speech voices actually sound?

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.

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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 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). The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , and Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course. Sound file operations should be transparent to the user.

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.

Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech

Tony Karrer

This is the second 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). The first post, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its first component – the natural language processor (NLP).

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. 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 , and seeming the most popular of the series so far: Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning.

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Occasionally, I get questions on free text-to-speech applications. While there are a number of free text-to-speech applications out there, many have character limits or don’t allow for commercial use. I’m not sure how many people have personal use cases for text-to-speech, but if you do, there are plenty of options. Today we’ll look at a really good solution if you need a free text-to-speech application.

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)?

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). In the first two posts, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality and Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , we introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its components: the natural language processor (NLP) and the digital signal processor (DSP).

Adobe has posted a demo of Text to Speech in Captivate 4

Steve Howard

One of the great new features is a text to speech engine that lets you generate speech from your closed caption text. Adobe Captivate 4 Text to Speech demo. Adobe has published a demo showing how to use this new feature on the Adobe Captivate Blog. I tested out this feature on my cell phone (a Samsung BlackJack II ) by creating a small Captivate 4 demo and publishing it to my phone using the new Flash Lite Distributable Player.

How to Record Your Own Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

Since many e-learning developers tend to produce all media that belongs in the course, recording audio narration usually is one of those responsibilities. So here are some tips to help you get started and get the best audio narration that you can get. Text-to-speech.

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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. Computer-based programs have been developed to help these learners access learning material as well as contribute actively to gain an immersive experience. Many learners also have cognitive impairments, and have to learn in a different manner.

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. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) In these instances, Text-to-Speech (TTS) is a wonder. 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. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) In these instances, Text-to-Speech (TTS) is a wonder. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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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. As a general principle however, if eLearning is to be available to a multitude of devices and browsers, it is prudent to ensure that the eLearning would be sufficient even if the audio fails to play.

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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. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) In these instances, Text-to-Speech (TTS) is a wonder. by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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10 Best Interactive Elements in KITABOO

Kitaboo

When it comes to eBook publishing software , KITABOO is one of the most popular names in the industry. It is an award-winning cloud-based online publishing software that offers an effortless way to digitize your print books. The platform gives you multiple options to upload your video.

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. Let’s focus on various features of Captivate to get your ideas flowing for your own work. Use Captivate Draft on an iPad to brainstorm, storyboard, and then convert to a Captivate file.

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.

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. And as always we love to hear from you! Learn how to import your PowerPoint 2010 slides in eLearning projects with improved PowerPoint Library in Adobe Captivate 6. Text Effects.

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.

How to Humanize Your eLearning Course

ThinkingKap Solutions

For a lot of reasons, eLearning is an amazing way to train people. It helps you deliver a consistent message to your trainees. And it allows you to set up situations that would be difficult (or impossible) to safely arrange in a real environment. That said, if eLearning isn’t done right, it can be pretty painful to sit through. Have you ever heard someone (or listened to yourself) talking to Google (or Siri / Alexa)?

DevLearn 2011 The Exhibitors

Unicorn Training

Here's Jackie stabbing wildly at an LMS voodoo doll.And here is a quick summary of the exhibitors who caught our attention.ZebraZapps – Allen Interactions made a big stripy splash at last year’s Devlearn , announcing their plans for a new cloud based approach to content development and asking volunteers to sign up for beta testing. The resulting learning objects can then be published to a web site or the cloud. Very realistic speech synthesis, multiple language options.

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. They said it "sounded more real" and they trusted it more because they knew this person was talking from experience.

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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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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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