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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators
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5 Awesome Authoring Tools - Video Maker Tips Interactivity is at the heart of today’s best e-learning content; the days of passively reading plain text on a page are fading away. Educators need to keep learners stimulated through deeper engagement, and requiring users to interact with material enriches the experience and reinforces the lessons at hand. Interactive training material can be created without much technical know-how thanks to authoring tools – software that enables the building and packaging of e-learning content. When it comes to selecting an authoring tool, consider what software is best suited to building a particular course, and how its features can be harnessed to get the job done and meet learning objectives. Is it easy to use? For starters, here are five great authoring tools that don’t require a wealth of technical knowledge to use. Articulate Articulate boasts more than 30,000 customers, including Microsoft, GE, FedEx, Dell, and Visa. Adobe Captivate Composica Lectora KnowledgePresenter And here’s something extra

List with audio converter tools The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning Are you looking for free e-learning images, photos, cliparts or illustrations? In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience! PublicDomainPictures.net is a repository for free public domain photos. Get 2 Free eBooks Get the eLearning Industry's Articles in your inbox.

Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I was always a fan of open source software. Why? The answer is simple. Because I could use them as I wish, for whatever I wish, without long-term commitments and with the extra bonus of a community of professionals that use, extend and support them. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront[1] but rather dedicated open source “authoring tools”. => If you know a free or open source authoring tool that is not included in the list I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link! Free & Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning What2Learn makes it easy for e-Learning developers to create interactive games and quizzes and track learners’ attainment. xical.org ClassTools.net Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! eXe Wink CourseLab Quandary An application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. Hot Potatoes

Cómo convertir archivos de audio a distintos formatos online [Tutorial] Convertir archivos de audio a distintos formatos. Son muchos los servicios online que nos permiten convertir archivos de audio de un formato a otro de manera gratuita y rápida y sin necesidad de instalar ningún programa. Podremos usarlo desde cualquier navegador y bajo cualquier sistema operativo. En este caso hemos elegido “You Convert It” ( una web que nos convierte los archivos (hasta 200Mb) en unos sencillos pasos. Seguidamente, pincharemos sobre el botón “Select it” y buscaremos el archivo de audio al que queremos cambiar el formato Una vez seleccionado, decidimos el formato al que queremos convertirlo (mp3, wav, ACC, AIFF, WMA, etc.) Nos aparecerá una pequeña pantalla con la información del archivo y el formato que hemos elegido para su conversión. Ahora toca poner nuestro correo electrónico (al que nos llegará el audio convertido). Y finalmente, pulsaremos sobre el botón “Convert it”. Espero que os sirva!

19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them! Here in the United States, Monday is memorial day, so if you’re celebrating, perhaps right before your afternoon food-coma you can take a look at these incredibly useful tools that you may find of use when you’re working on your next elearning project. Many of them are free! Some of them you may have heard of before, but sometimes a reminder never hurts: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. How To Get Your Learners to Remember More Everyone wants to build good elearning courses, whether for sharing new information or changing workplace behaviors. While not all elearning objectives are the same, there are things you can do in your course design that help your learners recall the information and use it in the real world. To do this, you need to understand how the learner’s brain processes the elearning course content. In this post, we’ll do a quick overview of cognitive learning theory and how it relates to your elearning courses. Learning is the process of taking new information in your working memory and integrating it with existing knowledge in your long-term memory. Here’s some basic information about working and long-term memory: Working memory: Your working memory is good at processing information, but it can only hold so much at one time. Think of it this way. The problem is that you only have so much space. Design E-Learning for Working Memory So, your brain is doing these things: Here’s your brain’s challenge.

Los mejores editores de audio online Hoy voy a mostrarles varias aplicaciones web que cumplen una o varias tareas ,todas relacionadas con la edición o mezcla de audio, sonido y efectos, y les daré un resumen breve de lo que se puede lograr con cada una de ellas. Soundation Soundation es una genial aplicación desarrollada por PowerFX, empresa líder en audio y entre sus principales características contamos con: Usar el mezclador como si se tratase de un estudio profesional, ya que incluye efectos en tiempo real, instrumentos virtuales, automatización, grabación, entre otras opciones más que están a tu alcance desde tu navegador web. La aplicación incluye más de 600 bucles de sonidos gratuitos, los cuales podemos usar para crear nuestras propias piezas musicales. Link Soundation Audio Expert Audio Expert es una herramienta que nos permitirá editar audio online, con laposibilidad de convertir hacia y desde diferentes formatos: AAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, FLAC, AMR, AU, WMA, MKA y WAV. Link Audio Expert Electric House Blender [/url]

The Forgetting Curve and its implications for training delivery Our memory and power of recall detriorates rapidly if we do not reinforce what we have learnt. Garry Platt looks at the implications for training design and delivery. In 1895 Herman Ebbinghaus published some fascinating research which many people in the training community diligently ignore or are simply unfamiliar with. In his book Memory: A Contribution to Experimental Psychology, Herman Ebbinghaus presented the findings of a study he conducted into memory and recall, from this work has stemmed the term The Forgetting Curve. This work despite being more than 100 years old is still pertinent today and is complimented by current research (J. It is important to understand that today we recognise different forms of memory and indeed many variants of the nature of that memory. Ebbinghaus discovered that even with this simple task memory failed at an alarming rate. This graph or ones similar often appear in books and websites but do not always reflect Ebbinghaus’s actual results.

Articulate Storyline Review | authoring tools Storyline is the new tool from Articulate, the company that brought you (and us) Articulate Studio ’09 – which bundles Presenter ’09, Quizmaker ’09, and Engage ’09. These are tools that many of our clients use every day. So: Storyline. What is it? There are plenty of reasons to feel happy about Storyline, but most importantly there are very few, if any, to feel unhappy about. Read on for our review. So what does Storyline do? Storyline is a standalone application, rather than something that works within PowerPoint (like Presenter). Storyline can use interactions and quizzes from Articulate Engage and Quizmaker respectively, and also PowerPoint presentations, so any content that you have already developed with Articulate Studio’09 will be useable in Storyline. Here’s the scene Layers, Triggers and Zooms... oh my For starters, slides can now have layers. Dig deeper into Triggers and you’ll find you can even define your own variables and add JavaScript to them. States of excitement

6 servicios para crear y compartir grabaciones de audio online Dejando a un lado las aplicaciones para grabar voz desde móviles y servicios populares como Whatsapp, Skype y los demás pilares de las nueva era de comunicaciones donde los mensajes de voz son claves, tenemos media docena de opciones online muy sencillas, gratuitas y fáciles de usar, para crear cortas grabaciones de audio y compartirlas en cuestión de segundos. AudioPal Especial para blogs y otros sitios web pues lo que hará será crear un widget fácilmente incrustable en cualquier página. Audioboo Cada boo, nombre que se le da a las grabaciones en el servicio, puede ser capturado a través de aplicaciones móviles (iOS y Android) o directamente desde el servicio. RecordMP3 El más sencillo del listado ya que, exceptuando que los resultados se pueden descargar (en formato MP3), cumple estrictamente con las dos funciones que resalta el título: crear grabaciones y compartirlas de forma online. Vocaroo Voxopop SoundCloud

Top 10 Instructional Designer Skills All jobs require a certain set of talents and skills, whether natural or acquired. But what skills does an instructional designer need in order to be successful and stand out? Check out the following comprehensive list and bear in mind that it can be expanded depending on the course, its scope and the audience. Possess interdisciplinary knowledge, cross-cultural competency, as well as commitment and passion for learning and technology.Have a background in education, a critical attitude, and clear learning objectives.Conduct thorough research, boast good analytical skills and the ability to synthesize information from various sources.Effectively communicate both visually and verbally, be a good listener and create measurable objectives, based on the audience’s needs. Instructional designer skills set overview If we take a closer look at the list above, we will realize that it all comes down to: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation (aka ADDIE model).

e-Learning...as Easy as Pie e-Learning...as Easy as Pie Posted by Ethan Edwards on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist Some of you may be surprised to learn that I am a pie maker. There are many choices in one’s approach to pie. There’s an interesting parallel in how we go about creating e-learning for our organizations. Pre-baked: The easiest path to pie and e-learning is to buy it off-the-shelf. The same thing applies to e-learning. Buy the crust and filling: This takes just a litte time and effort but gives the impression that one is something of a baker. In e-learning, a quick way to get started is to choose or create some generic shell or template for one’s lessons. Buy the crust and make your own filling: I bet that this is the way most pumpkin pies are made these days. This is also where I think most e-learning developers are headed. Make everything from scratch: This strategy starts with whole ingredients and assembles the pie exactly as the baker wishes.

Aplicaciones para convertir voz en texto Para quienes se pasan buena parte de su tiempo escribiendo en el computador lo mas seguro es que siempre estén buscando la manera de optimizar su escritura y ganar algo de tiempo al digitar información, y en este sentido el correcto uso de la tecnología puede significar una ventaja considerable para mejorar nuestro trabajo. Para entrar de lleno en el tema, imaginemos el hecho de que en lugar de escribir de la manera tradicional a la que estamos acostumbrados usando nuestro teclado, podamos simplemente dictar con nuestra voz lo que queremos que aparezca escrito en nuestro computador, después solo tendremos que copiar y pegar el contenido en cualquier editor de texto que utilicemos (Word, Writer, WordPad, Bloc de Notas, etc.) Antes de empezar a utilizar las aplicaciones que vamos a recomendar debemos tener instalado y configurado correctamente un micrófono para dictarle a nuestro PC, si tenemos un portátil normalmente suelen traerlo incorporado. TalkTyper Se compone de dos cajas de texto.

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