Updated on February 25, 2019
Teaching and learning with technology
Over the years, Text To Speech technology has developed from a plain metallic and robot-like sound and voice to a high quality level technology that people use to read long texts. Although the sound is not at its peak of natural, it is definitely making its way there through developers, artificial intelligence and the drive to create a high quality technology. If you are tired of teaching the same old way and recording the same things, you might change things up and add some Text to speech presentation to make your class more enjoyable and educative. The variation of multiple quality voice which are available for all genders, the languages and accents and the specials edits give you the opportunity to create a professional presentation that has great sounding narrations. Over the years, the Text To Speech technology has changed form it robotic narrations to the professional and more natural sounding voices. Teachers mainly use the Text To Speech narrations in the hopes of engaging other students. They make short notes and take away lists that are available in TTS mp3, PDF and podcast forms.
In simple form, the software translates any text and delivers it in a natural-like speech form for the listeners. It can be used with both speech synthesis and speech recognition applications. The system has been developed so much that it can determine the pronunciation and meaning of each word in a specific text. Most software offer easy and simple interface that are compatible with several systems on your computer and Smartphone. You can change the volume, breathing, tone, speed, emphasis on a word or voice, and pitch to make it sound more natural. In the field of teaching and learning, Text To Speech has major benefits; it can create a platform for discussion by triggering argumentative part of the listener’s mind, new voices are introduced to bring diversity and draw in some attention and it is easy and fun to listen to.