What Text-to-Speech (TTS) can be used for:
- Ask students to create PowerPoint slides on a topic with text written in the notes and then use text to speech software to convert the text to audio - then save the presentations as videos, directly from PowerPoint.
- Converting documents to speech so you can multi-task while jogging, doing the housework or commuting on a busy train where it's difficult to read
- Making your materials available to students with visual impairments
Find out how text-to-speech can be used in your online courses: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ele/2015/03/03/realistic-voices/
TTS Software and voices
Site licences for some software is available from the UCL Software database (check the usage restrictions!!): http://swdb.ucl.ac.uk