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Moodle 2.5 Multimedia by João Pedro Soares Fernandes

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Converting text to speech using Voki

Converting text to speech is a way that screen readers use to help visually impaired people to use the Web. It can also be used to add audio to forums; for example, if we don't have a microphone available, we can even create avatars with different looks and voices. We will use it in a role-play game in a forum by using Voki in our course module Module 10, What's good music?, where students will have to create a character with its own voice that gives arguments to defend a music genre.

Voki (http://www.voki.com) allows us to create avatars that can talk either with our own voice or by converting text to speech.

The voices that are available in Voki are not perfect if we want to have something very formal, but ...

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