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Automatic generation of audio content for open learning resources

Brasher, Andrew and McAndrew, Patrick (2009). Automatic generation of audio content for open learning resources. Journal of Interactive Media in Education(5)

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This paper describes how digital talking books (DTBs) with embedded functionality for learners can be generated from content structured according to the OU OpenLearn schema. It includes examples showing how a software transformation developed from open source components can be used to remix OpenLearn content, and discusses issues concerning the generation of synthesised speech for educational purposes. Factors which may affect the quality of a learner's experience with open educational audio resources are identified, and in conclusion plans for testing the effect of these factors are outlined.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
ISSN: 1365-893X
Keywords: accessibility; schema; semantic markup; DAISY; audio; digital talking book; usability; oer; open education
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 19715
Depositing User: Andrew Brasher
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 15:41
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 21:40
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