SkillsLogic and HFE utilise Google's Text-to-Speech API for online learning
SkillsLogic, a Sheffield-based company that specialises in developing bespoke software and learning management systems (LMS) for web and mobile, has announced a new development for HFE, a leading provider of fitness courses and qualifications in the UK. The two companies have integrated Google's Text-to-Speech API into their LMS platform LES (Learner Engagement System) which allows learners to listen to high-quality and natural-sounding speech from any text content - specifically learning aims, multiple choice quizzes and online learning content.
Google's Text-to-Speech API is a cloud-based service that converts text or Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) input into audio data like MP3 or WAV files. The API offers a wide range of voices and languages to choose from, as well as features such as voice tuning, SSML support and custom voice creation.
Lee Cain, the director of HFE, said: "We are excited to work with SkillsLogic to enhance the online learning experience for our clients and learners. By using Google's Text-to-Speech API, we can offer more engaging and accessible content that can be played on any device and at any time. This will help learners to improve their retention and comprehension of the material, as well as their motivation and satisfaction."
HFE, which offers fitness courses such as personal training, Pilates, yoga and sports massage, said that using Google's Text-to-Speech API will enable them to reach more learners and cater to different learning styles and preferences. "We believe that online learning should be flexible and interactive, not just passive and boring. With Google's Text-to-Speech API, we can provide our learners with lifelike and professional narration of our course content, which will make them feel more immersed and involved in their learning journey."
The partnership between SkillsLogic and HFE is one of the many examples of how LMS software can benefit from integrating Google's Text-to-Speech API. According to Google, the API can help organisations to improve customer interactions, personalise communication, create voice user interfaces and generate voice content for various purposes.
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