Abstract: This Teaching Tip provides a Microsoft .NET 2.0 framework application that uses Microsoft Agent® for on demand text-to speech (TTS) capability. One opens the program, then pastes selected text into a textbox to have Microsoft Agent® Merlin read, i.e., speak the text. One may also open text files directly into the application. One can use the application in a multimedia classroom environment to hold and enhance student interest with a variety of voices and also to provide some technological assistance when it is desired to have text read-aloud.
Keywords: Multimedia classroom, Microsoft Agent, .NET framework, Text-to-speech output
Download this article: JISE - Volume 19 Number 3, Page 267.pdf
Recommended Citation: Bodnar, G. H. (2008). Teaching Tip: An On Demand Text-to-Speech Agent. Journal of Information Systems Education, 19(3), 267-270.