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.
Bodnar, George H.
"An On Demand Text-to-Speech Agent,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 19
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol19/iss3/2