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Paolo Leva

Paolo Leva

Paolo Leva. 15 years experience with speech technology, first as developer and then, since 2004, as Product Manager. Currently co-founder of a startup called slidetalk.net, a cloud service converting presentations into talking presentations, by using TTS, and publishing them on the web. Always interested in finding new ways to use existing things, and in finding new perspectives on how technology is perceived, marketed, purchased and consumed. Amateur musician in the spare time, and proud father 24/7.

Sunday, 27 October 2013 08:47

Creating bite-size learning with SlideTalk

Published in Tools
Organizing learning as collections of short educational episodes is a trend that is getting more and more attention from corporates. While educational episodes do not provide a complete context and do not provide a complete background in the same way as a full course could do, they are particularly effective in delivering “just enough” or “just-in-time” information, and are often more easily accepted by employees than larger and more time-consuming courses.
Sunday, 25 August 2013 20:36

Bloom’s Taxonomy Applied To Football

Published in Concepts
Bloom’s taxonomy is still a hot subject in the eLearning and education world. We have decided to take the challenge and so we provide here an application of Bloom’s taxonomy to football. We chose football since it is a subject dear to many students and workers worldwide, due to the huge popularity of this sport. Readers not particularly interested or knowledgeable into football will find it very simple to translate this particular application of the taxonomy to any other team sports such as Basket, American Football, Hockey, Baseball, and more. 
Published in General
Social stories, sometimes called visual scripts, are stories that describe with words and pictures different activities or events that happen in life in a step by step detailed way. They were devised as a tool to help individuals within the autism spectrum to better understand situations and nuances of interpersonal communication so that they could interact in an effective and appropriate manner.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:13

How to build instructional videos

Published in Tools
Tutorials are an effective way to deliver how-to knowledge on very well defined subject. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet on virtually any subject, from how to bake bread to how to solve a mathematical problem to how to perform an operation with a particular software.
Published in Concepts
Teachers, marketers and HR managers share the need to communicate, present, persuade, engage, explain, introduce and document. They would naturally focus on different topics and target different audiences, but their goal is the same: reach out to an audience and find effective ways to get their message across.
Published in Tools
While being a blessing for many, SlideShare proves to be a difficult media for the share of population suffering from visual impairments, dyslexia, cognitive impairments, or analphabetism, due to its lack of audio feedback for the largest majority of the presentations.
Published in Tools
PowerPoint presentations are a popular way of sharing knowledge. Whether it is for eLearning, business products, educational material, reports, courses, tutorials… everyday millions of people stand in front of an audience, either a class, a meeting room, a conference or a webinar, drawing a presentation.
Published in Concepts
As eLearning professionals we need to build an arsenal of tools and the competence for choosing which ones are best suited for each project. When it comes to publish presentations online, Voice talents, home-made recording, Text-to-Speech voiceover, silent and self-explaining pictures are all tools at our disposals. We must learn how to use each one of them.