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Time Narration
00:01 Welcome to a presentation that introduces the spoken tutorial technology that has the potential to make India IT literate.

00:09 My name is Kannan Moudgalya. I am from IIT Bombay. I lead this project.
00:15 What is a Spoken Tutorial?

00:17 It is a recording of a computer session

00:19 explaining some software along with a running commentary

00:24 The resulting movie is the spoken tutorial

00:27 Typically of 10 minute duration
00:30 Steps in Creating Spoken Tutorials are

00:33 Outline

00:34 Script

00:35 Recording

00:36 Translating the script into other languages and

00:38 Dubbing

00:39 Let me explain each of these steps
00:42 We will show the outline of two software systems:

00:47 Xfig and PHP/MySQL

00:52 I have already downloaded all the required links for this tutorial from http://spoken-tutorial.org
01:03 Let us see the outline for Xfig

01:09 Let us see the outline for PHP

01:15 Let us go to the next slide
01:19 The 2nd step in creating spoken tutorials is the Script

01:24 As a movie needs a good script

01:26 A spoken tutorial also needs a good script

01:29 The script of the current tutorial is here

01:38 The guidelines to write a script are here

01:45 A tutorial that explains the guidelines will also be available soon

01:52 I will now create a short spoken tutorial that explains how to send an email from a gmail account
02:00 Let me invoke iShowU, a screen recording software

02:06 Observe a rectangle on the screen

02:09 whatever comes within this rectangle will get recorded
02:15 I have opened Netscape

02:17 I have placed it exactly within this rectangle

02:22 It is pointing to gmail

02:25 I will speak in Tamil

02:27 Let me start recording
02:30 Guest.spoken aaga login seygiren gmail ai thirandagi vittadu

02:40 compose button moolam aarambikap pogiren kannan@iitb.ac.in

02:56 Subject :Test
03:03 ingu varuvom

03:06 This is a test mail

03:11 Send button moolam email ai anuppugiren

03:16 ippodu sign out seygiren nanri, vanakkam
03:26 I just ended the recording

03:28 Immediately, the recording software creates a movie
03:32 Let me first close Netscape and iShowU.
03:43 Let me now play the recorded movie .

03:47 “Recording plays”

03:53 Let us advance it

03:57 “Recording plays”

04:04 Let me close this
04:09 Let us now go to the next slide
04:11 This is what I call as the spoken tutorial

04:14 School going children can also create spoken tutorials – it is very easy
04:20 Let me now explain the Tools we have for Recording

04:24 On Linux, recordMyDesktop

04:27 A spoken tutorial explains how to do this
04:37 “Recording plays”
04:43 On Windows we have Camstudio
04:47 This spoken tutorial explains how to do this
04:52 Both are FOSS

04:59 A tutorial gives guidelines for narration
05:03 Let me play that

05:08 “Recording plays”

05:16 Let me come back to slides
05:19 The 4th Step in creating spoken tutorials is translating the script into Local Languages

05:26 To make it accessible for people weak in English

05:31 I will show translated scripts for getting started on Scilab in

05:35 Hindi, Marathi and Bengali

05:40 Hindi, Marathi and Bengali
05:46 Let us go back to the browser.

05:49 Using the script, we change the spoken part only.

05:53 Video remains the same.

05:56 On Linux, we can use Audacity and ffmpeg

06:00 A spoken tutorial explains how to do this
06:06 Let me minimise this browser

06:09 Underneath this, I have another browser with several tabs

06:13 Let me play this: “Recording plays”
06:31 On Windows, we can use Movie Maker

06:38 A spoken tutorial explains how to do this

06:42 Let us go to the next slide
06:50 We will now see Scilab spoken tutorials in Hindi, Malayalam and Bengali.
07 06 “Recording plays” let me play Malayalam “Recording plays” let me play bengali “Recording plays”

07:46 Let us go to back here slides
07:50 Let us discuss how to present complex topics through spoken tutorials.

07:54 After all, a spoken tutorial is only ten minutes long.

07:59 By combining spoken tutorials, advanced topics can also be taught.

08:03 If sufficient small steps are available,

08:06 Himalayas can also be climbed.

08:09 Let us now view the study plans for LaTeX and Scilab
08:20 LaTeX study plans

08:26 Scilab study plans
08:29 Let us go to the next slide.
08:32 One can bridge digital divide through spoken tutorials.

08:36 For example, one can explain how to buy train tickets through irctc

08:41 How to locate low cost agricultural loans.

08:44 How to locate information on primary health care.

08:47 How to obtain information on first aid.

08:51 How to do web search to locate the shop that sells Tvs at the lowest price.

08:56 Indeed, this list is endless.

08:58 As a matter of fact, this approach can be used to bridge digital divide.
09:04 Spoken tutorials are released under creative commons license.

09:08 These are available for free download from the spoken tutorial website.
09:13 Let us discuss the honorarium available for creating a ten minute spoken tutorial

09:19 Rs. 3,500 to create script and slides

09:23 Rs. 500 for review by novice or beginner

09:28 Rs. 1,000 for recording the spoken tutorial - this can be done by the beginner as well

09:34 Rs. 1,000 for translation into a local language

09:37 Rs. 500 for dubbing into a local language.

09:40 To be paid after review and acceptance.

09:43 The above amounts are for a ten minute spoken tutorial. Actual honorarium will be proportional to the number of minutes.

09:50 There is a one time bonus of Rs. 5,000 also
09:54 Our target audience is a remote child,

09:57 working alone at midnight,

09:58 without anyone to help her.

10:00 In other words, spoken tutorials need to be created for self learning.
10:05 We actively promote Open Source Software

10:08 Conduct workshops through student clubs, using spoken tutorials and financial support

10:13 We also look for Campus Ambassadors

10:16 We have a spoken tutorial on Campus Ambassador programme
10:21 Let us play it “Recording plays”
10:35 Let us show the web site of our project, http://spoken-tutorial.org
10:45 The current tutorial is available here

10:48 Where to contact us is here

10:50 A list of FOSS systems is available through the wiki – let us click this

10:59 You may join the effort on any of these

11:03 You may also propose work on new systems

11:06 Please feel free to contact us.
11:10 Let us go to the next slide. We welcome your participation.

11:14 To create, review and use spoken tutorials

11:17 We also need technology support

10:20 We have lots of jobs as well.

11:22 Work with us, full time or part time.
11:25 Why should you work with us?

11:27 To remove digital divide

11:29 To make our children IT literate

11:31 To promote FOSS

11:33 To make our children employable

11:35 To make our country a developed one

11:37 To realise the dream of Dr. Abdul Kalam
11:40 Let us go to the next slide. We have a small assignment for you.

11:44 Please see if you can locate all the web pages shown in this tutorial.
11:49 I would like to acknowledge the funding support now

11:52 Spoken tutorial is a part of the Talk to a Teacher project

11:56 It is supported by the National Mission on Education through ICT, MHRD, Government of India

12:01 More information on this mission is available at spoken-tutorial.org/NMEICT-Intro.
12:11 We have come to the end of this tutorial
12:14 Thanks for joining us - 12:15 This is Kannan Moudgalya signing off

Goodbye and Jai Hind

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