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16 AI Tools for Education Content Creation

Jordan Hopkins, MEd
March 7, 2024
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While articles and information about artificial intelligence (AI) are circling around the web, recent TSIA data show that 58% of Education Services teams have yet to begin leveraging Generative AI for content development.

With a key theme for many education teams being “do more with less”, it’s critical we find ways to increase efficiency. One simple way to do that is through AI-powered tools. 

In this blog, we’ve pulled together some of the most recommended AI tools and technologies to support workplace education professionals. 

Video Creation

Video is arguably the most difficult type of content to create—especially if your platform’s interface is regularly changing. These tools can help speed up not only the content creation process, but the updating process as well.

1. Videate

Instead of the hours it takes to manually create a screen recording, Videate makes video creation 10x faster. Not only can you produce new videos, but making updates is much easier than manual edits—and you can produce and maintain videos in multiple languages.

Videate works by first writing a script. Then, you add effects tags by highlighting or selecting features in your software. The tags allow Videate to run your software and generate the entire video, without you needing to provide the walkthrough.

2. Synthesia

Synthesia is an AI video generator that creates high-quality videos using AI avatars and voiceovers. 

It all starts with creating a script—one you write, or one that Synthesia’s AI helps you create. From there, you can choose your AI avatar and change colors, fonts, and layouts to customize the video to your business. The platform also provides a way to collaborate with other stakeholders to gather feedback, much like you see in many video editing tools.

Best of all, Synthesia offers the option to create a video for free to get a feel for the platform and the quality of the video. (You’ll also love Synthesia Academy.)

3. Descript

Descript advertises itself as “the only tool you need to write, record, transcribe, edit, collaborate, and share your videos and podcasts.”

Descript has incredible AI tools built into it, including updating video by editing text, voice cloning, background noise removal, and green screen effect. 

For education teams doing a lot of video editing or using podcasts as learning assets, Descript can be a helpful tool in your toolbox.

4. Capsule

Capsule is an AI-powered video editor that allows you to edit videos like you’d edit text. It also uses AI to create motion graphics, making it much faster and easier to produce a quality video.


Voiceovers are hard to do—managing pacing, inflections, and audio quality. These AI tools can help you turn text into voice much faster.

5. Eleven Labs 

Eleven Labs converts text to speech through an AI voice generator. If you’re looking for a natural-sounding voiceover, especially in multiple languages, this tool could be a great choice!

6. HeyGen AI

HeyGen is a video video generator that does text to voice and AI avatars. It can also translate/dub your voice for other languages, which is freaky and cool. (Watch this awesome video to see HeyGen in action.)

Great news: You can try HeyGen for free with a trial.

7. is yet another AI text to voice tool. If you’re looking to turn text-based education content into audio formats, Murf can be a great partner in making that happen. Murf has a pool of diverse voices to pull from, ensuring you find the right tone and voice for your video.

8. colloquially dubs your content into 100+ languages with accents and dialects, while preserving your voice. Their Large Language Models (LLMs) capture and transfer voice modulations and speech nuances, in addition to translating audio into other languages. If you run a global education program, could be a great resource for localizing content.

9. WellSaid Labs 

WellSaid Labs offers realistic text to audio conversion. Respellings in the platform allow you full control over how words are pronounced and emphasized. You can also provide instruction on pace, volume, and pauses to set the emotional tone for your content.

Help Article Creation

Help articles are a cornerstone resource for most companies and education teams, but they take time to create and maintain. These resources can streamline the development and maintenance of support content.

10. Clueso

Clueso allows you to quickly provide a walkthrough of an in-product process, then turn that into a professional video and help doc. Clueso uses AI to remove filler words and long pauses from your video, then convert that video content to a step-by-step tutorial with screenshots.

11. Scribe 

Scribe is an AI tool that documents your processes for you. So whether you’re trying to create documentation or walkthroughs, Scribe will automatically turn your process into a how-to guide. 

Scribe is available through a Chrome extension, as well as through your browser. It’s free to try for yourself—and team plans are reasonably priced at $12/seat/month.

12. Tango

Tango is similar to Scribe in that it creates how-to guides when you walk through your process. It’s also available through a free extension or browser and desktop app. 

If you’re using Tango for customer education, simply click through a workflow or new feature in your product. Tango will take screenshots and write descriptions, reducing the time it takes you to document the process.

Course Content Creation

Course content creation is, by far, one of the most time-consuming activities for any education team. Depending on where you look, it can take anywhere from 60-100 hours to create one hour of eLearning.

13. Writer 

Writer comes up again and again from education teams as a great resource for automating content production. You provide Writer with in-house style guides to ensure output is compliant, accurate, and on-brand.

14. LearnExperts AI 

Unlike most other content creation tools, LearnExperts AI (or LEAi) was created specifically for course authoring. Using LEAi, you can automate instructional design tasks from subject matter expert (SME) materials, saving a lot of time and resources. 

LEAi boasts time savings of up to 98%—and offers support in creating content for instructor-led training (ILT), eLearning, knowledge base articles, presentations, webinars, and more.

15. Learnt.AI 

Learnt.AI is a collection of AI-powered content generation tools and chatbots. You can use Learnt.AI to generate learning objectives, write assessment questions, develop icebreakers, and more. 

What I love about Learnt.AI is they acknowledge AI isn’t meant to replace your years of experience in the field. Instead, the Learnt.AI team built these tools as an aid to save you time and spark inspiration. 

16. SummarAIze

SummarAIze repurposes content from audio and video, allowing you to easily create descriptions, summaries, social posts, and other materials that tie to your education content. If you’re looking for an AI marketing partner, SummarAIze could be a good bet! Plus, it’s free to try with the first 60 minutes of content.

Practice the 80/20 Rule

While AI can increase our efficiency and speed up content development, it’s not a replacement for customer education professionals.

These new tools are best used in the context of a larger, intentional framework for instructional design and customer education and require some oversight. Some experts recommend taking an 80/20 approach: Let AI do 80% of the work—the things that can and should be automated. Then bring in the humans for the final 20% to check for ethics, accuracy, learner-centricity, etc. 

Test and Verify AI Tools

Generative AI has taken off in the last year—and we’re reaping the rewards in terms of productivity.

But keep in mind that AI in the hands of the everyday user is still in its nascency. Leave time to review and modify content after AI has created it. Make sure you’re testing the quality of output—and pivoting where needed. While many of these tools are “show ready,” not all are. 

About the Author

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Jordan Hopkins, MEd
Education Program Manager
Jordan Hopkins is a self-described "learning design nerd" and is passionate about putting the learning first. For the last 16+ years, Jordan has practiced education through a unique blend of corporate enablement, training, consulting, and learning design.