Analyzing the Use of Speech Synthesis, Recognition, and Adaptive Technology on Mobile Platforms in an Educational Setting

ID: 44040 Type: Full Paper
  1. Eshan Agarwal, Varun Wadhwa, Rohith Venkataraman, and David Brown, Charter School of Wilmington, United States

Tuesday, October 28 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Location: Grand Ballroom D View on map

Presider: Glenn Blazek, Aerojet Rocketdyne, United States

Abstract: Modern technologies provide great potential to be used in education. While research has been performed using speech technology, less has been done towards identifying the effect speech synthesis and recognition with adaptive technology can have in an educational setting. It is hypothesized that students using these novel technologies retain more information over a long period of time than traditional methods of studying. A mobile iPhone application was created utilizing technologies such as speech synthesis, recognition and adaptive technology. Freshmen high school students (n=95) were given twenty minutes to study SAT styled vocabulary words using electronic and non electronic methods and asked to take a short assessment. Ten days later, the same students were given another assessment to diagnose long term retention of the material. Conclusions drawn indicate the positive and negative effects of using speech synthesis, recognition, and adaptive technology in a school setting.

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