The University of Southampton

Net4Voice

Date:
2007-2010
Themes:
Accessible Technologies, Learning Technologies
Funding:
EU

The Net4Voice project aims at promoting comprehensive schemes to assess the impact of SR technologies in education, by focusing on various learning settings and aspects related to the interaction between learners, professors/teachers and the educational environment. The SR technologies we want to adopt, transform speech in real time digital text, by generating electronic transcriptions synchronised with the audio or video. The transcriptions are saved in open and portable formats that enable to be delivered through different channels/devices, such as Braille text only, audio only, accessible HTML interface with audio synchronised with text, and so on. More concretely, the project aims at raising awareness and deepening knowledge about the impact of the SR technology in school, higher and adult education classrooms promoting testing and evaluation measures in various settings. In particular, it considers the impact of SR technology in classes held in three of the main European languages such as Italian, English and German. In addition, testing and impact evaluation will be conducted in classes attended also by people with disabilities that could specifically benefit from the adoption of learning methodologies based on multiple and accessible ICT tools. Finally, the project aims at evaluating the scalability of the SR testing results and at defining a strategy for transferring them to other EU partners.

Primary investigator

Partners

  • University of Bologna
  • University of Ulm
  • Totton College
  • Cesena High School I. Versari

Associated research group

  • Learning Societies Lab
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