ERIC Number: ED163971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep-23
Reference Count: N/A
Research on Uses of Audio and Natural Language Processing in Computer-Assisted Instruction--Third Year Report. Technical Report No. 289.
Laddaga, Robert; And Others
Research carried out during the year focused on meeting project objectives in three main areas: computer-generated speech, complex teaching programs with audio, and teaching reading with audio. Work on computer-oriented speech was concerned with improving the facilities and procedures for utilizing the speech system software and the Micro Intoned Speech Synthesizer ("MISS machine"), as well as the continued development and improvement of sentential synthesis through intonation contouring with word concatenation. In the three complex teaching programs studied, work included the completion of the writing of audio and display only versions of lessons in a portion of the logic course, improving the interface with curriculum and lessons for the proof theory course. In the area of teaching beginning reading, a study in which three systems of computer-generated speech were compared to each other and a human-voice control on the task of producing individual letter sounds was designed and conducted with a group of first graders as subjects. A comparison of the three systems on a more complete list of sounds was carried out with fifth grade students. Experimental objectives, procedures, and results are detailed for each area, and a bibliography is provided. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.