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ERIC Number: EJ801460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Combining Speech Recognition/Natural Language Processing with 3D Online Learning Environments to Create Distributed Authentic and Situated Spoken Language Learning
Jones, Greg; Squires, Todd; Hicks, Jeramie
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v36 n4 p375-392 2007-2008
This article will describe research done at the National Institute of Multimedia in Education, Japan and the University of North Texas on the creation of a distributed Internet-based spoken language learning system that would provide more interactive and motivating learning than current multimedia and audiotape-based systems. The project combined a 3D online learning environment by Created Realities Group with Nuance speech recognition technology. The system created an immersive situated learning environment that overlaid spoken language training with audio feedback and used the speech recognition system to determine if the student has accurately said the language items. A small study showed that participants did improve their spoken language skills within the narrow parameters of the research environment in the authentic and situated environment. (Contains 1 table and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; Texas