August 9, 2020

Speech teach

At a time when Chromebooks are replacing textbooks and digital assistants are often more of a go-to resource than human instructors (especially during this COVID-19 crisis), it’s hardly a shock to learn that 95 percent of teachers employ technology in schools today, according to a Common Sense Media study.

But many are surprised at the speed and degree to which one branch of innovation has grown in the field of education: speech technology, which is commanding an increasingly larger voice in classrooms and homework zones. From smart speakers and voice dictation software to text-to-speech apps and cutting-edge devices used by the disabled, students and educators are turning to a growing array of impressive tools and resources that can significantly aid learning.

Learn more about how speech technology has infiltrated the classroom and improved learning for students and educators alike by checking out my newest story for Speech Technology magazine, available here.