The role and shape of speech technologies in well-designed language learning environments : Proceedings of SLaTE 2013 - Interspeech 2013 Satellite workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education, Grenoble, France - August 30-31 & September 1st, 2013
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Proceedings of the SLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education
University of Antwerp
No technology carries an inherent, direct, measurable and generalizable effect on learning. Nor does speech technology. Its assumed added value is not a starting point for design, but a hypothesis resulting from design. Role and shape of speech technologies are simply logical and natural consequences of the specification of an optimal language learning environment for a specific context and for specific subconscious personal goals. These ecological and psychological paradigm shifts will be illustrated by a discussion of the design concept behind a project on pronunciation training. Challenges for CALL research on this topic will be briefly discussed.