Four Reasons Voice Technology is Beneficial in Classrooms

Education Technology Insights | Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Ed-tech has provided a lot of benefits to teachers and students by assisting traditional classroom teaching.

FREMONT, CA: Originally, educational technology (ed-tech) was used to assist traditional teaching methods. Around a decade ago, ed-tech just meant displaying some multi-media information to complement what was being presented verbally. Technology, on the other hand, has leapt to the fore in the past few years. Ed-tech is increasingly more about using technology to make education more interactive. Given the extent and resulting popularity of speech technology, using it in the classroom is the most effective approach to make learning more engaging. Voice technology isn't just for saving time and automating processes. It's also crucial for modernizing the way professors and students interact with one another.

Four reasons why voice technology is advantageous for classrooms:

Voice assistants for teaching

With its human-like vocal qualities, a voice assistant like Alexa is the ideal tool a teacher can utilize to make learning more personal and natural for kids. It has the ability to modulate its voice and express a variety of emotions. As a result, learners benefit from being able to follow voice assistant instructions and interact with them.

Prevents spread of covid-19 with reduced touchpoints

Voice technology classrooms and other parts of the school allows everyone to work more efficiently by using voice commands.  For example, instead of touching equipment in the classroom, students can use voice commands to control them. Alexa in the classroom is a critical strategy to prevent the infection from spreading throughout the school grounds.

Voice-enabled devices help in real-time data collection

Voice-tech gadgets are useful for gathering and storing data as well as getting tasks done. Teachers can record presentations, attendance, classroom participation, and much more with just one device. At the time of periodic evaluations, this system can be analyzed and reviewed. Artificial intelligence in these devices minimizes human bias and error, allowing for a more accurate assessment of students' overall conduct throughout the school year.

Maintaining connection with students

Voice assistants help in eliminating some of the constraints that other forms of technology in the classroom impose. Reading material from a device, for example, causes the teacher to lose eye contact with the students. Making a voice assistant read things out loud allows teachers to retain a strong relationship with their students.

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