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Wednesday, June 22 • 13:30 - 14:20
CON02.02 - "What if we could attract and retain more students? How supporting UDL using modern text-to-speech technology empowers learners and educators" (Sponsored by Readspeaker)

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Many factors affect students’ intentions to graduate, yet recent work shows that prominent among the factors modifiable by the school, the student or the community is “strong course self-efficacy”. Research also shows that significant numbers of post-secondary students do not read very well.  One major step to improved self-efficacy:  speech-enable your Learning Management System!   We’ll provide an overview of how this is done nearly automatically using ReadSpeaker technologies, who’s already doing it, and why it’s so cost-effective.

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Michael Hughes

Business Director, Canada, ReadSpeaker
Michael Hughes believes in the power of inclusive learning. With over 30 years in technology and publishing, Michael served many years as School Council Chair in an Ontario board, and got to know a little about the challenges facing educators today


Wednesday June 22, 2016 13:30 - 14:20 EDT
UCC 54A