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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, Readspeaker
Michael is Business Director, Canada for ReadSpeaker, a voice technology world leader with a key focus on learning platforms and apps. A father of three, he served for many years as School Council Chair in a large, publicly-funded school board, and is aware of many of the challenges... Read More →

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