SLaTE 2015 - Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education

Leipzig, Germany
September 4-5, 2015

Helping Non-expert Users Develop Online Spoken CALL Courses

Manny Rayner, Claudia Baur, Pierrette Bouillon, Cathy Chua, Nikos Tsourakis

University of Geneva, FTI/TIM/ISSCO, Geneva, Switzerland

We introduce Open CALL-SLT, a Web 2.0 framework which allows non-experts to design, implement and deploy online speech-enabled CALL courses. Course functionality is divided into six increasingly sophisticated levels; the lowest levels assume only basic web-literacy, while the higher ones require some acquaintance with simple software concepts like regular expressions and XML. We describe the different levels of functionality and the deployment process, which permits multiple developers to compile and run courses on a set of shared servers. The framework has recently been opened up for alpha testing, and we briefly summarize early experiences.

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Bibliographic reference.  Rayner, Manny / Baur, Claudia / Bouillon, Pierrette / Chua, Cathy / Tsourakis, Nikos (2015): "Helping non-expert users develop online spoken CALL courses", In SLaTE-2015, 113-118.