Can speech recognition tools be soundly applied for speaking practice in second language acquisition programs? Paper at SLRF 2014
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And a screencast of my presentation:
(Unfortunately, PowerPoint 2013 seems to have introduced a bug in alignment of narration and video. If they fix it, I will republish),
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- When prompted, Click open (which will stat your default file association for ICS files, likely MS-Outlook):
- if necessary, add a suitable reminder, and click””save&close”
- Your appointment, with location, will be put in your calendar and come alive when you need the reminder(and where, if you connect your other, home and mobile devices to MS-Exchange):
- But as of yet, not everybody seems to be using this handy facility (I find myself manually copying over info into manually created appointments).
- Unfortunately, this is still only a static ICS file, not a subscription which would be automatically updated in your calendar if the originator/organizer changes the schedule.
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- Comes with a nifty zoom:
- Click, then Hover a data bubble for more info;
- Like with Bing Maps Visualization, the weighting is surprising:
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- Note a Limitation: Bing Maps max 100 data points.
- So we limited to zip codes with at least 15 students (which returns just below 100 zip codes).
- Also note, the Bing maps app cannot be increased beyond a certain size (below is the maximum).
- Finally, note that the visualization does have a weight indicator, but it seems imperfect:
- Here is how data (type) input errors get handled (duplicates override the original):
- Fix your data, the reload from the upper right unfoldable menu: