Using Speech Recognition in Learning Primary School Mathematics via Explain, Instruct and Facilitate Techniques


The application of Information and Communication Technologies has transformed traditional Teaching and Learning in the past decade to computerized-based era. This evolution has resulted from the emergence of the digital system and has greatly impacted on the global education and socio-cultural development. Multimedia has been absorbed into the education sector for producing a new learning concept and a combination of educational and entertainment approach. This research is concerned with the application of Window Speech Recognition and Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Integrated/Interactive Development Environment in Multimedia-Assisted Courseware prototype development for Primary School Mathematics contents, namely, single digits and the addition. The Teaching and Learning techniques—Explain, Instruct and Facilitate are proposed and these could be viewed as instructors’ centered strategy, instructors’—learners’ dual communication and learners' active participation. The prototype is called M-EIF and deployed only users' voices; hence the activation of Window Speech Recognition is required prior to a test run.

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Ahmad, A. , Halawani, S. and Boucetta, S. (2014) Using Speech Recognition in Learning Primary School Mathematics via Explain, Instruct and Facilitate Techniques. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 7, 233-255. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2014.74025.

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