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    Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    “Is there something my student can use to allow them just to speak and their words appear on the screen?”   The plea of many teachers everywhere Yes there is and it’s called speech recognition software.  It is much more accurate and reliable now (especially install...

    Created on Friday, 27 November 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    When you are using speech recognition software, it's important to keep the microphone a consistent distance away from your mouth. One of the best ways of doing that is to use a headset microphone. However, most of the headset mics have got a cable attached which means that you are tethered to yo...

    Created on Tuesday, 22 September 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    If you are working with learners who have difficulty writing or spelling, you need to learn about speech recognition. Speech recognition software is now much, much better that it was in the past, and it's also built in free to mobiles and tablets. If you've tried it before but not had much s...

    Created on Friday, 17 April 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Speech recognition has been around for many years, and many people have tried it without much success. It could be made to work, but often involved a lot of training, time and effort. Today though, computers are much more powerful, speech recognition software is much more accurate and reliable, and ...

    Created on Wednesday, 02 April 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Recently there has been renewed interest in the potential of speech recognition for learners with writing and literacy difficulties (partly as a result of the restriction on use of a scribe for assessing writing at National 3/4 Literacy). Dragon NaturallySpeaking is we think the best speech recognit...

    Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

    [This is the first blog in an occasional series considering different aspects of the use of speech recognition] We had some interesting feedback today from a school about a recent loan of a laptop with Dragon NaturallySpeaking software installed for trial use by one of their pupils: "J&nb...

    Created on Tuesday, 22 November 2011. Posted by Robert Stewart

    CALL recently carried out an experiment to see how well a Toshiba netbook would cope with Dragon Naturally Speaking 11 (Dragon). Dragon is a speech recognition software package developed and sold by Nuance. The netbook used was a Toshiba NB250 which offers reduced computing power when compared to ...