Speech-based Learning with Amazon Alexa

Michael Weiss, Markus Ebner, Martin Ebner

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Almost every child and adult today have access to the Internet and different technologies like smartphones, tablets and co. Scientists recognized this very quickly and started to create a whole new way of learning. Therefore, learning applications have been developed to increase student and adult interest in studying and training. This paper describes the development of a speech-based Alexa Skill for educational purposes. The main goal is to help students as well as adults to learn and train mathematical basic calculation types. The skill was designed in a way that young students as well as adults can interact with Alexa in their own words. Therefore, the skill “Mathe Rätsel” (Eng.: “Math riddle”) offers two difficulties to meet the needs of young and old users.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2021
EditorsTheo J. Bastiaens
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2021
EventEdMedia + Innovate Learning 2021 - Virtuell
Duration: 6 Jul 20218 Jul 2021


ConferenceEdMedia + Innovate Learning 2021
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