The Use of Alexa for Mass Education

Peter Schoegler, Markus Ebner, Martin Ebner

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Abstract

The amount of digitalized information increases day by day. Everyone connected to the internet through different devices or interfaces can acquire information of specific topics and interests at every time on every place. Nowadays, nearly every child owns a mobile device or at least has access to a mobile device connected to the internet. The main focus of children is to watch videos or play games on their device, so they always see it as an interesting, entertaining virtual friend. The use of mobile devices containing apps which deliver selected information opens a very interesting channel to deliver knowledge in a hidden way to children. This research deals with the development of an Alexa skill prototype to train 1x1 calculation skills of children in primary school in a very funny and playfully way. To evaluate the speech-assistant technology connected to an education game, a field study in was realized...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2020
Place of PublicationOnline, The Netherlands
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages721-730
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2020
EventEdMedia + Innovate Learning 2020 - Virtuell
Duration: 23 Jun 202026 Jun 2020
https://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/overview/

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ConferenceEdMedia + Innovate Learning 2020
CityVirtuell
Period23/06/2026/06/20
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    Schoegler, P., Ebner, M., & Ebner, M. (2020). The Use of Alexa for Mass Education. In Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2020 (pp. 721-730). Online, The Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.