When the Rubber Meets the Road: Lessons from the In-School Adventures of an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens

Jack Mostow and Joseph E. Beck
Scale-Up in Education, B. Schneider & S.-K. McDonald, ed., Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007, pp. 183 - 200.


Abstract
Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor (www.cs.cmu.edu/~listen) uses automatic speech recognition to listen to children read aloud, and helps them learn to read. Its experimental deployment in schools has expanded from a single computer used by eight third graders in one school in 1996 to two hundred computers used by children in grades 1-3 in nine schools in 2003. This project illustrates how technology can not just scale up an intervention, but instrument its implementation. For example, analysis of 2002-2003 usage showed that session frequency and duration averaged significantly higher in lab settings than in classrooms.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Project LISTEN
Associated Project(s): Project LISTEN\'s Reading Tutor
Number of pages: 18
Note: to appear

Text Reference
Jack Mostow and Joseph E. Beck, "When the Rubber Meets the Road: Lessons from the In-School Adventures of an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens," Scale-Up in Education, B. Schneider & S.-K. McDonald, ed., Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007, pp. 183 - 200.

BibTeX Reference
@incollection{Mostow_2007_4988,
   author = "Jack Mostow and Joseph E Beck",
   editor = "B. Schneider & S.-K. McDonald",
   title = "When the Rubber Meets the Road: Lessons from the In-School Adventures of an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens",
   booktitle = "Scale-Up in Education",
   pages = "183 - 200",
   publisher = "Rowman & Littlefield Publishers",
   address = "Lanham, MD",
   year = "2007",
   volume = "2",
   Notes = "to appear"
}