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Helping Non-Expert Users Develop Online Spoken CALL Courses

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Author Rayner Manny, Baur Claudia, Bouillon Pierrette, Chua Cathy, Tsourakis Nikos,
Project Designing and evaluating spoken dialogue based CALL systems
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Title of proceedings Proc SLaTE workshop
Place Leipzig, Germany

Open Access

Type of Open Access Website


We introduce Open CALL-SLT, a Web 2.0 framework which allows non-experts to design, implement and deploy online speech-enabled CALL courses. Course functionality is divided into six increasingly sophisticated levels; the lowest levels assume only basic web-literacy, while the higher ones require some acquaintance with simple software concepts like regular expressions and XML. We describe the different levels of functionality and the deployment process, which permits multiple developers to compile and run courses on a set of shared servers. The framework has recently been opened up for alpha testing, and we briefly summarize early experiences.