RMIT Case study
When I undertook the teaching of a brand new (refurbished) course: Web Database Applications, I was a bit apprehensive. It was a hard core technical offering which would cover Facebook’s new web framework ie. ReactJS. The course was very relevant from an employability point of view and needed a non-conventional delivery approach. Owing to the arcane nature of the software setup required for the course, we had to use an amalgam of four software solution approaches: set up for windows laptops, mac laptops, linux laptops and a cloud solution for those students who did not own a laptop. This required four sets of instructions for each of the week(s). This was in addition to the regular lectures each week. The course required a high level of customised instructions and videos. I came across Sonnant during an industry event. I was intrigued by the fact that they used an unusually singular application of Artificial Intelligence and Web technologies to deliver a robust transcription system. I ultimately adopted the transcription service for my React course.
The technology basically transcribes lectures and couples it with the text creation. I found the transcription to be accurate (though it took some time and minimal training to learn how to work with the service).
Award Winning Lecturer
School of Science, RMIT