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).

Shekhar Karla
Award Winning Lecturer
School of Science, RMIT

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