Thursday, 22 June 2017

Innovation Research

Due to majority of students being in favour of using 'Voice Typing,' I wanted to find out more information about the tool. While researching I realised that the tool was in it's initial stages and had only recently been developed. Google had released numerous voice typing/dictation extensions that could be used on a google document, but due to poor functionality a lot of people voiced their frustrations while using these tools. However, Google's Voice Typing has recently been added as an available tool within a document and can easily be accessed by anyone. Due to the tool being in it's trial phase, I decided to research how effective voice dictation/activation had been.


Speech recognition has been available for many years but due to better functionality, people are choosing to use the tool more frequently. 

With built-in software on smartphones and better functioning microphones on devices, more and more people are actively using voice commands. With the absence of keyboards and relative ease of communicating, people find the convenience of talking to a device a lot easier than typing. This is no different to what I have observed from my students. They are orally capable but struggle to put their thoughts down on paper/documents. For them talking is a far more natural way of communicating, as pinpointed by the quote above. Therefore I believe that using voice typing as a tool while I scaffold questions, would be a good way of capturing evidence for their assessments.  


  1. Hello Troy,
    Have you completed an assessment using Voice Typing? I would be interested to find out how many students opted to do their assessments this way and what impact it has had on achievement levels.

  2. Currently in the process of finishing the achievement standard where students used 'voice typing'. Hope to get some more student voice in the coming weeks and then I'll be able to analyse my results.