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Effectiveness of Text-to-Speech Software Features for Improving Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Reading Rate of Culturally Diverse High School Students in Hawai’i
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, , , Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This empirical study found that the use of text-to-speech software for more than 30 minutes per week over one academic year significantly improved vocabulary, reading comprehension, and reading rate of 14 culturally diverse high school students from Hawai`i. The audible typing function of the software was effective for enhancing subjects’ reading comprehension. Functions for changing reading speed and typing notes in a separate text file were found effective for improving subjects’ reading rate.

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Roberts, K., Park, H.J. & Takahashi, K. (2010). Effectiveness of Text-to-Speech Software Features for Improving Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Reading Rate of Culturally Diverse High School Students in Hawai’i. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1606-1611). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 19, 2019 from .

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