Liveclass is a mobile phone-based tool that has the potential to bring the latest developments in voice-text conversion, and text analysis to aid faculty in assessing students’ participation in class. This mobile app will simultaneously record, on a continuous basis, every word spoken in a classroom discussion. The tool will use voice-text conversion and text analysis, complemented with higher-order algorithms programmed to assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of individual contributions to the discussion.
Liveclass intends to records the audio of utterances during the classroom discussion and then converted it into text and stored them in a data store. The stored information is used to help efficiently grade the class participation, and provide deeper insights to both students and instructor. There are three components of this application the Mobile application, Web application and Database.
The project is currently in the Proof-of-concept development stage.