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Integrating Technology

Integrating Technology

Doctor of Education

Female |TORONTO, Canada

Global Education with SlideSpeech

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About the class

About the class

This webinar is hosted in English

The presentation is about slidespeech a companion android/python wiki-to-speech project. Drive text-to-speech interaction using wiki-based scripts. Scripts can include statements, question/answer/response (multiple choice), links to websites, flashcards, links to other scripts. Useful for broadcast of collaboratively created communications (uses wiki pages the way Wikipedia does). Can deliver web voiceovers. Watch and see how it works:



John Graves developed SlideSpeech, open source educational software. He is a PhD Student at AUT. He is the founder and CEO of SlideSpeech. John is co-founder of Work the Room, former quantitative investment analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York City, juggler,, tennis/badminton player, and member of Heaven Bent Gospel Choir.

About the Host

Integrating Technology

Integrating Technology

Doctor of Education
TORONTO, Canada

Christina N. Giannikas is a Research Fellow at the Cyprus University of Technology since March 2013. She is a reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Education and Learning and a committee member of IATEFL YLTSIG.

She completed her BA in English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Hertfordshire. She then continued her postgraduate studies at London Metropolitan University where she acquired an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with merit (dissertation with distinction). She then completed a training course for language teachers at the International House of London and received a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). At London Metropolitan University she completed her PhD studies in Applied Linguistics, specifically in Early Language Learning within a Greek Regional Context. Recently, she completed a course and received a certificate in Online Teacher Training at the International House (OTTI).

She has taught General and Academic English to adults at the Cambridge School of English and at LSI Hampstead in London. At the ICS primary school, where students from all over the world attended, Christina N. Giannikas taught all subjects in English and was responsible for learners aged 8-10. She was a seminar tutor and guest lecturer for the Applied Linguistics Department at London Metropolitan University and an assistant researcher for the ELLiE project (Early Language Learning in Europe) which was funded by the European Union and the British Council. Christina N. Giannikas was also an academic examiner for Longman & Pearson. In Greece, she worked at a private language school where she was responsible for the teaching staff and the pre-junior classes. She taught English to primary, secondary and University students of all language levels.

Her research interests include communicative language teaching, the use of the mother tongue in language teaching, the study of diglossia from a sociolinguistic perspective, educational policies, early language learning and the use of new technologies in language teaching.

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