Educational Technology

August 31, 2018

Saint Louis U Students Rooming with Alexa

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

Later this week Saint Louis University will open up for move-in, when students begin occupying their dorm rooms and apartments. They’ll be greeted by Amazon Alexa-enabled devices primed and ready to answer questions about the university and the campus experience.┬áThe university conducted a pilot last spring that tested several different kinds of voice assistants, and the Amazon Alexa platform was the hands-down favorite. The broader deployment will distribute 2,300 Echo Dots, all programmed with speech recognition and voice assistants that enable students to find out how late the library is open for the day or where the registrar’s office is located, among other information.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2018/08/21/saint-louis-u-students-rooming-with-alexa.aspx

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