Educational Technology

August 26, 2019

Alexa, time for class: How one university put an Echo Dot in every dorm room

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:34 am

Molly Price, San Francisco Chronicle

Now in its second year, the Alexa at SLU initiative is a fixture in the residence life culture. Each dorm room comes equipped with an SLU-emblazoned, second-gen Echo Dot and instructions on how to use it, what students can ask and what to do if there are technical issues.┬áThe network of 2,300 Echo Dots is powered by Amazon’s Alexa for Business platform. A private SLU skill built through Amazon Web Services is enabled on each Echo Dot. That skill can answer more than 135 questions about campus events, building hours, even nearby food options.

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