Dictation Software Development and its Application

The aim of this paper is to present a new digital tool for writing dictation which can be used as an effective teaching technique in English language classes because it creates an optimal learning environment in the digital age. The first part of the paper provides an overview of theoretical interpretations on the importance of using the dictation as a writing technique in foreign language classes, after which a new digital solution is presented. The presented digital platform for dictation writing allows users, both students and teachers, to install and use this feature without additional complications. The new platform is implemented in Python using the Flask web application framework, and it provides a single interface through which users can access and manipulate dictation related entities. Teachers can perform CRUD operations for entities such as students, groups, dictations, submissions. The automatic grading is implemented in this platform by utilizing the longest common sequence algorithm to compare the original dictation transcript with the student submitted text. In that way grading is done automatically, providing complete objectivity without the need to manually search for errors within each submission. The advantage of this platform is seen in the fact that traditional language learning techniques are being modernised and thus completely integrated in the new digital teaching era.


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R. Suzić, I. Radosavljević, “Dictation Software Development and its Application,” in Sinteza 2021 - International Scientific Conference on Information Technology and Data Related Research, Belgrade, Singidunum University, Serbia, 2021, pp. 264-269. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2021-264-269

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Suzić, R., Radosavljević, I. (2021). Dictation Software Development and its Application. Paper presented at Sinteza 2021 - International Scientific Conference on Information Technology and Data Related Research. doi:10.15308/Sinteza-2021-264-269

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