Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is an interesting and potentially very useful type of learning technology. As described on the Microsoft website, "Immersive Reader... lets you embed text reading and comprehension capabilities into applications... with features like reading aloud, translating languages, and focusing attention through highlighting and other design elements." There's a software development kit (SDK), partnerships with content providers, and plans to integrate Picture Dictionary images. What's key to making this work is that they're not offering is as a platform, they're offering it as a cloud service applications can access as needed.

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Last Updated: Sept 27, 2020 1:59 p.m.