Amazon Alexa in Education – Voice User Interfaces in the Classroom

3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Learn How Amazon Alexa Can Easily Be Integrated into Your Classroom

Amazon Alexa voice user interface is a fun way to engage students, increase productivity and provide additional learning opportunities while saving time and energy in the classroom!  Designed with practical real life applications in mind, teachers and other educational professionals will learn how to locate the best education related applications, evaluate for use in the educational arena and then build their very own fully customized skill (final project). Other topics include how to use Alexa as a personal assistant to increase productivity, classroom management, security and case examples on how to integrate into lesson planning using Alexa apps will be covered. No programming required!  NO programming required!

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12), community college instructors, administrators, school nurses, counselors, PE teachers/coaches, and art teachers that are interested in using the latest technology provided with Amazon Alexa within their classroom.

Course Materials: There are no required textbooks for this course. It is recommended that participants have an Amazon Alexa enabled device such as Echo, Dot, Tab, Show or a Show Mode enabled Fire Tablet to complete assignments for this course. Optional devices include Echo Buttons.

Note:  This course does not provide technical assistance for using your Alexa enabled device. You will be required to download, evaluate and use Alexa enabled applications on a regular basis.  This course does not provide assistance when using third party applications.

Technical Requirements

Prerequisites:

None

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What You Will Learn

  • Find and evaluate appropriate voice interface applications for use in a classroom or educational setting
  • Utilize Alexa to increase personal and professional productivity
  • Create additional learning opportunities for students with special needs
  • Integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into classroom lesson plans
  • Utilize AI to assist in classroom management
  • Create a customized Alexa skill

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