Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Boost Student Success and Increase Accessibility Using Assistive Technology

Scheduled at 2:15pm in Colorado F on Thursday, November 17.

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Speaker(s)

  • Kurt Apen, Chief Marketing Officer, Otter.ai

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: All Levels
  • Type of session: General Conference

Summary

Assistive technology like Otter plays an important role in equalizing access to education, by enabling inclusion and reducing inequalities in higher ed. Powered by artificial intelligence, Otter goes beyond transcribing classes and increases student success with live captions, meeting summaries, and note-taking for the classroom whether remote or in person.

Join this session to hear real-life examples of assistive technology (AT) in action at higher education institutions.

Abstract

The need for innovative technology within campus accessibility programs has never been higher. A 63% increase in mental health diagnoses amongst U.S. college students means more people qualify for assistive support than ever before and the pressure has never been higher to deliver support for students.

Assistive technology like Otter plays an important role in equalizing access to education, by enabling inclusion and reducing inequalities in higher ed. Powered by artificial intelligence, Otter goes beyond transcribing classes and increases student success with live captions, meeting summaries, and note-taking for the classroom whether remote or in person.

Join this session to see a demo of Otter and hear real-life examples of assistive technology (AT) in action at higher education institutions:

- Tackling classroom distractions with live transcriptions in real time - Supporting students in a remote or in-person classroom - Providing support for students with a variety of needs

Keypoints

  1. Scale your efforts to support students with accessibility needs
  2. Leverage Assistive Technology to help students fight classroom distractions and retain information better
  3. Move beyond classroom audio transcripts with live captions, meeting summaries and note-taking

Disability Areas

Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Psychological

Topic Areas

Assistive Technology, Captioning/Transcription, Research, Uncategorized

Speaker Bio(s)

Kurt Apen

Kurt Apen is the Chief Marketing Officer for Otter.ai. Kurt is a veteran technology marketing leader who has spent the last 20 years building global brands, including Coursera, Disney Mobile Games and eBay. Kurt has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.