using_Dragon_240x180In 2010, the Ministry of Education proposed changes to the adjudication options for students with Learning Disabilities in the area of written expression.

The proposed changes would require school districts to find provincial exam solutions, other than a scribe, for students entering grade 10 in the 2011-2012 academic year.

In response to these proposed changes, the Quesnel School District collaborated with SET-BC to explore the effectiveness of Dragon Naturally Speaking™ (DNS) software as an alternative to the use of a scribe. This pilot project was initiated in the 2010-2011 school year.

The final project report summarizes the project and highlights some of the challenges involved with implementing this type of technology with students in the school setting. We appreciate being able to partner with Quesnel SD#28 on their carefully considered and documented project which has resulted in helpful information for all teams considering using DNS or another speech-to-text program with their students.