Liberated Learning Publications:

Ranchel, R., Taber-Doughty, T., Guo, Y. Bain, K. Martin, H. Robinson, J. and Duerstock, B. (2013).  Using speech recognition for real-time captioning and lecture transcription in the classroom. Transaction and Learning Technologies.

Bain, K., Leaman, C., & Lund-Lucas, E. (2013).  Students with disabilities experiences using a Hosted Transcription System.

Bain, K., Haven, V., & Leitch, D. (2013).  AMOOC: Improving Access to MOOCs using Speech Recognition.

Bain, K., Chan, B., & Bates, L. (2013).  Evaluating cost and quality of educational transcription in Canadian post-secondary education.

Wald, M. (2013). Concurrent Collaborative Captioning. Proceedings of SERP’13 – The 2013 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice.

Wald, M. (2013). Synote Discussion. Extending Synote to support threaded discussions synchronised with recorded videos. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services. The Eighth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW 2013), International Academy, Research and Industry Association.

Wald, M., Draffan, E.A., Li, Y. and Jing, W. (2013). Synote mobile: HTML5 responsive design video annotation application. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Advances in Information Technology (AIT 2013), 12-16.

Wald, M., Li, Y. and Draffan, E.A. (2013). Synote: collaborative mobile learning for all. Procedia Computer Science, 1-10.

Wald, M., Li, Y., Draffan, E.A. and Jing, W. (2013). Synote mobile HTML5 responsive design video annotation application. UACEE International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and its Applications (IJCSIA), 3, (2), 207-211.

Li, Y., Wald, M., Omitola, T., Shadbolt, N., Wills, G. (2012). Synote: weaving media fragments and linked data. In: Linked Data on the Web (LDOW2012), Lyon, FR, 16 Apr 2012. 10pp. 

Li, Y., Wald, M., Wills, G. (2012). Applying linked data in multimedia annotations. In: Special issue: Semantic Multimedia, International Journal of Semantic Computing, 6, (3), 289-313.

Wald, M. (2012). Important new enhancements to inclusive learning using recorded lectures. In: 13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2012), Linz, AT,11 – 13 Jul 2012. 8pp.

Wald, M. and Li, Y. (2012). Synote: Important Enhancements to Learning with Recorded Lectures. ICALT 2012.

Bain, K., Lund-Lucas, E., & Stevens, J. (2012). Transcribe Your Class: Using Speech Recognition to Improve Access for At-Risk Students. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching.

Bain, K., Stevens, J., Martin, H., Lund-Lucas, E. (2012). Transcribe Your Class: Factors Affecting Implementation and Adoption of a Hosted Transcription Service. INTED2012 Proceedings, 1446-1454.

Li, Y., Wald, M. and Wills, G. (2011) Applying Linked Data in Multimedia Annotations. International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC) Special Issue on Semantic Multimedia. ISSN 1793-351X, OCLC: 174284435 (In Press)

Li, Y., Wald, M. and Wills, G. (2011) Applying Linked Data to Media Fragments and
In: ISWC 2011: 10th International Semantic Web Conference, 25/10/2011, Bonn, Germany.

Li, Y., Wald, M., Wills, G., Khoja, S., Millard, D., Kajaba, J., Singh, P. and Gilbert, L. (2011) Synote: development of a Web-based tool for synchronized annotations. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia. pp. 1-18.

Wald, M. (2011) Synote: A Free Collaborative Multimedia Web Technology Helping Teachers and Students Transform Teaching and Learning in Schools, Colleges and Universities. 15th Biennial of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching .

K. Bain, C. MacEachern (2011).  Developing speech recognition acoustic and language models for post-secondary lectures.

K. Bain, C. MacEachern (2011) Early effects of adding text transcripts to a speech recognition language model for post-secondary lectures.

Li, Y., Wald, M. and Wills, G. (2011). Interlinking Multimedia Annotations. In: Web Science 2011, 14th to 18th June,2011, Koblenz, Germany.

Wald, M. (2011). Crowdsourcing Correction of Speech Recognition Captioning Errors. In: W4A 2011: 8th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility, March 2011, Hyderabad India.

Wald, M. (2010). Synote: Multimedia Annotation ‘Designed for all’. special Issue of the International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management, 18 (SP1)


Wald, M. (2010). Synote: Designed for all Advanced Learning Technology for Disabled and Non-Disabled People. In: Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies , 2010, Sousse Tunisia. pp. 716-717.

Smith-Chant, B. Hajazifar, N., Aubrey, A. & Lund-Lucas, E. (2010) Implementing a blended learning approach: Factors influencing students’ academic outcomes. “Great Ideas Presentations”, 7th Annual Slone Consortium Blended Learning Conference & Workshop, Chicago: USA.

Net4Voice Final Public Report July 31 2010.

A. Weggerle, P. Schmidt, P. Schulthess (2009).  Speech to Multi-media Document Transcription for University Lectures, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 5477-5482

Cinzia Buscherini, Danila Cremesani, Marco Santini, Gioachino Colombrita, William Costantini, Daniela Tibaldi. Net4Voice – Il riconoscimento vocale come ausilio alla didattica

Li Qilong, Li Ming & Jiang Xuefeng, New trends of the development of the class teaching mode for students with defective hearing China’s Special Education, 2007 (6), Vol. 84: 55-58.

Zheng Jian & Xu Jiacheng, Integration and multi-mode transmission of the Internet special educational resources China’s Special Education, 2006 (8), Vol. 74: 46-49.

E. Luppi, R. Primiani, C. Raffaelli, D. Tibaldi, A.M. Violi, Net4Voice – New Technologies for Voice Converting in Barrier Free Learning Environments: Development of Innovative Learning Methodologies, Experiments, and Results. International Association of Technology, Education and Development – International Conference 2008  Madrid, Spain, November 17-19, 2008.

S. Conrod, S. Basson, D. Kanevsky.  Methods to Optimize Transcription of On-Line Media.  INTERSPEECH 2008 incorporating SST 2008. Brisbane, Australia.   September 22-26 2008

R. Primiani, D. Tibaldi, and L. Garlaschelli, Net4Voice – New Technologies for voice-converting in barrier-free learning environment 2008 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. Las Vegas, USA. July 14-17, 2008.

M. Wald, K. Bain. Using Speech Recognition for Real-Time Captioning of Multiple Speakers. Multimedia, IEEE, Volume 15, Issue 4, Oct.-Dec. 2008 Page(s):56 – 57.  

I. Amici, K. Bain, A. Serra, D. Tibaldi, A.M. Violi, M. Wald. How Speech Recognition Technology Can Enable the Full Potential of e-learning. Committee on Culture, Science and Education Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe. September 14, 2007

John-Mark Bell.   Enhancing accessibility through correction of speech recognition errors.  SIGACCESS Newsletter, Issue 89, Sept 2007.

J. Thomas, S. Basson, D. Gardner-Bonneau. (2007).   Accessibility and Speech Technology:  Advancing Toward Universal Access. In D. Gardner-Bonneau and H.E. Blanchard (Eds.), Human Factors and Voice Interactive Systems (pp. 417-442).  Berlin:  Springer US.

D. Leitch.   “GIFT Atlantic Liberated Learning High School Pilot Project: a study of the transfer of Speech Recognition technology from university classrooms to high school classrooms”.

Kohtaroh Miyamoto, Kenichi Arakawa, Takashi Saito “Hybrid Caption Editing System by Integrating Line Unit Type and Word Processor Type” IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems Vol. J90-D No.3 2007

Kohtaroh Miyamoto, Kenichi Arakawa, Masakazu Takizawa “Integration of Caption Editing System with Presentation Software” HCI International 2007

M. Wald and K. Bain. “Universal access to communication and learning:  the role of automatic speech recognition” in Universal Access in the Information Society, 2007.

K. Bain, J. Hines, P. Lingras, Q. Yumei. “Using Speech Recognition and Intelligent Search Tools to Enhance Information Accessibility in Proceedings of HCI International 2007, In Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS), 2007.

M. Wald, M. “A Research Agenda for Transforming Pedagogy and Enhancing Inclusive Learning through Synchronised Multimedia Captioned Using Speech Recognition” in Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunication, 2007.

M. Wald and K. Bain. “Enhancing the Usability of Real-Time Speech Recognition Captioning through Personalised Displays and Real-Time Multiple Speaker Editing and Annotation” in Proceedings of HCI International 2007: 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Beijing, 2007.

J. Glass, T. Hazen, S. Cyphers, I. Malioutov, D. Huynh, and R. Barzilay.  “Recent Progress in the MIT Spoken Lecture Processing Project” Proc. Interspeech, Antwerp, 2007 [PDF].

Kohtaroh Miyamoto “Cost Reduction Of Caption Editing Using Supplemental Text Information CSUN 2006

Kenichi Arakawa, Kohtaroh Miyamoto, Noriko Negishi  “Caption Editing System for University-Level Students with Hearing Disabilities” Closing the Gap 2006 Conference

J. Hines, “Synonymous Searching in an Accessible Environment Using Proximal Keywords” in Conference Proceedings of ASSETS 06, October 22–25, 2006.

D. Kanevsky, S. Basson, S.Chen, A. Faisman, A. Zlatsin, S. Conrod, A. McCormick.  Speech Transcription Services.  SPECOM’2006, St. Petersburg, 25-29 June 2006.

K. Ryba, T. McIvor, M. Shakir and D. Paez, “Liberated Learning: Analysis of Students Perceptions and Experiences with Continuous Automated Speech Recognition”. The Electronic Journal of Instructional Science and Technology, 9(1), 2006.

M. Wald, “An exploration of the potential of Automatic Speech Recognition to assist and enable receptive communication in higher education”. ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology 14(1) pp. 9-20, 2006.

M. Wald, “Captioning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People by Editing Automatic Speech Recognition in Real Time”. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs ICCHP 2006, LNCS 4061 pp. 683-690, 2006.

M. Wald, “Creating Accessible Educational Multimedia through Editing Automatic Speech Recognition Captioning in Real Time”. International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education: Smarter Use of Technology in Education 3(2) pp. 131-142, 2006.

M. Wald, “Learning Through Multimedia: Automatic Speech Recognition Enabling Accessibility and Interaction“. Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications pp. 2965-2976, 2006.

K. Bain, S. Basson, A. Faisman, D. Kanevsky, “Accessibility, Transcription, and Access Everywhere”, IBM Systems Journal: Accessibility Vol. 44 No. 3, July 14, 2005.

M. Wald, T.J. Hazen, S. Conrod, K. Bain, S. Armstrong, P. Lingras, S. Basson, D. Kanevsky, A. Faisman, D. Nahamoo, M. Picheny in Proceedings of the 2005 AVIOS Speech Technology Symposium “Speech Technologies: Captioning, Transcription and Beyond” June 3, 2005.

M. Wald, and K. Bain, “Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Assist Communication and Learning“. In Proceedings of HCI International 2005: 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 8, Las Vegas, 2005.

M. Wald, Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Enhance Education for All Students: Turning a Vision into Reality. In Proceedings of 34th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference S3G, pp. 22-25, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2005.

Kohtaroh Miyamoto, “Effective Master Client Closed Caption Editing System for Wide Range Workforce” HCI International 2005, Volume 7 – Universal Access in HCI 2005.

M. Wald, “Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Enhance Education for All Students” in Proceedings of the 34th ASEE/IEEE “Frontiers in Education” Conference, October 20-23, 2004, Savannah, Georgia [PDF].

J. Glass, T. Hazen, L. Hetherington and C. Wang.  “Analysis and processing of lecture audio data: Preliminary investigations”, in Proceedings of the HLT-NAACL 2004 Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Speech Indexing and Retrieval, pp. 9-12, Boston, Massachusetts, May, 2004 [PDF].

“Taking Liberated Learning to New Realms: Network Via Scribe Project”, Nov 28, 2003 [PDF].

D. Leitch, T. MacMillan, Year IV Research Report on the Liberated Learning Initiative, “Innovative Technology and Inclusion: Current Issues and Future Directions for Liberated Learning Research” , 2003 [PDF].

K. Bain, “Liberated Learning – A Global Initiative” in “The Times”, online at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Vol. 34, No. 1, April 2003.

S. Basson, A. Faisman, D. Kanevsky, “Speech Recognition – New Accessibility Impacts”, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, NY. [PDF].

K. Bain, S. Basson and M. Wald, “Speech Recognition in University Classrooms: Liberated Learning Project”, presented at the 5th Annual International ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, July 2002, Edinburgh Scotland.

D.Paez, K. Bain, H. Makeham, D. Burns, Widening Participation Using Speech Recognition: Can it Deliver? Liberated Learning Project. Pathways 6 Conference 2002

D. Leitch, T. MacMillan, Year III Final Research Report on the Liberated Learning Project “How Students With Disabilities Respond to Speech Recognition Technology in the University Classroom”, July 2002.

A. Hede. “Student reaction to speech recognition technology in lectures in S. McNamara and E. Stacey (Eds), Untangling the Web: Establishing Learning Links. Proceedings ASET Conference. Melbourne, July 2002.

D. Leitch, T. MacMillan, Year II Research Report on the Liberated Learning Project “Improving Access for Persons with Disabilities Using Speech Recognition Technology”, 2001.