Microsoft has introduced a new Reading Progress Feature to help students with reading fluency. The company has launched the feature to its video meet and collaboration platform Microsoft Teams.
According to the company, the newly introduced feature can boost reading fluency in adult literacy. Especially it can particularly help the students in elementary schools. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has changed the definition of normal along with the ways of life.
Pandemic has heavily impacted the education system where the teachers try to cope with the new normal. In online education, teachers are facing issues to assess a student’s reading fluency in person. The Company is hoping that Microsoft’s new feature will help to solve the precise matter.
The feature allows the user to measure the precision, expression as well as the promptness of reading. It is said the feature will support different dialects and accents in the upcoming days. In the initial days, it will start developing for a US English audience.
Educators also will be able to turn off auto-detection. They can access the student’s enactment manually through a video of the student reading. The feature will also allow Teachers to regulate the sensitivity of the feature. In that way, they’ll be enabled to measure students with dyslexia or speech disorders. Azure is the backend support of this technology.
In the year 2021, Microsoft Teams added more than 100 new capabilities to date. Microsoft Teams has 145 million daily active global users.