Throughout their time with the CDT, our students work on our “Meta-MOOC”.
A lot of useful SLT learning material is available on the Web in the form of Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. The SLT Meta MOOC is a resource for you to learn about both general and highly specialised topics in SLT, created by you and your fellow students under the supervision of experts.
This is modelled on two aspects, the ISCA SCOOT resource (in which Sheffield plays a leading role), as well as the technical blogs on specific subjects, which are now becoming common in machine learning, vision and speech and language.
You will take up the role of topic scout, writer and/or reviewer and collate content referencing online lectures, papers and other online material. Material will be made available internally and, following quality assurance, released for public access. Theme leads and a module lead will support the selection of topics, balance and quality.
The CDT’s Meta-MOOC is hosted on a custom server using Atlassian Confluence which allows really nice content to be created collaboratively, published once checked and allow commenting from the community.