August 9, 2019. The 8th ISCA Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education (SLaTE 2019) will be held in Graz, Austria, on September 20 - 21, co-located with Interspeech. See this blog post for further information about SLaTE 2019.

August 8, 2019. The Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Application (BEA) are now available online.

April 16, 2019. The latest edition of the SIGEDU/BEA newsletter has been posted!


SIGEDU is the Association for Computational Linguistics special interest group for building educational applications. SIGEDU organizes the annual workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications – colloquially known as the BEA Workshop. Anyone can become a member of SIGEDU. If you are interested, please fill out this form.

This is a community website. If you would like to share resources, tools, announce job positions, information on related events, or start a discussion on educational applications, you are invited to submit a guest blog post by following the instructions here. All submissions will be reviewed by the SIGEDU executive board and published if approved.


SIGEDU was founded in 2017 and is ACL’s newest SIG. SIGEDU has the following goals:

  • promote interdisciplinary interest in educational applications.

  • promote the exchange and distribution of recent developments within the field of educational technology development.

  • provide means and venues for exchanging news on cutting-edge technology and advances within the field.

  • promote collaboration both within the ACL community as well as between the ACL and other communities working on educational applications.

BEA 2019

The 2019 NAACL Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications was held on August 2, 2019 in Florence, Italy. The schedule is available on the website and proceedings are also online.


Helen Yannakoudakis, University of Cambridge
Ekaterina Kochmar, University of Cambridge
Claudia Leacock, Grammarly
Nitin Madnani, Educational Testing Service
Ildikó Pilán, Develop Diverse
Torsten Zesch, University of Duisburg-Essen

Anti-Harassment Policy

SIGEDU adheres to the ACL Anti-Harassment Policy for the BEA workshops. Any participant of the workshop who experiences harassment or hostile behavior may contact any current member of the ACL Executive Committee or contact Priscilla Rasmussen, who is usually available at the registration desk of the conference. Please be assured that if you approach us, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.