PoodLL, released on the Moodle.org module/plug-in repository back in September seems to be an array of Moodle extras enabled through Java created and maintained by Justin Hunt (@poodll4moodle).  It’s free to download and free to use, check out the entry at: http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4239

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According to the official PoodLL site [http://www.poodll.com/],

PoodLL is a kind of language laboratory, or C.A.L.L (computer assisted language learning) system. Teachers create various kinds of activities for their students.  These activities include voice and video recording, pair-work and pronunciation practice. It is designed as a series of plug-ins for Moodle. Moodle is a popular system for delivering educational courses over the web. By using Moodle as a base we can leverage many of the functions already present in Moodle, so that we can focus on the core features of PoodLL.

Mods include,

  • Activities
  • new question types
  • assignments and
  • a filter

The new activities are designed especially for collaboration and to allow students to work efficiently in pairs (even over long distances).  Do note that installation maybe slightly more involved than adding zipped files via FTP.

For more information visit http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4239 or for about, documentation and screencasts of the mods go to http://www.poodll.com/.

Here’s a screenshot from Poodll.com’s new voice/video recording (through a students’ webcam) assignment.

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