In the spurring anticipation for the largest “Moot” of the year, possibly of all time, in Denver, the MoodleMoot organization shares an interview with Justin Hunt. Longtime part of the Moodlerati, and now gold sponsor of the event, Hunt ups the ante regarding new plugin technologies and exciting announcements.
From Japan, where he’s taken roots, Hunt grew PoodLL, a plugin audio and video recording and casting plugin family, largely as a one-man operation. At the beginning, he conceived the plugin as a simple, helpful language learning tool, but quality and community response allowed PoodLL to keep pushing the envelope. Over the years it has become a dependable and well-favored solution around the world. Today, it is one of the most remarkable examples of successful Moodlepreneurship. Being able to sponsor the largest Moodle gathering is a testament to its achievements.
Hunt defines PoodLL as a “toolbox” that goes beyond its functional descriptions. On the stage of Kevin Taylor’s at The Opera House, he will share a glimpse on the history of PoodLL, as well as its exciting current form. Features available nowhere else in Moodle today include cloud storage of recordings with unlimited length, text-to-speech and speech-to-text integration, and automatic video subtitles. Looking beyond, its future is just as promising, if not more. Early reviews for an upcoming version of the Read Aloud plugin praise the accuracy and usability of its Artificial Intelligence engine to assess and help correct pronunciation skills.
As a teacher I can see the transcript of the wrong word and see why the AI marked it wrong. I can also click a button and it will replay those words for me so I can verify that is what the student said. VERY COOL!!! pic.twitter.com/JzwY6rLH9Y
— Chris Kenniburg (@kennibc) September 7, 2018
More awesome news for PoodLL users might not mean the same for Moodle going forward. The early “PoodLL API” will enable users to bring the powerful and futuristic features to any web-connected service, no LMS necessary.
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