Using Google’s Web Speech API with Moodle for Language Learning
Voice recognition (speech-to-text) and speech synthesis (text-to-speech) are powerful tools which, up until now, were not easily available to educators wishing to design their own computerized speaking activities. Google’s Web Speech API, with voice recognition and speech synthesis, now makes it possible to develop powerful web-based speaking activities within Moodle for language learning purposes. The presenter will demonstrate sample Moodle language learning activities that utilize the Web Speech API. The activities include a computerized speech assessment plugin, a web-based audio recorder, and a voice shadowing activity with speech recognition… [more info]
Getting started with Panda
At the core of Panda is a REST API which supports uploading and managing of videos, encodings and output profiles.
Every Panda account has a number of clouds. Each cloud defines a single storage for your uploaded videos, resulting encodings and thumbnails.
Typically you will want to create a separate cloud for each website you plan to integrate Panda into. You can also use clouds to separate production and staging environments.