The UK and Ireland Moodle Moot is in London this year on April 10, 11 and 12. And the Poodll Guy, me, will be there.
I will be talking about Generico, and about media players for education. While I won’t be specifically talking about Poodll, I am super happy to meet any Poodll’ers. Just tap me on the shoulder and start talking.
The abstracts of each of those presentations are as follows:
Title: What’s Generico? Format: Pico (<- this means its fast and short)
Generico is a set of two plugins that adds widgets and snippets to Moodle. These can be simple, e.g. “Hello [user first name]” or complex, e.g tabsets. Generico produces the widgets from templates, and templates can be freely made, shared and edited by users. Templates exist for tabs, qr codes, video backgrounds and more.
In the presentation Generico will be explained briefly and several templates will be showcased.
Title: Education Players in Moodle Format: short (15 mins)
In Moodle 3.2 the media player Video JS became the default player for Moodle, and its a big improvement. But couldn’t we improve things further?
Almost all of the open source audio players were designed to play music, and video players to play movies. But the use of media in education is not so straightforward. There is a need for “education players.”
In education we must consider users with special needs and children who need simple players with big buttons. And we must consider use cases like language learners who need players for pronunciation checking and practice, or users watching videos at double speed on their way to work.
In this presentation we will discuss education players in Moodle, and see examples of players from other course providers and players available for the VideoEasy plugin for Moodle.