1. Fluency Feedback Now Working!
The player will give students “fluency” feedback as well as that on pronunciation. Meaning, when students record lines, they will also get scored at their ability to match the length of utterance and pause of the original video. If they don’t say the word(s) at the correct time, a pause icon will show and indicate this. (see image below). This is one step towards building a complete prosodic model by which to assess student speech. (forthcoming – tone/pitch/stress/power). This is a very powerful feature – timing/speed is an essential component of fluency. In particular, this will be handy for anyone practicing public speaking in English. Pausing and control being essential.
2. “Favoriting” made easy!
Now it is very easy to collect your favorite videos for study later on or just for sharing. Simply click the star in the video thumbnail and it will go into your favorites. Then sort your videos by favorites on your WATCH page.