We are especially happy to welcome the participants of the NIFLAR Project today amongst the VirtoUsers!
NIFLAR, the Networked Interaction in Foreign Language Acquisition and Research is a cooperation of eight European Universities, coordinated by the University of Utrecht, Nederlands. The Project focusses on Language Learning in Virtual Environments, and they have a long history researching both Opensim and Second Life under the aspect of Language Learning. The following video gives you a good introduction into the goals of the project:
NIFLAR will inhabit 3 Sims on the Maingrid, provided with Freeswitch Voice and a special environment to install preconfigured OAR files on-the-fly. We are currently reviewing the Whisper Voice Solution, that runs with configurable Speex Codec and promises to give a better speech quality. So, if you should meet Spanish, English, Portugese or Dutch Avatars on virtyou in the next time, give them a hearty welcome!