With people around the world working from home and caring for their families in these challenging times, many of us are struggling with the difficulty of juggling work and having to homeschool our children. This can be even more challenging when your kids are very young and require more supervision and attention. As technologists we always think, “is there some way I can solve my problem with code and automation”
Based in Vienna, Laslo Horváth (Senior Laravel Developer at Tag1) did just that - he designed and implemented, in only several dozen lines of code, an offline e-learning application that helps his young children practice their writing and speaking in German and English, all through speech-to-text transcription features available out of the box in HTML5. Even better, because the application has no infrastructure, he can share it with other parents in the same situation. As a result, Laslo’s kids are more engaged and he gets some much needed peace of mind, as well as time to get some work done!
In this special episode of Tag1 Team Talks, Laslo joins Michael Meyers (Managing Director at Tag1) and your host Preston So (Editor in Chief at Tag1 and Senior Director, Product Strategy at Oracle) for a pandemic edition that delves into how you can enable e-learning for your own family with APIs available in your browser out of the box. In the process, we explore some of the implications for HTML5's SpeechRecognition API and voice-driven applications. If you're at your wit's end with your own homeschooling needs, Laslo's solution may be right for you.
For a transcript of this video, see Transcript: eLearning with Kids at Home featuring HTML5 Speech-to-Text: Tag1 TeamTalk #013.