Gong 5
Real-time Web Voice Communication Tool
A Voice for the Web World - Free!

 

What is Gong? What is Gong?

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Gong is a free system for voice communication on the Web. It allows groups of people such as students and teachers to participate in discussion groups using their computers, using both synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous chat. It is commonly used by schools and universities for providing a 'voice board' for teaching purposes.

There are several different ways you can use Gong. All are free and unlimited:

Use Gong as a Standalone System

A Gong Discussion Board
A Gong Discussion Board
You can use the Gong system by itself. After you set up the Gong server users can use their browser or the Gong program to use the Gong system. Participants can then leave text and voice messages on voice boards. They can listen to and reply to text and voice messages left by other people. A group of people can join a real-time text/voice chat which can be recorded on voice boards. Any messages can be quickly played back by streaming the voice from the server. In addition, there are some powerful features such as personal messaging, support for multiple languages, styled text editing, voice editing, voice speed up/slow down, selective word/phrase playback and support for multilingual interface. There is also unique support for the Chinese Mandarin Pinyin and Chinese Cantonese Yale romanization systems.

Click here to try our Gong applet »

Use Gong with Moodle

A Gong Board in Moodle
A Gong Board in Moodle
Gong is available as a free module for the Moodle free course management system. By using Gong with Moodle your courses can have a voice board system where participants can leave text and voice messages on course voice boards. They can listen to and reply to text and voice messages left by other people. Any messages can be quickly played back by streaming the voice from the server. In addition, when using Gong as a Moodle module these powerful features of Gong are available: support for multiple languages, styled text editing, voice editing, voice speed up/slow down, selective word/phrase playback and support for multilingual interface. There is also unique support for the Chinese Mandarin Pinyin and Chinese Cantonese Yale romanization systems.

Click here to try our Gong in Moodle example »

 
Use 'MiniGong' for a Simple 'Web recorder'

Apart from the discussion board the system can also operate as a smaller version, MiniGong, which is handy on any webpages. It includes the following selected features of Gong: voice streaming, support for multiple languages, voice speed up/slow down, and support for multilingual interface.

The MiniGong Interface
The MiniGong Interface

Click here to try our MiniGong example »

Use the Gong API

HTML Page Using Gong API
HTML Page Using Gong API
A Gong web page scripting interface is available so that you can write your own code in a web page which tells Gong what to do. Your code has full control over what Gong does. So, for example, you can record, display and play back messages completely under the control of your script. Gong itself can be visible or invisible - you choose. You can combine this with control over different startup parameters for complete control. Please see the examples first, and then read more about the Gong real-time programmable control for more information about the Gong web page scripting interface.

Click here to try the examples »

Latest Updates and Events

12 September 2008 Gong version 5.0.6 is released!
11 December 2007 Our team has been honored with the Teaching Innovation Award, for the contribution of our system in innovative teaching, at the Teaching and Learning Symposium organized by the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching in HKUST. The press release is available here.
9 July 2007 Gong presentation titled "Integrated Learning with Podcasting Import and Export in the Gong System" was presented at the International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning 2007, Hong Kong, 2007.
3 March 2007 Gong presentation titled "Gong - A Free Web Voice Tool for Language Learners" was presented at the IT in Education Symposium, Hong Kong, 2007.
16 November 2006 Gong related paper titled "Web Content Development and Management Using the Gong System" is presented in AWNE 2006.
16 August 2006 Gong version 5.0.4 is released!
1 August 2006 Gong version 5.0.2 is released!
21 July 2006 Gong related paper titled "Automatic Audio Indexing and Audio Playback Speed Control as Tools for Language Learning" is presented in ICWL 2006.
21 July 2006 Gong version 5.0.1 is released!
18 July 2006 Gong version 5.0.0 is released and Gong has become free software!
14 July 2006 The Gong website is migrated from http://www.cs.ust.hk/gong to http://gong.ust.hk.
6 June 2006 Gong related paper titled "Enhancing Language Learning with the Gong Web Voice System" is presented in TCELT 2006.
22 March 2006 Gong version 4.2.0 is released!