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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

This website presents a web inventory of online, interactive materials with a search engine filtering tools according to language skills, type of interaction, principal functions, etc. In addition, a MOODLE workspace for learning more about using online tools in the classroom is available. 

Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Welcome to the inventory of freely available online tools and open educational resources for language teaching and learning developed by the ICT-REV project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with specific criteria in mind. Read more

Mendeley

A tool to find, organise, read and annotate research articles, books etc. Users can collaborate with others and share research material. Installation required. Data are automatically synced with all devices (computers, mobile devices) online.

Evaluation: A useful way for teachers and students to organise research papers. A tool which can be used primarily with advanced learners; suitable for research projects. The sharing feature may facilitate collaborative research. Advanced IT skills required.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://www.mendeley.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
    Type of interaction
    • Individual work
    • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
    Content
    • You supply
    • Website/other users supply
    Skill
    • Reading
    • Writing

    Usability

    User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple and easy
    Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: High
    The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English only
    Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong
    Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes
    Possibility of the tool to be used for a  range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool) Tailorability (If so, how?) Low

    Interactivity

    Collaboration: Users can create groups and collaborate with others to share and organize articles
    Communication: Within the group, users can make comments to each other’s added articles or changes made.

    Technical requirements

    Installation required? Yes
    Compatability/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android
    Other tech requirements: None
     
     
     
    This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission

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