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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, pedagogical 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 sound pedagogical criteria in mind. Read more


A tool to collect, organise, cite, and share articles, papers or websites on one platform. It accepts a wider variety of forms of information (websites, papers, news articles, videos, audios, etc.) to store and organise. It is also linked to the search engine of your internet browser so that the storing process is very easy and fast. It needs to be installed for use and can be viewed without having Internet access.

Évaluation: A useful tool for researching information on the Internet, storing and organising the results. A time-saver for teachers to organise teaching materials, and for students to organise materials for projects.The sharing feature may facilitate collaborative research. Useful for researchers as a citation tool. A good tutorial or introduction needed before use. Advanced IT skills required.
Coûts: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Site web : http://www.zotero.org/


Fonction(s) principale(s)
    Type d'interaction
    • Travail individuel
    • Approvisionnement pour vous
    Compétences linguistiques
    • Compréhension de l’écrit
    • Production écrite

    Critères pédagogiques

    User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface Not too complex, but may take a while to get familiar with all the functions
    Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Gestion efficace du temps High (once one gets the hang of it)
    The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Caractère multilingue English only (except for the documentation page where how-to guides are established in multiple languages by users in the form of wiki)
    Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect de la vie privée Strong
    Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Enregistrer le travail pour une utilisation future 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) Adaptabilité (Si oui, comment ?) Low


    Engagement Low
    Collaboration High (Group account can be created to share folders on Zotero)
    Communication Middle (Discussion threads can be made within a group)

    Critères technologiques

    Installation requise ? Yes
    Compatibilité/Système d'exploitation Windows, Mac, Linux
    Autres aspects techniques 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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