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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

Lang-8

A language learning platform where native speakers correct what you write. You can write a journal entry in the language that you learn and native speakers of that language will correct what you write. In return, you can help the others learn your language.

Evaluation: Robust setup. You have multiple ways to provide feedback and for feedback to be provided to you.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://lang-8.com/

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Blogging
  • Social networking
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Straightforward
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): Interface in 19 languages
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?) Medium

Interactivity

Engagement: Yes
Collaboration: Yes
Communication: Yes

Technical requirements

Installation required? No (Web-based)
Compatibility/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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