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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
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Lumen5 automatically creates slidecast videos based on text. You can write your own piece, starting from scratch, or you can make the tool capture text directly from a URL. If you decide to use the suggestions from the tool, the artificial intelligence will “read” the text and offer matching images to compose your video.

Evaluation: Lumen5 can be useful to promote writing and vocabulary learning in activities that require presentations, for instance. It allows users to quickly create professional-looking videos that can be shared online or shown in class.

Cost: Free with registration + paid options

Website: https://lumen5.com/



Principal function(s)
  • Audio record/edit/share
  • Slide presenting
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
  • Speaking
  • Writing


User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple
Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task Time efficiency: Medium
The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to Interface language(s): English
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: To a certain extent. If the user creates and account and grants access to their social media, Lumen5 has access to certain information (IP address, browser type, search terms, web-pages you visit etc.), yet the company claims that this information is not sold to third parties. More information at: https://lumen5.com/privacy/
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?) Yes. The tool suggest an automated solution for your video, yet you can edit it as you like, adding your prefered pictures or chunks of text, or editing


Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Linux, MAC
Other tech requirements: None

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This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission