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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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Future Learn

Principal function(s):

Future Learn is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform based in the UK. It is owned by The Open University and offers a variety of free online short courses and degrees taught by universities all around the world. Future Learn offers courses from many fields of knowledge such as coding, foreign languages, health, mathematics, psychology and creative arts.

Evaluation: Future Learn’s courses cover practically all disciplines and all content is open and free. Each course has a comments section where it is possible to ask questions and interact with other people taking the same course. Although learners have to complete classes and tasks within a deadline, they can watch the video-classes whenever they want and do the exercises at their own pace. At the end of the course, they can also obtain an official certificate from internationally renowned universities from all over the world under payment.

Cost: Free for the duration of the course and 14 extra days + paid unlimited version available / official certificate obtention on payment

Website: https://www.futurelearn.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening
  • Writing

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface

Simple

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

High

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

High. It collects user data and cookies and shares it with third parties for internal use. This is not sold to advertisers on the website, but is rather used for circulating e-mails and notifications. It complies with EU-level privacy regulations. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction

Yes

Tailorability (If so, how?) 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)

User must follow the courses and complete the tasks before the deadline, yet there is no restriction of at what specific time you take the course.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

Other technical requirements


 
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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Principal function(s)
Audio record/ edit/ share
Blogging
Bookmarking
Citation manager
Course management
Story creation
File sharing/syncing
Flashcard
Game app
Graphic organizer
Image sharing
Marking software
Mind mapping
News aggregator
Note taking
Podcast aggregator
Polling
Poster creator
Question/answer management
Quiz maker
Screen capture
Slide presenting
Social networking
Storytelling
Thesaurus
Timeline Creator
Translation tool
Url shortener
Video Conferencing
Video record/ edit/ share
Virtual pinboard
Virtual worlds
Crossword puzzle creator
Website creator
Wiki
Word cloud creator
Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 

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