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

LibriVox

Principal function(s): Audiobooks

LibriVox is a digital library of free public-domain audiobooks, offering a vast collection of literary works in various languages. Volunteers from around the world record audiobook versions of public domain texts, which are then made available for free on the LibriVox website and other platforms. Users can browse the catalogue by language or genre, search for specific titles or authors, and download audiobooks to listen to offline. As an open-source project, LibriVox relies on volunteer contributions for its content and operations and its codebase is freely available for anyone to access, modify, and contribute to on platforms like GitHub. Users do not need to sign up or have an account to access and download audiobooks from LibriVox. Evaluation: Librivox’s interface is intuitive and easy to use. It allows listening to recorded audiobooks and downloading them. The accent and delivery vary, as those who record themselves are volunteers. In some languages, especially English, many recordings are available, while other languages feature just a handful. Basic IT skills required.

Cost: Free without registration

Website: https://librivox.org/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening

Content

  • Website/other users supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, intuitive

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. LibriVox collects very limited user data through browser cookies employed to improve user experience. To set up an account, LibriVox asks only for a username, a password, and an e-mail. The platform sends some automatically generated e-mails but users can opt out. LibriVox states that it is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts it, although the latter is not specified. LibriVox does not mention compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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

No

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)

Limited

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Mac / Windows

Other technical requirements


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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
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Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills
Listening
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Reading
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Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases in different languages. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works in English, French, Japanese, Italian, German, and Spanish. Playphrase is free to use and does not require setting up an account for use. ... View details

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