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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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Duolingo

Principal function(s): Game app

Duolingo is an app that helps learners improve their language knowledge. It makes the user follow a pathway with steps that build upon one another. Once you finish one step, you are allowed to go to the next one, but from time to time you will have to refresh your knowledge by retaking a quicker version of passed steps. The app is gamified, so that the user is pushed to try to learn everyday.

Evaluation: The gamified style of the app is successful in encouraging users to keep learning a bit everyday. Nevertheless, this can also be demotivating for users who once fall of the track. The idea of learning by repetition and deduction also seems to work well in favour of retaining information.

Cost: Free with registration.

Website: https://www.duolingo.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • You 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, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Hindi, Ukrainian, Russian, Corean, Hungarian, Turkish, Czech, Thai, Chinese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Dutch

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

Duolingo collects and analyses leaner data: https://ai.duolingo.com/. Duolingo can share your personally-identifiable information with third parties if it is “reasonably necessary to offer the Service” and they obtain information about learners from Third Party Services. The company’s privacy policy is available at: https://duolingo.com/privacy

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)

No. The user must follow the pathway set by the app.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes

Compatibility/ Operating System

iOS, Android. Use on regular browsers also possible, but not with all functions available

Other technical 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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Write & Improve (Tool to improve your writing in English)

Write & Improve is a free online tool developed by the University of Cambridge to help English language learners improve their writing skills. Students choose their level and then receive a selection of writing tasks that match that level. Once the task has been submitted, the tool automatically assigns an appropriate grade and also gives feedback on the writing, which students can incorporate into the original text. Students can also create their own writing assignments.... View details


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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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