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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

Future Learn

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 from Europe, South and North America, Australia and New Zealand, and Asia. 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 areas of knowledge 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. Even though you have to complete the classes and tasks within a deadline, you can watch the video-classes whenever you want and do the exercises at you own pace. The fact that you can obtain an official certificate from internationally renowned universities from all over the world is an advantage, although you must pay for this option

Cost: Free for the duration of the course + 14 days. An upgrade and an unlimited version, which include th

Website: www.futurelearn.com

           

Categories

Type of interaction
  • Individual work
Content
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary

Usability

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: High
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: It collects data relating to your visits to the Website that cannot identify you and your computer’s IP address.
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?) 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

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Other tech requirements:
 
 
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ReadWriteThink (Educational platform)

ReadWriteThink is an educational platform for teachers, students and parents. It is a resource sharing website from the USA National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and covers a variety of schoo... view details

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