en  fr  de
  1. Home
  2.  > 
    Resources
  3.  > 
    Inventory of ICT tools

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

Zoom

Zoom is a web-conferencing tool which can be used for synchronous online collaboration. The free version allows for groups of up to 100 people in a group call with a time limit of 40 minutes. Users can join a meeting with a URL or code. In a meeting, the host can share their entire desktop screen with their audience, an active window in their browser, or a whiteboard with illustrations and diagrams. Members of the meeting can also split off from the main meeting into breakout rooms of up to 50 people. There, they can discuss ideas and also ask the host for assistance if they need it. Another feature of the software is that it allows users to record their virtual meetings in MP4 and M4A video formats which makes it easy to track the coverage of a meeting, class etc. The chat allows users to instantly share text, image, audio or video files.

Evaluation: The software is useful for people seeking options for online meetings, online courses and classes with several participants. With its whiteboard it makes classes run much more smoothly.

Cost: Free with registration + premium plans

Website: https://zoom.us/

           

Categories

Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Usability

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple, user-friendly
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: High
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: Yes (with video recordings)
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?) Low

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? Yes
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android
Other tech requirements:
 
 

Latest addition

RedCircle (Podcast hosting platform)

RedCircle is a podcasting host which allows users to host and distribute their podcasts. The platform gives users unlimited uploads and storage, as well as allows them to share content on Apple Podcas... view details

PleaseWait
Only registered users can add reviews.
 
 
This tool was developed within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission