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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

RedCircle

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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and many other directories. Users can also check the platform’s built-in analytics to track and increase their audience. Podcast recordings need to be in the mp3 or mp4 format and cannot be larger than 200MB. The creator can upload a special image for each recording or leave it without, in which case the default image of the sharing platform is used. Creators can also choose titles, write short summaries and choose publishing dates.

Evaluation: RedCircle is a good platform for teachers and students as it is easy to use and gives them a free option to express their creativity in any language. The users also get an email from the platform through which their listeners can contact them. Another great feature of the platform is that it finds users advertisers and helps them earn money with it, although the platform keeps 30% of the revenue. Dynamic insertion allows users to add advertisements to older episodes as well.

Cost: free with registration

Website: https://redcircle.com/

           

Categories

Principal function(s)
  • Audio record/edit/share
Type of interaction
  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)
Content
  • You supply
  • Website/other users supply
Skill
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • 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: High, only the basic info for registration
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?) High

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatibility/Operating System: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android
Other tech requirements:
 
 

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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