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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

RedCircle

Principal function(s): Streaming/radio services

RedCircle is a podcast-hosting platform which allows users to host and distribute their podcasts. Users can create and upload podcast episodes and distribute them to various platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube, and more. RedCircle provides users unlimited recording uploads and storage but only allows having one podcast. Also, recordings must be uploaded in mp3 or mp4 format and cannot exceed 200MB. Creators can also upload special images as thumbnails for recordings, together with titles, short summaries, and publishing dates. Moreover, they can also check RedCircle’s in-built analytics to track and increase their audience. RedCircle offers a free plan and requires login. Evaluation: RedCircle is a handy platform for teachers and students since it is easy to use and allows them to be creative in any language. Teachers could ask their students to create their podcasts and thereby improve their speaking and pronunciation skills while discussing any topic of their liking. Another advantage is that users are provided with an email from the platform through which their listeners can contact them, limiting interaction to a specific communication channel, which is helpful in terms of privacy. Like many other podcast platforms, RedCircle business model depends on generating revenue, so it invites users to monetise their podcasts, which is yet not obligatory. Average IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration

Website: https://redcircle.com/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Pronunciation

Content

  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply

Usability

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

Easy-to-use, intuitive

Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task

Medium

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?

Medium. RedCircle collects various types of user information such as sign-up or location information, together with cookies. This is done for different purposes, among which marketing. It shares data with third parties for operational purposes, together with selling de-identified information, which users can oppose. RedCircle acknowledges the importance of data security and has appropriate security measures to protect user data in place. RedCircle acknowledges users' control over their data and the right to modify it and request account deletion. Redcircle does not state compliance with the GDPR. See more here.

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)

Yes, RedCircle can be used for virtually any purpose and features different editing functionalities.

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Other technical requirements


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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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