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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

ANVILL

Principal function(s): Course management

ANVILL is a free course management tool for qualified language educators and students. It is a web-based tool for organising courses and facilitating text-based lessons and activities both in blended and online environments. Teachers can create a virtual classroom for their students by using ANVILL. There is no need for installing ANVILL, but registration is required for educators. Hosting is provided by the University of Oregon for free. Advanced IT skills are a prerequisite for using ANVILL. Evaluation: This is a useful tool both for text-based activities in distance learning contexts and for promoting students' learning outside the classroom. With its updated appearance it is also an attractive tool. It is suitable for college-level courses.

Cost: Free

Website: https://anvill.uoregon.edu/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

Skills

  • Reading

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Straightforward, easy-to-navigate

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?

Very high. It does not sell users' data, it has enterprise-level security, and there are no advertisements. See 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)

High. It allows educators to create personalised courses and tasks.

Interactivity

Engagement

Pretty engaging if all functions are employed.

Collaboration

Forums and a livechat can be used to allow students collaborate.

Communication

Voiceboards, LiveChat, and Forum contribute to facilitating communcation.

Technical requirements

Installation required?

No

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android

Other technical requirements

Microphone, speakers


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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
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Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)

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Listening
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Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Intercultural

Content
You supply
Website/other users supply

 


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