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

Audacity ☆

Principal function(s): Audio record/ edit/ share

A tool for recording and editing sound files.

Evaluation: A useful tool for numerous audio-based tasks. It features many functions and may seem slightly complex at first. However, once the ‘how-to’ is mastered, using the software beomces rather easy. Audacity lends itself to many possible pedagogical and didactical usages.

Cost: Free without registration. Requires installation for its use.

Website: https://www.audacityteam.org/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates

Skills

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

May seem a little complex at first given that the software has numerous functions. Slightly old-fashioned interface.

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

Low at the beginning, high once principles of working with Audacity are mastered.

Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to

English + 33 additional languages supported + tutorial files in several different languages

Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?

Strong

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

Interactivity

Engagement

Collaboration

Communication

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, GNU/Linux

Other technical requirements

Microphone, speakers




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Principal function(s)
Audio record/ edit/ share
Blogging
Bookmarking
Citation manager
Course management
Story creation
File sharing/syncing
Flashcard
Game app
Graphic organizer
Image sharing
Marking software
Mind mapping
News aggregator
Note taking
Podcast aggregator
Polling
Poster creator
Question/answer management
Quiz maker
Screen capture
Slide presenting
Social networking
Storytelling
Thesaurus
Timeline Creator
Translation tool
Url shortener
Video Conferencing
Video record/ edit/ share
Virtual pinboard
Virtual worlds
Crossword puzzle creator
Website creator
Wiki
Word cloud creator
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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