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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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Zotero

Principal function(s): Citation manager

A tool to collect, organise, cite, and share articles, papers or websites on one platform. It accepts a wider variety of forms of information (websites, papers, news articles, videos, audios, etc.) to store and organise. It is also linked to the search engine of your internet browser so that the storing process is very easy and fast. It needs to be installed for use and can be viewed without having Internet access.

Evaluation: A useful tool for researching information on the Internet, storing and organising the results. A time-saver for teachers to organise teaching materials, and for students to organise materials for projects.The sharing feature may facilitate collaborative research. Useful for researchers as a citation tool. A good tutorial or introduction needed before use. Advanced IT skills required.

Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://www.zotero.org/

  

Categories

Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Individual work

Skills

  • Reading
  • Writing

Content

  • You supply

Usability

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

Not too complex, but may take a while to get familiar with all the functions

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

High (once one gets the hang of it)

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

English only (except for the documentation page where how-to guides are established in multiple languages by users in the form of wiki)

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)

Low

Interactivity

Engagement

Low

Collaboration

High (Group account can be created to share folders on Zotero)

Communication

Middle (Discussion threads can be made within a group)

Technical requirements

Installation required?

Yes

Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux

Other technical requirements

None


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


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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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