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 'Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning' (ICT-REV) project of the European Centre for Modern Languages project! The inventory contains a list of tools that have been evaluated with sound pedagogical criteria in mind. Read more

Netvibes

A personalised dashboard which allows users to monitor contents of their interest. Users can create their own dashboard of information that they like to gather from websites (e.g. news sites, blogs, social media, etc.). With a free account, the service is also available on a mobile device. Registration required.

Evaluation: A great way to keep track of resources from multiple websites on a single platform. Students and/or teachers can access materials of the target language easily and organise them (e.g. language-learning sites, online dictionaries etc.). An easy and efficient way to promote autonomous learning. Basic IT skills needed.
 
Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://www.netvibes.com/

Categories

Principal functions(s)
  • News aggregator
Type of interaction
  • Individual work
Content
  • Website/other users supply
Language skills
  • Listening
  • Reading

Pedagogical Criteria

User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface Interface: Simple, user-friendly
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 Multilinguality: Interface currently available in 81 languages
Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous? Respect for privacy: Strong
Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction Saving work for future use: No
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?) Low

Interactivity

Technical requirements

Installation required? No
Compatability/Operating System: Windows, iOS, Android, Mac
Other tech requirements: None