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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


Principal function(s): Image and video editingScreen recording

Cam Studio is a tool designed to record screen and audio activity for Windows operating systems. CamStudio works by recording everything that happens on a computer screen. Users can employ Cam Studio to record video, presentations, or to create tutorials for lessons. Available extra options include inserting webcam footage, adding captions or narrating over footage. CamStudio is a free and open-source software project. Evaluation: CamStudio is a practical screen recording tool that can be used for educational purposes. It enables users to create video content, thus making it a valuable asset in nowadays’ learning environment. Teachers can employ this tool to produce video tutorials explaining complex topics. These tutorials can be particularly useful in subjects that require visual aids or software demonstrations. CamStudio can also foster students’ sense of agency by allowing learners to create their own content. Students can use the software to develop presentations, projects, or reports with video elements. This autonomy can also encourage creativity and autonomous learning. Regarding language teaching and learning, educators can employ CamStudio to record language lessons, pronunciation guides, or speaking exercises. Users can tailor the quality of a video recording to suit their needs, for example in order to send it as an attachment or to upload it online. CamStudio does not demand advanced IT skills but it requires installation.

Cost: Free

Website: https://camstudio.org/



Type Of Interaction

  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)



  • You supply


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

Straightforward, slightly old-fashioned.

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

High. CamStudio may have a moderate learning curve for beginners but it is generally time-efficient. In this sense, it is similar to other tools such as Audacity.

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


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

Very high. CamStudio requires installation but not the creation of a user account, so the data collected is minimal. CamStudio.org states that all online visitor data is protected against unauthorized access. They do not sell, trade, or give personal information to other companies or organizations. CamStudio also elaborates on children privacy, showing an understanding of this issue. It does not mention compliance with GDPR. See more here.

Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction


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, users can record content for whichever purpose.





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Latest addition to the ICT-REV inventory

Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies )

Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in. ... View details

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