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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): Video conferencing

Jitsi is an easy-to-use open-source web-conferencing tool. Users can start calls in their browsers with no need to register by just putting in a meeting name. After that users can ask others to join with the generated codes and/or passwords. The tool allows users to share their screens with other participants, and stream and record their calls. Another feature is the possibility of raising the hand to indicate the willingness to speak. Jitsi also allows for tablet or phone participation, although the app needs to be downloaded onto a device therefore. Evaluation: Jitsi a suitable tool for people with strong privacy concerns that still want to use a videoconferencing tool but are sceptical about Skype or Zoom. Due to the extremely easy setup of a virtual room, it is a valuable tool as well for people who desire to create a meeting on the spot. Overall, it is an excellent alternative to other more well-known videoconferencing tools, and it does not raise any privacy concerns.

Cost: Free

Website: https://meet.jit.si



Type Of Interaction

  • Group/pair work - classmates
  • Group/pair work - outsiders
  • Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


  • Listening
  • Speaking


  • You supply


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

Simple, user-friendly

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


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?

High. 8x8, which operates Jitsi, does not ask for personal information and does not retain any personal data. When it collects data, it uses it to identify and troubleshoot problems and to improve the service. Therefore, Jitsi is one of the most privacy-friendly videoconferencing tools, and its privacy section is written in a straightforward, informative way. Jitsi has an entire website elaborating on the complexities of its security measures, more so given that it is an open-source platform. Overall, these seem satisfactory. Jitsi’s privacy policy does not mention compliance with the GDPR. See more here and here.

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

No (only with registration to 8x8 Video Meetings)

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)






Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android

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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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