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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): Citation managers

A tool to find, organise, read and annotate research articles, books, and more. Users can collaborate with one another and share research material. Data is automatically synced with all devices (computers, mobile devices) online. It has browser and application versions. Evaluation: A useful way for teachers and students to organise research papers. It can be used primarily with advanced learners since it is suitable for research projects. The sharing feature may facilitate collaborative research. Substantial IT skills are required.

Cost: Free with registration + paid premium plans

Website: https://www.mendeley.com/



Type Of Interaction

  • Individual work
  • Individual work



  • You supply


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

Straightforward, intuitive

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

English only. However, there are several citation styles in dozens of languages.

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

High. Elsevier, which owns Mendeley, collects personal data but claims to do so only to facilitate efficiency and productivity in research. The policy mentions that precautions are taken to safeguard personal information through technical and organizational measures. Users are informed that they can access and update their information directly through the service. Elsevier mentions users' rights to request access, correction, deletion, or data portability, providing some degree of user control. It does not explicitly mention compliance with the GDPR but yes EU legislation. See 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)






Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Other technical requirements


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Type Of Interaction
Group/pair work - classmates
Group/pair work - outsiders
Individual work
Presenting (e.g. lecturing, storytelling)


You supply
Website/other users supply


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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