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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): Game apps

Voki is an online tool that allows creating and customising characters (avatars), adding voice to these avatars, posting a Voki to a blog, website, or an online profile, and using it to communicate and interact with other people online. Registration is required. Evaluation: A fun and easy-to-use tool aimed at primary and secondary school students. A wide variety of avatars and other fun features make Voki a perfect tool to relieve students from anxiety they may have when faced with an oral task. Vokis can be saved and a free account offers a variety of options. Vokis are shared via a link.

Cost: Free with registration + Paid premium plans

Website: http://www.voki.com/


Best practice

Voki-based tasks


Type Of Interaction

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


  • Speaking


  • Website/other users supply
  • You supply


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

Colorful, easy-to-use

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

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

Medium. Voki collects personal information when users provide it, such as during registration, communication with customer/technical support, or participation in surveys. This information is collected for various purposes, including providing, maintaining, protecting, and improving the service, customising content, contacting users with updates, and more. The policy clearly states that it does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. The tool does not share personal information with third parties for monetary gain. It only shares information with third-party service providers when required to deliver Voki features and capabilities. It employs cookies to provide its services properly and provides guidance on how users can remove them from their devices. Voki displays advertising banners on the sides of the website but these seem not to be tailored to user behaviour or location. Its privacy policy mentions taking reasonable technical and organisational measures to guard against unauthorized processing, accidental loss, or damage to personal data. It acknowledges users’ rights to access, modify, or delete their data. Voki does not state compliance with the 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)






Technical requirements

Installation required?


Compatibility/ Operating System

Windows, Mac, Linux

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Principal Functions
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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