Overview of telecollaboration tools and affordances

In TILA we have chosen to work with user-friendly and safe tools that allow pupils to engage in intercultural communication. On the one hand we propose asynchronous tools (discussion forum, wiki), on the other we propose synchronous tools (text chat, videocommunication, 3D virtual world). Almost all of them are accessible through our learning environment, the Moodle platform.

Each tool offers its own advantages and challenges. For a quick overview of the affordances of each tool, see below, or click in the alphabet above. For more specific information about each tool, please refer to the different submenus of the ‘Telecollaboration Tasks and Tools’ section on the website.

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„Edmodo is regarded as a social networking site for teachers and students. It provides a free and secure social learning space for a class to connect and collaborate. Teachers and students can post messages, discuss topics, assign and grade class work, and share digital content such as links, pictures, videos, documents and presentations.” (Edmodo Review “Social Networking for Schools”, http://edjudo.com/edmodo-review-social-networking-for-teachers-and-students.html)


  • Edmodo is free to use and contains no advertising
  • It provides a secure learning environment protected by built-in privacy controls
  • Teachers can post messages for their students and students can post to the group
  • Teachers and students can share content and materials including web links and videos
  • Post classroom assignments encourage discussions and track progress online
  • Teachers can also grade assignments online providing convenient feedback
  • Enables teachers to network with other teachers to share ideas and resources
  • It has a calendar feature which helps track assignments and events
  • Users can connect via mobile smart phones and be updated with the latest posts

Edmodo Website: www.edmodo.com


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