Top Learning Tools

Top 100 Learning Tools

It’s amazing to see how global learning has become. Each year C4LPT, the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies in the United Kingdom, gathers a list of the top learning tools.  The list contains many tools that I use. It’s interesting to see what appeared for the first time this year – Google+ and TEDTalks.

Look at the list of the Top 30 and see what you might be missing. (Click on the link or graphic above for the complete list)

Top Tools 2011

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011. This, the 5th Annual Survey of Learning Tools, was finalised on 13 November 2011. This year’s list was compiled from the Top 10 Tools lists of 531 learning professionals worldwide – from education, training and workplace learning.  [You can see some of the votes cast here.]

What is a “learning tool”? This could be a tool you use to create or deliver learning content/solutions for others, or a tool you use for your own personal learning.

Analysis ::  Best of Breed 2011  |  Winners & Losers 2011 |  Top Tools 2007-2011

The slideset is available on Slideshare and is embedded below, the text list appears beneath it:

KEY:
Previous years rankings shown in grey | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
F = free, P = paid for, D = download, O = online

Top 30

  1. Twitter – micro-sharing site   |  1 |  1 | 11 | 43=    F O
  2. YouTube – video-sharing tool | 2 |  3 | 18 | 22=   F O
  3. Google Docs – collaboration suite (incl Google Forms) |  3 | 5 | 7 | 14    F O
  4. Skype – instant messaging/VoIP tool  |  6 |  11= | 4 | 3=    F/P D
  5. WordPress – blogging tool  | 8 | 6 | 5 | 6=6=    F O/D
  6. Dropbox – file synching software   | 13 | 71= | – | –   F/P O/D
  7. Prezi – presentation software  | 12 | 28 |  – |  –   F O
  8. Moodle – course management system  |  10 | 14= | 9 | 12=    F/D
  9. Slideshare – presentation sharing site  | 5 | 7 | 20 | 31   F O
  10. (Edu)Glogster – interactive poster tool  | 25 | 55= | – | –  F O
  11. Wikipedia – collaborative encyclopaedia  | 16 | 17 | 13 | 26=  F O
  12. Blogger/Blogspot – blogging tool  | 14 | 14= | 10 | 9  F O
  13. diigo – social annotation tool  | 15 | 22= | 35= | 72=  F O
  14. Facebook – social network   | 9 | 31= |  24 | 17=  F O
  15. Google Search – search engine  | 11 | 8 | 6 | 3  F O
  16. Google Reader – RSS reader   | 7 | 4 | 3 | 7=  F O
  17. Evernote – note-taking tool  | 23 | 27 | – | 16=  F D
  18. Jing – screen capture tool   | 17 | 20 | 26= | –  F D
  19. PowerPoint – presentation software  |  21 | 13 | 8 | 5  P D
  20. Gmail – web-based email service   | 31 | 21 | 14 | 7=  F O
  21. LinkedIn – prof social network  | 30 | 38= | 30= | 31=   F O
  22. Edmodo – edu social networking site  | 46 | 88 | – | –   F O
  23. Wikispaces – wiki tool  | 17 | 29 | 19 | 15   F/P O
  24. Delicious – social bookmarking tool  |  4 | 2 | 1 | 2  F O
  25. Voicethread – collaborative slideshows  | 19 | 19 | 23 | –   F/P O
  26. Google+ – social network  – F O   Highest placed new tool
  27. Animoto – videos from images  | 28 | 31= |  – |  –  F O
  28. Camtasia– screencasting tool   |  27 | 26 | 26= | 50=  P D
  29. Audacity  – sound editor/recorder  | 24 | 9= | 12 | 11  F D
  30. TED Talks – inspirational videos   F O  New
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