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The Best of Breed Learning Tools 2014

Jane Hart

As readers of this blog will know, I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 list on Monday 22 September – a list that I compiled from the votes of over 1,000 learning professionals worldwide. But I am constantly being asked questions like “What is the best blogging tool?” ” “What is the best e-learning authoring […].

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1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my  Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools  in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s  Top Tools for Learning  survey. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS. Learning Authoring Tools. Quizzing & Testing Tools. CONTENT TOOLS. Documentation tools. PDF & Flipping Book Tools.

Filtered RSS Feed

Experiencing eLearning

There’s value in what PostRank does, but it wasn’t quite the right tool for this. Posted in Blogging, Tools. Tags: Blogging Tools eLearning Learning Feed Rinse PostRank rss Tony Karrer Partly due to a request from Tony Karrer for eLearning Learning and partly because others have asked in the past, I did a little research on how to filter an RSS feed so I can provide a feed without the daily bookmarks posts. If you’re interested in that, here’s the RSS feed without bookmarks and the link for subscribing via email.

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2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ).  As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know.  It often leads me to Wikipedia (my preferred source, teachers take note), but regularly (e.g. WordPress: my blogging tool, that provides regular reflection opportunities for me in generating them, and from the feedback others provide via comments. meta-learning technology

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Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 04/18/2008

Experiencing eLearning

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. It was subsequently expanded to 10 good reasons by the contributions from readers - which is actually an eleventh reason why teachers should blog - you get back such great comments, suggestions, arguments and advice, it would be crazy not to share your content. Evernote is a great tool for that purpose.

Sharpest tools in the box

Learning with e's

If I were to ask you what are the sharpest tools in your box, what would you say? Here are my 8 essential tools: 1) Twitter, because as I recently said in a YouTube video , it is immediate, social and personal. have an old, faithful laptop called Keith, which is now sadly in retirement, but still used occasionally to write a blog post. So those are my top 8 tools.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

Polldaddy is now owned by WordPress so I see it now as just another WordPress plugin. 6 – In 2007 Skype was a key tool to keep in touch with my colleagues and clients, and in 2011 it still is very  important to me, so it is another of my Top 10 tools. So what does my Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011 look like? So what are your Top 10 Tools for Learning? WordPress.

The Business Value of Web 2.0 Learning Tools

eLearning Weekly

tools, including a brief description of their business value. appreciate that Jay is able to succinctly articulate their business value, especially because many people still don’t take these tools seriously. Jay Cross cracks me up (in a good way). When he’s not sharing gorgeous travel photos (including pictures of some of the most unique food you’ll ever see), he comes up with gems related to informal learning and educational technology. One of his latest offerings is a chart that outlines a variety of Web 2.0 This is great!

Thought trails

Clark Quinn

While implicitly it could support tracking a group’s progress, separate thoughts as recorded through blogs and tweets aren’t a natural feature. Yes, there’s integration with wikis and blogging tools, but it’s not quite the same.  They can do for external thought leaders by reading their blog and following their tweets.  I’ve riffed before about virtual mentorship , and it resonated again today.  We were getting a tour of one of the social platforms, organized as many are around tasks, questions, and dialog.  meta-learning social

How to Measure Social Learning

CLO Magazine

” Telus does keep detailed track of its social learning participation — in 2011, for instance, 16,600 of its employees joined its Buzz micro-blogging tool. In 2009, Telus’ wikis and blogs garnered 23,000 pageviews from employees; in 2011, that number grew to 308,676. Make sure that a certain social learning tool has been in place for at least six months, maybe even a year, before measurement. Of course, as with any new tool or technology, measuring social learning will come with its share of roadblocks. How many users are posting comments?

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

We decided to set up an ad-hoc social learning environment mostly using freely available tools. We decided to outline our curriculum in a skeletal form using a blog, and then set social interactions in the curriculum context. Blog is the watering hole A learning blog is so much a happening place! The blog has a personal touch, it is easy to follow, its updates are delivered to participant's RSS reader instantaneously. We used Blogger, the Google blogging tool. The instructor's blog posts were very short - often less than one hundred words.

Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?

Integrated Learnings

While there, I engaged in a practice I had never before used known as a backchannel, via the well known micro blogging tool Twitter. Microblogging – Wikipedia states that microblogs "allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links.” It is different from a traditional blog in that it is exactly what the title infers – micro. There are a lot of tools that can be used for a backchannel, but one of the most popular is Twitter. By Dean Hawkinson. But guess what? How It Works. Positives. Challenges. What's yours?

RSC Moodle Roundtable

Moodle Journal

For my own part in the day I brought along the work that I had been conducting on eLearning, much publicised on this blog, but I did take the opportunity to promote Wimba Create, which I think went down very positively. MS Word template for making Moodle quizzes The description of the tool makes it sound very interestingthough I must admit to not having tried it out yet.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning

Take an e-Learning Break

Blogger - My blogging tool of choice. Microsoft PowerPoint: Create storyboards. Tried many; this still works the best for SME reviews Proof HQ: Rocks for storyboard review and edits. Easy for team collaboration. BaseCamp HQ: Project management - ties back to Proof HQ. Dim-Dim - For web meetings and webinars. Adobe elearning Suite - The whole ball of wax for course development - plus extra add-ons like CourseBuilder. Captivate for simulations.

The Learning Professional’s toolkit – what’s essential?

Spark Your Interest

June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. When I think about the tools, I always come back to the fact that they are all just typing, so that is the critical thing to learn (but even that will be obsolete someday).  Screencasting tool ( Jing ) – this medium is visual, so get visual. Many great uses – it’s a gadget, not a tool (or is it?).

Brandon Hall Network - Nicely Done?

Tony Karrer

Part of my reservation is that it is yet another social networking tool and a blogging tool. I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert - The Brandon Hall Network - nicely done who said: The functionality set looks good. The UI is pretty good - I find the initial color set to be a bit jarring but they do make the CSS available to you which will allow folks to really customize their profile page. So congrats on a nicely designed, functional network! Maybe I'm in a grumpy mood because Brandon Hall got rid of their Yahoo Discussion Groups to provide this network. Am I wrong?

Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey

Upside Learning

The final list of top 100 tools for learning for 2010 is now out on Jane Hart’s website. understand this list is more inclined towards tools that learning professionals use for their own learning as opposed to those used for creating learning programs or training sessions. I see great gains made by some of the tools while I have not even experienced them as yet.

If You're Learning by Blogging You Must be BLEARNING!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This week is about blogging. just think its time to take a look at blogging again since I, and others from what I hear, seem to be neglecting blogs, feed readers, etc, in favor of microblogging. I'm hoping to crank out at least 2 or 3 blog posts before Friday because I'll be headed to the Blogworld & New Media Expo in Vegas. But that's not blogging. Coming up.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. However, a few things struck me: A big reason for the survey was to get people to think about where these tools might make sense.

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Wordcamp 2010

Jay Cross

They see it as a platform, not a mere blogging tool. Tags: Blogging Community Conference hosts should take a lesson or two from Matt Mullenweg. Today’s Wordcamp San Francisco was simply great. Great line-up of speakers. Glorious weather. Some participants were so enthusiastic as to call for revolution and world domination by Wordpress. Admission was $50.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting. Many of the blogs I follow are part of the  eLearningLearning community.

Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Tony Karrer

Janet Clarey wrote an interesting blog post in response to the relatively recent edupunk meme which is basically an ideology that DIY learning and repurposing content is the way to go (and somewhat the ONLY way to go). type tools in Learning Management Systems against the philosophy that corporate and commercial is evil of the edupunkers. If you have a population of learners who have already adopted tools (such as blogging and social bookmarking) for themselves that are different than the corporate tool (the LMS) do you ask them to move? Adoption.

My top ten tools

Clive on Learning

Jane Hart asked me to come up with a list of my top ten tools. I'm going to include IE7 under this heading, which is probably the tool I use the most after Outlook – the improvements such as tabbed browsing mean that it has caught up with Firefox (sounds like some form of heresy). Blogger: I didn't choose my blogging tool, I just took the easy option and used the one that Google provided. Adobe Illustrator: Still learning this tool, but I'm determined to make it my first choice for creating artwork. particularly like the RSS feeds facility in Outlook.

Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Performance Learning Productivity

The question is usually ‘what can I do to ensure that the CEO or Director views L&D as a strategic business tool and not another also-ran support function’. Yet there is an absolute wealth of tools to help L&D people raise their game by using technology. It’s a good question to ask. There’s no silver bullet solution for increasing the impact and the profile of L&D.

Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Principles for assessing online discussions and other conversations (blogs, chat, etc.) by coherence, awareness of audience, and diction. Tool for liveblogging that is actually live–it works like typing an instant message. tags: web2.0 , blog , tools. The Bamboo Project Blog: Using Del.icio.us to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio. ZaidLearn: University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE! Huge directory of links to free educational resources–open courseware, open educational resources, and general resources. Mostly higher ed. Dabbling.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

surprisingly number of vendors who offer some form of social learning, whether it is the minimum – a FB like page, micro-blog, even some form of app sharing or collaborative tool, do not have any social media on their site. Something to think about, when you try to explain to your potential customers why your micro blogging tool is wonderful, but your own company doesn’t even use it or some other micro-blog site. They charge you to host your courses the ones you create in an offline authoring tool and then upload, materials, files, etc.

Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Clark Quinn

Janet Clarey wrote an interesting blog post in response to the relatively recent edupunk meme which is basically an ideology that DIY learning and repurposing content is the way to go (and somewhat the ONLY way to go). type tools in Learning Management Systems against the philosophy that corporate and commercial is evil of the edupunkers. If you have a population of learners who have already adopted tools (such as blogging and social bookmarking) for themselves that are different than the corporate tool (the LMS) do you ask them to move? Adoption.

100+ Free E-Learning Tools for Employee Training and Personal Learning

Janet Clarey

Jane Hart and I collaborated on a new report, 100+ Free E-Learning Tools for Employee Training and Personal Learning , and have just now released it. She is also the author of Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day , a blog where she posts a daily item of e-learning interest. For this report, Jane handpicked tools just for employee training and personal learning from her extensive repository. What’s really important to know about this report is that the tools chosen are both for personal learning as well as for creating learning for others. Blogging Tools.

LCB's Big Question - Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging?

Tony Karrer

Over on LCB , The Big Question for October has been posted: Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging? Corporate eLearning Professionals are Blogging More More corporate eLearning professionals are taking up blogging. couple recent interesting blogs as examples are: In the Middle of the Curve - Good example post that I cite later: Fear of Blogging. Blogs are a Great Personal Learning Tool As learning professionals, we should all be at the forefront of knowing how to learn ourselves. Learn Me Happy - Example post - A really worrying trend.

PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

Tools provide by the enterprise that will sometimes reach outside the enterprise to give public visibility. The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. Second - while I would expect Stephen to argue about the issue of control (see below for why corporations likely will want access, ownership, control), I'm surprised to see him argue that the same tools provide by the corporation or access completely independent of the corporation changes it from a PLE to not being a PLE. Tools are helpful in us finding patterns. Stephen tells us.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. So thanks to Michelle Martin for turning me on to Jott. I am calling this blog entry in on my cellphone as I drive. What a great tool?

Blogs and RSS as Learning Tools

eLearning Weekly

Many of us techies have been using RSS for years, and you may even run your own blog. Blogs can also be a fantastic way to record your progress on projects, take notes, share findings, etc. What are some of the obstacles we face in using blogs and RSS readers at our organizations? First, blogs and RSS don’t get much respect in the enterprise. Now, I know many companies have executives and employees who blog regularly, but this is still more of the exception than the rule. Second, users are either hesitant or scared to use new tools like an RSS reader.

Re-orientation

Jay Cross

Once I was a whiz with an excellent drawing tool; now I am a scribbler on six different drawing tools. It pleases me to think of all of the passing information, entertainment, notifications, tweets, blogs, magazines, newspapers, and so on as a never-ending stream. Links take me to my blogs, tools, events, clocks, clubs, and communities. My home page links to my public-facing material: blogs, videos, Flickr, SlideShare, popular articles, several communities, free chapters from Informal Learning, and so on. The Search section has a few specialty tools.