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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. You can contribute your top tools too. Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning. is my blogging platform of choice and a great tool for personal reflection. also back up bookmarks to Delicious, but especially after the disastrous transition to AVOS (a third of my bookmarks didn’t survive the migration), I’m so glad I don’t rely on Delicious as a primary tool. Personal Learning. Course Development.

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ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Diigo Tool to translate text or a webpage?

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. 1 – In response to a number of requests I’m now collating the blogs of those who are taking part as an update on the introductory blog post  - so that the posts can be shared more widely. OFFICE TOOLS.

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Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Definition of the tool. Best Use of Tool. Delicious. The members maintain profiles describing themselves and what they are currently doing, interact with each other using network tools and create links with other members of the social network. Google Docs. Web 2.0 Examples. wiki is a self-organizing knowledge web site.  A wiki is a discussion. group can all edit the same document. Wikipedia.

Tools Used

Clark Quinn

The charts below show use of different tools, sites, etc. The key is for the charts is: Darkest blue - daily Medium blue - weekly Light blue - monthly Gray - never Tool Use in Corporations Some things that jumped out at me: Much more blog reading that I expected. guess they must be using a lot of tools other than delicious. survey and report. More coming on this.

Learning Tools: for the Educator/Teacher

Dont Waste Your Time

Carrying on from my previous post on “Learning Tools: for the Learner&# Jane Hart has produced the following list for the best  tools for learning professionals (in no particular order) to help them create learning solutions: Delicious Twitter Skype SlideShare Google (Reader, Docs, Search) Audacity Moodle Ning PowerPoint Snagit This is a really good list of some very good tools. And here comes the but … most of these [.].

'Using Facebook & Twitter For Learning & Teaching' Workshop


In this workshop, we will explore how we can use these two tools to facilitate learning and teaching. The workshop will start by introducing participants to the concept of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) , so that they see the big picture in using a variety of learning tools to serve their learning and teaching requirements and needs. Social_Media PLE Facebook web2.0

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009: The Final List

Upside Learning

Jane Hart released the final list of top 100 tools for learning 2009 last month. The Top 10 Tools are: 1.    Twitter. 2.    Delicious. 3.    YouTube. 4.    Google Reader. 5.    Google Docs. 6.    Wordpress. 7.    Slideshare. 8.    Google Search. Its important to note that the list seems to be dominated by people’s preference of tools they use for personal learning. These are not the top tools used for creating Learning Solutions. We contributed to this list and here’s the list of Our Top 10 Tools for Learning 2009. Well filtered and value added.

25 free eLearning tools + person in the picture: Jane Hart

Ignatia Webs

In my quest to realize a Star Trek-ian society within my lifetime I wish to promote free tools, eLearning tools at that. Everyone could build a repository with free eLearning tools, but she did it by distilling the top 100 tools that were provided to her by expert eLearning colleagues from all around the world. For me I use 17 of those tools actively for my own use.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2

Your Training Edge

Course discussion forums are the most basic type of social platform used in MOOCs, but they are powerful tools and almost all MOOCs have them. Discussion forums are most effective as learning tools when they are actively monitored and directed by instructors. Blogging is increasingly used as an educational tool, in both classroom and online settings. The extent to which your organization chooses to embrace the “open” aspect of MOOCs depends on the nature of the content, but employee blogs and Tweets can serve as powerful marketing tools in addition to learning tools.

Top Ten Tools

Jay Cross

Among other things, the Center maintains a list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning. Two years back, the most popular tools were Firefox, Delicious, Google Search, Skype, and PowerPoint. Currently, the top tools are Twitter, Delicious, Google Reader, Google Docs, and SlideShare. Jane’s instructions for compiling your Top 10 list: Please provide the names of your 10 favourite tools for creating learning for others, for your own professional practice or personal productivity PLUS a sentence or two why you like each one. Delicious. Gmail.

A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Let's explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)?

A Deliberate and Effective PLE


Yes i do have a collection of tools that i use to help with my learning and maintaining personal connections, but previously i have not thought through clearly what i hope to achieve with my PLE. Linked into this model is the recognition that the web based tools that you use in this model will have multiple uses and can fit in any of the six activities depending on your own learning purpose.

Free Cloud Apps

eLearning Cyclops

These have a slant towards learning tools and web development, but is open to any suggested cloud apps as long as they are free to all users. Blogging WordPress Documents Google Docs Graphics Picasa Web Albums ChartGo (creating charts) Screencasts and Simulations Screenr Social Bookmarking Delicious Social Media and Networking LinkedIn Plaxo Twitter Yammer Video YouTube. Here is a compilation of free cloud applications. If you has an app to suggest please do so by posting a comment. Learning

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

Twitter as a professional development tool - Social Media for Working & Learning , November 30, 2010. Delicious will be shut down. The Data Bubble - Doc Searls , July 31, 2010. What if Flickr fails? - Doc Searls , January 12, 2011. Working Smarter Daily can point to more than today’s hot topics. Push the CHANGE EDITION button to select a range of dates.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. This blog will explore more than 60 tools and technologies for successfully implementing each of these elements in your technology-enabled training program.

On The Cloud

eLearning Cyclops

Here are the tools that I use while on the Cloud, in no particular order: WordPress - my blog Delicious - bookmarking and sharing my bookmarks Twitter - sharing my incoherent thoughts on e-learning LinkedIn - professional networking, participating in e-learning/ISD groups and keeping an updated professional profile Google Docs - occasionally creating docs and spreadsheets Gmail - easy, simple e-mail Picasa Web Albums - store, view and share my photos YouTube - everyone knows what this is for. So, it is time to reflect on how much cloud computing I do.

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Beware the cloud

George Siemens

Web-based tools like Google Docs, Twitter, wordpress, delicious, etc. I’ve found personal benefit to moving more and more of my information into “the cloud&#. provide the freedom to access my resources regardless of device. The development of smart phones over the last several years makes this model of data creation/access particularly valuable. With MobileMe and LiveMesh, we get the additional value of being able to store resources - via the cloud - across multiple devices. Good ol’ redundancy. All is not well, however.

Web Conferencing Services

Tony Karrer

I found a Google doc via delicious that I have a feeling wasn't intended to be public, but it has such a wonderful comparison of the various web conferencing tools that I felt compelled to copy it here and as a new Google Doc in case the document goes away. also noticed that Wikipedia has a page - Comparison of web conferencing software - but it doesn't have pricing and a few other columns. Up to 15 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y [link] Acrobat Connect Professional Y Annual, Monthly, Pay Per Use Annual fee not available, 5-user=$375/mo, 10-user=$750/mo., Pay Per Use+.32

TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

New tools pop up all the time. In chat, Alan Selig pointed out that using tools outside the LMS is important b/c they’ll have them after they graduate. Social Connection Tools. Engagement is the why for these tools. delicious. Diigo = “delicious on steroids&# with more annotations or conversations, sticky notes. Collaboration Tools. Google Docs. Wikis as classic example of collaborative tool. Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. Starting with an intro to Web 2.0.

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. 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. So, I browsed  "Tools" by keyword on  eLearningLearning. When I do find interesting tools I will keep track of them using my Delicious account.

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. Let me admit that I'm likely in over my head when talking about methods and tools for collaboration. as well as knowing about tools and methods. My focus in this post is mostly on the Tool Set and a little bit about methods - as is the focus of this series.

Using Social Media for Learning

Tayloring it

great suggestion was made to me that I actually deliver some of my ‘pitch’ using the very media tools that I was hoping to gather support for in bringing to my organisation. The image you can see below is actually a PowerPoint slideshow that I have inserted into a tool called ‘SlideShare’ This tool then allows me to embed the show inside a webpage, as you can see below. slideshare id=4339355&doc=usingsocialmediaforlearning-100528023309-phpapp01]. youtube=[link]. youtube=[link]. The clip below was created by me and uploaded to YouTube.

Under the radar: great technologies you could be using

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Google Docs/collaborative writing. Delicious tools for shared bookmarks. Learning Technologies 2009. Track 1 Session 1. Learning technologies: the road ahead. Under the radar: great technologies that you could be using. URL for this page:[link]. TInyURL for this page: [link]. Collaborative Learning; for exploring music (and our soundtrack) MariaFernanda choconancy. Backnoise for back channel, to get more conversations going. Go here to take part. Poll : Jane’s Top 100 List. Write a blog? Twitter. TED talks. RSS Reader. YouTube, SlideShare. Learner redefined.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning - Untitled Article

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Rapid Prototyping Tools Revisited - Adaptive Path , September 16, 2009. Can’t make hard boiled soft - Doc Searls Weblog , September 18, 2009. Finding Better Friends: Delicious and SPEAR , August 31, 2009. Here are the top sites from Informal Learning Flow for September 2009. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Awesomeness Manifesto - , September 16, 2009. An Operating System for the Mind - Half an Hour , September 19, 2009. What do we mean by engagement online? From Nothing To Something.

The Learning Innovation Lab (Part 2)


His slide shows and resource lists have been receiving acclaim, and that's what his talk is based on." - Stephen Downes "ZaidLearn has been an active blogger, focusing on open learning and open tools. As Stephen Downes states, it’s great to see people achieving genuine success in the pursuit of new tools/approaches in education. technologies. Congrats Zaid! " - George Siemens WOW!

The Learning Innovation Lab (Part 2)


His slide shows and resource lists have been receiving acclaim, and that's what his talk is based on." - Stephen Downes "ZaidLearn has been an active blogger, focusing on open learning and open tools. As Stephen Downes states, it’s great to see people achieving genuine success in the pursuit of new tools/approaches in education. technologies. Congrats Zaid! " - George Siemens WOW!

Harold Jarche » Proficiency-based training

Learning and Working on the Web

The proliferation of web learning devices, gadgets and tools coupled with the tendancy towards open source knowledge may herald the demise or at least modification of a long extant distinction between formative and summative testing. In short, if you publish a summative test – designed to demonstrate mastery of the learning objectives of any particular learning intervention it will become de facto a formative test for those equiped with the tools and the motivation to find out the relvant stuff for themselves. " —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, PhD. hours. Canada

Harold Jarche » Wake up and smell the coffee

Learning and Working on the Web

Some years ago, there was a major investment in “endnote&# , reference annotation tool. The people who took the training should know how to use a Word Processor, if they do, this new tool takes 5 minutes at the most to learn. Kind Regards, Rob Mike’s Doc Blog » Blog Archive » Performance Support 2.0 , on December 16th, 2008 at 12:33 Said: [.] Maybe.)