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The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

(photo by Kitty Terwolbeck ) There are lots of online tools that you can use for free or for very little money. Every week I try some new tools (like this week vialogues ) and honestly? Occasionally the high number of tools and possibilities make me restless. I have a tools list (both in a booklet and online in diigo) to try out and I never find the time or have the idea that I''ve tested enough tools. I have good news: I can recommend a group of 10 tools that are so useful that each facilitator needs to know them and should be able to use them.

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Tools of the trade

Learning with e's

The first, the Staffroom is quite public, calling on high levels of communication and high profile, and involves the use of microblogging tools such as Twitter. I assume that this is because most of the tools she identifies as falling into this category of PLN deployment is push technology (RSS feeds, Google Reader etc). Unported License.

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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. WordPress.com is my blogging platform of choice and a great tool for personal reflection. I 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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Build a powerful PLN

Learning with e's

In my opinion, the most powerful PLN building tool is Twitter. For me, Twitter is an incredibly powerful yet simple tool that enables me to connect with, and learn from, specialists, experts and enthusiasts in my chosen field of expertise. Well, there is a growing range of useful social media tools you can use to track down what you need. Some are personal friends of mine.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. These tools are useful for staying up-to-date on recent news, best practices, and theories in the field of Education.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. These tools are useful for staying up-to-date on recent news, best practices, and theories in the field of Education.

Freinet and social media

Learning with e's

tools. Facebook and other social networking tools are great for connecting people, and most students already have an account and can use it effectively to do this. Using social networking tools to promote e-pals could potentially spread worldwide, with students in different countries discovering about foreign lands, cultures, languages, geography, history, music and sports.

Tools of my trade

Learning with e's

has had on my life and my career, and often wherever I am speaking, I talk about one or more of the tools I have listed below. Here they are - the 10 Web tools I could not possibly do without. Facebook - I tried several other social networking tools before Facebook , including Myspace and Bebo, and toyed with LinkedIn like everyone else. They are the tools of my trade.

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. I guess they must be using a lot of tools other than delicious. survey and report. More coming on this.

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. I 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Google Reader Its how I stay informed on the latest blog posts and news. Delicious Tag articles as you go. Its delicious. Google Calendar This is the first year I havent had a paper-based engagement calendar, which is weird. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool. Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:57 PM Labels: jane hart , tools 8comments: Sue Taylor said. What tools do you use? (I

Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning

Upside Learning

I personally believe that Twitter is a great tool to get access to knowledge and information—provided you follow the right people. It’s also a great place to get answers—better than Google searches sometimes—if the right people are following you. Now learning professionals have voted Twitter the #1 learning tool. in favor of the #2 tool, Delicious.

My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Cammy's Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Google Reader It's how I stay informed on the latest blog posts and news. Delicious Tag articles as you go. It's delicious. Google Calendar This is the first year I haven't had a paper-based engagement calendar, which is weird. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool. Tags: tools jane hart Used to be my first stop in the morning after email, although that's recently changed. Now I stop first at Twitter. Have a question? Very cool!

eLearning Cyclops: Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom

eLearning Cyclops

Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom. I just read an article in T&D Magazine titled "Beef Up Your Training Toolbox with Web Tool." Green , offered suggestions for how you can use web tools to increase engagement in the traditional classroom. Plus, you will be surprised how much supporting information you may find in the Google Public Data Explorer. Cacoo (create diagrams) ChartGo (create charts) Google Public Data Explorer (Create charts and visualizations form public data) QR Code Generators - Put QR codes in your manuals and on the classroom screen.

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. 4. Google Reader. 5. Google Docs. 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. The post also has a list of my top 5 tools for personal learning.

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.

Learning spaces and places

Learning with e's

The first I will call the 'synthesised space' affordances - the capability of the tool to creat mixed media or blended spaces. What I was referring to was not a mashup in the strictest sense of the word, but rather a blending of reflective (blog) and collaborative (wiki) web tools to create a synthesised space where students could benefit from the best of both sets of affordances.

Tool Catch-up: TiddlyBackpack, Clipmarks, Goosh, MokaFive

Mark Oehlert

Clipmarks : I'm starting to feel the outlines of this class of tools that includes Zotero , Evernote and Clipmarks among others. C> goosh is the "unofficial google shell" Just try it. ;-) Click here for an article on this from Emily Chang. Red Delicious : An iPhone app for managing your delicious bookmarks. My issue though revolves around updates. Great.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Social Learning

For those of you that use web-based aggregators like Google Reader but have not yet made room for Tweets, Twitter is an aggregator on steroids. Since I became an active Twitter user a few months ago, the application has grown on me to the point where it’s now far-and-away my favorite social media tool. And I use the word ‘tool’ for a reason. Twitter gets a bad rap. Blog this!

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.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2010 With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? tools into their practices. Google Buzz (5).

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. e-Learning

LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

I asked if that included open source tools too–basically he trusts libre tools but not gratis ones. Harold uses different tools for different purposes. Google Reader to pull everything in. Delicious: what he uses to save things instead of Bloglines. When you bookmark on delicious, you can also see how others have tagged it. Web Tools for Critical Thinking (Dave Pollard). However, getting people to use the tools is a bigger challenge than IT lockdown. My side comments are in italics. Sense-making with PKM. Too much information.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Even with the help of the newest technology tools to communicate and educate including social media, wikis, and Google, we still need to transform our ILT classrooms and training sessions into integrated blended learning environments. View all posts by Michael → ← The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Huzzah!

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. Microsoft Sides With Apple on H.264 Video, Leaving Google in the Cold - Marcia Conner (FC) , February 4, 2011. Working Smarter Daily can point to more than today’s hot topics. Push the CHANGE EDITION button to select a range of dates.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010. Is Google Analytics the new LMS?! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great - Mindflash , October 21, 2010. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010: Final list, presentation and more - Jane Hart - Pick of the Day , October 18, 2010. How Much Do People Forget?

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

With that caution, here are some thoughts on the methods and tools I use as part of my information radar. RSS Readers A central tool for my information radar is my RSS reader. looks like it might ever be worth remembering, then I visit the page and skim it there so it goes into Google History. Posts that you have seen in your reader but not visited are not in Google History.

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. Cloud Cloud Computin

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Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Social Learning

If you question whether organizations can succeed by treating employees like members of an improv theater troupe, just look at Google – where employees are encouraged to spend one day a week working on “own” projects. As it turns out, this practice has produced more than half of Google’s current offerings, including Gmail. We thought we could train them to do their jobs.

Just log in

E-Learning Provocateur

A little while ago, I attended an executive briefing about cloud computing , hosted by SMS Management & Technology and presented by Paul Slakey , Director of Americas & Asia Pacific at Google , and Peter Coffee , Director of Platform Research at Salesforce.com. And surely you’ve used Twitter , Facebook , Flickr , Delicious or YouTube …? What is cloud computing?

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.

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. I 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