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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

Google Reader is still my main tool for personal learning. Google Search has never been on my list before, but it really should have been. Google is one of the first places I go when I need to learn something specific. I use Google Scholar search, blog search, or other advanced options as needed. Google Docs is where I keep track of my time spent on projects, create quick drafts, and other tasks. This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. I have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009.

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2016 Top Tools for Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

Google Search: ‘Professor’ Google is still the person I call on whenever I need a quick answer to a question or problem. Google Search and the new generation of successors to Google Glass will herald the end to pub quizzes and memory tests and the dawn of personal external intelligence ecosystems. Google search will no doubt play a role in raising that to a new level.

Down to a 't'

Learning with e's

Google Scholar is a very useful tool if you are in the business of research. In all Google showed 17 incidences of my name being remixed. Simply paste this reference into Google and you will see what I mean: Boulos, K. academia online publishing Steve Wheeler Maged Boulos Google Scholar Health Information and Libraries Journal Web 2.0& Wheelert, S.

How Google is Changing Education


There is no doubt Google has a huge impact on education. million: value of scholarships granted to 2,100 university students; 100 million +: number of views of Khan Academy video lessons on YouTube; 500,000+: videos in YouTube EDU; 15 million +: Volumes scanned in Google Books (An estimated 10% of the books printed since the Gutenberg Bible). Google is even changing our brains.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


Google Scholar - Google takes on the likes of EbscoHost and LexisNexis. Google Helpouts - Get one-on-one appointments with experts for help on everything from cooking a turkey for the holidays, to how to shop for footwear. Google Think Insights - The ultimate tool for marketers—trends, ad collections, sample objectives for any stage of a campaign and more.

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2015 Top Tools for Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

My list of top tools for learning in 2015 : Google Search : ‘Professor Google’ is he is known in my house. However, Google has provided a public searchable store of enormous magnitude – larger than anything seen before in humankind history – and is without doubt the most used learning tool by many, if not all, of us. We can barely imagine life without Google Search. Evernote is the frontal lobe of my ‘external brain’ (where Google Search is probably the rest of my digital cerebral cortex). It’s certainly a tool that works for me. LinkedIn does that job well.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with e's

Using Google Scholar and our own networks, we identified and invited the “grandest of the grand gurus” who have researched and published in each of these areas and invited them to summarize that issue, identify theories and practices related to that issue and suggest further research. I managed to grab some of his time to ask him a few questions about his work. Reference Cousin, G.

70:20:10 Learning Framework – Where did those numbers come from ?

Learning Cafe

Since then we know organisations such as Google, Coca Cola and McKinsey have related this formula to innovation, content excellence and marketing investment. Rob Wilkins, Head of Learning, Aussie Home Loans : – Here is the twenty cents worth: The following is based on some original inquiry by Nick Howe: If you Google “70:20:10 you get about 6.9 Is it different this time ?”,

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials 82. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0

How humor helps + Powtoon review

Making Change

I poked around Google Scholar and found studies that seem to agree that (relevant!) I recently created a funny (I hope!) cartoon to motivate people to learn more, and it motivated me to learn more about how humor can improve learning. If you don’t see the cartoon below, you can watch it here. (If The same pattern would probably work in any training trailer to boost enrollments.


Tony Karrer

Other Than Google My first recommendation is not to always default to Google. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. It also helps you refine your search before you go into Google. According to Search Engines / UC Berkeley - Less than half the searchable Web is fully searchable in Google. This is likely my last post in the Tool Set series. Search.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

I also like to make occasional visits to Google Labs and Adobe Labs to "keep up" with the tech tools they are working on and to test drive any beta versions available. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

When you look at the keywords on the left you see things like: Social Learning (356) Social Media (411) Twitter (725) Google Wave (22) Camtasia (76) Adobe Captivate (71) Social Network (460) Now, the content set in this case are highly skewed towards innovators as compared to the topic sets being used by my past analysis (training conferences). I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. In each case, these are crude in that they look only at what terms people are using in a given content set. Just a thought. eLearning Technology.

Tools of my trade

Learning with e's

Google Scholar - I come back to Scholar time and time again, often several times in one day, particularly when I'm doing some literature searching for an article, or simply to see who has cited who on a particular topic. For a while now I have been thinking about the impact Web 2.0 Here they are - the 10 Web tools I could not possibly do without. Again, as with all Web 2.0

The intentional marginalization of blogging in the corporate learning sector

Janet Clarey

While the ’subject-matter networks’ term can be found in articles that pre-date this (primarily articles about professional development and teachers, see Google Scholar) in the context of the L&D article, it should have been attributed to the person (Mark) that spent “almost three days of non-stop talking about social media and how it can impact learning&# framing it.

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). You’ve got some GALL: Google-assisted language learning. Growing Up with Google. Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace. This was the first time I presented on this topic and the first time I led a session using Saba’s Centra platform. Great questions, great crowd, no big tech issues. Cat’s out of the bag now! i.e.,