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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.

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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. E-Learning Authoring Tools. CONTENT TOOLS.

Top 10 Tools for @C4LPT 2017

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart is running her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning poll (you can vote too), and here’s my contribution for this year. These are my personal learning tools, and are ordered according to Harold Jarche’s Seek-Sense-Share models, as ways to find answers, to process them, and to share for feedback: Google Search is my go-to tool when I come across something I haven’t heard of. Slack is another tool I use with some groups to stay in touch.

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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.

Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. I admit some significant improvements in usability are possible in this tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. Blog Conversations.

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. I followed that post up with another highlighting some of the reasons teachers don't blog. Blogging for me has many clear benefits for professionals. 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. 4) Blogger, my blogging tool which hosts this blog and several more I run.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

This is the 5th year I have been building a Top 100 Tools for Learning list (based on the Top 10 Tools contributions of learning professionals worldwide), so I thought it would be interesting to compare my choices in the first year I ran the activity in 2007, with my choices today.

The Business Value of Web 2.0 Learning Tools

eLearning Weekly

tools, including a brief description of their business value. I 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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. Other online tools are available in the marketplace; however, I will refer to using a backchannel in Twitter throughout this post.

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.

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).

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!

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.

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

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This week is about blogging. I 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. Let's start with the basics: What is blogging? But that's not blogging.

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. Tools?

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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.

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.

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. Do you show them the internal blogging tool only?

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. Captivate: This is the other tool I use, for software screen captures.

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.

Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Principles for assessing online discussions and other conversations (blogs, chat, etc.) 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 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.

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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. Do you show them the internal blogging tool only?

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

A 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. We live in a global marketplace.

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. After settling on the right tools, they were categorized. 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. A couple recent interesting blogs as examples are: In the Middle of the Curve - Good example post that I cite later: Fear of Blogging. And as you gain experience with blogs, you can start to gain experience with other Personal Learning Tools.

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. I could understand an argument that it would be preferable for individuals to be able to use the same tools outside the corporation for personal interests - but I don't see his argument that it is no longer a PLE or PWLE. In PLEs are power tools Tom 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. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. Practice safe blogging while driving!

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. Second, users are either hesitant or scared to use new tools like an RSS reader. Also see: Blogs in Plain English.