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. An alternative to this bookmark tool is delicious.

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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. Yet she leaves blogs and other authoring tools to insert into the final quadrant, the Portfolio.

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Trending Sources

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. Diigo’s highlighting option has always differentiated it from Delicious for me, and my weekly bookmarks posts are automatically generated by Diigo.

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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. delicious hashtags social media Twitter Diigo

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.

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.

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. video Celestine Freinet Technology education wiki social media learning blogging Google Reform quadblogging

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. iGoogle - I use this tool to organise my weblinks and other content.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. Delicious Digg Diigo Linkpad.me Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom. My New Social Bookmarking Tool.

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.

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. Google Docs , TitanPad , and other collaborative document programs track each user’s contributions in real time. Web 2.0

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. Here are some definitions as well as guidelines on choosing your tools: Definitions. By “tools&# we mean software, online tools and services.

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. There are many other web based tools available that can be combined and experimented with so that new spaces can be created.

How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus are among the social media platforms that almost everyone accesses today. For someone who’d like to learn how to bake a cake, for example, you can search YouTube and choose from varied lessons on how to make a delicious cake.

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.

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. And I use the word ‘tool’ for a reason.

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.

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? tools into their practices.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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. Posts that you have seen in your reader but not visited are not in Google History. Delicious Popular.

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. Content authoring tools. Google Blogger.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Better Memory

Tony Karrer

The reality is that we were all trained in school to use metacognitive / metamemory methods and tools as a supplement to our knowledge. Delicious - Use this social bookmarking tool to save pages with tags as the organizer for me to get back to at a later time.