1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Notetaking & PIM Tools. 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? You can do so here. What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s Top Tools for Learning survey. Please share your own. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS.

Smart Habits

Clark Quinn

We can use the standard PIM software (e.g. I admit that I’m not patient. While this has it’s faults, I use it to drive certain behaviors that are positive. For instance, I’m almost an obsessive optimizer in travel. I try to minimize my luggage (I typically travel out of just an expanded briefcase for trips of around 3 days), and similarly the amount of times sitting in lines.

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Going Mobile

Clark Quinn

As a Palm fan (simplicity, solidity, great story about it’s design), the Centro was appealing, having full PIM (notes & ToDos as well as contacts and calendar), cut/copy/paste, a real keyboard, lots of apps, etc, but the browser’s weak, and no GPS or wi-fi is kind of a bummer. And, yes, I know that the iPhone 3G does not have full syncing PIM yet, nor copy/paste. I found out that where I’m going this week didn’t have coverage by Sprint.

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Down on the iPad?

Clark Quinn

It is, instead, largely a media consumption tool and a PIM (personal information management) device. At the Upside Learning Blog, this post (which I found through the CLO group on LinkedIn) proclaims that the elearning industry is down on the iPad. I saw several flaws in the argument and had to write this response: I have to say I think this is partly or completely wrong. Depending on what you mean by the eLearning industry (corporate? Gov’t? Higher Ed? other?),

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iLust? Changing the game

Clark Quinn

It’s got a moderate suite of PIM, including contacts, calendar, and notes (no ToDos, ahem), and a microphone. Yesterday, in case you’ve been living under a rock, Apple released their take on the tablet computer, the iPad. Steve Jobs has been quoted as saying it’s “the most important thing I’ve ever done.&# And that’s saying a lot.

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