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Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011.

Jane Hart from the Center for Learning & Performance Technology in the UK compiled this comprehensive  list of digital learning tools using the input of 531 international learning professionals – from education, training and workplace learning.

This  is Jane’s  presentation and details/content are listed further  down…

 


KEY:
Previous years rankings as : | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007    F = free, P = paid for, D = download, O = online

Top 30

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  1. Twitter - micro-sharing site   |  1 |  1 | 11 | 43=    F O
  2. YouTube - video-sharing tool | 2 |  3 | 18 | 22=   F O
  3. Google Docs – collaboration suite (incl Google Forms) |  3 | 5 | 7 | 14    F O
  4. Skype - instant messaging/VoIP tool  |  6 |  11= | 4 | 3=    F/P D
  5. WordPress - blogging tool  | 8 | 6 | 5 | 6=6=    F O/D
  6. Dropbox - file synching software   | 13 | 71= | – | -   F/P O/D
  7. Prezi - presentation software  | 12 | 28 |  - |  -   F O
  8. Moodle - course management system  |  10 | 14= | 9 | 12=    F/D
  9. Slideshare - presentation sharing site  | 5 | 7 | 20 | 31   F O
  10. (Edu)Glogster - interactive poster tool  | 25 | 55= | – | –  F O
  11. Wikipedia - collaborative encyclopaedia  | 16 | 17 | 13 | 26=  F O
  12. Blogger/Blogspot - blogging tool  | 14 | 14= | 10 | 9  F O
  13. diigo - social annotation tool  | 15 | 22= | 35= | 72=  F O
  14. Facebook - social network   | 9 | 31= |  24 | 17=  F O
  15. Google Search - search engine  | 11 | 8 | 6 | 3  F O
  16. Google Reader - RSS reader   | 7 | 4 | 3 | 7=  F O
  17. Evernote - note-taking tool  | 23 | 27 | – | 16=  F D
  18. Jing - screen capture tool   | 17 | 20 | 26= | –  F D
  19. PowerPoint - presentation software  |  21 | 13 | 8 | 5  P D
  20. Gmail - web-based email service   | 31 | 21 | 14 | 7=  F O
  21. LinkedIn - prof social network  | 30 | 38= | 30= | 31=   F O
  22. Edmodo - edu social networking site  | 46 | 88 | – | -   F O
  23. Wikispaces - wiki tool  | 17 | 29 | 19 | 15   F/P O
  24. Delicious - social bookmarking tool  |  4 | 2 | 1 | 2  F O
  25. Voicethread - collaborative slideshows  | 19 | 19 | 23 | –   F/P O
  26. Google+ - social network  - F O   Highest placed new tool
  27. Animoto - videos from images  | 28 | 31= |  - |  -  F O
  28. Camtasia- screencasting tool   |  27 | 26 | 26= | 50=  P D
  29. Audacity  - sound editor/recorder  | 24 | 9= | 12 | 11  F D
  30. TED Talks - inspirational videos   F O  New


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  1. Yammer - private microsharing platform  | 68 | 71= | – |  -  F/P O
  2. Google Earth - virtual globe  | 41 | 43= | 40=| 40=  F D
  3. Scoopit - curation software – F O  New
  4. PBWorks - wiki tool  | 33 | 34 | 35= | 43=  F/P O
  5. Google Apps - branded app suite  | 34 | 38= | 68= | –  F/P O
  6. flickr - photo sharing site   |  20 | 18 | 15 | 16   F O
  7. Tweetdeck - Twitter client  | 37 | 43= |  - | -  F D
  8. Google Maps - online maps  | 58 | 67 | 34 | 36=  F O
  9. Wordle - word cloud generator   |  22 | 30 |  - | –   F O
  10. Voki- speaking avatar creator  | 75 |  - | – |  -  F O
  11. Symbaloo - Internet portal/dashboard  F O  New
  12. Word - word processing software  | 60 | 36= | 22 | 10  P D
  13. Google Sites - wiki/website tool  | 39= | 71= | 59= | -  F O
  14. iPad and apps -   New
  15. Google Chrome  - web browser   | 44 | 55= | – | –  F D
  16. Articulate  – e-learning software  | 43 | 24 | 25 | 22=  P D
  17. Snagit - screen capture tool   | 42 | 25 | 21 | 26=  P D
  18. Adobe Captivate - demo/scenario tools | 38 | 22= | 30= | 17=   P D
  19. Vimeo - video sharing site  | 70 | – |  - | -   F O
  20. Geogebra - maths software for schools – F D  New
  21. Screenr - screencasting tool  | 58 | 55= | – | –   F O
  22. Mindmeister - mindmapping software  | 73= | 55= | 42= | -  P D
  23. Picasa -  photo organiser  | 46 | 63 |  - | 57=  F D
  24. Wallwisher - online noticeboard  | -  26 |  - |  - |  -  F O
  25. iPhone/iPod Touch and apps   | 39 | 31= | 50= | 43=
  26. Scribd - document sharing tool  | 54 | 71=| 83= | 50=  F O
  27. Ning - private social networking plat form  | 31 | 11= | 16 | 31=  P O
  28. eFront - course management system   F/P D/O  New
  29. Adobe Connect - web conferencing tool  | 61 | 41= | 66= | 72=  P O
  30. Elluminate/Blackboard Collaborate - web conferencing  | 35 | 43= | 50= | 50=  P O

    Networked-learning

    Networked-learning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  31. OpenOffice - office suite  | 61 | 71= | 41= | 31=  F D
  32. Storybird - collaborative storytelling   | 71 | – | – | -  F O
  33. Knol - share what you know –  F O  New
  34. LiveBinders - 3-ring binder for the web  | 61 | – | – | –  F O
  35. Sharepoint - intranet platform   | 75= | 50= | – | -  P D


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In this the bottom 1/3rd of the list, there are a lot of tied places.

  1.  iTunes and iTunesU - music/podcast player/site  | 51 | 41= | 28 | 26=  F/P D
  2. Mahara - e-portfolio platform  F D    New
  3. lino - online stickies  F O  New
  4. Outlook - email client  | 95 | 67= | 38= | 17=  P D
  5. Posterous - blogging software  | 36 | 55= | – | -  F O
  6. Storify - makes stories using social media  F O  New
  7. Udutu - collaborative course authoring tool  | 95 | 64= | – | -   F/P O
  8. Hootsuite - social media dashboard  | 74= | – | – | –  F D
  9. BigBlueButton - web conferencing   F O  New
  10. Edublogs - educational blogging tool   | 48 | 49 | 59= | 72=  F O
  11. Etherpad + clones - real-time text collab  | 50 | 71= | – | -  F O
  12. iGoogle - personalised start page  | 44 | 16 | 17 | 17=  F O
  13. iMovie - Video editing software   | 95 | 88= | 66= | -  P D
  14. Khan Academy - learning platform   F O  New
  15. SurveyMonkey - survey tool   | 48= |  88= | 54= | -  F/P O
  16. Excel - spreadsheet software   | – | 50= | 27  P D
  17. Google Calendar - online calendar  |  53 | 50= | 29 | 36=  F O
  18. Kindle - ebook reader   New
  19. Poll Everywhere - instant audience feedback   F/P O/D  New
  20. Quizlet - flash card and study games website   F O  New
  21. Screencast-0-matic - online screen recorder  F O  New
  22. TeacherTube - edu video sharing site | 90 | 64= | 80= | 57=  F O
  23. Zotero - collect/manage research  | 57 | – | 66= | 72=  F O
  24. Blackboard - course management system  | 68 | – | – | –  P D
  25. Android phones and apps   | 85 |  - |  - |  -
  26. bubblus - collaborative mind mapping tool  | 89 | 55= | 83= | -  F O
  27. Buddypress - social networking software  F D  New
  28. Composica - social e-learning authoring system   P D  New
  29. Adobe Flash - animation authoring  | 81= | 38= | 38= | 43=  P D
  30. Fuze meeting - web conferencing  P O  New
  31. Netvibes - personal start page  | 61 | 55= | 37 | 26=  F O
  32. Paper.li - daily digest of tweets   F O  New
  33. ReadItLater - save pages for later   F O  New
  34. Weebly - website/blog software   F O  New
  35. OneNote - personal information manager | 85= |  – | 66= | – P D


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