Sunday, July 19, 2009

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009


Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009

As at 17 July 2009
146 Learning Professionals
have shared their Top 10 Tools

Source: http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/index.html

This is the 3rd year we have invited learning professionals from all over the world to share their top 10 tools for learning to help build the annual Top 100 Tools for Learning. Here's the emerging the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 list, where you can compare the rankings of the tools with the last two years. Note, by "learning" we mean both formal and informal learning (This list was used to produce the 25 Tools: A Toolbox 2009)

You can view a chronological list of 2009 contributors as well as the alphabetical list of contributors 2007-2009. If you are a learning professional, email me, tweet me @c4lpt or blog your top 10 tools (More info here)

KEY
F = Free, £ = Commercial, D = Download, H = Hosted
Cells shaded blue are new on the list this year

Current ranking in 2009

2008 2007

Tool

#
Votes

1 11 43= Twitter
Microblogging tool: FH

87

2 1 2 Delicious
Social bookmarking tool: FH

56.5

3 3 7= Google Reader
RSS / Feed reader: FH

46

4

5 6

Wordpress
Blogging tool: F H/D

37.5

5

7 14 Google Docs
Web-based documents: FH

36

6

20 31= Slideshare
Hosting presentations: FH

35

7

18 22=

YouTube
Video hosting/ sharing site: FH

33.5

8

4 3= Skype
Instant messaging/VoIP: FD

33

9

6 3= Google Search
Web search tool: FH

31

10

12 11 Audacity
Sound editor and recorder: FD
28.5

11

2 1

Firefox
Web browser and extensions: FD

28

12=

16 31= Ning
Social networking platforms: FH
27

8 5 PowerPoint
Presentation software: £D

27

14

10 9 Blogger/Blogspot
Blogging tool: FH

24

15

15 16 flickr
Photo storage/sharing site: FH

23

16

25 22= Articulate
Presenter/Engage/ Quizmaker

19

17=

26= 50= Camtasia Studio
Screencasting tool: £D

18

9 12= Moodle
Course mgt system: FD

18

21 26= SnagIt
Screen capture tool: £D

18

23 101= VoiceThread
Collaborative slideshows: FH

18

21=

27 17= Adobe Captivate
Demo and scenario tool: £D

17

14 7= Gmail
Web-based email: FH
17

- - Prezi
Presentation software: FH
17

24

26= - Jing
Screen captures/ casting tool: FD
15.5

25

35= 72= diigo
Social annotation site: FH

15

26=

59= 50= Adobe Photoshop
Photo/Image editing tools: £D

14

- - Evernote
Note taking tool: FH

14

28

17 17= iGoogle
Personalised start page: FH

13.5

29

13 26= Wikipedia
Collaborative encyclopedia: FH

13

30

iPhone/iPod Touch + apps 12

31=

Blog(s)/Blogging

11

38= 43= Flash
Animation authoring tool: £D

11

35= 43= PBworks (prev PBwiki)
Wiki tool: FH
11
19 15 Wikispaces
Wiki tool: FH

11

35=

50= 50= Elluminate
Web meeting/ conferencing: F/£ H

10

38= 31= LinkedIn
Professional social network: FH
10

37

- - Tweetdeck
Desktop Twitter client: FD
9.5

38

28 26= iTunes/iTunes U
Music and podcast player: FD

9

39=

66= 72= Adobe Connect
Web meeting/ conferencing: £H

8

- - animoto
Create videos from your images: FH

8

- - Dimdim
Web meeting/conferencing: FH

8

24 17= Facebook
Social networking site: FH

8

66= 101= Google Apps
All things Google: F/£ H

8

Wikis and wiki tools 8
131= - Wordle
Word cloud generator: FH
8

46=

59= 72= Edublogs
Educational blogging tool

7.5

22 10 Word
Word processing software: £D

7.5

48=

131= - Lectora
Course authoring tool: £D

7

37 26= Netvibes
Personalised start page: FH

7

50=

44= 26= Dreamweaver
Web authoring tool: £D

6

131= 40= Elgg
Social media/learning platform: FD
6
- - Flip
Digital camcorder: £

6

59= - Garageband
Personal recording studio: £D

6

40= 40= Google Earth
Satellite and aerial imagery: FD

6

55=

83 101= Bubbl.us
Online mindmapping tool: FH

5

- - Glogster
Make an interactive poster: FH

5

29 36= Google Calendar
Web-based calendar: FH

5

65= 72= Keynote
Presentation software: £D

5

59

38= 17= Outlook
Email client £D
4.5

60=

Email

4

- - Google Chrome
Web browser: FD
4
66= - iMovie
Video editing software: £D

4

131= - Picnik
Photo editing tool: FD
4
54= 101= SecondLife
Virtual world application: FH

4

44= - Wetpaint
Wiki tool: FH
4
131= - Webex
Web conferencing tool: £H
4

67=

30= 12= Bloglines
RSS/Feed reader: FH

3.5

54= 101= Friendfeed
Discover what others are sharing: FH

3.5

76= 57= TeacherTube
Instructional video sharing site: FH

3.5

70= 59= 72= Adobe Acrobat Pro
Create and control PDF documents: £D

3

103= 57= Adobe Fireworks
Image editor: £D

3

- - Cirip
Micro-blogging platform: FH

3

- - Dropbox
Sync files online and across computers: £H

3

54= 50= Freemind
Mind mapping tool: FD

3

- - GoAnimate
Cartoon and animation creator: FH

3

72= 131= Notepad++
Text and HTML editor: FD
3
103= 72= Paintshop Pro
Image editing software: £D

3

Paper and pencils

3

- - Photopeach
Create slideshows: FH

3

- - SchoolTube
Student video and media sharing: FH
3
- - Sharepoint
MS Intranet portal and collaboration environment: £D

3

131= - Sony Vegas Video
Video editing software: £D
3
54= - Survey Monkey
Survey and questionnaire tool: F/£ H

3

84=

- 101= NetNewsWire
RSS/Feed reader: FH
2.5
- - Screencastle
Online screencasting tool: FH
2.5

PART TWO: 86- 122

Current ranking in 2009

2008 2007

Tool

#
Votes

86=

80= 72= Adobe Reader
PDF Reader: FD

2

83= 72= Adobe Presenter
PowerPoint-based e-learning tool: £D

2

103= - ClassTools
Create Flash-based learning: FD

2

- - Backpack
Group calendar, small business organiser: £ H

2

66= - Basecamp
Track and manage projects: £H

2

103= - ClassTools
Create Flash-based learning: FD

2

103= - ComicLife
Create comics: FH

2

- - CoverItLive
Live Blogging: FH

2

Data projector

2

- - Etherpad
Real-time document collaboration: FH

2

- - edufire
Live video learning: FH

2

44= 72= eXe
Course authoring tool: FD

2

103= 79= Filezilla
FTP application: FD

2

131= 72= Gliffy
Diagramming tool: FH

2

59= 101= Google Sites
Create web/wiki sites: FH

2

- - Greenshot
Screenshot software: FD

2

- - HyperOffice
Collaboration suite for small businesses: £H

2

- - iStockPhoto
Photocollection: £D

2

66= - Joomla
Portal engine and content management system: FD

2

42= 17= Mindmanager Mindjet
Mindmapping software: £D

2

59= 101= MindMeister
Mind mapping tool: £H

2

83= - Movie Maker
Create, edit and share home movies: £D

2

103= 101= Mozy
Online backup service: £H

2

83= - Paint.NET
Image/photo editing software: FD

2

103= 101= Photostory
Create slideshows using digital photos: FD

2

131= 57= Picasa
Photo organiser: FD

2

131= - Posterous
Place to post everything: FH
2
- - Quizlet
Flash cards, vocab memorization and study games
2
83= 72= Safari
Web browser (desktop and mobile): FD
2
83= 50= Scribd
Document hosting/sharing: FH

2

- - Shelfari
Virtual bookshelves, rate and discuss books: FH

2

- - Smart.fm
The place you go to learn Japanese: FH
2
- - Thinking Worlds
Virtual environment, simulation and games authoring: £D
2
- - Tokbox
Video messaging service: FH
2
103= - Toondoo
Create/share comic strips: FH
2
83= - Twhirl
Twitter desktop client: FD
2
57= 44= TypePad
Blogging tool: £H
2
- - Vimeo
Video sharing site: FH
2
- - Vocaroo
Record and send voice emails
2
131= - Voki
Create personalised speaking avatars: FH
2
- - Wallwisher
Online noticeboard maker: FH
2
- - WizIQ
Web conferencing tool: FH
2
- - Xing
Professional social network: FH

2

- - Xtranormal
Text to movie
2
- - Yammer
Private micro-blogging platform: FH
2
- - Yola
Website build: FH
2
44= 57= Zoho
Online office suite: FH
2
66= 72= Zotero
Collect, manage, and cite your research sources: FD
2

128=

- - Fireshot
Firefox extension that create screenshots of web pages: FD

1.5

34 36= Google Maps
Online mapping: FH

1.5

66= - Onenote
Note sharing: £D

1.5

RSS feeds

1.5


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