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The Top 100 Tools for Learning compiled by Jane Hart from the contributions of 278 learning professionals worldwide

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  • TOP 100  TOOLS  FOR  FOR LEARNING Compiled by Jane Hart Centre for Learning & Performance  2009 Technologies g www.C4LPT.co.uk
  • About the Top 100 Tools List About the Top 100 Tools List During 2009, 278 learning professionals from around the world shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning. Y can view their i di id l li L i You i h i individual lists at: c4lpt.co.uk/recommended//top10tools.html From these lists I compiled the Top 100 Tools Jane Hart is a Social for Learning 2009. You can view the entire list Learning Consultant. at: c4lpt co uk/recommended/ c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/ She is founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. There is also a list of the winners and losers in 2009, 2009 as well as a categorised list of the tools tools. c4lpt.co.uk/jane.html Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 1 Twitter Micro‐blogging tool Previous rankings: g 2008:     11th 2007:     43rd Cost:  Free Keep in touch with colleagues p g Available:  Hosted Available: Hosted and friends no matter where you are or what you’re doing in less than 140 characters www.twitter.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 2 Delicious Social bookmarking tool Previous rankings:  P i ki 2008:     1st 2007: 2nd 2007:     2 A place to store your Cost:  Free bookmarks online, tag Available:  Hosted them and share them with your colleagues and/or www.delicious.com d li i students. Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 3 YouTube Video hosting and sharing tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     18th 2007:      22nd Cost:  Free A place where you can l h Available:  Hosted A il bl H t d host, tag and share videos online. www.youtube.com y Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 4 Google Reader g RSS reader Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    3rd 2007:    7th Cost:  Free A web-based reader t bb d d to Available:  Hosted A il bl H t d aggregate and manage all your news and blog (RSS) feeds in one place place. www.google.com/reader g g / Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 5 Google Docs g Online office suite Previous rankings: 2008:    7th 2007: 14th 2007:    14 To create, store and share , Cost: Free Cost:  Free documents, spreadsheets and Available:  Hosted presentations online, and where y you can work on y your own or collaboratively. www.google.com/docs/ Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 6 WordPress Blogging tool Previous rankings: 2008:    5th 2007:    6th Cost:  Free, Open Source A blogging platform that is Available:  Hosted and Download free and easy to use. www.wordpress.com www.wordpress.org Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • Slideshare 7 Presentation sharing site Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:     20th 2007: 31st 2007:     31 A place where you can store tag and store, Cost:  Free share your presentations with others Available:  Hosted and create a slidecast. www.slideshare.net lid h t Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 8 Google Search g Web search tool Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:     6th 2007:     3rd 2007: 3rd A powerful web-based search Cost:  Free engine, so to find any information, Available:  Hosted you just “Google” it! www.google.com l Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 9= Audacity y Audio/podcasting tool Previous rankings: 2008:       12th 2007:       11th Cost:  Free,  Open Source Available:  Download A sound editor and recorder Platform: Windows, Mac,  suitable for podcasting. Unix/Linux audacity.sourceforge.net Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 9= Firefox Web browser with extensions .  Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     2nd 2007:     1st Cost:  Free, Open Source This is an award winning Available:  Download A il bl D l d browser with thousands of Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux extensions to add to its functionality. www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 11= Ning g Private social networking tool Previous rankings: 2008:     16th 2007:      31st t Cost:  Free Cost: Free Created your own customised Available:  Hosted private social networks and communities. communities www.ning.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • Skype 11= Instant messenger and voice call tool Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:     4th 2007: 3rd 2007:     3 Cost:  Free For text and voice message Available:  Download conversations with others. Platform: Windows and Mac www.skype.net Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 13 PowerPoint Presentation software Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    8th 2007:    5th Cost:  Commercial This presentation software is Available:  Download part of the Microsoft Office Platform: Windows & Mac suite. suite office.microsoft.com/powerpoint Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 14= Blogger gg Blogging tool Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:    10th 2007: 9th 2007:      9 A simple and quick way to get a Cost:  Free blog up and running. Available:  Hosted www.blogger.com bl Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 14= Moodle Course management system Previous rankings: 2008:      9th 2007:     12th Course management system with social functionality Cost:  Free, Open Source Cost: Free Open Source Available:  Download Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux www.moodle.org Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 16 iGoogle g Personal start page tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     17th 2007:     17th Here you can aggregate all the Cost:  Free Google resources you use on Available:  Hosted A il bl H t d your online desktop, e.g. gMail, Google Calendar, Google Reader and more more. www.google.com/ig g g /g Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 17 Wikipedia p Collaborative encyclopaedia Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:     13th 2007: 26th 2007:     26 Cost:  Free This online encyclopaedia has Available:  Hosted been written collaboratively by thousands of people f th d f l from around d www.wikipedia.org k d the world. Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 18 Flickr Image hosting and sharing tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     15th 2007:     16th Cost:  Free A place where you can store Available:  Hosted your photos, tag them and share them with others others. www.flickr.com www flickr com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 19 VoiceThread Collaborative slideshow tool Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:    23rd 2007:      2007: ‐ A tool that lets you create Cost:  Free/Commercial collaborative presentations by Available:  Hosted collecting comments - both text and voice. voice www.voicethread.com i th d Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • Jing 20 Screen capture and screencasting tool Previous rankings: 2008:     26th 2007:      ‐ Cost:  Free Available:  Download Available: Download A desktop program you can use Platform: Windows, Mac to instantly capture screenshots and videos – and then share www.jingproject.com them. Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 21 g gMail/Google Mail g Web mail Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     14th 2007:       7th Cost:  Free Available:  Hosted A web-based email service with many megabytes of storage space for archiving mail threads. mail.google.com mail google com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 22= Captivate p Simulation and scenario tool Previous rankings: 2008:    30th 2007:    17th Cost:  Commercial Available:  Download Available: Download Create simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario- Platform: Windows based training without programming knowledge or www.adobe.com/products/captivate multimedia skills Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 22= Diigo g Social bookmarking tool Previous rankings: 2008:    35th 2007: 72nd 2007:    72 A social annotation t l where i l t ti tool h Cost: Free Cost:  Free you can highlight, clip and Available:  Hosted sticky-note any page and then share your findings with others www.diigo.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 24 Articulate Rapid e‐learning suite Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:     25th 2007: 22nd 2007:     22 Three powerful yet easy-to-use Cost:  Commercial products - Presenter, Engage and Available:  Download Quizmaker – to create e-learning Platform:  Windows content. content www.articulate.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 25 SnagIt g Screen capture tool Previous rankings: 2008:     21st 2007:     26th Cost:  Commercial Available:  Download Available: Download Capture anything on your Platform: Windows screen, edit the image and print it or share it as you wish wish. www.techsmith.com/snagit.asp Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 26 Camtasia Studio Screencasting tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    26th 2007:    50th Cost:  Commercial Available:  Download A il bl D l d Record your screen to create Platform: Windows training, demo, and presentation videos, aka screencasts. www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 27 Evernote Note taking tool Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Cost: Free / premium accounts Cost:  Free / premium accounts Lets you capture things (web pages, screenshots, photos, Available: Online/Download note, etc), which you can tag, store and find again fast www.evernote.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 28 Prezi Presentation tool Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Cost: Free and paid for plans Cost:  Free and paid for plans Build amazing, non-linear presentations where you can Available: Online zoom in and out of a visual map containing words, links, www.prezi.com images, videos, etc Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 29 Wikispaces p Wiki tool Previous rankings: 2008:     19th 2007: 15th 2007:     15 A service th t lets you create a i that l t t Cost: Free/Commercial Cost:  Free/Commercial wiki for collaborative working Available:  Hosted and/or learning www.wikispaces.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 30 Wordle Word cloud generator Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Input or copy in some text and Cost:  Free generate a visual cloud of the Available: Online most frequently use words. Tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts and www.wordle.net colour scheme. Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 31= Animoto Video tool Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Cost:  Free Lets you create videos from Available: Online your images www.animoto.com i t Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 31= Facebook Social networking site Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:  24th 2007: 17th 2007:    17 A social networking site with over g Cost:  Free 300 million active members, that also Available:  Hosted includes many applications that allow it be used productively in education y and business. www.facebook.com f b k Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • iPhone/iPod Touch 31= and Apps Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:   50th 2007: 43rd 2007:   43 Cost:  Free/Commercial Phone, internet and multimedia Ph i t t d lti di device and access to Available:  Hosted thousands of applications. www.apple.com/iphone l /i h Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 34 PBworks Collaboration tool Previous rankings Previous rankings 2008:    35th 2007:    43rd Cost:  Free/Commercial Available:  Hosted A il bl H t d A collaboration solution suitable for both business and education www.pbworks.com p – previously known as PBwiki. Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 35 Photoshop p Photo/image editing tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     59th 2007:     50th Cost:  Commercial A photo imaging tool for Available:  Download A il bl D l d professional and serious Platform:  Windows  amateur photographers as well p g p as graphic and web designers. www.adobe.com/products/photoshop Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 36= Blogs No specific blogs named – but just the very many different blogs available to read g Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 36= Word Word processing software Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     22nd 2007:     10th Cost:  Commercial This word processing software Available:  Download A il bl D l d is part of the Microsoft Office Platform: Windows and Mac suite office.microsoft.com/word Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 38= Flash Animation authoring tool Previous rankings: g 2008:     38th 2007:     43rd Cost:  Commercial Available:  Download Available: Download Create powerful and engaging Platform: Windows and Mac animations. www.adobe.com/products/flash Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 38= Google Apps g pp Google application suite Previous rankings:  2008:    66th 2007:  2007: ‐ Cost:  Commercial Cost: Commercial Software-as-a-service for business and education - Available:  Hosted email, information sharing and security www.google.com/a/ Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 38= LinkedIn Professional networking site Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     30th 2007:     31st Cost:  Free A public social network aimed Available:  Hosted A il bl H t d at the professional community. www.linkedin.com www linkedin com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 41= Adobe Connect Web conferencing software Previous rankings: 2008:    66  2007:    52 2007: 52 Cost:  Commercial Cost: Commercial A communication system Available:  Hosted that provides enterprise web communication and online collaboration. www.adobe.com/products/connect Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 41= iTunes/iTunes U Audio/podcasting player and site Previous rankings: 2008:     28th 2007:     26th Cost:  Free Available:  Download Available: Download Listen to music and podcasts as Platform: Windows, Mac well as watch videos. Educational podcasts available at iTunes U www.apple.com/itunes Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 43= Dimdim Web conferencing system Previuos rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Lets you deliver synchronised Cost:  Free and pro accounts p presentations, whiteboards Available: Online and web pages while sharing voice and video. www.dimdim.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 43= Elluminate Web conferencing software Previous rankings: 2008:     50th 2007: 50th 2007:     50 Cost: Commercial Cost:  Commercial Available:  Hosted A solution for live e-learning and web collaboration collaboration. www.elluminate.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 43= Google Earth g Satellite and aerial imagery Previous rankings: g 2008:     40th 2007:     40th Cost:  Free Available:  Download Available: Download Combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, Platform:  Windows, Mac, Linux maps, terrain and 3D buildings. p , g earth.google.com/ Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 43= Tweetdeck Desktop social software client Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Personal browser for staying Cost: Free Cost:  Free in touch with what’s happening Available: Download now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Platform:  Windows/Mac Facebook and more. www.tweetdeck.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 43= Wikis and wiki tools Wikis and wiki tools No specific wikis or wiki tools named. The general concept of wikis and wiki tools – whether standalone within other systems. Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 48 Keynote y Presentation software Previous rankings: 2008:     65th 2007: 72nd 2007:     72 Cost:  Commercial Cost: Commercial Cinema-quality presentation software Available:  Download Platform: Mac www.apple.com/iwork/keynote Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 49 Edublogs g Blogging tool for educators Previous rankings:  2008:     59th 2007: 72nd 2007:     72 Cost:  Free Cost: Free Blogging for teachers and Available:  Hosted students, made easy www.edublogs.org Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 50= Google Calendar g Online calendar Previous rankings:  2008:     29th 2007: 36th 2007:     36 Cost: Free Cost:  Free Use it for your own personal Available:  Hosted diary or for scheduling events with others www.google.com/calendar Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 50= Sharepoint Server p Intranet/collaboration platform Previous rankings:  2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: An integrated suite of Cost: Commercial Cost:  Commercial Microsoft products to create a Available: Download intranet and collaboration portal. Platform: Microsoft sharepoint.microsoft.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 50= Wetpaint p Wiki tool Previous rankings: 2008:     44th 2007:      ‐ 2007: Cost: Free Cost:  Free A service to create free wikis, Available:  Hosted simple to start; easy to build and fun to share www.wetpaint.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 53= Dreamweaver Web authoring tool Previous rankings:  Previous rankings: 2008:     44th 2007:     26th Cost:  Commercial Available:  Download A powerful web authoring Platform: Windows, Mac tool. www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 53= Elgg gg Social engine Previous rankings:  2008:     ‐ 2007:     40th Cost:  Free Available:  Download Available: Download Open source platform + plugins Platform:  LAMP to create social environments – social networks, social learning g environments, et www.elgg.org Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 55= Bubbl.us Collaborative Mindmapping Tool  Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:     83rd 2007:     2007: ‐ Cost:  Free A simple web application that lets you brainstorm Available: Hosted online with others bubbl.us b bbl Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 55= Garageband g Personal Recording Studio Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     59th 2007:      ‐ Cost:  Free A personal recording studio, Available:  Download A il bl D l d part of the Apple iLife Suite. Platform: Mac www.apple.com/ilife/garageband Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 55= Glogster g Poster tool Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Cost: Free Cost:  Free Make an interactive poster Available: Online www.glogster.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 55= Google Chrome g Web browser Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: A browser that combines a minimal design with Cost: Free Cost:  Free sophisticated technology to Available: Online make the web faster, safer and easier. www.google.com/chrome Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 55= MindManager g Mind mapping tool Previous rankings: 2008:     42nd 2007: 17th 2007:     17 A tool that lets you visually t l th t l t i ll Cost: Commercial Cost:  Commercial capture, organize and Available:  Download communicate ideas and Platform: Windows, Mac information effectively www.mindjet.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 55= Netvibes Personal start page/dashboard Previous rankings: 2008:     37th 2007: 26th 2007:     26 A start page that provides you with t t th t id ith Cost: Free Cost:  Free access to all your digital resources Available:  Hosted in one place: blogs, news, videos, podcast, pictures, e-mail, etc, podcast pictures e mail etc www.netvibes.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 55= Posterous Blogging/posting place Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: A very simple blogging system. system Post to your Cost: Free Cost:  Free Posterous blog using email Available: Online and attach any type of file – photo, MP3, video, document, etc - if you want to include it. www.posterous.com Auto-post to other blogs and networks Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 55= Screenr Screencasting tool Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: It lets you record on your Mac or PC and then play on the PC, Cost: Free Cost:  Free Web or on an iPhone. Available:  Online www.screenr.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 63 Picasa Photo organiser Previous rankings: 2008:     ‐ 2007:     57th Locate and organise all the Cost:  Free photos on y p your computer, edit p , Available:  Download and add effects to your Platform: Windows photos, and share your photos with others. picasa.google.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 64= Lectora Course authoring tool Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: A powerful authoring tool that provides users with a Cost: Commercial Cost:  Commercial comprehensive authoring Available: Download environment for creating and delivering custom interactive Platform: Windows multimedia content. www.lectora.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 64= TeacherTube Video Sharing Site  Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:    80th 2007: 57th 2007:  Cost:  Free A place where you can host, tag and share instructional Available: Hosted videos www.teachertube.com h b Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 64= Udutu Online course authoring tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ Create courses quickly and Cost:  Free authoring tool; small  easily either on your own or per screen charge for hosting h f h ti collaboratively with others. Easily import existing content Available: Online www.udutu.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 67= Cirip p Private micro‐blogging tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ Create your own network of Cost:  Free friends/partners. Embed Available:  Download A il bl D l d photos, video and audio clips. Record live video messages, www.cirip.eu p monitor RSS f d and create it feeds d t groups Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 67= Google Maps g p Maps and directions Previous rankings: 2008:     34th 2007:     36th Cost:  Free Cost: Free Searchable and zoomable maps of the UK, US, etc, Available:  Hosted where you can find businesses y and get directions. www.google.com/maps Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 67= Outlook Email software Previous rankings: 2008:     38th 2007: 17th 2007:     17 Cost: Commercial Cost:  Commercial This email client is part of Available:  Download the Microsoft Office suite. Platform:  Windows office.microsoft.com/outlook Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 67= Webex Web conferencing tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ For web meetings and Cost:  Commercial conferences. conferences Deliver Available: Online A il bl O li interactive training. www.webex.com www webex com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Basecamp p Project management tool Previous rankings: 2008:   66th 2007:  2007: ‐ Tool th t l t T l that lets you manage Cost:  Free/Commercial Cost: Free/Commercial and track projects (or simply Available:  Hosted ideas) and quickly create client/project extranets extranets. www.basecamphq.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Dropbox p File synching tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ Put your files into your Cost:  Commercial Dropbox on one computer computer, Available:  Download A il bl D l d and they'll be instantly available on any of your other Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux computers that you've you ve installed Dropbox on. www.dropbox.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Email No specific tools mentioned Just the general concept of email and email tools. Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Etherpad p Real‐time document collaboration Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: The only web-based word processor that allows people Cost: Free/Commercial Cost:  Free/Commercial to work together in really real- Available:  Online time. www.etherpad.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Flip Video p Digital camcorder Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Tiny little camcorder. Take videos and upload them to Cost: Commercial Cost:  Commercial your computer using in-built USB – and then onto YouTube www.theflip.com etc Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= FreeMind Mind mapping tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     54th 2007:     50th Cost:  Free Available:  Download A mind mapping tool that can Platform:  Windows, Mac, Linux be used as a high productivity tool. freemind.sourceforge.net Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Google Sites g Web / wiki Tool Previous rankings: 2009: 59th 2007:    ‐ 2007: Cost: Free Cost:  Free Lets you create simple, Available:  Hosted secure group websites. www.google.com/sites Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= GoToMeeting g Web meeting system Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ 2007: Easy to set up web meetings Cost: Commercial Cost:  Commercial Available: Hosted www.gotomeeting.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= OpenOffice p Office software suite Previous rankings: 2008:     44th 2007: 31st 2007:     31 Cost: Free, Open Source Cost:  Free, Open Source An office suite of tools to create Available:  Download documents, spreadsheets and p presentations Platform:  Windows, Mac, Linux www.openoffice.org Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Picnik Photo editing tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ Easy to use yet powerful Cost:  Free and commercial editing tools Get creative with tools. Available:  Download A il bl D l d oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames.. Platform:  Windows www.picnik.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Screentoaster Screencasting tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ Cost:  Free Easy to use, online screen Available:  Online A il bl O li recorder. www.screentoaster.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Scribd Document hosting site  Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:    83rd 2007: 50th 2007:  A place to store documents - p Cost:  Free doc, ppt, pdf, xls, etc and Available: Hosted share them with others. www.scribd.com ibd Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Second Life Virtual World Application Previous rankings: 2008:     54th 2007:     ‐ 2007: Create an avatar and explorep Cost:  Free Cost: Free this virtual world - a highly Available:  Hosted imaginative, creative world, www.secondlife.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Xtranormal Movie making software Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ Cost:  Free If you can type, Available:  Download A il bl D l d you can make movies. Platform: Windows Movie-making software www.xtranormal.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 71= Yammer Private micro‐blogging service Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ Same functionality as Twitter Cost:  Free to users; companies  but for in company use Only in-company use. can get admin rights for monthly  t d i i ht f thl individuals with the same email domain can join a given per user fee network. There are also Available: Online Available: Online discussion boards and users can form/join groups www.yammer.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 86= Bloglines g RSS reader Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:   30th 2007: 12th 2007:    12 Cost:  Free A web-based RSS reader and bb d d d aggregator to keep you up to Available:  Hosted date with news and blog postings www.bloglines.com bl li Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 86= Friendfeed Private micro‐blogging tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ Helps you discover and Cost:  Free discuss interesting stuff that Available:  Online A il bl O li your friends and colleagues find on the web. www.friendfeed.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Acrobat Professional Create and control PDFs Previous rankings: 2008:     59th 2007:     72nd Cost:  Commercial Create, C t combine, and control bi d t l Available:  Download Available: Download Adobe PDF documents for Platform: Windows, Mac easy, secure distribution, collaboration and data www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro collection Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Adobe Fireworks Image editor Previous rankings: 2008:     ‐ 2007:     57th Cost:  Commercial Available:  Download Available: Download A tool for creating and Platform: Windows, Mac optimizing images for the web and rapidly prototyping websites.. www.adobe.com/products/fireworks Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Edmodo Educational micro‐blogging Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:    ‐ 2007:    ‐ A private social platform for Cost:  Free teachers and students to Available:  Online A il bl O li share ideas, files, events and assignments. www.edmodo.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Google Alerts g Keep track of new information Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     33rd 2007:     57th Cost:  Free Provides you with email updates Available:  Hosted A il bl H t d of latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. www.google.com/alerts www google com/alerts Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= iMovie Video editing software Previous rankings: 2008:   66th 2007:  2007: ‐ Makes i i M k viewing and working d ki Cost: Commercial Cost:  Commercial with video as intuitive as Available: Download enjoying your photos, part of Platform: Mac Apple iLife Suite www.apple.com/ilife/imovie Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Mindmeister Mind mapping tool Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     59th 2007:     ‐ A collaborative mind- Cost:  Free/Commercial mapping tool tool. Available:  Hosted A il bl H t d www.mindmeister.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= MovieMaker Video editor  Previous rankings: 2008:    83rd 2007:  ‐ Cost:   Create, edit, and share Available: Download Available: Download your home movies right on your computer Platform: Windows www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/ moviemaker Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Pageflakes g Personal start page tool Previous rankings: 2008:     31st 2007:     ‐ 2007: Cost: Free Cost:  Free A start page tool where you Available:  Hosted can aggregate all kinds of resources and tools on your y web-based desktop. www.pageflakes.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Paint.NET Image/photo editing software  Previous rankings: P i ki 2008:    83rd 2007:  2007: ‐ Features an intuitive and Cost:  Free innovative user interface with Available: Download support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a Platform: Windows wide variety of useful and powerful tools. www.getpaint.net Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Paintshop Pro p Image editing software Previous rankings: Previous rankings: 2008:     ‐ 2007:     72nd Cost:  Commercial Photo diti tool for basic Ph t editing t l f b i Available:  Download A il bl D l d photo jobs including cropping, removing red eye, and fixing Platform:  Windows colour. colour www.corel.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Survey Monkey y y Survey & Questionnaire Tool Previous rankings: 2008:     54th 2007:     ‐ 2007: Cost:  Free/Commercial Cost: Free/Commercial Survey software for anyone to Available:  Hosted create professional online surveys quickly and easily easily. www.surveymonkey.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= Twhirl Social Software Client  Previous rankings: 2008:    83rd 2007:  ‐ Cost:  Free A desktop client for social p Available: Download Available: Download software such as Twitter, Platform:  Requires Adobe Air Friendfeed, identi.ca, or seesmic www.twhirl.com Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009
  • 88= TypePad yp Blogging tool Previous rankings: 2008:     44th 2007: 57th 2007:     57 A blogging service with a number bl i i ith b Cost:  Commercial Cost: Commercial of pricing plans to host 1, 3 or Available:  Hosted more blogs as well as extra functionality like storage space space, www.typepad.com scheduling of postings etc. Compiled by the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, November 2009