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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

  1. TOP 100 TOOLS FOR LEARNING 2015 Compiled by Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies from the votes of over 2,000 learning professionals worldwide 9th Annual Learning Tools Survey www.C4LPT.co.uk/top100tools
  2. About the List The Top 100 Tools for Learning 205 list - the result of the 9th Annual Learning Tool Survey - has been compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of over 2,000 learning professionals worldwide, working in both education and workplace learning. Brief details of each tool in the list appear on the following slides, and include a quote from a voter as well as the change from their position on the 2014 list. Follow the links for more information about the tools. New tools, tools that are back on the list and tools that have moved up the list significantly are starred with the icon (right) in the top-right hand corner of the slide. “A learning tool is any software, online tool or service that you use either for personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning.
  3. 1 - Twitter Twitter is seen as a prime place for professional networking, for news and updates, and for use as a backchannel in conferences and for real-time chats using hashtags. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT SAME AS 2014 Twitter retains its No 1 position on the list for the 7th year running. “I have learned more in my professional life through Twitter in the past six-and-a-half years than in the previous 30 years.” Charles Jennings Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/twitter/
  4. 2 - YouTube This video hosting site is both a key learning resource and a place for anyone to share their own video content. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 1 YouTube comes in very close behind Twitter in 2015 “You can learn how to do just about anything on YouTube, It’s great for just-in-time performance support.” Fleur Mouchemore Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/youtube/
  5. 3 – Google Search This web search engine is often described as the only e-learning tool you’ll ever really need. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 2 Google Search moves back up the list in 2015 “Google Search is the tool I use on a daily basis for both work and school to search for information and research issues that require in-depth study.” Rob Wiltibank Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-search/
  6. 4 – Google Docs/Drive You can use Google Docs to create personal documents, spreadsheets, slidesets, as well as share them with others or work collaboratively on them. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 2 Still in the Top 5 in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/googledocsdrive/ “For everyday collaboration and transparent cooperation, these have become my go-to tools.” Ben Carmel
  7. 5 – PowerPoint PowerPoint is a key tool for creating personal presentations as well as linear e-learning content. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 1 Moves back to its 2013 position Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/powerpoint/ “A great tool for design layout, etc but also an inexpensive graphics editor.” Jeffrey Riley
  8. 6 - Dropbox Dropbox has become an important tool for sharing files both publically and privately, both in companies and education. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 1 Still in a strong position in the Top 10. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/dropbox/ “For moving large files around and sharing.” Roger Mundell
  9. 7 - Facebook Although primarily used by individuals for personal networking, it is also seen as a useful tool within education to support both study groups and course sites. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 2 Moves up to its highest ever position on the list Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/facebook/ “A good tool to communicate across a wide audience.” Diane Lowery
  10. 8 - WordPress WordPress is a valuable tool for a number of reasons. It is used by individuals & organizations for blogging, but also to create fully-functioning websites. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 2 Still in a good position in the Top 10 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/wordpress/ “It powers my blog which is the core of my Personal Knowledge Mastery.” Harold Jarche
  11. 9 - Skype Skype is useful for one-to-one interactions as well as group conversations. Skype for Business (previously Lync) means it is also a key enterprise tool, and Skype in the Classroom a key educational tool. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 16 Skype makes a big jump back into the Top 10 in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/skype/ “This is a great tool for personal communication and team meetings.” Jenny Mackness UP
  12. 10 - Evernote Evernote is the leading note-taking tool – not just for textual notes but also for web clipping. It can also be used across mobile computing devices. Notebooks are also shareable. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 2 Hangs on to a place in the Top 10 in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/evernote/ “I use this for all my notes and thoughts.” Wiebe Dijstra
  13. 11 - Prezi Prezi is seen as an alternative to PowerPoint in that it supports the creation of non-linear presentations. They are also easily shareable online. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 2 Another small increase on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/prezi/ “Makes presenting so much more interesting.” Justine Poldevin
  14. 12 - Wikipedia Wikipedia is a valuable resource for quickly finding out about a topic, and then for delving into primary resources for deeper information. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 9 A small jump back up the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/wikipedia/ “For a quick explanation of concepts.” Saif Altalib
  15. 13 - Pinterest This visual bookmarking site has proved very popular as a way of saving images together with links to resources. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 1 Continues its climb up the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/pinterest/ “What a wonderful world of ideas for anything one might need.” Virgina Goen
  16. 14 - LinkedIn LinkedIn is as a prime networking service, for connecting with others professionally as well as for finding jobs. Its range of groups is also considered valuable. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 4 A small drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/linkedin/ “It informs me about new events, links to interesting reads and sometimes I participate in discussions.” Ellen Schuurink
  17. 15 - Moodle Moodle is an open source course management system. It has been on the list for a long time and has plenty of fans. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 3 A further small drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/moodle/ “Lots of ways of using it to scaffold learning.” Rachel Burnham
  18. 16 – iPad & Apps Apple’s iPad together with the huge range of apps available for it – some of which have their own entries on the list - make it a valuable “learning” device. It is the most popular tablet on the list. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 31 A huge increase on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ipad-and-apps/ UP “iPad in the classroom; the killer educational tool.”
  19. 17 - Kahoot Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system – for schools, universities and businesses. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 64 The highest climber on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/kahoot/ UP “Kahoot is a great way to engage students. It provides real-time results that can be downloaded for offline use.”
  20. 18 - Blogger Google-owned Blogger is still seen as a quick and easy way to start and maintain a blog. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 2 Blogger hangs on to a place in the Top 20 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/blogger/ “I learn by reflecting through my blog.” Rachel Burnham
  21. 19 - PowToon PowToon is an online software tool that allows you to create animated video explainers – for business or education. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 27 New on the list in 2014, PowToon has made a big jump up the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/powtoon/ UP “Looking for something that’s a little different – not quite a full-on elearning module, but more fun than a plain old email announcing the roll-out of a new training offering? Give it a try!” Brian Washburn
  22. 20 - Slideshare Slideshare is still the most popular place to find and host presentation slidesets as well as other documents and infographics. Now owned by LinkedIn. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 5 Slideshare maintains a place in the Top 20 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/slideshare/ “I spend hours learning from others presentations.” Despina Kalilali
  23. 21 – WhatsApp Not just a a popular personal messaging app, its broadcasting and group functionalities make it a valuable tool both for educational and corporate activities. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 62 A huge increase on the list for WhatsApp in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/whatsapp/ UP “I use this app to create private study groups, so that all members can stay in touch with one another.”
  24. 22 – Google Chrome Google Chrome is still the top rated web browser. Chrome can be used across multiple platforms, and there are now many plugins and extensions available to extend its functionality. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 5 Google Chrome continues its climb up the 2015 list Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-chrome/ “Best browser for my needs.” Virginia Goen
  25. 23 – Google Hangouts Google Video Hangouts are for small groups, whilst Hangouts On Air are live events for larger groups that are streamed via YouTube. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT REVISED ENTRY Google has separated Hangouts out from Google+, so a separate tool in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-hangouts/ “My primary meeting/collaboration tool both at work and away from the office (no more phone).” JD DIllon
  26. 24 - Snagit Techsmith’s Snagit is a screen capture tool that lets you grab an image or video of what you see on your computer screen and then add enhancing text and other effects. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 6 A small increase on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/canvas/ “Snagit is the best screenshot tool I’ve ever used.” Bonni Stachowiak
  27. 25 - Audacity Audacity is a free open source tool to record, edit and mix sounds. It has been a long-time favourite on the list. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 3 A small drop down the list in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/audacity “Audacity – to create and edit good quality audio clips.” Marie Desjardin
  28. 26 – Articulate Storyline Articulate’s Storyline is the highest rated e-learning authoring tool on the list. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 5 A small drop back down the list for Articulate in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/articulate/ “First, “folks get it”. Folks become more productive with Storyline - faster than their competitor’s tools. And second, “community”. Even if you aren’t an Articulate user, join the Articulate community and benefit from the resources shared.” David Glow
  29. 27 – Screencast-O-Matic Screencast-O-Matic makes screencasting free and easy, with one- click screen capture, online or you can download and install the application on Mac OSX. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT BACK ON THE LIST Last time on the list was in 2011, but it has jumped back in at a high spot Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/screencast-o-matic/ BACK “I use this to create video – the paid PRO subscription is only $15 a year; the tool lets you download as a video, upload to YouTube, edit and much more.” Jennifer Smith
  30. 28 – Yammer Microsoft’s Enterprise Social Networking platform has become a popular social collaboration and knowledge sharing platform both in businesses & education. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 4 Yammer is still in the Top 30. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/yammer/ “My organisation introduced Yammer late last year and since then I have found it to be a fantastic way to connect with people I wouldn’t have been able to do as easily otherwise.”
  31. 29 – Padlet Padlet, previously known as Wallwisher, is an online noticeboard, which means it can be used for making announcements, keeping notes and online brainstorming. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 19 A big rise for Padlet on the list this year Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/wallwisher/ UP “Our team uses this tool as a great way to get people interacting in a formal training through using their smart devices in the classroom.” Fleur Mouchemore
  32. 30 - Word Word is a popular and versatile word processing tool used for creating all kinds of paper-based materials. It is available as part of the Microsoft Office suite to download or online as part of Office365. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 13 Word drops down the list in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/word/ “I use this for all my own word processing, such as making worksheets.” Olivia Seger
  33. 31 - Camtasia Techsmith’s Camtasia is a tool to record, edit and enhance on-screen activity in the form of screencasts. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 8 A small drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/camtasia/ “All of my online tutorials are created using Camtasia for Mac. It is user-friendly and inexpensive. And it creates great video for online learning.” Tim Childers
  34. 32 - Socrative Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 40 Another big climber on the list in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/powtoon/ UP “Nice for interacting during training.”
  35. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 GUIDEBOOK Want to find out even more about the Top 100 Tools? The 2015 GUIDEBOOK provides further information - key features and screenshots as well as links to useful articles and guides - to help you make good use of these tools for personal learning and as well as in your professional practice. Get the Guidebook at c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/guidebook/
  36. 33 – Khan Academy Khan Academy is a popular learning platform with an extensive library of courses to learn about maths, science, economics, finance, computing and other topics. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 7 Khan Academy rises a little on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/khan-academy/ “I use these video lessons to flip my own classroom.”
  37. 34 – Adobe Connect Adobe Connect is web conferencing software for web meetings and webinar events – and the most popular one on the list. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 2 A tiny drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/adobe-connect/ “For lectures, online seminars, student meetings.”
  38. 35 – TED Talks & TED Ed TED is a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading - annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events. TED Ed is a tool to create lessons around TED Talks and other videos. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 9 A drop back down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/tedtalksed/ “Influential videos useful for personal life, in the classroom, and further learning in various areas of life.”
  39. 36 - Feedly Feedly is an RSS reader that lets you organise, read and share the content of your favourite sites. It is now the only dedicated feed reader on the list. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 17 Feedly falls back down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/feedly/ “Feedly is my feed reader to keep track of blogs and news sites via RSS.” Harold Jarche
  40. 37 - Canvas Canvas is a new style course management system that is adaptable, customizable, easy to use and mobile. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 41 A new entrant on the list in 2014, Canvas makes a big jump up the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/canvas/ UP “A user-friendly course management system for the 21st century - with a clean, modern, uncluttered interface.”
  41. 38 – Adobe Captivate Adobe Captivate is a popular tool for rapidly creating and maintaining interactive eLearning content. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 5 A small drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/adobe-captivate/ “Most versatile e-learning authoring tool” Lieve Weymeis
  42. 39 – Edmodo Edmodo is a private social networking platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/edmodo/ “This serves as our class website and allows me to communicate more with students.” Olivia Seger UP 2 A small increase on the list in 2015
  43. 40 – Google+ Google’s social networking site is useful for deep conversations, resource sharing and for creating communities around topics and events. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 29 Google+ drops down the list, in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-plu/ “Implementing it in my classroom this year and use it for continuing education.” Virginia Goel
  44. 41 – iSpring Suite iSpring Suite is e-learning authoring software that integrates with PowerPoint to create e-learning course and video lectures. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 4 A small drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ispring/ “Simple to use, reliable and intuitive for the students.” John L Lee
  45. 42 – Diigo Diigo is a social bookmarking, research and knowledge sharing tool. It lets you make personal notes and highlight text on web pages and share them with others. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 22 A drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/diigo/ “Bookmarks are my external memory. In the course of researching two books, I’ve created 3,000 bookmarks. A side benefit is the ability to share your bookmarks with others.” Jay Cross
  46. 43 – Google Scholar Google Scholar provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 15 After a big increase on the list in 2014, Google Scholar drops back in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-scholar/ “When I’m researching something, Google Scholar is the first port-of-call. Google Scholar provides the library index and stack we could dream about 40 years ago.” Charles Jennings
  47. 44 - Coursera Coursera is an education company that partners with top universities and other organizations to offer online courses for free. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 6 A small drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/coursera/ “It’s good to see they are creating more on an as needs basis rather than a schedule as often these don’t always happen at a suitable time for me to fit into other things happening at the same time.” Fleur Mouchemore
  48. 45 - SharePoint SharePoint is an integrated suite of products from Microsoft to create a social intranet and collaboration portal. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 20 A big increase on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/sharepoint/ “Collaboration is the key to innovation in our business; we use this system on a daily basis – so we are setting up more and more groups and communities now for both informal networking as well as to act as formal learning communities.”
  49. 46 – OneNote OneNote is note-taking software for capturing all of your ideas and to-dos on the go, brought to you by Microsoft Office. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 22 A big increase on the list for OneNote in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/onenote/ “The best note-taking application on the Windows platform. Unbeatable in combination with SharePoint or OneDrive, and a tablet PC with a digitzer pen.” Jan Van Belle
  50. 47 – Explain Everything Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard app that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 6 A new entrant in 2014, Explain Everything moves up the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/explain-everything/ “I use this to make my videos.” Olivia Seger
  51. 48 - Videoscribe Videoscribe lets you create your own whiteboard-style animations with no design or technical know- how. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW The highest new entrant on the 2015 list Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/videoscribe/ NEW “An easy to use tool for developing animations.”
  52. 49 – Pocket Pocket lets you save pages on your computer or smartphone. so that you can read later, at home or work - even without an internet connection. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT SAME AS 2014 Pocket maintains its position on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/pocket-prev/ “I use it to save blog posts and online articles. I read them on my iPad and Macbook. I also have the opportunity to tweet, email or save them to Diigo or Evernote.” Wilfred Rubens
  53. 50 - Nearpod Nearpod lets you present, quiz and report synchronously with your students or else make content available on demand. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 6 A small rise up the list in 2015 for Nearpod, a new entrant in 2014. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/nearpod/ “Nearpod brings learning to life in my classroom! It’s such an easy tool for me to create an interactive presentation for my students.”
  54. 51 – Office Mix A free PowerPoint add-in to create create and share interactive online videos. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW It is the 2nd new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/office-mix/ NEW “My ‘new kid on the block’ this year. Why would you invest in expensive and complicated authoring tools if you just want to ‘convert your PowerPoint to e-learning’ (even if that’s not always a good idea)?” Jan Van Belle
  55. 52 - Gmail Gmail is a free web-based email service from Google. It is also part of the Google Apps suite. It is still the most popular email client on the list. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 21 A drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/gmail/ “This is still my primary method of communication. ”
  56. 53 - Udutu Udutu’s course authoring software lets you build course quickly and easily online either on your own or collaboratively with others. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 3 A small drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/udutu/ “Udutu authoring tools – easy to use with many interaction tools.” Robert Craigo
  57. 54 – Google Translate Google Translate is a free online service for instantly translating text and web pages. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 10 A further increase for Google Translate on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-translate/ “Such an easy way to translate anything – web pages or inputted text.”
  58. 55 – Keynote This is Apple’s presentation software for all Mac and iOS platforms. Keynote presentations can easily be controlled using an iPhone, iPad or even the Apple Watch. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 2 Keynote moves up the list a few places in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/keynote/ “Creating presentations is another way to think through things, and of course a way to share my thoughts and get feedback.” Clark Quinn
  59. 56 - Excel Excel is used for a variety of reasons – for creating a simple gradebook to a training management system. It is available as part of the Microsoft Office suite to download or online as part of Office365. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 13 Excel drops back a few places in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/excel/ “Used to create charts, plans and tracking for e-learning programs and projects. ” Robert Craigo
  60. 57 - Jing Techsmith’s Jing is a free screencasting program that lets you capture anything you see on your computer screen, as an image or short video, and share it instantly. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 3 Jing continues its drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/jing/ “I use Jing to create short instructional videos and then store them online at Screencast.com.
  61. 58 – Adobe Photoshop Photoshop is a photo imaging tool for both professional and serious amateur photographers as well as graphic and web designers. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN1 7 A drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/adobe-photoshop/ “Apart from being the most comprehensive image manipulation software on the market, Photoshop has been my primary go-to tool for my photography and still image creation for reports and presentations.” Rob Wiltbank
  62. 59 – Google Apps Google Apps (for Work, Government & Education) is a service from Google providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 10 Google Apps has gone back up the list again in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-apps/ “It helps me integrate my administrative work with my teaching work. ” Santiago Gonzales Chavez
  63. 60 - Scoopit Scoopit is a social media publishing platform where users curate content on their favourite topics and share it as a visual magazine. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 31 Having dropped a few places down the list in 2014, Scoopit falls back further in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/scoopit/ “I curate five topics on Scoopit. You really learn something when you share it with someone else.” Jay Cross
  64. This new book by Jane Hart provides practical advice to help L&D transform their workplace learning practices both through the provision of modern training content and the promotion of continuous (everyday) learning in their organisation. The Handbook is available as a paperback or PDF at ModernWorkplaceLearning.com/book/ MODERN WORKPLACE LEARNING
  65. 61 - Schoology Schoology is a course management system and social network for K-12 schools and higher education institutions focused on collaboration, that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 37 Coming in at the bottom of the list in 2014, Schoology makes a big jump up the 2015 list Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/schoology/ UP “Schoology is the ideal way for me to manage my lessons, share content, and engage with my students. ”
  66. 62 - Outlook Outlook is the email client within the Microsoft Office Office suite. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 26 A drop down the list for Outlook in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/outlook/ “It helps me meet with my team. ” Beth McGoldrick
  67. 63 - GoAnimate GoAnimate is an easy-to-use tool to create professional animated videos Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW The 3rd new entrant on the 2015 list Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/goanimate/ NEW “GoAnimate proves an easy way to build animated videos. You choose a background, add characters and other objects, and include text and/or audio.” Bonni Stachowiak
  68. 64 - SurveyMonkey SurveyMonkey is an online survey tool. It allows users to design surveys, collect responses, and analyse the responses of their created surveys. Users can also get access to survey questions and professional templates. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 2 SurveyMonkey bobs up and down on the annual lists. This year it’s down a few places. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/surveymonkey/ “A user-friendly survey tool. ”
  69. 65 – Kindle & Reader App Kindle is a series of e-reader devices developed by Amazon. Desktop and mobile apps are also available so that you don’t now need a separate device to read a Kindle e-book. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 30 After being the highest climber on the list in 2014. Kindle has dropped down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/kindle/ “You can always have something to read when you’re in the mood with the Kindle app on your phone or tablet.” Connie Malamed
  70. 66 – Google Maps Google Maps are searchable and zoomable maps of the world. You can find businesses, get directions, and even embed maps in your website. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 22 Falls back significantly down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-maps/ “I love Google Street view. It makes it so easy to find out about an unknown location.”
  71. 67 - Notability Notability is a note-taking app for mobile devices and the desktop. It supports text, images, and audio recordings, and contains a sketchpad that lets you draw images as well as mark up images, Web clips, and clip art. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 7 A new entrant in 2014 Notability has gone up the list a few places in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/notability/ “This is a must-have student app; make sure your students have it on their tablet.”
  72. 68 – Google Sites Google Sites lets you create simple, secure group websites to share information with a few people, a whole organization, or the entire world. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 7 Google Sites moves back up the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-sites/ “I have moved my classes out of our LMS onto this open platform. Its been a much better experience for us all.”
  73. 69 - Quizlet Quizlet is a website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 11 Quizlet drops a few place down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/quizlet/ “Make your own sets and share them with students. Let students make their own flashcard sets.” Nicole Naditz
  74. 70 - Sway Microsoft’s Sway is a free app to create web content. You can embed a variety of resources into Sway, e.g. images, audio, video, maps, animations, presentations from Office Mix etc, and then share it online. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW It is the 4th new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/sway/ NEW “A fresh new way to create interesting interactive content.”
  75. 71 - Vimeo Vimeo is a video-sharing website where users can upload, view and share videos. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 9 Another increase for Vimeo on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/vimeo/ “Upload videos here to be accessible within the corporate firewall.” Helen Blunden
  76. 72 - WebEx Cisco WebEx is web conferencing and meeting software that combines file and presentation sharing with voice, HD video and meeting spaces. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 12 A drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/webex/ “Very reliable, easy to use and complete web conferencing tool. An international company could not do without it.” Jan Van Belle
  77. 73 - Instagram Instagram lets you take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, and then post it. You can also share it on Facebook, Twitter and other places. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 12 A new entrant in 2014, Instagram has now moved up the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/instagram/ “It’s like Twitter with followers. But instead of posting text updates, you post photos.”
  78. 74 – Firefox Firefox is an award winning, open source web browser. There are also thousands of add-ons that enhance its functionality. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 18 From No 1 in 2007, Firefox dropped off the list in 2011, but has now moved back up the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/firefox/ “This is still my preferred browser. I’ve dabbled with others but keep coming back to Firefox”
  79. 75 – iTunes & iTunesU iTunes is a digital media player. iTunesU is a section of Apple's iTunes Music Store that features free educational audio and video from universities and other organizations to download. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 12 A drop down the list in 2105 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/itunes/ “A brilliant collection of courses. There’s a whole series of inspiring lessons for educators that I’m working my way through.”
  80. 76 – iMovie Apple’s iMovie makes viewing and working with video as easy as enjoying your photos. A built-in library automatically organizes all the clips you’ve captured and movies you’ve created. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT BACK ON THE LIST After appearing on the list every year from 2006-2013 it dropped off in 2014. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/imovie/ BACK “As movie editors go, this one’s simple as can be.” Jay Cross
  81. 77 – Blackboard Collaborate Blackboard Collaborate offers a social, interactive learning experience with virtual classrooms, online conferencing and instant messaging. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 6 Continues its drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/blackboard-collaborate/ “We use this platform extensively for training across our different campuses, as well as for offering virtual office hours to our students.”
  82. 78 – Movie Maker Windows Movie Maker means making movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker you can create, edit, and share your movies right on your computer. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT BACK ON THE LIST Back on the list after an absence of a couple of years Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/moviemaker/ BACK “With my foray into vlogging this tool has been critical.” Helen Blunden
  83. 79 – Poll Everywhere Poll Everywhere lets you gather live responses in conferences, presentations and classrooms - using SMS, web or Twitter. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 9 A drop down the list for Poll Everywhere in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/poll-everywhere/ “Even if you’re working with an audience that you don’t feel would take too kindly to being invited to participate in your next presentation, this is such a non-threatening technology – whether in front of 20 people or 2,000 people.” Brian Washburn
  84. 80 – TweetDeck TweetDeck, owned by Twitter, is a personal social media dashboard for staying in touch with what’s happening and connecting you with your contacts on Twitter. Available for Web and smartphones. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 29 A big drop down the list for TweetDeck in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/tweetdeck/ “Invaluable for organising my Twitter stream. I like the fact it is cross-platform.” Jan Van Belle
  85. 81 - Canva Canva is an amazingly simple graphic design tool. Not to be confused with Canvas (at No. 37) Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW It is the 5th new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/canva/ NEW “I couldn’t believe how easy it was to use – and there are thousands of free fonts and elements.”
  86. 82 - Trello Trello is a fast and easy way organise anything - from your day-to-day work, to a personal project. It is available for both personal and collaborative use. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT BACK ON THE LIST Trello first appeared on the list in 2013, but disappeared in 2014. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/trello/ “I have found Trello a very powerful tool for working with my team. It is particularly good for project management.” BACK
  87. 83 - Slack Slack is a team collaboration tool, for real time messaging and file sharing. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW It is the 6th new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/slack/ NEW “This messaging app is a great way to stay connected and work in small group sand I am a member of two active Slack communities.” Harold Jarche
  88. 84 - IFTTT IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections between social media channels, in the form of “recipes”: If This Then (happens) Then do This. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 17 IFTTT was a new entrant in 2014 but has dropped quite a few places down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ifttt/ “I have set up lots of recipes including one that sends tweets I mark with the hashtag #MWL to my WordPress blog, and create a new post with the embedded tweet there.” Jane Hart
  89. 85 - EDpuzzle EDpuzzle lets you take any video off the web, edit it, add notes and questions for students, and create virtual classrooms where you can monitor student work. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 5 A new entrant on the list in 2014, EDpuzzle has moved up a few places in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/edpuzzle/ “Very easy to use as you get a lot of help as you work through the steps of enriching a video.”
  90. 86 - Flipboard Flipboard is a social magazine, available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, that curates content from your own feeds and other places. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 52 Flipboard makes a big drop down the list in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/flipboard/ “A tool I couldn’t do without on my iPad. I use Flipboard as my blog and news aggregator. Flipboard brings them all together under a simple interface.” Charles Jennings
  91. 87 - Udemy Unlike academic MOOC programs, Udemy provides a platform for experts of any kind to create courses. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW The 7th new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/udemy/ NEW “Between the options available and almost constant price specials, I get courses worth hundreds of dollars for $15 (cheaper than many books on the topic and with much more interaction).” David Glow
  92. 88 – TodaysMeet TodaysMeet lets you set up a backchannel for an event. It gives you a private chat room where you and your audience can have a conversation together. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 6 TodaysMeet moves up a few places on the list from its 2014 position Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/todaysmeet/ “I just love being able to open up a backchannel on the fly. I do this at all the live events I run.”
  93. 89 - ThingLink ThingLink is an interactive media platform that empowers publishers, educators, brands, and bloggers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW It is the 8th new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/thinglink/ NEW “With ThingLink I can easily create a whole story around one picture.”
  94. 90 - Easygenerator Easygenerator is an all-in-one elearning authoring app to create courses in the cloud. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 3 New on the list in 2014, it has dropped back a few places in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/easygenerator/ “Creates a course with a clean look. Great for tying objectives to quizzes.”
  95. 91 – Lectora Inspire Lectora Inspire is an e-learning authoring tool. It provides users with an authoring environment for creating and delivering interactive multimedia content. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 2 Lectora returned to the list in 2014, but has dropped back a few places in 2015. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/lectora/ “Powerful and yet easy to use to create engaging e-learning courses.”
  96. 92 – Haiku Deck Haiku Deck is presentation software. It makes telling your story simple, beautiful and fun. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 26 A new entrant on the list in 2014, Haiku Deck has dropped back down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/haiku-deck/ “Haiku Deck for great presentations.” Kandy Woodfield
  97. 93 - Piktochart Piktochart is an easy-to-use design app that requires very little effort to produce beautiful, high quality infographics. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW It is the 9th new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/piktochart/ NEW “The customisable themes make it so easy to create a professional looking infographic.”
  98. 94 – Adobe Acrobat DC Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud lets you create and control Adobe PDF documents for easy distribution. It is particularly useful for create interactive training materials. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT BACK ON THE LIST Following an absence of 5 years. Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/adobe-acrobat-pro/ “To deliver secure study guides with hyperlinked index pages.” Louisa van der Linden BACK
  99. 95 – Blackboard Learn Blackboard Learn is an educational course management system and part of a suite of educational tools. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 4 Continues to drop down the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/blackboard/ “We’ve had Blackboard Learn in our university for many years. It’s a useful one-stop portal for the students.”
  100. 96 - Wordle Wordle lets you generate word clouds from text that you provide. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 23 A big drop down the list for Wordle in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/wordle/ “Using Wordle is a great way to see the major themes and ideas in an article.”
  101. 97 - Mentimeter Mentimeter is a tool that lets you interact with your audience in real-time. You set the questions and your audience can give their input via a phone or any other device. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW It is the 10th new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/mentimeter/ NEW “I use Mentimeter (pro version) constantly in workshops and presentations for activating previous knowledge, to identify beliefs or opinions, or to start discussions.” Wilfred Rubens
  102. 98 – SoftChalk SoftChalk is content authoring software for educators in schools, colleges and universities to create interactive digital lessons. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT UP 2 A new entrant in 2014, SoftChalk moves up a couple of places in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/softchalk/ “I create my course materials using SoftChalk and this means they can be used on any LMS.”
  103. 99 - edX edX is a MOOC provider. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines including some at no charge. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT NEW It is the 11th new entrant on the list in 2015 Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/edx/ NEW “I’ve taken a number of courses with edX, and there’s always another good one to take next – so no excuse not to keep learning!”
  104. 100 - Delicious Delicious is a free tool to discover save, organize and share interesting links on the Web. However, its popularity has waned with the advent of more visual bookmarking tools. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT DOWN 24 Since its No 1 position on the list in 2008, Delicious has slowly dropped down the list Find out more at www.c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/delicious/ “Private database of the Internet.” Natalie Raeber
  105. Tools 101 - 150 A list of another 50 tools that didn’t quite make the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 list will be available in due course Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 compiled by C4LPT

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