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

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009

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