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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 6th Annual Survey Compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of 500+ learning professionals worldwide Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) www.C4LPT.co.uk
  • 2. What is a learning tool? Any tool that you could use to create or deliver learning content/solutions for others, or a tool you use for your own personal learning.The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 has been compiled from thevotes of 582 learning professionals worldwide (55% working ineducation and 45% in non-educational organizations).Each tool is listed on a separate slide which provides: A brief description including cost, availability, link and summary of change from last year A list of rankings in previous surveys A quick view of where/how it is mainly being used, i.e. for Pers (personal/professional use), Edu (educational use), Ent (internal enterprise use). NOTE: absence of a tick in a box does not mean the tool is not, cannot nor should not be used in that way, rather that from an analysis of the contributions to the list that is where it is currently commonly being used.
  • 3. Top 100 Tools WebsiteVisit the site for more information about the toolswww.C4LPT.co.uk/top100toolsA Practical Guide to the Top 100 ToolsHow to use the top 100 tools for personal A Practical Guidelearning, in education and training, to theas well as for workforce collaboration. Top 100 Tools for Learningwww.C4LPT.co.uk/top100tools/subscribe Contact Jane Hart, for advice and support on tools for learning, collaboration and performance Jane.Hart@c4lpt.co.uk on Twitter as @C4LPT
  • 4. Twitter 1 Previous rankings An online social networking and micro- blogging service that enables its users 2011: 1 to send and receive text-based 2010: 1 messages (tweets) of up to 140 2009: 1 characters. 2008: 11 Twitter retains its #1 position for the 4th year running. 2007: 43 Pers ✔ Cost: Free Available: Online Edu ✔ www.twitter.com Ent
  • 5. YouTube 2 Previous rankings 2011: 2A video-sharing site where users can 2010: 2upload, view and share videos. 2009: 3Retains its #2 position for the 3rd year 2008: 18running. 2007: 22Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔www.youtube.com Ent
  • 6. Google Docs/Drive 3 Previous rankings 2011: 3Google Docs is a free web-based word 2010: 3processing, spreadsheet, presentation, 2009: 5form and data storage service fromGoogle. Now referred to as Google 2008: 7Drive. 2007: 14Retains its #3 position for the 3rd yearrunning. Pers ✔Cost: Free Edu ✔Available: Online Ent (✔)docs.google.com
  • 7. Google Search  11 4 Previous rankingsGoogle Search is a web search engine. 2011: 15It is often described as the only 2010: 11e-learning tool you’ll ever need. 2009: 8Back again in the Top 5. 2008: 6 2007: 3Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Pers ✔www.google.com Edu Ent
  • 8. Wordpress 5 Previous rankings Wordpress.com is free, web-based 2011: 5 blogging software. Wordpress.org is free open source software that can be 2010: 8 downloaded and used to build a 2009: 6 website or blog. 2008: 5 Wordpress has been the most popular 2007: 6= blogging tool since the survey began. Pers ✔ Cost: Free Edu ✔ Available: Online/Download Ent ✔ www.wordpress.com www.wordpress.org
  • 9. Dropbox 6 Previous rankings 2011: 6A free file hosting service that offers 2010: 13cloud storage, file synchronization, and 2009: 71=client software. 2008: -Dropbox maintains its strong ranking in 2007: -the top 10 for the 2nd year running. Pers ✔Cost: Free and premiumversions Edu ✔Available: Online/Download Ent ✔www.dropbox.com
  • 10. Skype 3 7 Previous rankings 2011: 4An application that allows users to 2010: 6make text and voice calls over the 2009: 11=Internet. 2008: 4Skype continues to hold a strong 2007: 3position in the top 10, with only oneyear outside it. Pers ✔Cost: Free plus premium service Edu ✔Available: Download client Ent (✔)www.skype.net
  • 11. PowerPoint  11 8 Previous rankings 2011: 19A presentation programme and part of 2010: 21the Microsoft Office suite. 2009: 13PowerPoint is back again in the top 10 2008: 8of the list. 2007: 5Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Download Edu ✔www.microsoft.com/powerpoint Ent ✔
  • 12. Facebook 5 9 Previous rankings 2011: 14The largest public social networking 2010: 9site that lets you to make connections, 2009: 31=share interests, and join groups. 2008: 24Back again in the Top 10 list. 2007: 17=Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔www.facebook.com Ent
  • 13. Wikipedia 1 10 Previous rankings 2011: 11A free online encyclopaedia that you 2010: 16can edit and contribute to. 2009: 17Appears in the top 10 for the first time 2008: 13in 6 years. 2007: 26=Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu (✔)www.wikipedia.org Ent
  • 14. Moodle 3 11 Previous rankings 2011: 8A free open source course/learning 2010: 10management system. Easy to install 2009: 14=and configure. 2008: 9Drops out of the top 10 this year. 2007: 12=Cost: Free PersAvailable: Downloadwww.moodle.org Edu ✔ Ent ✔
  • 15. Evernote 5 12 Previous rankingsA family of products that helps you 2011: 17remember and act upon ideas, projects 2010: 23and experiences across all thecomputers, phones and tablets you 2009: 27use. 2008: - 2007: -Continues its rise in the list since itsfirst appearance in 2009. Pers ✔Cost: Free and premium service EduAvailable: Download client Entwww.evernote.com
  • 16. Slideshare 4 13 Previous rankings 2011: 9A free online slide hosting servicewhere users can upload, view and 2010: 5share slidesets. 2009: 7Loses its position in the Top 10 after 3 2008: 20years. 2007: 31Cost: Free and premium service Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔www.slideshare.net Ent
  • 17. Prezi 7 14 Previous rankings 2011: 7 Web-based presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and 2010: 12 sharing ideas on a virtual canvas. 2009: 28 2008: - After a brief spell in the top 10 tools, Prezi falls back slightly this year. 2007: - Cost: Free and premium versions Pers ✔ Available: Online Edu ✔ www.prezi.com Ent
  • 18. Blogger/Blogspot 3 15 Previous rankings 2011: 12An online service, owned by Google, 2010: 14that allows users to create personal or 2009: 14=multi-user blogs. 2008: 10Continues to maintain a steady position 2007: 9in the list.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔ Entwww.blogger.com
  • 19. Google Reader 16 Previous rankings 2011: 16A web-based aggregator that reads 2010: 7RSS feeds online or offline. 2009: 4Continues to maintain its position as 2008: 3the most popular RSS reader on the 2007: 7=list. Pers ✔Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Edugoogle.com/reader Ent
  • 20. Google+/Hangouts 9 17 Previous rankings 2011: 26Last year’s highest ranked newcomer,Google’s social network continues its 2010: -climb up the chart this year. The video 2009: -Google Hangouts are proving 2008: -especially popular for hosting videoevents. 2007: - Pers ✔Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Edu ✔www.google.com/plus Ent
  • 21. Diigo 5 18 Previous rankings 2011: 13A social bookmarking, research, and 2010: 15knowledge sharing tool that lets youtake personal notes and highlight text 2009: 22=information on web pages. 2008: 35= 2007: 72=The highest ranked social bookmarkingtool on the list. Pers ✔Cost: Free Edu ✔Available: Online Entwww.diiigo.com
  • 22. Word  23 19 Previous rankings 2011: 42A word processing programme and part 2010: 60of the Microsoft Office suite. 2009: 36=Word has jumped back up the list 2008: 22again; creating quick and simple 2007: 10documents is sometimes all that isneeded.Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Download Edu ✔www.microsoft.com/word Ent ✔
  • 23. Yammer  11 20 Previous rankings 2011: 31This private enterprise social 2010: 68networking platform continues to rise 2009: 71=up the list. Acquired by Microsoft in2012. 2008: - 2007: -This year moves into the Top 20.Cost: Free and premium versions Pers (✔)Available: Onlinewww.yammer.com Edu ✔ Ent ✔
  • 24. EduGlogster  11 21 Previous rankingsSupports the creation and sharing of 2011: 10Glogs - interactive posters loaded with 2010: 25text, graphics, music, videos, etc. 2009: 55=Glogster EDU is a secure learningplatform for teachers and students. 2008: - 2007: -Despite losing its place in the top 10,Glogster is still a popular educational PersCost: FreeAvailable: Online Edu ✔www.glogster.com/edu Ent
  • 25. Edmodo 22 Previous rankings 2011: 22A free and secure social learning 2010: 46network for teachers, students and 2009: 88schools. 2008: -Appears to be stabilizing its position on 2007: -the list.Cost: Free PersAvailable: Onlinewww.edmodo.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 26. LinkedIn 2 23 Previous rankings 2011: 21LinkedIn is the most popular business- 2010: 30oriented professional networking site. 2009: 38=It continues to maintain a steady 2008: 30position on the list. 2007: 31Cost: Free and premium versions Pers ✔Available: Online Eduwww.linkedIn.com Ent ✔
  • 27. Scoop.it 9 24 Previous rankingsA social media publishing platform 2011: 33where users curate content on their 2010: -favourite topics and share it as a visual 2009: -magazine. 2008: -This popular content curation service 2007: -continues its climb up the list.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: online Edu ✔ Entwww.scoop.it.
  • 28. TED Talks/Ed 5 25 Previous rankings 2011: 30 TED is a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading - annual conferences, 2010: - the annual TED Prize and local TEDx 2009: - events. TED ED are” lessons worth 2008: - sharing”. 2007: - Another newcomer from 2011 that continues to rise up the chart. Pers ✔ Cost: Free Edu ✔ Available: Online Ent www.ted.com ed.ted.com
  • 29. Jing 8 26 Previous rankings 2011: 18A screencasting program that lets youcapture anything you see on your 2010: 17computer screen, as an image or short 2009: 20video, and share it instantly. 2008: 26=A small drop back on the list this year 2007: -Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Download Edu ✔www.techsmith.com/jing.html Ent ✔
  • 30. Gmail 7 27 Previous rankings 2011: 20Gmail is a free, webmail serviceprovided by Google. 2010: 31 2009: 21The most popular email service/client 2008: 14on the list. 2007: 7=Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu (✔)www.gmail.com Ent (✔)
  • 31. Camtasia 28 Previous rankingsTool to record on-screen activity, edit 2011: 28and enhance your content, and share 2010: 27in high-quality to viewers anywhere. 2009: 26Continues to maintain a consistent 2008: 26=position on the list 2007: 50=Cost: Commercial PersAvailable: Download Edu ✔www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html Ent ✔
  • 32. Audacity 29 Previous rankings 2011: 29Open source audio recording and 2010: 24editing program that lets you mix 2009: 9=sounds, record sounds and edit sounds 2008: 12 2007: 11Cost: FreeAvailable: Download Pers ✔audacity.sourceforge.net Edu ✔ Ent ✔
  • 33. Wikispaces 7 30 Previous rankings 2011: 23A free wiki hosting platform providing 2010: 17community wiki spaces, visual page 2009: 29editing, and discussion areas. 2008: 19A small drop down the list this year. 2007: 15Cost: Free and premium versionsAvailable: Online Pers ✔www.wikispaces.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 34. Voicethread 6 31 Previous rankingsA web-based digital-storytelling 2011: 25application that allows users to sharetheir stories through test, audio, images 2010: 19or videos. 2009: 19 2008: 23A small decrease in position on thechart this year. 2007: -Cost: Free and premium versions PersAvailable: Online Edu ✔www.voicethread.com Ent
  • 35. Adobe Connect  27 32 Previous rankings 2011: 59Web conferencing software (formerlyMacromedia Breeze) powering secure 2010: 61=web meeting, elearning and webinar 2009: 41=events. 2008: 66=With a big climb up the list it is now the 2007: 72=highest ranked web conferencingsoftware on the list. PersCost: CommercialAvailable: Online Eduadobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html Ent ✔
  • 36. Google Sites  10 33 Previous rankings 2011: 43A free service from Google to create 2010: 39=and share web and wiki (editable) 2009: 71=pages. 2008: 59=The highest ranked web and wiki 2007: -software on the list. Pers ✔Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Edu ✔www.google.com/sites Ent (✔)
  • 37. iPad and Apps  10 34 Previous rankings 2011: 44Apple’s tablet and the huge range of 2010: -apps available for it make it a very 2009: -popular “learning” device.. 2008: -Cost: iPad – Commercial; Apps – vary 2007: -Available: iPad to purchase from Appleand other stores, Apps available from Pers ✔iTunes online store Edu ✔www.apple.com/ipad Ent
  • 38. Google Chrome  10 35 Previous rankings 2011: 45This free web browser is the most 2010: 44popular browser on the list. There are 2009: 55=now many plugins and extensionsavailable to extend its functionality. 2008: - 2007: -Google Chrome continues to move upthe list.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Eduwww.google.com/chrome Ent
  • 39. Pinterest 36 Previous rankings 2011: - The highest new entry on the 2012 list. 2010: - Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. It lets 2009: - you organize and share images you 2008: - find on the web. 2007: - Cost: Free Pers ✔ Available: Online Edu ✔ www.pinterest.com Ent
  • 40. Articulate 9 37 Previous rankings E-Learning authoring software includes 2011: 46 Articulate Studio (Presenter, Engage and Quizmaker ‘09) as well as 2010: 43 Storyline. 2009: 24 Movement back up the list for Articulate 2008: 25 is due to the popular Storyline product 2007: 22= launched in 2012. Cost: Commercial Pers Available: Download Edu ✔ www.articulate.com Ent ✔
  • 41. Google Maps 38 Previous rankings 2011: 38A web-mapping service that lets you 2010: 58embed interactive maps into your 2009: 67website. 2008: 34Continues to be a popular tool on the 2007: 36=list.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Onlinewww.google.com/maps Edu ✔ Ent ✔
  • 42. Animoto  12 39 Previous rankings 2011: 27Lets you turn your photos, video clips, 2010: 28and music into videos to share with 2009: 31=everyone. 2008: -A decrease in position on the list from 2007: -the previous 3 years.Cost: Free and premium versions Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔ Entwww.animoto.com
  • 43. Tweetdeck 3 40 Previous rankingsA social media dashboard applicationfor management of Twitter and 2011: 37Facebook accounts. 2010: 37Purchased by Twitter in May 2011. the 2009: 43version in November 2011 dropped 2008: -support for LinkedIn, Google Buzz, 2007: -Foursquare and MySpace accounts,which may be the reason for a smalldrop down the list Pers ✔Cost: Free EduAvailable: Online/Download Entwww.tweetdeck.com
  • 44. Hootsuite  32 41 Previous rankings 2011: 73A social media management dashboard 2010: 74=that lets you manage and measure 2009: -your social networks. 2008: -A substantial increase in its position on 2007: -the list since the previous two years. Pers ✔Cost: Free and premium versionAvailable: Online/Download Eduwww.hootsuite.com Ent
  • 45. SnagIt 5 42 Previous rankings 2011: 47A screen capture program that lets you 2010: 58grab an image or video of what you see 2009: 55=on your computer screen, add effects,and share with anyone. 2008: - 2007: -Continues its climb up the list.Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Download Edu ✔ Ent ✔www.techsmith.com/snagit.html
  • 46. Adobe Captivate 5 43 Previous rankings 2011: 48Authoring software for rapidly creating 2010: 38and maintaining interactive eLearningcontent. 2009: 22=Maintains a consistent position on the 2008: 30=list. 2007: 17=Cost: Commercial PersAvailable: Download Edu ✔adobe.com/products/captivate.html Ent ✔
  • 47. Livebinders  20 44 Previous rankings 2011: 64Lets you organize your digitalinformation into nice presentable 2010: 61containers - like 3-ring binders on your 2009: -shelf. 2008: -Big increase in position on this list for 2007: -Livebinders this year.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔www.livebinders.com Ent
  • 48. Sharepoint  20 45 Previous rankingsA collaboration platform to make it 2011: 65easier for people to work together. 2010: 75=Sharepoint increases its position 2009: 50=substantially on the list this year as 2008: -enterprise collaboration becomes a key 2007: -theme.Cost: Commercial PersAvailable: Installed Edu (✔)sharepoint.com Ent ✔
  • 49. Mindmeister 6 46 Previous rankingsOnline mind mapping software that 2011: 52allows users to visualize their thinking. 2010: 73=Mindmeister is the most popular 2009: 55=mindmapping software on the list. 2008: 42= 2007: -Cost: CommercialAvailable: Online Pers ✔www.mindmeister.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 50. iTunes/iTunesU  19 47 Previous rankings iTunes is a digital media player that lets 2011: 66 you organize your music, movies, TV 2010: 51 shows, and more on your Mac or PC, then add it to your iPod or iPhone. 2009: 41= 2008: 28 iTunesU gives educators an easy way 2007: 26= to design complete courses with audio, video, and other content and distribute them through the iTunesU app. Pers ✔ Cost: Free Edu ✔ Available: Online/Download Ent www.apple.com/itunes www.apple.com/itunesu
  • 51. Delicious  24 48 Previous rankings 2011: 24Delicious continue to move down the 2010: 4list from its #1 position in 2008. 2009: 2However, it is still a popular social 2008: 1bookmarking site following its revamp 2007: 2after its sale by Yahoo.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Onlinewww.delicious.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 52. Outlook  20 49 Previous rankings 2011: 69=Email programme part of the Microsoft 2010: 95=Office Suite 2009: 67=A noticeable increase in its ranking this 2008: 38=year. 2007: 17=Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Downloadwww.microsoft.com/outlook Edu Ent ✔
  • 53. Blackboard Collaborate(previously Elluminate)  10 50 Previous rankings 2011: 60 Offers a social, interactive learning experience with virtual classrooms, 2010: 35 online conferencing and instant 2009: 43= messaging. 2008: 50= An increase in its position on the list 2007: 50= this year. Pers Cost: Commercial Edu ✔ Available: Online www.blackboard.com/platforms/collabo Ent rate/overview.aspx
  • 54. SurveyMonkey  23 51 Previous rankingsAllows users to design surveys, collect 2011: 74responses, and analyse the responses 2010: 48=of their created surveys. 2009: 88=SurveyMonkey has risen back up the 2008: 54=list again this year.. 2007: -Cost: Free and premium versions Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔www.surveymonkey.com Ent ✔
  • 55. Google Scholar 52 Previous rankings 2011: -Back on the list again! 2010: 66= 2009: -Google Scholar provides a simple wayto search broadly for scholarly 2008: 42=literature. 2007: 36=Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu (✔)www.google.com/scholar Ent
  • 56. Adobe Photoshop 53 Previous rankings 2011: -Back on the list again after two years 2010: -absence! 2009: 35Photoshop is a professional image 2008: 59=editing software package. 2007: 50=Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Download Eduwww.adobe.com/products/photoshop.ht Ent ✔ml
  • 57. Webex 54 Previous rankings 2011: -Back on the list again!. 2010: 85= 2009: 67=Webex is web conferencing thatcombines file and presentation 2008: -sharing with voice, HD video and new 2007: -meeting spaces. PersCost: CommercialAvailable: Online Eduwww.webex.com Ent ✔
  • 58. Google Apps  20 55 Previous rankingsA service from Google providing 2011: 35independently customizable versions of 2010: 34several Google products under acustom domain name. 2009: 38= 2008: 68=A decrease in its position from lastthree years – although this may be due 2007: -to voting for specific Google products.Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔www.google.com/Apps Ent ✔
  • 59. Khan Academy  18 56 Previous rankings 2011: 74A library of over 2,600 videos covering 2010: -everything from arithmetic to physics, 2009: -finance, and history and 235 practiceexercises 2008: - 2007: -Increases its position on the list thisyear.Cost: Free PersAvailable: Online Edu ✔www.khanacademy.org Ent
  • 60. Google Translate 57 Previous rankings 2011: -Another new entrant on the 2012 list. 2010: -This is a free online language 2009: -translation service for instantly 2008: -translating text and web pages. 2007: -Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Eduwww.google.com/translate Ent
  • 61. Quizlet  24 58 Previous rankings 2011: 82A website providing learning tools for 2010: -students, including flashcards, studyand game modes. 2009: - 2008: -A big increase on last year’s position on 2007: -the list.Cost: Free PersAvailable: Online Edu ✔www.quizlet.com Ent
  • 62. Scribd 3 59 Previous rankings 2011: 56Read, publish, and share documents 2010: 54and written works. 2009: 71=Has maintained a consistent position 2008: 83=on the list over the last few years. 2007: 50=Cost: Free and premium versionsAvailable: Online Pers ✔www.scribd.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 63. Flickr  24 60 Well known online photo management Previous rankings and sharing application. 2011: 36 2010: 20 Substantial drop in position this year from previous 5 years. But may be just 2009: 18 due to the fact that the service is now 2008: 15 taken for granted. 2007: 16 Cost: Free Pers ✔ Available: Online Edu ✔ www.flickr.com Ent
  • 64. Flipboard 61 Previous rankings 2011: -New entrant to the list this year. 2010: - 2009: -A social magazine, available for iPad,iPhone and Android. 2008: - 2007: -Cost: FreeAvailable: Download Pers ✔www.flipboard.com Edu Ent
  • 65. Bing 62 Previous rankings 2011: -Microsoft’s search engine makes it onto 2010: -the list for the first time this year. 2009: - 2008: -Cost: Free 2007: -Available: Onlinewww.bing.com Pers ✔ Edu Ent
  • 66. Ning 6 63 Previous rankingsNing is the worlds largest platform for 2011: 57creating social websites. 2010: 31 2009: 11=Continues to drop down the list since itno longer supports the creation of free 2008: 16communities. 2007: 31=Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔www.ning.com Ent ✔
  • 67. Screenr  13 64 Previous rankings 2011: 51A web-based tool that lets you create 2010: 58screencasts and publish them in high- 2009: 55=definition Flash format. 2008: -Moves down the list this year. 2007: -Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Pers ✔www.screenr.com Edu ✔ Ent ✔
  • 68. Firefox (and add-ons) 65 Previous rankings 2011: -Back on the list again this year after a 2010: 29year’s absence, and despite having 2009: 9=been the #1 tool in 2007. 2008: 2Firefox is an open source web-browser 2007: 1from Mozilla. Pers ✔Cost: Free EduAvailable: Download Entmozilla.org/firefox
  • 69. Instapaper 66 Previous rankings 2011: -New entrant to the list this year. 2010: -Instapaper is a service that allows 2009: -users to save webpages and web 2008: -articles to read later on your iPhone,iPad or Kindle. 2007: -Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Download Eduwww.instapaper.com Ent
  • 70. Udutu 2 67 Previous rankings 2011: 69Create courses quickly and easily 2010: 95either on your own or collaboratively 2009: 64=with others. Easily import existingcontent. 2008: - 2007: -Cost: Free to create; hosting charge PersAvailable: Onlinewww.udutu.com Edu ✔ Ent ✔
  • 71. MovieMaker 68 Previous rankings 2011: -Back on the list this year after an 2010: -absence of a couple of years. 2009: 83=Microsoft’s MovieMaker lets you turn 2008: 83=your videos and photos into movies. 2007: -Cost: FreeAvailable: Download Pers ✔windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/movie-maker-get- Edu ✔started Ent
  • 72. Mindjet 69(previously MindManager) Previous rankings 2011: - Back on the list after 5 years! 2010: - 2009: - A complete solution for visual information mapping, collaboration, and 2008: - task management that can be used on 2007: 17= Windows and Mac desktops, via the web and on mobile devices. Pers ✔ Cost: Commercial Available: Online/Download Edu www.mindjet.com Ent
  • 73. Kindle  12 70 Previous rankings 2011: 82The ebook reader developed by 2010: -Amazon. 2009: -The Kindle has improved its position on 2008: -the list since last year. 2007: -Cost: CommercialAvailable: Purchase Kindle from local Pers ✔Amazon online store, e.g.www.amazon.com/kindle Eduwww.amazon.co.uk/kindle Ent
  • 74. OneNote  29 71 Previous rankings 2011: 100Note-taking software for capturing all of 2010: 85=your ideas and to-dos on the go, 2009: -brought to you by Microsoft Office. 2008: 66=A significant increase in the ranking 2007: -possibly due to its availability also asan iPhone and iPad app.Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Download Eduwww.microsoft.com/onenote Ent
  • 75. Wallwisher  18 72 Previous rankings 2011: 54An online noticeboard. 2010: 26Continues to drop down the list again 2009: -this year 2008: - 2007: -Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Perswww.wallwisher.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 76. Zite 73 Previous rankings 2011: - New entrant to the list this year. 2010: - 2009: - A social magazine that goes beyond manual customization to provide an 2008: - individually personalized experience. 2007: - Cost: Free Pers ✔ Available: Online/Download Edu www.zite.com Ent
  • 77. iPhone and apps  19 74 Previous rankings 2011: 55Apple’s smartphone and the huge 2010: 39range of apps available for it make it a 2009: 31=popular “learning” device despite its 2008: 50=drop down the list this year. 2007: 43=Cost: iPhone – Commercial; Apps – vary Pers ✔Available: iPhone to purchase fromApple and other stores, Apps available Edu ✔from iTunes online store Ent ✔www.apple.com/iphone
  • 78. Poll Everywhere 7 75 Previous rankings 2011: 82Gather live responses in any venue: 2010: -conferences, presentations, 2009: -classrooms, print, etc,- using SMS,web, or Twitter. 2008: - 2007: -An increase in its position on the listthis year. Pers ✔Cost: Free and paid plans Edu ✔Available: Online Ent ✔www.polleverywhere.com
  • 79. Pocket  14 76(previously Read It Later) Previous rankings 2011: 90= Put articles, videos or pretty much 2010: - anything into Pocket. Save directly from 2009: - your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite. 2008: - 2007: - A new name, and an increased position on the list this year. Pers ✔ Cost: Free Edu Available: Online Ent getpocket.com
  • 80. Edublogs 3 77 Previous rankings 2011: 74=An educational blogging service for 2010: 48=safe, secure class-sites and e- 2009: 49portoflios. 2008: 59=A further drop down the list this year. 2007: 72=Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔edublogs.org Ent
  • 81. Vimeo  29 78 Previous rankings 2011: 49A video-sharing website where users 2010: 70can upload, view and share videos. 2009: -Falls back down the list this year. 2008: - 2007: -Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Pers ✔www.vimeo.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 82. Wordle  40 79 Previous rankings 2011: 39Wordle lets you generate word cloudsfrom text that you provide. You can 2010: 22tweak your clouds with different fonts, 2009: 30layouts, and colour schemes. 2008: -Big drop down the list this year. 2007: -Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔www.wordle.net Ent
  • 83. Symbaloo (and EDU)  39 80 Previous rankings 2011: 41A unique visual bookmarking tool that 2010: -helps you keep your favourite links on a 2009: -dashbaord. 2008: -A significant move down the list this 2007: -year.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Downloadwww.symbaloo.com Edu ✔www.symbaloo.com/edu Ent
  • 84. Excel 81 Previous rankings 2011: 81A spreadsheet programme and part of 2010: -the Microsoft Office suite. 2009: -Excel maintains its place on the list this 2008: 50=year. 2007: 27Cost: Commercial Pers ✔Available: Downloadwww.microsoft.com/excel Edu ✔ Ent ✔
  • 85. Paper.li 8 82 Previous rankings 2011: 90= This is is a content curation service. It 2010: - enables people to publish a daily online newspapers based on topics they like. 2009: - An increase in its ranking since last 2008: - year when it was a new entrant. 2007: - Cost: Free Available: Online Pers ✔ paper.li Edu Ent
  • 86. Lino  15 83 Previous rankings 2011: 68 2010: -An online web sticky note service thatcan be used to post memos, to-do lists, 2009: -ideas, and photos anywhere on an 2008: -online web canvas. 2007: -Drops down the list this year.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Online Edu ✔en.linoit.com/ Ent
  • 87. Voki  44 84 Previous rankings 2011: 40Create speaking avatars and use them 2010: 75=as a learning tool. 2009: -Drops back down the list this year 2008: - 2007: -Cost: FreeAvailable: Download app Perswww.voki.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 88. Buddypress 5 85 Previous rankings 2011: 90Open source social networkingprogram. It is a plugin that can be 2010: -installed on WordPress to transform it 2009: -into social networking site. 2008: -Small increase on the list this year. 2007: -Cost: Free PersAvailable: Download Edu ✔www.buddypress.org Ent ✔
  • 89. eFront  28 86 Previous rankings 2011: 58An eLearning platform (aka 2010: -Course/Learning Management 2009: -System) for both education andenterprises. 2008: - 2007: -Drops down the list this year. PersCost: CommercialAvailable: Hosted/Installed Edu ✔www.efrontlearning.net Ent ✔
  • 90. Open Office  26 87 Previous rankings 2011: 61Open source office suite to create 2010: 61documents, spreadsheets and 2009: 71=presentations. It is compatible withMicrosoft Office. 2008: 41=Big decrease in position on the list this 2007: 31=year.Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Download Edu ✔www.openoffice.org Ent
  • 91. PBWorks  54 88 Previous rankingsCapture knowledge, share files, and 2011: 34manage projects within a secure, 2010: 33reliable environment. 2009: 34A significant drop down the list this yearafter maintaining a good position for the 2008: 35=last 5 years. 2007: 43=Cost: Free and paid plans PersAvailable: Online Eduwww.pbworks.com Ent ✔
  • 92. Learnist 89 Previous rankings 2011: - New entrant to the list this year. 2010: - Learnist makes it easy to share what 2009: - you know by curating the web. You can 2008: - use videos, blogs, books, docs, images or anything on the web to explain 2007: - anything. Pers ✔ Cost: Free Edu ✔ Available: Online www.learni.st Ent
  • 93. MentorMob 90 Previous rankings 2011: -New entrant to the list this year. 2010: - 2009: -Lets you organize any video, article, orwebsite into a Learning Playlist. 2008: - 2007: -Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Pers ✔www.mentormob.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 94. Mahara  24 91 Previous rankings 2011: 67Mahara is two things: an ePortfolio and 2010: -a social networking system combined. 2009: -Open source software. 2008: -Moves down the list this year. 2007: -Cost: Free PersAvailable: Download Edu ✔www.mahara.org Ent
  • 95. Doodle 92 Previous rankings 2011: -New entrant to the list this year. 2010: -Use Doodle for easy event scheduling. 2009: -You can propose several dates and 2008: -times and the participants can indicatetheir availability online. 2007: -Cost: Free and premium version Pers ✔Available: Online Eduwww.doodle.com Ent ✔
  • 96. Keynote 93 Previous rankings 2011: -Back on the list again. 2010: 90=Presentation software from Apple for 2009: 48Mac computers. 2008: 65 2007: 72=Cost: CommercialAvailable: Download Pers ✔www.apple.com/keynote Edu Ent
  • 97. Android phones 6 94& tablets Previous rankings 2011: 90 2010: 85Android is a mobile operating system 2009: -developed and distributed by Google 2008: -for touch screen smartphones andtablets. 2007: -Small drop down the list this year. Pers ✔Cost: Commercial devices; apps varyAvailable: Purchase devices. EduApps available from: Entwww.google.com/play
  • 98. Blackboard 6 95 Previous rankingsBlackboard is a suite of academic tools 2011: 89based around a course managementsystem. 2010: 68 2009: -Small decrease in position on the listthis year. 2008: -Cost: Commercial 2007: -Available: Installed Perswww.blackboard.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 99. Tumblr 96 Previous rankings 2011: -Back on the list again. 2010: -Tumblr lets you effortlessly share 2009: -anything. Post text, photos, quotes, 2008: 83=links, music, and videos from yourbrowser, phone, desktop, email or 2007: -wherever you happen to be. Pers ✔Cost: FreeAvailable: Online Eduwww.tumblr.com Ent
  • 100. Quora 97 Previous rankings 2011: -New entrant to the list this year. 2010: -Quora connects you to everything you 2009: -want to know about. Quora aims to be 2008: -the easiest place to write new contentand share content from the web. 2007: -Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Onlinewww.quora.com Edu Ent
  • 101. Skydrive 98 Previous rankingsNew entrant to the list this year. 2011: - 2010: -Store any file on your SkyDrive (from 2009: -Microsoft) and its automaticallyavailable from your phone and 2008: -computers —no syncing or cables 2007: -needed. Pers ✔Cost: FreeAvailable: Download Eduwindows.microsoft.com/skydrive Ent
  • 102. Popplet 99 Previous rankingsNew entrant to the list this year. 2011: -Popplet is a place for your ideas. 2010: -Collect inspiration, record thoughts, 2009: -explore ideas, create galleries. Share 2008: -popplets and collaborate in real time. 2007: -Cost: Free Pers ✔Available: Onlinewww.popplet.com Edu ✔ Ent
  • 103. iMovie 6 100 Previous rankingsiMovie makes viewing and working 2011: 74=with video as intuitive as enjoying yourphotos. A built-in library automatically 2010: 95=organizes your video, so all the clips 2009: 88=you’ve captured and movies you’ve 2008: 66=created are just a click away. 2007: -Cost: FreeAvailable: Installed on Macs Pers ✔www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/ Edu ✔ Ent