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  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

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