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  • The 100 best online learning tools

    By Matt Jenner, on 17 November 2011

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past ten (twenty?) years, you’ll notice there’s been an exponential growth in the number of websites. Their capabilities are often only matched by the imagination of those who use them. Youtube, for example, could be considered a place for videos of kittens and penguins or of leading figures of our time presenting themselves to the world, for free. When education sets sight on one of these, they can get quickly flipped into a tool for learning, and there’s so many sites out there, it makes for such a large amount of choice.

    So here enters the annual top 100 tools for learning, chosen by crowd-sourcing to nominate the tools they use for teaching and learning online. The list is curated by Jane Hart from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT). 531 learning professionals worldwide submitted their top 10 tools and which then creates the top 100 list.

    The top 10 tools in 2011 are:

    1. Twitter
    2. YouTube
    3. GoogleDocs
    4. Skype
    5. WordPress
    6. Dropbox
    7. Prezi
    8. Moodle
    9. Slideshare
    10. EDU Glogster
    So which do you use? Maybe you’re looking at the Top 100, maybe you don’t even know what they all are. That’s OK, trying to use all of them would get messy. But there’s a lot out there, maybe it’s time to investigate why Twitter was voted the best online learning tool? Or why Moodle is number 8!
    ps. you can follow us on Twitter (@UCL_LTSS), if you want to…