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Old 12-14-2008, 02:13 PM
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Default Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008

This list has beens compiled from the contributions of 223 learning professionals (from both education and workplace learning) who shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning both for their own personal learning/ productivity and for creating learning solutions for others.
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Key to availability: D=download; H=hosted; C=insert code onto page

RankingToolVotesDescriptionCostAvail
2008
Spring
2008
2007
112
92
del.icio.us
Social bookmarking tool
Free
H
221Firefox
77.5
Firefox
Web browser
Free
D
337=Google Reader
65
Google Reader
RSS / Feed reader
Free
H
4
4
3=Skype
62
Skype
Instant messaging, VoIP tool
Free
D
5
6
6Wordpress
57.5
Wordpress
Blogging tool
Free
H/D
65
3=
55
Google Search
Web search tool
Free
H
7
11
14Google Docs
47.5
Google Docs
Web-based documents
Free
H
875
47
PowerPoint
Presentation software
D
9
13
12=Moodle
44.5
Moodle
Course management system
Free
D/H
10
9=
9Blogger
44
Blogger
Blogging tool
Free
H
11
17=
43=
Twitter
42
twitter
Microblogging tool
Free
H
12
9=
11Audacity
40
Audacity
Sound editor and recorder
FreeD
131226=Wikipedia
36.5
Wikipedia
Collaborative encyclopedia
Free
H
14
8
7=Gmail
35.5
GMail
Web-based email
Free
H
15
15=
16flickr
33.5
flickr
Photo storage/ sharing site (and mobile version)
Free
H
16
17=
31=Ning31
Ning
Social networking tool
FreeH
17
15=
17=
iGoogle
30
iGoogle
Personalised start page
Free
H
18
17=
22=
YouTube
29
YouTube
Video hosting/ sharing site (and mobile version)
Free
H
19
20
15Wikispaces
25
Wikispaces
Wiki tool
Free/
H
20
14
31=Slideshare
24
Slideshare
Hosting / sharing presentations
Free
H

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Old 12-14-2008, 02:15 PM
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21
21
26=
SnagIt
22
Snagit
Screen capture tool
Free/
D
22
22=
10
21
Word
Word processing software
D
23
24=
101=VoiceThread
19
VoiceThread
Collaborative slideshows
Free/
H
24
28=
17=
Facebook
19.5
Facebook
Social networking site
Free
H
25
22=
22=Articulate
19
Articulate
Presenter/Engage/ Quizmaker
D
26=
35
50=Camtasia Studio
18.5
Camtasia Studio
Screencasting tool
D
30
-Jing
18.5
Jing
Record/share screen captures/casts
Free
D/H
28
26
26=
iTunes
17.5
iTunes
Music and podcast player
FreeD
29
31=
36=Google Calendar
17
Google Calendar
Web-based calendar
Free
H
30=
24=
12=Bloglines
14
Bloglines
RSS/Feed reader
Free
H
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:17 PM
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38=
31=LinkedIn 14
LinkedIn
Social network
Free/ H


2717= Captivate
14
Captivate
Demo and scenario-based tool

D
33 43=
57=
Google Alerts
13
Google Alerts
Keep track of new information

Free
H

34
40
36=Google Maps
12.5
Google Maps
Maps of the US. UK, etc (and mobile version)

Free
H

35=
52=
72=diigo
12
diigo
Social bookmarking

Free
H


28=
43=
PB Wiki 12
PB Wiki
Wiki tool
Free/ H
37 43=
26=
Netvibes 11.5
Netvibes
Personal start page
Free H

38=
36=43= Flash
11
Flash
Animation authoring tool

D


31=17=
11Outlook
Email software

D

40=
48=
40=
Google Earth
10.5
Google Earth
Satellite and aerial imagery

Free
D
31= 101= Pageflakes 10.5
Pageflakes
Start page
Free H
42=
52=
36=Google Scholar
10
Google Scholar
Search for scholarly literature

Free
H


31=
17=MindManager 10
MindManager
Mind mapping tool
D

44=
43=26= Dreamweaver
9
Dreamweaver
Web authoring tool

D


52=
72=eXe
9
eXe
SCORM content authoring

Free
D


41=31= OpenOffice 9
OpenOffice
Office software suite
Free D
41= 57= TypePad 9
TypePad
Blogging tool
H
43= - Wetpaint
9
Wetpaint
Wiki tool
Free H
36=
57=
Zoho
9
Zoho Suite
Online office suite (and mobile version)

Free
H
50= 48=
22=
Excel
7.5Excel
Spreadsheet software

D


52=
50=Elluminate
7.5
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