Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 by category

The list was compiled from the “top 10” submitted by 278 “learning professionals” to Jane Hart’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

1 – Browsers, toolbars and players

1st – Firefox
2nd Google Chrome


2 – Social bookmarking tools

1stDelicious
2nd diigo


3 – Blogging tools

1st – WordPress
2ndBlogger
3rd Edublogs
4thPosterous

5thTypePad


4 –  RSS/Feed reader tools

1st – Google Reader
2ndBloglines


5 – Micro-blogging tools

1st – Twitter
2nd Tweetdeck – desktop twitter client
3rd Cirip
4thYammer – organisational micro-blogging service

5th Edmodo – educational micro=blogging service
6th Twhirl – desktop Twitter client


6 – Email tools

1st – Gmail – web-based email
2nd Outlook – desktop email client


7 – IM and chat tool

1st – Skype


8 – Research tools

1st – Google Search
2nd Wikipedia


9 – Productivity tools

1st – Evernote – note taking tools
2ndGoogle Calendar – online calendar
3rd Google Maps
4th Basecamp – project management tool
5thDropbox – sync files across computers
6th
Google Alerts – keep up to date


10 – Mind mapping tools

1st – Bubbl.us – online tool
2nd – Mindmanager Mindjet
3rd Freemind
4th MindMeister


11 – Presentation tools

1st – Slideshare – presentation hosting site
2nd
PowerPoint – desktop presentation software
3rdVoiceThread – collaborative presentation tool
4th Prezi – online presentation software
5thKeynote – desktop presentation software


12 – Documentation and office tools

1st – Google Docs – online office software
2nd – Word – desktop word processing software
3rd Etherpad – real-time document collaboration tool
4thOpenOffice – desktop office suite
5th Scribd – document hosting site
6th
Adobe Acrobat Pro – create/control PDFs


13 – Live conferencing, broadcasting and virtual world tools

1st – Adobe Connect – web meeting software
2ndDimdim – web conferencing software
3rd Elluminate – web conferencing software
4th
Webex – web conferencing software
5th GoToMeeting/GoToTrain – web conferencing software
6th
SecondLife – virtual world


14 – E-learning authoring tools

1st – Articulate – rapid e-learning tool
2ndLectora – course authoring tool
3rd
Udutu – online course authoring tool


15 – Screenshot and screencasting tools

1st – Jing
2nd – Adobe Captivate
3rd SnagIt
4th – Camtasia Studio
5th Screenr – online tool
6th ScreenToaster – online tool


16 – Polling and survey tools

1st – Survey Monkey


17 – Web authoring tools

1st – Flash – animation software
2nd Dreamweaver – web authoring tool
3rd Google Sites – online web authoring tool


18 – Wiki tools

1st – Wikispaces
2ndPBworks
3rd Wetpaint
4th Google Sites


19 – Image and photo tools

1stflickr – photo hosting site
2ndAdobe Photoshop – image/photo editing software
3rdPicasa – photo organiser
4th Picnik – photo editing tool
5th Adobe Fireworks – image editor
6thPaint.NET – image/photo editing software


20 – Audio and podcasting tools

1st – Audacity – audio/podcast recorder and editor
2nd iTunes/iTunes U – audio/podcasting player and site
3rd Garageband – recording studio


21 – Video tools

1st – YouTube – video hosting site
2ndanimoto – create videos from images
3rd – TeacherTube – instructional video hosting site
4th xtranormal – movie-making software
5th
iMovie – video editing software
Movie Maker – create and edit movies


22 – Personal aggregators

1st – iGoogle – personal start page
2ndNetvibes – personal start page
3rd Friendfeed – aggregate your social feeds
4thPageflakes – personal start page


23 – Learning/course management systems

1stMoodle


24 – Social networking tools/sites

1st – Ning – create private social networks
2ndFacebook – public social network
3rdLinkedIn – professional social network


25 – Social and collaboration environments

1st – Google Apps – online collaboration suite
2ndSharepoint – intranet and collaboration portal
3rd Elgg – social engine


26 – Miscellaneous tools

1stWordle – word cloud generator
2nd Google Earth – satellite imagery
3rdGlogster – create an interactive poster


27 – Hardware

1st – iPhone/iPod Touch
2ndFlip – digital camcorder

You will find the full listing here

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