Category Archives: Web page/site tools

Tools to create web pages and websites

08 – WordPress

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WordPress is a very valuable tool for a number of reasons. It is used by individuals and organizations for blogging, but also to create fully-functioning websites – due to the powerful range of 3rd party plugins.

Cost: Free. Open source
Available: Hosted or Download
Website: Hosted: www.wordpress.com and Download: wordpress.org
Categories: bloggingwebpages/sites

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 8  2014: 6  2013: 8  2012: 5  2011: 5  2010: 8  2009: 6  2008: 5  2007: 6

Comments from some of those who selected WordPress as one of their Top 10 Tools

“powers my blog, which is the core of my PKM. It’s easy to use, has a huge community, and there are many plug-ins and additions available. I also use it to deliver my online workshops.” Harold Jarche, 2015

“excellent blogging platform. Recent releases have been focussing on the usability for the writer, and it is setting the standards for usability. Administration is now a piece of cake, even for non-tech users, with e.g. the auto-update feature.” Jan Van Belle, 2015

“I use WordPress to blog about five years. My blog is my most important learning tool. I blog to process what I see and read, to reflect, to share knowledge and as an archive.” Wilfred Rubens, 2015

68 – Google Sites

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Google Sites lets you create simple, secure group websites. Share information with a few people, a whole organization, or the entire world.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Websitesites.google.com
Categories: webpages/siteswikis

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 68  2014: 75  2013: 93  2012: 33  2011: 43  2010: 39=  2009: 71=  2008: 59=  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Google Sites as one of their Top Tools

“I have moved my classes out of our LMS onto this open platform. Its been a much better experience for us all.” 2015

“provides the ability to create & publish accessible content”  Shannon Bosley 2013