Jane’s Top 100 articles of 2009

At the end of 2008 I produced my review of the year by listing 100 resources I enjoyed during the year. This proved quite popular, so I have done it again this year.  I have selected 100 resources – articles postings, PDFs, presentations, videos etc -  about (workplace and academic) learning, tools or technologies that I found of interest or practical use or made me think!  The 100 resources are listed below, chronologically by the month in which they appeared.

This year, like last year, I fed all the titles into Wordle to generate a word cloud and identify trends in this collection of my favourite resources.

January 2009

  1. How to embed almost anything in your website, Amit Agarwal, Digital Inspiration, 6 January 2009
  2. Online social networking on campus, Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 8 January 2009
  3. Blogging as pedagogic practice across the curriculum, Ken Ronkovitz, Serendipity35, 13 January 2009
  4. It’s the performance, stupid, gram Consulting, Tom Gram, 14 January 2009
  5. Collaboration and the productivity revolution, Jim Groff, LinuxInsider, 17 January 2009
  6. How to sell social media to cynics, skeptics and luddites - tips, resources and advice, Interactive Insights Group,
    19 January 2009

February 2009

  1. Ten ways to thrive in a downturn, Clive Shepherd, Clive on Learning, 4 February 2009
  2. How to make Firefox your productivity machine, Mashable, 15 February 2009
  3. A Teacher’s Guide to Twitter, Kate Klingensmith, Once A Teacher, 18 February 2009
  4. The training department of the future, Harold Jarche and Jay Cross, 20 February 2009
  5. 2009 Multi-generational learning and the Workplace: Overview and Instructional Design Considerations, Janet Clarey, Brandon Hall Research, 26 February 2009
  6. Learning 2.0 and workplace communities, Dave Wilkins, Learning Circuits, February 2009


March 2009

  1. Breathing life into an informal learning strategy, Catherine Lambardozzi, Learning Journal: Thoughts on Learning in
    Organisations, 29 March 2009
  2. Twitter as a Learning Tool.  Really. Pat Galagan, ASTD, March 2009
  3. Handbook of Emerging Technologies, George Siemens and Peter Tittenburg, March 2009
  4. iPods Learning made Mobile, iLearn, Spring 2009 No 2
April 2009
  1. Blogs in Education, Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, 13 April 2009
  2. 50+ Google and Yahoo Search Shortcuts Cheat Sheet, Search Engine Journal, 20 April 2009
  3. List of 40 social media staff guidelines, Laurel Papworth, 24 April 2009
  4. New technologies, new pedagogies: mobile learning in Higher Education, Faculty of Education, University of Woolagong, April 2009
  5. The business case for social learning: dealing with the “capability recession” at lower cost, Accenture, April 2009

May 2009

  1. Tips for using wikis for teaching and learning, David R Wetzel, 11 May 2009
  2. Ten Twitter Mythconceptions, Technologizer, 11 May 2009
  3. Making presentations in the TED style, Presentation Zen, 12 May 2009
  4. 10 PowerPoint tips for preparing a professional presentation, MakeUseOf, 23 May 2009
  5. Web 3.0 Concepts explained in plain English, Amit Agarwal, Digital Inspiration, 30 May 2009
  6. The future is people, not technology, Jay Cross, CLO Magazine, 31 May 2009
  7. Slash, burn and learn, (PDF) Pat Galagan, ASTD, May 2009
  8. 65 Tips for getting the most out of your e-learning budget, eLearning Guild, May 2009
  9. 2009 Horizon Report, New Media Consortium & Educause, May 2009

June 2009

  1. A brief history of social media, Brett Borders, Social Media Rockstar, 2 June 2009
  2. 6 ways that Wave is going to change your business, career and life, thinkVitamin, 3 June 2009
  3. How Twitter will change the way we live, Time, 5 June 2009
  4. Learning Waves from Google, Donald Clark, 6 June 2009
  5. 10 strategies for integrating learning and work, Tom Gram, Gram Consulting, 15 June 2009
  6. Enterprise micro-learning, Marcia Conner, 17 June 2009
  7. Making your L&D department meaningful and relevant, Charles Jennings, 19 June 2009
  8. A twitterable Twitter policy, Jonathan Hewitt, hackacademic, 26 June 2009
  9. A teacher’s guide to using Facebook,  Bernadette Rego, June 2009
  10. Social networks can’t solve business problems, the future is in collaborative networks, Christine Leonardi, The GIBS Review,
    June 2009
  11. The Edgeless University (PDF), Demos Group, June 2009

July 2009

  1. 15 tips for webinars, how to add impact when you present online, Patricia Fripp, elearn magazine, 7 July 2009
  2. 33 ways to use LinkedIn for business, Web Worker Daily, 13 July 2009
  3. How teenagers consume media: the report that shook the city, Guardian, 13 July 2009
  4. Beyond social networking: building toward Learning, Ruth Reynard, THE Journal. 15 July 2009
  5. A list of 8 great answers to the most commonly-used excuses for not using the web, John Welsh, 20 July 2009
  6. How to write a corporate Twitter strategy, Neil Williams, Mission Creep, 21 July 2009
  7. Twitter 101 for Business – A Special Guide, Twitter, 23 July 2009
  8. Top 10 issues in adopting enterprise social computing, Dion Hinchciffe. Enterprise Web 2.0, 27 July 2009
  9. How to insert symbols in your tweets, TechieBuzz, 29 July 2009
  10. Social Media’s effect on learning, Maureen Scarpelli, Wall Street Journal Blog, 30 July 2009
  11. The Unofficial Guide to the iPhone (PDF), Mashable, 31 July 2009
  12. Productivity in a networked era – assessing ROII (Return on Investment in Interaction), Jay Cross and Jon Husband, CLO
    Magazine, July 2009

August 2009

  1. Learning gets social, Tony Bingham, ASTD, 1 August 2009
  2. When do you use Twitter v Facebook, Soren Gordhamer, Mashable, 1 August 2009
  3. YouTube 101 for small businesses, Small Business trends, 3 August 2009
  4. How I use social media, Nancy White, Full Circle, 4 August 2009
  5. 100 best blogs for teachers of the future, Clear View Education, 4 August 2009
  6. 6 tips for using the @sign in Twitter, Mark Suster, Cloud Ave, 4 August 2009
  7. 50 ways to use wikis for a more collaborative and interactive classroom, Smartteaching.org, 4 August 2008
  8. The iceberg effect of community management, Rachel Happe, The Social Organisation, 6 August 2009
  9. Informal Learning 2.0, Jay Cross, Internet Time blog, 8 August 2009
  10. 13 enlightening case studies of social media in the classroom, Miranda, edu-tastic, 11 August 2009
  11. Statistics show social media is bigger than you think, Erik Qualman, Socialnomics, 11 August 2009
  12. How to use Facebook for professional networking, Boris Epstein, Mashable, 14 August 2009
  13. 100 best YouTube videos for teachers, John Costilla, Classroom 2.0, 14 August 2009
  14. 8 things you can do with an enterprise wiki, Future changes, 21 August 2009
  15. Simplifying the Gartner Hype Cycle – 20 style, Zoli Erdos, Cloud Ave, 25 August 2009
  16. Goodbye Virtual Reality, Hello Augmented Reality, Brian Solis, PR 2.0, 27 August 2009
  17. The Autodidact Course Catalog, Dale Keiger, Johns Hopkins Magazine, 27 August 2009
  18. Wikis: ways to use them for more collaboration and interaction, David Hopkins, Don’t waste your time, 28 August 2009
  19. The Twitter Guide Book, Mashable, August 2009

September 2009

  1. Driving formal and informal from the same place, Clark Quinn, Learnlets, 8 September 2009
  2. How to build an online community, community spark, 14 September 2009
  3. How to build a social learning culture, Lars Hyland, Lars is Learning, 15 September 2009
  4. Seed, feed and weed, Clark Quinn, Learnlets, 17 September 2009
  5. 101 ways to use Twitter on campus, OnlineColleges.net, 18 September 2009
  6. How to use Twitter as a training and learning tool, rapidbi, Management, Leadership and Business Development, 26
    September 2009
  7. Why forms in Google Docs are perfect for creating online surveys, 28 September 2009
  8. Community management: The “essential” capability of successful Enterprise 2.0 efforts, Dion Hinchcliffe, ZDNet, 28
    September 2009
  9. Google Wave will revolutionise online classroom instruction, So You Want To Teach, 30 September 2009

October 2009

  1. Google Wave 101, Lifehacker, 7 October 2009
  2. Social media usage policies: less lawyering, more encouraging, Harvard Business Publishing, 8 October 2009
  3. How to build a Facebook community, Socialbrite, 9 October 2009
  4. 7 things you should know about Google Wave,  (PDF) Educause, October 2009
  5. Informal learning, huh, yeah, what is it good for? Donald Clark, Big Dog, Little Dog, 20 October 2009
  6. Why you shouldn’t use PowerPoint in (most) online courses, NAUelearning, 21 October 2009
  7. Corporate culture, not technology, drives online collaboration, Web Worker Daily, 23 October 2009
  8. Beyond Google: 15 tools and strategies for better web search results, 24 October 2009
  9. Culture eats strategy for lunch,Coffman Organisation, October 2009
  10. Google Wave Use Cases: Education, ReadWriteWeb, 29 October 2009

November 2009

  1. Do social media tools make smarter learning solutions, Bill Sherman, manage smarter, 3 November 2009
  2. Challenges and misconceptions of social and collaborative learning in the workplace, Xyleme podcasts, 5 November 2009
  3. How to present with Twitter and other backchannels, (PDF) Olivia Mitchell, 20 November 2009
  4. Learn to podcast – A mini-guide, (PDF) Mission to Learn, 22 November 2009
  5. The complete guide to Google Wave, Gina Trapani, November 2009

December 2009

  1. CSI Twitter – Twitter for Crime Scene Investigation, Langwitches blog, 4 December 2009
  2. The Two-Day Twitter Immersion: Using Twitter for Social Learning, Gillian Martin Mehers, 6 December 2009
  3. The new blend for the new normal. Performance Support: Learning @ the point of need, 10 December 2009
  4. Agile Learning: Thriving in the New Normal, Timothy R Clark and Conrad A Gottfredson, Chief Learning Office Magazine, December 2009