Jane’s Top 100 articles of 2008

My 100 favourite resources (articles postings, PDFs, presentations, etc) about learning tools and technologies in 2008

I was taking a look at all the resources that I had collected during 2008 in my Library as well as those that I had posted about in my blogs, etc, to identify those that I particularly enjoyed, that inspired me, made me think and/or I just found useful. There were many, but I finally narrowed my list down to 100 (see below). I then fed all the titles into Wordle to generate a word cloud and identify trends in this collection of my favourite resources.

  1. Implementation 2.0, Jay Cross, Learning Circuits
  2. 13 tips for virtual world teaching, Matt Villano,  Campus Technology
  3. Thanks to YouTube, professors are finding more audiences, Jeffrey R Young, Chronicle of Higher Education
  4. Seven strategies for implementing a successful corporate wiki, Brad Kenney, Information Week
  5. The best companion tools for YouTube and other web videos, Amit Agarwal, Digital Inspiration
  6. Twitter for Academia, Tech Tools for Academics
  7. In the mood for Moodle, Jeff Stanford, EnglishTeaching Professional, Issue 54
  8. Displaying Google Calendar Events on a Map, Tony Hirst, OUseful Info
  9. Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0, John Seely Brown and Richard P Adler, Educause
  10. The Horizon Report 2008 [PDF], The New Media Consortium and Educause

February 2008

  1. Learning through blogging: graduate student experiences, Robert Davison, eLearn magazine
  2. Forget email: new messaging service has students and professors atwitter - Jeffrey R Young, Chronicle of Higher
    Education
  3. Learning 2.0 ebook, Jeff Cobb
  4. 48 unique ways to use WordPress, Raj Dash, Performancing
  5. 7 easy, powerful steps to create a personal learning environment, Passion-based Learning
  6. The Learning Webvolution, Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll, Learning Circuits

March 2008

  1. A world without courses, narrated presentation by George Siemens, elearnspace
  2. Web 2.0 is the future of education, Steve Hargadon
  3. Lessons learned from two more
  4. Ustream.tv remote webcasts, Wesley Fryer, Moving at the speed of creativity
  5. Learning games, going beyond fun, Ralph Vacca, Learning Circuits
  6. The latest in learning fast: edu-Twittering, Marcia Conner, Fast Company
  7. Twitter – a teaching and learning tool, Tom Barrett, ICT in my classroom
  8. The Top 100 lamest excuses for not innovating, Mitch Ditkoff, The Heart of Innovation
  9. Ten Web 2.0 Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional, Stephen Downes
  10. The Silent Generation meets Generation Y, Tom Casey, Talent Readiness
  11. A primer in social media, Eric Karjalauto, A smashLAB white paper

April 2008

  1. Seven Tips for making the most of your RSS reader, Marshall Kirkpatrick, ReadWriteWeb
  2. Power to the people: social media tracker (PDF, 26 Mb), Universal McCann
  3. Become a tweeting twitterer with these apps, Mark O’Neill, MakeUseOf.com
  4. A Beginner’s Podcasting Guide: Almost everything you need to know to start, Raj Dash, Performancing

May 2008

  1. Engaging with new e-learning [PDF], Allison Rossett and Antonia Chan, Adobe White Paper
  2. Why Gen Y is going to change the Web, Sarah Perez, ReadWriteWeb
  3. Web 2.0: boon or bane for universities, Education Guardian
  4. Do-it-yourself e-learning, Sarah Fister Gale, Workforce Management
  5. 50 tips and tricks to create a learning space in Second Life, Heather Johnson, CollegeDegrees.com
  6. Master the Google – search like a God and save time, tina, MakeUseOf.com
  7. How to make Facebook useful again, Sarah Perez, ReadWriteWeb
  8. Forget Gen Y, what will we see with Gen ZCyndy Aleo-Carreira, Profy

June 2008

  1. Technology euphoria, Marc Rosenberg, Learning Circuits
  2. Ultimate list of Firefox tips and tricksTechieBuzz
  3. Using Flickr to organise a collection of images, Technical Advisory Service for Images
  4. Performance analysis and web 2.0, Allison Rossett and Joe Williams, Learning Circuits
  5. Key differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, Graham Cormode and Balachander Krishnamurthy, First Monday, Volume 13, Number 6
  6. Storytelling sucks, Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B
  7. Harnesssing the power of clouds, Spencer Kelly, >CLick, BBC

July 2008

  1. M-Learning Devices: performance to go, Clark Quinn, Learning Circuits
  2. Young people and social networking services, Digizen
  3. Is Google making us stupid, Nicholas Carr, Atlantic Monthly
  4. 100 cool things you can do with RSS, Alisa Miller, Accredited Degrees
  5. Do start up companies need community managers, ReadWriteWeb
  6. 50 Firefox 3 add-ons that will change the way you surf the Web, Jessica Merritt, BestCollegesOnline.com
  7. See me, hear me: Skype in the classroom, Julie Clark, School Library Journal
  8. How to measure social media ROI for business, Aaron Uhrmacher
  9. The portable office: work anywhere: with web applications you can collaborate no matter where you are, Gina Trapani, Macworld

August 2008

  1. 40+ topics for corporate bloggers, Aaron Uhrmacher, Mashable.com
  2. What happened to performance support? Jay Cross, Informal Learning
  3. 30+ plugins to make your WordPress blog more social, Mashable
  4. 50 ideas for using Twitter in business, ChrisBrogan.com
  5. 50 ideas on using Twitter for education, Carol Cooper-Taylor
  6. Twittering not frittering: professional development in 140 characters, Suzie Boss, edutopia
  7. Top 10 calendar tricks, Lifehacker
  8. Moving to Moodle, reflections two years later, Ining Tracy Chao, Educause Quarterly Vol 31, No 3

September 2008

  1. State of the Blogosphere, Technorati
  2. 10 extremely useful gMail tips, Technotraits.com
  3. Examples of E-Learning 2.0, Tony Karrer, eLearning Technology
  4. Social bookmarking in the enterprise at MITRE, Jack Vinson, Knowledge Jolt with Jack
  5. 10 aspects of Web 2.0 strategy that every CTO and should know, Dion Hinchcliffe
  6. Thinking differently about mobile learning, Cheryl Johnson, Learning Circuits
  7. Is the enterprise ready for microblogging tools like Twitter, Mashable
  8. Going green: are you ready? Silke Fleischer, ELearning! magazine
  9. A List of Socal Media Marketing Examples, Peter Kim, Being Peter Kim

October 2008

  1. Real blended learning stands up, Jennifer Hofmann and Ninette Miner, Learning Circuits
  2. The virtual gathering experience Debbe Kennedy, Learning Circuits
  3. Google Docs Guide: How to do stuff with Google Docs Amit Agarwal, Digital Inspiration
  4. Eleven interesting ways to use Google Docs in the classroom, a presentation by Tom Barrett
  5. How to master screencasts in seven steps, Torley, Mashable
  6. 47 awesome Twitter tools you should be using, Deontee
  7. Blogging grows up, The Economist
  8. Are employees twittering away productivity, Marcia Conner, FastCompany
  9. Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison: Nineteen Applications to Revolutionize Employee Effectiveness,
    Pistachio
  10. The case against pre-testing for online courses, Clark Quinn, eLearn magazine
  11. What everyone should know about working with Subject Matter Experts, Tim Kuhlmann, The Rapid E-Learning Blog

November 2008

  1. Taking advantage of the financial crisis, Jay Cross, Internet Time
  2. 6 Quick Steps to Create a Game Based E-learning Course, Rupa, One-Stop resource for instructional designing
  3. How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations, Amit Agarwal, Digital Inspiration
  4. The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On, Stephen Downes, Half an Hour
  5. HOW TO: Convert Your Blog Into a Podcast on iTunes for Free, Doriano Carta, Mashable
  6. Wake up and smell the coffee, Harold Jarche, Learning & Working on the Web

December 2008

  1. Research papers on business blogging, mathemagenic
  2. The e-learning rules of engagement, Mark Notess, eLearn magazine
  3. The Semantic Web in Education, Jason Ohler, Educause
  4. All aboard the Web 3D train, Anders Gronstedt, LearningCircuits
  5. Use Google Reader like a rockstar, Matt Singley, Mashable
  6. Studies in Second Life, Christal Gardiola, University Affairs
  7. Social media brings new risks for companies and employees… Chad RIchards, Social Media Today
  8. Beyond the course, Clark Quinn, Learnlets
  9. Time To Rethink Your Corporate Blogging Ideas, presentation by John McElhenney
  10. The 5 Stages Of Twitter Acceptance, Rohit Bhargava, Social Media Today
  11. HOW TO: Get the Most Out of StumbleUpon, Jake Marsh, Mashable
  12. Learning for the 21st Century, Jay Cross, Informal Learning
  13. Change and uncertainty: The making or the breaking of corporate learning and development, Clive Shepherd, Clive on Learning

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