Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 (8th Annual Survey) is open

The annual list of  top learning tools (compiled by Jane Hart) has become very popular as it has been compiled from the contributions of learning professionals worldwide. It has now had millions of views both on this website and on Slideshare

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 –  the results of the 7th Annual Learning Tools Survey – compiled from the votes of 500+ learning professionals in 48 countries

A learning tool is defined as s any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning

Here is a summary presentation of the Top 100 Tools and beneath it the text list. Click the name of the tool to find out more about it, its cost, availability, its past rankings and to read some of the comments from those who voted for it.

Surprised at the results? The annual lists have also become a useful longitudinal study into how the way we learn is changing. Take a look at this article by Jane Hart, The Web is 25 years old – so how has it changed the way we learn?

Ranking Tool Change since 2012
1 Twitter Social network and micro-blogging site same
2 Google Drive/Docs Office suite & file storage service up 1
3 YouTube Video-sharing site down 1
4 Google Search Web search engine  same
5 PowerPoint Presentation software  up 3
6 Evernote Productivity tool up 6
7 Dropbox File storage & synchronization  down 1
8 WordPress Blogging/website tool down 3
9 Facebook Social network same
10 Google+ & Hangouts Social networking & video meetings  up 7
11 Moodle Course management system  same
12 LinkedIn Professional social network  up 11
13 Skype Text and voice chat tool  down 6
14 Wikipedia Collaborative encyclopaedia  down 4
15 Prezi Presentation creation and hosting service  down 1
16 Slideshare Presentation hosting service  down 3
17 Word Word processing software up 2
18 Blogger/Blogspot Blogging tool  down 3
19 Feedly RSS reader/aggregator  NEW
20 Yammer Enterprise social network  same
21 Diigo Social bookmarking/ annotation tool  down 3
22 Pinterest Pinning tool up 14
23 Scoopit Curation tool  up 1
24 Articulate E-learning authoring software  up 13
25 TED Talks/Ed Inspirational tools/lessons same
26 Google Chrome Web browser and apps up 9
27 Jing Screen capture and screencasting tool  down 1
28 Camtasia Screencasting tool same
29 Edmodo Educational social networking platform  down 7
30 Adobe Connect Web conferencing software  up 2
31 Snagit Screen capture software up 11
32 Gmail Web mail down 5
33 Audacity Audio recorder/editing tool down 4
34 iPad and apps Apple tablet and apps same
35 Google Scholar Search engine for scholarly works  up 17
36 Flipboard Social magazine for iPad  up 25
37 Adobe Captivate Simulation authoring software up 6
38 Coursera MOOC platform NEW
39 Outlook Email client up 10
40 Voicethread Digital storytelling platform down 9
41 Khan Academy Video learning platform  up 15
42 Adobe Photoshop Photo editing software  up 11
43 Skydrive File storage and synchronization  up 55
44 WebEx Web conferencing software  up 9
45 Screenr Screencasting tool  up 19
46 iSpring E-Learning authoring tools  NEW
47 Hootsuite Social media dashboard  down 6
48 GoToMeeting/Training Web meeting and conferencing tools  BACK
49 Pocket Read it later software up 27
50 Udutu Collaborative course authoring  up 17
51 Symbaloo Visual bookmarking dashboard up 29
52 Flickr Photo sharing site  up 8
53 Keynote Presentation software up 40
54 Excel Spreadsheet software up 27
55 SurveyMonkey Survey software down 4
56 Quizlet Flashcards & study games  up 2
57 Padlet (prev Wallwisher) Online noticeboard up 15
58 Storify Curate stories using social media  BACK
59 SharePoint Enterprise collaboration platform down 14
60 Delicious Social bookmarking tool down 12
61 iTunes & iTunesU Digital media player & course distribution platform  down 14
62 Etherpad Online editor for collaborative writing   BACK
63 Tweetdeck Twitter dashboard  down 23
64 Glogster EDU Interactive poster tool  down 43
65 Tumblr Blogging platform  up 31
66 Blackboard Collaborate Web conferencing software  down 16
67 eFront Course/learning management system  up 19
68 iMovie Video creation software  up 32
69 OneNote Note taking software  up 2
70 Google Maps Interactive maps  down 32
71 Google Apps Branded Google Apps for Bus & Edu  down 16
72 Socrative Student response system  NEW
73 Wordle Word cloud generator  up 6
74 PB Works Wiki/collaboration software  up 14
75 Poll Everywhere Audience poling software  same
76 Popplet Online noticeboard  up 23
77 Google Translate Online language translator  down 20
78 Kindle & Kindle App E-Book reader device & app  down 8
79 Doodle Event scheduling tool  up 13
80 Wikispaces Wiki hosting platform  down 50
81 Animoto Video creation software  down 42
82 Livebinders Digital organiser  down 38
83 Voki Create speaking avatars  up 1
84 Zite Social magazine for mobile devices down 11
85 Todays Meet Private backchannel service  NEW
86 WhatsApp Personal real-time messaging app  NEW
87 Trello Productivity tool  NEW
88 Blackboard Learn Course management system  up 7
89 Vimeo Video sharing site  down 11
90 eLearningArt eLearning images and templates NEW
91 ProProfs Quiz Maker Online quiz maker NEW
92 Mindjet (Mindmanager) Mindmapping softwre down 23
93 Google Sites Web/wiki hosting platform  down 60
94 Pearltrees Visual curation tool NEW
95 Android tables/phones & apps  down 1
96 Ning Private social network hosting platform  down 33
97 Firefox Web browser and add-ons down 32
98 OpenOffice Office software down 11
99 Learnist Pinning tool for learning down 10
100 Paper.li Curation tool  down 18

 

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