12 – Slack

slackUP 8 places.

Slack is a team collaboration tool, for real time messaging and file sharing.

Website  www.slack.com Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2017  20
Cost Free and premium versions Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2017  10
Availability Online Top 100 Tools for Education 2017  73
Past Overall Rankings
2016: 20 2015: 83 2014: – 2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Slack as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2017

“working out loud and community of practice. A place for work, learning is incidental because of the greater transparency it encourages (plus there’s chatbots galore!)” Arun Pradhan, Australia

“This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack ‘communities of practice’: the essential space between work groups and social networks.” Harold Jarche, Canada

“Our main communication as a team, for sharing ideas and resources” Helen Sanderson, New Zealand

“Topical channels and 1:1 chat help me keep up with my coworkers and share information as a remote team member.” JD Dillon, USA

“easy communication tool that allows us to check with co-workers in real time” Josh Gertz, USA

“Great for both businesses and student groups.” Anon, USA

Previous comments

“great tool for team communication” Miriam Speidel, L&D Manager, UK, 2016

“I think this tool hasn’t yet come of age, but those who are experimenting with it in my organisation are finding it very useful and it is shifting the way that we learn and collaborate together. I think this has more potential than some of the other similar tools that have been around for the past few years.” Simon Gosney, L&D Manager, UK, 2016

“This social sharing platform, with activity streams, is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack communities of practice, the essential space between works groups and social networks.” Harold Jarche, Consultant, Canada, 2016

“for my teams” Joitske Hulsebosch, Consultant, Netherlands, 2016

Previous comments

“this message application is a great way to stay connected and work in small groups and I am a member of two active Slack communities.” Harold Jarche, 2015