Generated from the Top 200 Tools for Learning, these are the tools selected by contributors as valuable for workplace learning (classroom training and e-learning, performance support, social collaboration etc), Click on a tool name for more information about how it is used. The number in brackets shows the tool’s place on the Top 200 master list. Some observations beneath the list.
This list is (unsuprisingly) dominated by traditional e-learning authoring and asset development tools, webinar, and course management platforms – highlighted by fact that PowerPoint is the No 1 tool for workplace learning – as follows”
- authoring tools (Camtasia, Articulate, Adobe Captivate, iSpring, EasyGenerator, Udutu, Lectora, Adapt, Elucidat, CourseLab, Claro) branchtrack and supporting tools like tempates from e-learning brothers
- asset development tools dominated by Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Audition, Animate, InDesign and Dreamweaver) but also include others for creation of graphics and infographics (Canva, Piktochart), audio (Audacity) screenshots and screencasts (Snagit, Screencast-o-matic, Clarify), videos (Animoto, MovieMaker, iMovie)
- course management platforms (Moodle, Totara, Cornerstone, anewspring)
- webinar platforms (WebEx, Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting)
However there is Increasing use of
- new style time-line based authoring tools like (Office Mix, Sway) and animated explainers (Powtoon, Videoscribe, GoAnimate, Explain Everything)
- classroom/audience response tools (Kahoot, TodaysMeet, Poll Everywhere, Mentimeter, Zeetings)
- external online course platforms (Lynda, Coursera, FutureLearn) and external resource platforms (YouTube, Slideshare, TED talks) as well as new continuous learning platforms (Degreed, Axonify)
- enterprise and team social tools (Yammer, Skype, Slack, WhatsApp, SharePoint, Trello, Confluence, HipChat)
- video platforms for group and team meetings (Google Hangouts, Zoom, Join.Me)
Notably in workplace learning, fewer FREE tools are being employed – except where individuals have brought them into the workplace themselves
The primary smart device of choice in the workplace is the iPhone followed by the iPad.