2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Top 100 Tools for Learning list compiled by Jane Hart from the votes of learning professionals around the world – from both education and workplace training. This year there will be a few changes:
Due to the fact that the same tools have dominated the list in recent years, for 2016 the list will be extended to contain 200 tools so that more tools can be mentioned to create the Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016
Additionally, in order to understand how these tools are being used in different contexts, three sub-lists will also be generated:
- Top 100 Tools for Education – for use in schools, colleges, universities
- Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning – for use in training, for performance support, social collaboration, etc
- Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning – for self-organised learning
Voting closes: Friday 23 September 2016. Results released: Monday 3 October 2016.
How to vote – There are a number of ways to vote for your favourite tools:
- Use the online form below. (Please note each entry is manually validated.
- Email your 10 tools to [email protected] with indication of category/ies above (1,2 and/or 3)
- Tweet your 10 tools to @C4LPT with indication of category/ies above (1,2 and/or 3)
- Write a blog post about your choice and send the link to Jane Hart.
A learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that can be used for your own personal learning or for teaching or training.
Please identify your own use of each of the tools that you select as follows
- Education – for use in teaching and learning in a school, college, university or adult ed
- Workplace learning – for use in training, for providing performance support and/or for supporting social learning
- Personal and professional learning – for your own self-directed learning
A valid entry needs to include ten different tools. Please name ten specific tools rather than generic technologies (e.g. “Blogger” or “WordPress”, rather than “blogs” or “blogging”). In particular, please note the following
- A vote for Google will be a vote for Google Search, so if you want to vote for other Google tools, you will need to name them individually, e.g. Google Docs/Drive, Google Scholar, Google Maps, etc.
- A vote for Google Apps will be for the badged collection of Google Apps for Business or Education, not a generic term for all Google applications.
- A vote for Microsoft Office will be split over Word and PowerPoint, so please vote individually for these Office tools, i.e. Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook etc.
Finally, votes are accepted only at the discretion of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies.