Although voting has closed for the 2014 list, voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 – the 9th Annual Survey is open.
Voting closes at noon GMT on Friday 18 September 2015
and the Top 100 Tools list will be revealed on Monday 21 September 2015.
What is a learning tool?
A learning tool is 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.
Want to see what others have voted for? Here are some of the votes for the 2014 list
- 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”).
- 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 tools, i.e. Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook etc.
- You will need to validate your role as a learning professional – by providing a link to your online profile. (Note, that providing a link to a Twitter page that shows no profile details is not valid.)
- Finally, contributions are accepted only at the discretion of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies.
How to vote
A new online voting system will be introduced in 2015, but in the meantime there are a number of other ways to vote:
- By email your 10 tools to firstname.lastname@example.org using an educational or organisational email address (ie not gmail, hotmail or other webmail).
- Tell me your role as a learning professional, and whether you work in education or workplace learning or both.
- Let me know if you are happy for me to publish them on the website or prefer me to keep them private.
- via Twitter your 10 tools to @C4LPT from a valid Twitter account that provides your credentials as a learning professional.
- Write a blog post about your choice and tweet or email the link to Jane.