13 – Whats App

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Not just a a personal messaging app, but its broadcasting and group functionalities makes it a valuable tool both for educational and corporate activities.

Website Cost Availability
 www.whatsapp.com Free Download app
Past Overall Rankings
2015: 21 2014: 83 2013: 86 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –
Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2016 Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning 2016
Top 100 Tools for
Education 2016
11 17 43

Comments from some of those who selected WhatsApp as one of their top tools in 2016

“for communication with team and personal use” Lokesh Mehra, L&D Manager, India

“Easy to form groups (large, small) and individual messages with voice & images.” Amutha Navomoney, Adult Ed teacher, Malaysia

“Currently used more for social sharing, and less for learning. However, has immense potential for learning in closed groups.” Srividya Kumar, Consultant, India

“Create learning and discussion groups easily” L&D Manager, Germany

Previous comments

Easy to form groups (large, small) and individual messages with voice & images” Amutha Navomoney, 2016

“for quick communications” Washington Braga, 2015

I use this app to create private study groups, so that all members can stay in touch with one another.” 2015

“engage fast with kids/ friends” Thomas Jenewein 2013

“text as ask tool”  Paul Jacobs 2013