Although the 1st Top 100 Tools list in 2007 was hailed as “cutting-edge”, this 10th list – which ties in nicely with our 10th Anniversary (together with the sub-lists) offers a better indication of the state of play of the use of tools for learning – i.e. a mix of both tradition and innovation. This year’s big news is that Twitter loses its No 1 place on the list after 7 years, but the Top 200 list contains a huge variety of tools – with many more new tools being included this year. Here are this year’s Movers and Shakers.
- Individuals continue to reap the benefits of the opportunities offered to them on the Web to learn in all kinds of ways – both planned and unplanned, formal and informal, through content and people, online or on smart devices.
- Education is also making use of a wide range of multi-purpose web-based tools – probably because they are free and easy to use – alongside dedicated educational tools.
- Workplace learning, however, is still largely dominated by the use of traditional commercial tools for creating, delivering and managing e-learning. However, there is increasing use of new-style content development tools and greater use is being made of tools for social collaboration (and social learning) within work teams and groups.
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