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By Laurie Burruss |

Top tools for learning

Jane Hart is a social business consultant who founded the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. One of her recent projects was to gather from 545 learning professionals around the world their shared Top 10 Tools for Learning. From that list, Jane generated the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010. I went through this list, grouped these tools by topic, and matched those that were applicable to their corresponding courses in the Online Training Library®:

Audio

Blogging tools

Browsers and players

Communication tools

  • Skype
  • Wallwisher
  • Google Wave

Course/Learning Management Systems

Document creation/hosting/sharing

E-learning content authoring tools

Email

File and resource sharing

Intranet and collaboration platforms

Micro-blogging

Mind mapping

  • MindMeister
  • Freemind
  • Bubbl.us

Personal dashboards/start pages

  • iGoogle
  • Netvibes

Photo sharing and editing

Presentation creation/sharing

Productivity

Screen capture/screencasting tools

Search and research

Social bookmarking

  • Delicious
  • diigo

Social networks and networking platforms

Survey and questionnaire tool

  • Survey Monkey

Twitter/social media dashboards

Video creation and sharing

Virtual worlds

  • SecondLife

Web conferencing

Wiki tools

  • Wikispaces
  • PBworks (previously PBwiki)
  • Google Sites
  • Wetpaint

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