1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s Top Tools for Learning survey. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS. E-Learning Authoring Tools. CONTENT TOOLS.

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The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context

John Hagel

On the positive side, the tools required to take on this task are becoming more and more powerful and ubiquitous.    Video and audio tools and platforms supplement conventional text-based forms of communication, and put them in the hands of everyone. So, we increasingly have affordable and ubiquitous tools to help us communicate and enrich engaging narratives. We now need a new generation of leaders to put these tools to good use.

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Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

It’s time once again to contribute to Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. My top tools for learning are: Experience. Many times I’ll be searching my own sites. I really enjoy using Google to search images.

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top tools 2016

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart compiles a list every year of the Top 100 Tools for learning. Here are my top tools this year, with the past five years shown below. It’s interesting to note that my preferred tools have not changed much. I have thousands I regular search.

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2016 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies’ 10th Anniversary ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes midday UK time on Friday 23 September 2016. Last year’s ‘Top 10 Tools Survey results are here I’ve listed my 2016 votes (in the ‘Personal & Professional Learning category) below.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

Top 100 Tools for Learning poll. All of mine fall in the latter category, because my performance support tools are productivity tools! So here’re my votes, FWIW: Google Search is, of course, still my top tool. Skype is a tool I use for communicating with folks to get things done, but also to have conversations (e.g. Word is my go-to writing tool, and while I use Pages at times too (e.g. Keynote is my presentation creating tool.

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Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? You can narrow a search by date. Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary.

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ). As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know. WordPress: my blogging tool, that provides regular reflection opportunities for me in generating them, and from the feedback others provide via comments.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart compiles, every year, a list of the top 10 tools for learning. Google: the core tool in my searching for answers for things. Mail: email is still a major tool for getting pointers, staying in touch, asking questions, etc. A different tool for the same purpose. What tools do you use? And, of course, it’s that time again, so here we go.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. So rather than passing around a number of Word documents and trying to collate the results manually, using a collaboration tool like Google Docs makes this an easy process.

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories.

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New and Improved Data Visualization Tool: Maps for Media Funding

Beth Kanter

Nonprofit data nerds will love this new resource from Media Impact Funders and Foundation Center called “ Foundation Maps for Media Funding ,” a free, interactive mapping and research tool that shows the full scope of philanthropically funded media projects worldwide since 2009.

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A Few Good Tools To Manage Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth Kanter

Heidi Ketroser Massey and Nancy Schwartz asked about tools to help manage the process. Back when I first started working, my best professional networking tool was my Rolodex. Here’s a few suggestions for tools and tips. Flickr Image: Myles Grant.

The Co-Evolution of Humans and our Tools

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Tools have played a critical role in human evolution for a very, very long time. As the Tools entry in Wikipedia observes: “Tools are the most important items that the ancient humans used to climb to the top of the food chain; by inventing tools, they were able to accomplish tasks that human bodies could not, such as using a spear or bow and arrow to kill prey, since their teeth were not sharp enough to pierce many animals' skins.

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Voting closes in a few days for the Top Tools for Learning 2012. Please cast your vote.

Jane Hart

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 will be revealed on Monday 1 October 2012. This is the 6th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list I am compiling from the contributions of learning professionals worldwide. What is a “learning tool”? Top Tools 2012

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Beth Kanter

One of the key messages in the book is that nonprofits should not start with the tools and data, but start to clearly define success and their audience. By doing so, they will understand the few data points and the tools needed to collect that data to figure out if they have been successful!

New Tools Beget Revolutions: Big Data and the 21st Century Information-based Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a brief introductory talk , Brynjolfsson pointed out that throughout history new tools beget revolutions. Scientific revolutions are launched when new tools make possible all kinds of new measurements and observations. On May 22 I attended the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

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Search

Tony Karrer

This is likely my last post in the Tool Set series. This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. Search.

[internet librarian] Search tools

David Weinberger

Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. The first speaker is from Blekko.com , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff. Weblib.com describes itself on its site as “Natural Language Processing Tools and Customizable Knowledge Bases for Semantic Search and Discovery Applications.”

What are News Discovery Tools? Why Use Them?

Beth Kanter

I spent some time going through the tools on Robin’s list to find the ones that were easy to use and gave me good stuff quickly. Is your organization using news discovery tools?

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Trick or Tweet? Seven Twitter Tools To Help You Measure, Learn, and Improve

Beth Kanter

Last week, I celebrated my 5th birthday of joining Twitter! As far as I can tell, the first arrivals on Twitter from the NpTech sector were Ruby Sinreich and Brian Reich who signed up two weeks before me. So, in honor our collective Twitter birthdays in October and Halloween, I thought I’d share a few Twitter tools for tracking and learning that are real treats and a few that make your work flow on Twitter efficient for documenting events. It is a Twitter analytics tool.

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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective.

Finally a great E20 tool - and people play the social card!

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 26 January 2011 Finally a great E20 tool - and people play the social card! (Im Again, these tools don’t facilitate emergence, although this may be starting to change. Business or Pleasure? -

ReTweet relativity

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 8 July 2010 ReTweet relativity One of the tools I made recently is my own Search tool that I use to make hashtag Tweet Collections. Why customer service can't be outsourced Finally a great E20 tool - and people play the soc.

Can IBM Watson Workspace Save Our Productivity?

Luis Suarez

Yet, when I come to look a bit closer and observe how most AI has been applied through algorithms into some of the media tools I rely on I despair, and more and more by the day, frankly. Apparently, our productivity as employees has been plummeting since the mid 70s.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

It may take a bit of fine tuning for knowledge workers to figure out the amount of signals they would want to digest and be exposed to over time, that’s an initial required learning exercise for us all, just like when we all first started making use of email as a corporate communication tool.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

And Twitter is just about to experience that soon enough for us all to be reminded that social technologies are just that, tools, enablers, and that, as such, they come and go. I want to bring back the user experience of what made Twitter a great social networking tool par to none. .

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Similar Site Search reads one site’s tags and proceeds to find sites like it. Tags: tools Of course, I could always do this.

Snap Bird – Experimenting with Curation of Live Tweeting at Conference Events

Luis Suarez

keep those Twitter searches on hashtags going in the medium, long run. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise Travelling

Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? I often present around my Information Radar tools and methods, particularly my use of an RSS Reader. During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. For me, these searches primarily allow me to see what people are saying in response to something that I've put out there.

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2015 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

Jane Hart’s 9th Annual ‘Top Tools for Learning’ Survey closes on Friday 19th September 2015 and will be published the following Monday. My list of top tools for learning in 2015 : Google Search : ‘Professor Google’ is he is known in my house. However, Google has provided a public searchable store of enormous magnitude – larger than anything seen before in humankind history – and is without doubt the most used learning tool by many, if not all, of us.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth Kanter

Instagram has a couple of marketing benefits. It’s a great branding tool because it can engage audiences, creative intimacy, and appeals to the emotions. Tool Box. There are lots of photo editing apps that work with Instagram, management tools, and tools to measure Instagram.

Living “A World Without Email” … in Google Plus

Luis Suarez

Even if it is thoughtfully placed in a folder, e-mail search isn’t great. Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

What tools should we learn?

Harold Jarche

The LCB question this month is, What Tools Should we Learn , or: The question is really about the specific tools that would make sense to learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015? There are many tools not listed, so explore and ask others for recommendations.

Why Looking After Your Personal Brand in the Social Era Still Matters

Luis Suarez

“ If the search inquiry doesn’t find you, there’s a void like you don’t exist. General Interest Open Business Personal KM Productivity Tools I can’t remember when was the last time that I updated my Curriculum Vitae. Actually, that’s not accurate. Of course, I do.

Google Plus and The Enterprise – What’s The Deal?

Luis Suarez

A few days back a couple of folks asked me to comment on where I would see Google Plus in the near future with regards to other Enterprise Social Networking tools and my initial thoughts have been, almost from the beginning, that the potential to become rather significant is already there.

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. But I never really conceptualized it as search. First, I searched for something for me. But you have to have a question in mind to make the search meaningful beyond curiosity. Do you use Twitter as a search engine?

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #10

Luis Suarez

It also helps you search for hotels, rental cars, etc. General Interest iPad iPhone Knowledge Tools Productivity Tools Tools and Gadgets #elsuappsA photo posted by @elsua (@elsua9) on Aug 22, 2016 at 3:48am PDT.

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The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

The clip comes to ponder about the future of work and how social computing tools are helping redefine the current workplace as we know it. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

Visual Aids for Search

Harold Jarche

Just when you think you know what you’re doing on the Web, along comes another tool. In Borrowing from the Library to Support Workplace Learning , Michele Martin gives some great advice and links to several tools.