Jane Hart released the final list of top 100 tools for learning 2009 last month. It’s been created based on responses from 278 learning professionals worldwide and has taken several months to compile.
The Top 10 Tools are:
4. Google Reader
5. Google Docs
8. Google Search
Its important to note that the list seems to be dominated by people’s preference of tools they use for personal learning. These are not the top tools used for creating Learning Solutions. We contributed to this list and here’s the list of Our Top 10 Tools for Learning 2009. The post also has a list of my top 5 tools for personal learning.
Here is a presentation put up by Jane on SlideShare :
Michael Hanley has written an interesting post on this list of top tools. He questions the real learning potential of Twitter and wonders if it’s a fad. He also wonders if L&D departments are poorly funded as most tools mentioned on the top 100 list are free.
Incidentally, I came across this tweet earlier this week @tonyramos – “For me tweeting is a note-taking activity: it diminishes my attention but helps my retention”. I can identify with this as I seem to be finding links to some great information & news through people I follow. Well filtered and value added. I either review them immediately or mark them as favorites for future reading and that seems to be working well for my PLE. I think micro blogging will remain – in some form (Twitter or something else) – an important personal learning tool for some years.