Yesterday, I finalised the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list. In the last few days of voting there was a surge of contributions (both online and by email) that brought the number of contributions to 531. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their Top 10 Tools and help me compile this, the 5th annual survey of learning tools.
The final list and presentation is available in full on this page HERE, but below I embed the presentation that I have created that is also available on Slideshare.
This year as for the last couple of years, the #1 tool is Twitter. But here are a few observations on this year’s list.
- The list is dominated once again by free, online social tools – and proprietary content development tools continue to decline.
- The top three tools – Twitter, YouTube and Google Docs – retain their positions from 2010.
- Other tools have moved up the list since 2010. This include Vimeo (up 41 places) and Yammer (up 37 places)
- There are 23 new tools on the list this year, the highest placed of which is Google+, followed by TED and Scoop.it.
- Other tools have moved down the list, and some have moved off the list completely. Notably this includes Firefox (which was actually the #1 tool in the first survey of tools in 2007) and Second Life.
If you are interested in a more detailed view of the movement of the tools on the list, take a look at the Winners & Losers 2011.
I’ve also created a Best of Breed 2011 list, which categorizes the tools under a number of headings.
A number of exciting tools (old ones as well as new ones) didn’t quite make this year’s list, so I will be producing a further list (and presentation) of 50 more tools very shortly.