On Friday 23rd September, voting closes in the 10th Annual Survey of Learning Tool – so it’s not too late to vote!
You can find out how to do so HERE – essentially it involves sharing your own Top 10 Tools for Learning – privately or publicly.
Anyway, as we reach the final few days of voting in 2016, I thought it was time to share my personal top 10 tools – so here they are:
- TWITTER is still the place where I can quickly and easily keep up with what’s happening in the world – and in particular what others are up to with their ideas and activities around workplace learning. It’s the first place I go to when I wake up in the morning. But I do prefer to use …
- TWEETDECK rather than the web interface – where I’ve set up different columns for my news feed, mentions, hashtags I follow, etc. It makes it much easier for me to see the overall picture of what’s happening in the moment.
- I also couldn’t do without FEEDLY – my RSS reader – where I aggregate well over 300 blog and website feeds. So I use this as another means to keep up to date with what’s happening with technology, the future of work, and other related topics.
- I speak at a lot of events about Modern Workplace Learning, so I inevitably create a lot of slidesets. However, nowadays I use KEYNOTE on my MacBook – rather than PowerPoint, which means I am then able to control the slides remotely – not just from my iPad or iPhone but also from my …
- APPLE WATCH – This device has actually become very important to me over the last year or so, as I have customised it to provide me with the exact level and type of notifications and alerts that I want.
- Once I have given my presentations, I also share the slidesets freely on SLIDESHARE, which means they can be viewed by many more people than those in the audience.
- WORDPRESS is the tool I use for my blog (here) and also for all my websites. I make use of a large number of plugins that enhance its default functionality as it is a very powerful tool.
- I use YAMMER to host the online workshops I run – as it is all about the social experience. Using Yammer participants can focus on the conversation, and also see how valuable a tool it is and how they can use it in their own enterprise to underpin social learning and social collaboration.
- Two other valuable tools for me are WHATSAPP for communication with individuals and groups, and …
- SKYPE, which I use frequently for calls with friends and clients alike. In fact I keep a continuous chat session open with my colleagues, Clark, Harold and Charles in the Internet Time Alliance (ITA) – so that we can talk to one another at any time.
My ITA colleagues have also shared their own top 10 tools in blog posts too – so here are the links to them.
|Here’s Clark Quinn’s choice||Here’s Harold Jarche’s choice||Here’s Charles Jennings choice|