Top Tools for Learning – An International List

I stumbled across this from one of my Twitter contacts – a really interesting project being run out of the UK to collect and collate the most popular tools for learning.

UK’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies are seeking submissions from the education and learning community around what tools we’ve found are our favourite and/or most useful.

To my amazement as I scan the top 100 entries, Livescribe doesn’t get a mention, so clearly we need to mobilise the crowd and ensure Livescribe Pulse Smartpen makes the list – I believe it deserves to be on the list so I’m going to do my bit to make sure others nominate Livescribe

Following the instructions set down by Jane Hart this blog post serves as my submission of my top 10 tools (in no special order of importance):

  1. Livescribe Pulse Smartpen 2GB
  2. iPhone
  3. Microsoft OneNote
  4. Confluence from Atlassian
  5. Facebook
  6. Mzinga Social Learning Suite
  7. Google Reader
  8. Slideshare
  9. iGoogle
  10. WordPress

One thing that caught my attention was that the organiser has included informal learning – social learning. We started to really get into this space via our partners at Smart Selling and through some dialogue with luminaries like Denise Wood of Uni of SA and David Wilkins during his Mzinga days – we’ll publish some thoughts shortly on his idea of the XYZ axis of learning.

Whilst I’m not sure which of the 25 categories Livescribe would fit into – I’d really like to see the Smartpen make the list. Make sure you check out the Slideshare presentation on her site also.

Tagged: Atlassian, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, Confluence, David Wilkins, Denise Wood, Facebook, igoogle, live scribe, livescribe, Livescribe Pulse Smartpen, Mzinga, Slideshare, Smart Selling, smartpen