The search for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008 has begun!
It is now 6 months since I ran the Top 10 Tools activity which resulted in 109 learning professionals contributing their 10 favourite tools for learning, from which I compiled the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2007. Since that time many new tools have appeared on the scene; others have enhanced their functionality, and some have even closed down.
The Top 100 lists has proved very popular; the Summary PDF has been downloaded nearly 10,000 times; many people have found the individual Top 10 Tools valuable; and many others have expressed the desire to contribute their own list of favourite tools.
We are therefore opening up the Top 100 Tools 2008 activity early - and will keep it running throughout the year. So we invite learning professionals (academics, teachers, instructors, consultants, developers, practitioners, analysts, etc) who are active in e-learning to contribute their Top 10 Tools for Learning.
As we receive contributions we will begin to build - and then refine - the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008. On 1 June and 1 December we will take snapshots of the positions and produce 2 summary reports as PDFs, which once again will be made freely available.
If you would like to contribute your list, you can find out how at the Centre's website, where I have also provided some guidelines this year on choosing tools. Your entry will appear on a page of its own at the website and you will be able to update it every 6 months.
I will be writing to all of last year's contributors to ask them if they would like to update their 2007 tools lists, but if you can't wait for my email, please feel free to contribute whenever you wish! Jay Cross, has already updated his Top 10 list and I have also updated my own.
My aim is to make this year's activity bigger and better than last year and build a resource that will be of real value to the education and training community.
I look forward to receiving your contribution.