Here is the final list of the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009, compiled from the contributions of 278 learning professionals - from education and workplace learning - worldwide. Thanks to all who contributed their Top 10 Tools for learning.
Below is the presentation I have shared on Slideshare. You will also be able to find the full list at my main C4LPT site: Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009.
I have also produced two other related lists: One shows the Top 100 Tools by category. Here you can find, for example, the top blogging tools or mindmapping tools or e-learning authoring tools on the list.
The second list shows the Winners & Losers in 2009, e.g.
- the new tools on the list this year, 25 of them - of which the highest placed is Evernote, followed by Prezi.
- the tools that returned to the list this year after a break in 2008, including Elgg and Picasa
- the tools that moved up the list this year. Note although Twitter moved up 10 places this year to become the top tool, in fact there were other tools that moved up even more places, e.g. YouTube has jumped 15 places to come in at 3rd place, Slideshare up 13 places, and Google Apps and Bubbl.us moved up 28 places
- the tools that moved down the list this year, e.g. Delicous and Google Reader moved down one place, Powerpoint and Moodle down 5 places, Firefox (2007 winner), Skype and Facebook down 7 places, Word down 14 places and Bloglines down 56 places
- the tools that moved off the list this year, e.g. MediaWiki, Adobe Reader, Ustream, Yugma, Polldaddy, Exe and Google Scholar
To summarise then: I think this year's list, once again, is a great demonstration of how learning professionals are making use of a wide range of both traditional and innovative tools and services both for personal learning and within formal structured learning contexts. The fact that Twitter is now the Number 1 tool shows that learning professionals clearly appreciate the power of social media technologies for learning and are demonstrating its use in ways that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. I also believe that although some well-known tools have moved down or even off the list this year, this doesn't necessarily mean they are no longer of value for learning; it is much more likely that they are now just "taken for granted". This year's list once again shows that learning moves on!